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    great discounts and work environment.

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West Marine Interviews

Updated Nov 20, 2014
Updated Nov 20, 2014

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    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at West Marine.

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    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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