Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder Reviews

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Tough Mudder CEO Will Dean
Will Dean
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    Very interesting place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Tough Mudder full-time (more than an year)


    Tough Mudder has done an incredible job of building a global event brand in a short period of time and the product truly is a source of pride - people connect fiercely with the events and being on-site is quite an energizing experience. In addition, the company has been highly successful at hiring young, energetic, talented people who are generally a pleasure to work with. Work/life balance can be somewhat stretching in on-site roles, but most positions at TMHQ are quite manageable and the new office is a great place to come to work every day. There are aspects of the company that are quite sophisticated for a business of Tough Mudder's age and size, such as the company's People/HR practices and Operational planning and processes.


    2013 and 2014 have been transitional years for the business and this has impacted multiple areas from turnover to some erosion of the company's culture. As the business is still in a relatively early phase of development, areas like org. structure, career paths, comp., and internal communications receive inconsistent attention and require significant focus. Falling back on the platitude that one should be happy to work at TM because it is a cool brand and lots of people want to work there is not a viable retention tool - open communication, engagement, and alignment has to come from the top and these values are not always personified by senior management. The company has brought on some more specialized and experienced management in recent years with mixed results.

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    The business needs to execute a simple, clear strategy with conviction - the company is not in an appreciably different place than it was two years ago, while the competitive landscape and customer wants / expectations have changed meaningfully.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Tough Mudder Interviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Event Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview followed by Q&A with contemporaries helped open the door for more information on my end. Unsure at the beginning if there was a definite match given that the company was still defining itself. Felt inspired by the opportunity to truly contribute to and build a brand. Company was outright about long hours and the need to pitch in wherever.

    Interview Questions
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    Accepted Offer

Tough Mudder Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work Award, Outside Magazine, 2013
Talkhouse Award, Wounded Warrior Project, 2013
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Additional Info

Headquarters Brooklyn, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

Tough Mudder events are hardcore obstacle courses designed to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, over one million inspiring participants worldwide to date, and more than $5 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.

Mission: Tough Mudder’s mission is to Create Unconventional Life-Changing Experiences. We believe that material goods and online social networking will never replace the value of... More

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