- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at SwimOutlet.com full-time (Less than a year)RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEORecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
They offer free lunches a few times a month as well as a free gym membership. They also pay for a couple runs/walks for you to participate in. Most of the employees are extremely helpful and friendly and the job is extremely easy. Management is amazing and they take care of their employees to the best of their abilities. Also, there are opportunities for personal growth if you take the initiative and do your job well. Management will recognize your hard work.
The pay rate is low compared to similar jobs in the area. There are a few employees who are a pain to work with but you find those kind of people anywhere. Unfortunately, there are a few supervisors and co-workers who pick favorites.
Advice to Management
My advice would be to recognize that the starting wage might be too low for the area and type of work. Employees will be tempted to leave for better, higher paid opportunities. The wage might also make prospective employees not want to take the job. Also, continue to offer the unique incentives that you currently do because that helps make employees feel like the work they do is worth it because the wage is so low. Maybe even look into a few more incentives for your employees or a recognition program directly from management as well as the current program from peers.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Helpful (2)No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at SwimOutlet.com (San Jose, CA) in October 2013.
I applied online and heard back from HR after two weeks for an initial phone screening (on a Friday.) I passed the screening and had a phone interview with a Sales Supervisor on the following Monday. The interviewer was very friendly and the conversation was very informal/casual. She pretty much had my resume in front of her and asked me to go over each listed employment period with her and asked me a few personal questions like what types of sports I was into and what types of brands/items I purchase frequently for my athletic pursuits. She was trying to pinpoint what specialties I might be interested in writing for, i.e running shoes, swim goggles, etc.. HR called me back after the interview and scheduled an interview for the following week. They had me take a 45 minute writing test, which was pretty much just writing a bunch of product descriptions for stuff they sold. The interview that followed was with 2 selling supervisors and exactly like the phone interview--they didn't ask me anything special or different.
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