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West Marine President & CEO Matthew Hyde
Matthew Hyde
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    It was very long hrs and easy wk stand up all day

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    Former Employee - Picker/Packer/Quality  in  Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer/Quality in Rock Hill, SC

    I worked at West Marine full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The best reason to work here was that we had Fridayand the weekend off

    Cons

    The challenges was that we had to wk from 3am until done that's means we didnt get out I wk until 10-11 clock at night that's was a challenge

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    The advice I shares with upper management was how we can do our job and not be so stressful and get the product out in a timely manner

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West Marine Interviews

Updated Jun 12, 2014
Updated Jun 12, 2014

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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 months - interviewed at West Marine.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process took close to 4 months, mainly due to how disorganized they were. They were ready to hire me and then said that it would have to be a few months before they could extend an offer, since they miscalculated their budget for that quarter.

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    • Must have extensive boating knowledge and experience, which I do, but most people probably do not.   Answer Question
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    It was an offer, take it or leave it. It's based on your knowledge and experience. If I had to do it again, I would negotiate for more money, or walk..
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Website www.westmarine.com
Headquarters Watsonville, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1968
Type Company - Public (WMAR)
Industry Retail
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

West Marine has the goods to keep your boat shipshape. It is the nation's #1 boating supplies retailer, offering some 60,000 recreational boating products. The company operates about 325 stores under the West Marine name in 38 US states, Canada, and Puerto Rico, and it has three franchised stores in Turkey (which it's looking to cast off). West Marine also markets products through its catalogs and websites. Its Port Supply business provides wholesaling and distribution to commercial, government, and industrial customers. West Marine has distribution centers in California... More

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