ASICS America Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at ASICS America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing Company
    Only hires talented and hardworking people from what I see.
    Onsite cafeteria, good benefits, new building, awesome location.
    CEO, Execs super friendly. Open door policy for most, if not all.
    Company focusing on Women and women's products - very needed and exciting.

    Cons

    Too Lean - need more people. Work too much.
    Could pay more but company pays majority of benefit cost & 401k is better than most out there. Lots of little perks.
    Company store & discount on products.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build your team! All of us want to grow.
    Communication, teamwork and transparency mean the most.


  2. Lots of growth for the company but not for staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Manager in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Manager in Manchester, NH

    I worked at ASICS America full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Interview process was much like an other retail job. Learned a lot about shoes and the company as a whole.

    Cons

    Lack of training for staff and product knowledge. Sad when management has no clue about products but other sales associates do. Better work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on providing better training. Treat staff with respect. Take time to develop staff.


  3. Great work enviroment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at ASICS America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful culture, great passionate coworkers, community was amazing.
    30-50% discount

    Cons

    Sometimes the store was under staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep appreciating your staff!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    fast and fun

    Former Employee - Team Member in Simpsonville, KY
    Former Employee - Team Member in Simpsonville, KY

    I worked at ASICS America part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun environment, great especially if you love running. I ran cross country and track, and I thought I knew a lot about running shoes. But working here taught me SO MUCH MORE. Definitely a lot of learning.

    Cons

    Small, usually only 2 or 3 employees at a time. Very fast and often juggling multiple customers. Took a bit to learn about all the shoes and how to figure out which one the customer needs.

    Advice to Management

    Better employee incentives. Discount wasn't amazing.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Great company, so-so culture, pros outweigh the cons.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at ASICS America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Top notch benefits.
     Casual work environment.
     Wonderful people to work with.
     On-site cafeteria.
     Terrific employee discounts, free marathon entries, etc.
     Great new campus near the Irvine Spectrum.
     Lots of opportunities for growth if you have a leader willing to invest in you or if you're self aware and take the initiative to work on your weaknesses.
     Outstanding product that you can believe in and be proud of.
     Lots of paid holidays!

    Cons

    Vacation time and sick time are separate, rather than being combined PTO.
     The office is very, very quiet.
     Lack of training and development available for all employees, at all levels. No career pathing.
     Most departments run really lean. You'll be expected to work really, really hard and the pay is not competitive for Orange County.
     Intense political atmosphere. No transparency- knowledge is hoarded.
     No employee handbook. No updated P&P. Makes it hard to know if you're doing the right thing, and easy for you to get into trouble for doing the wrong thing.
     It's a Japanese company that does things the Japanese way. It's a rough transition for some.

    Advice to Management

    Put leaders through leadership training and teach them how to give direct reports consistent and timely feedback. Pay employees market value for their role. Quit hiring temps for roles that should be budgeted headcount. Re-evaluate how much turnover costs the company and start investing in your people instead of treating them like they're replaceable. Offer your employees a way to give anonymous feedback about company culture.


  7. Great Place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASICS America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Culture, very casual.
    Work-Life Balance
    Health Conscious

    Cons

    Little Room for advancement/ learning and growing
    Disorganized
    Little guidance for new employees

    Advice to Management

    Get more organized
    Put measures in place for employee training, development, and advancement


  8. Overall good career start

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASICS America

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome management, great training opportunities

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted within company


  9. Great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Apparel Department Worker in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Apparel Department Worker in Irvine, CA

    I worked at ASICS America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Busy all the time, great management. Easy to get ahead when you work hard.

    Cons

    No training when you start so you can create your own work inviroment

    Advice to Management

    Need more people skills, would be helpful to have meetings to discuss dept issues and priorities.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior SAP Systems Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior SAP Systems Analyst in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at ASICS America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture. all the people here are extremely nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Limited on career advancement


  11. Helpful (4)

    Huge potential and growing fast, but limited investment in employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at ASICS America full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Top notch benefits (health, dental, etc), excellent vacation/holiday/sick leave policy, commuter benefits, and access to merchandise at a deep discount. Great place for sports enthusiasts, as allows employees to enjoy events like Olympics and World Cup or participate in sponsored sporting events. Casual dress code and work environment. Most of the people are great and a friendly vibe.

    Cons

    Zero training, professional development, or room for growth. Significant disparities between departments on advancement. Salaries are well below industry and regional averages (but aforementioned benefits help). Crazy office politics in some departments. Young, talented staff are on a practical revolving door because of this - especially women, leaving for greener pastures after obtaining a gold star to put on their resume.

    Advice to Management

    First, learn how to manage people. Learn their strengths, weaknesses, and give guidance. Help cultivate a culture of excellence and creativity. Look to the Sales department for the best example of good leadership that ASICS has to offer. Communicate with your staff and don't hoard information. Information is power, and an empowered staff can solve problems and perform better. And be honest! Give the constructive criticism staff needs to improve and advance - and if your staff deserves to advance, let them (or just keep losing them).



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