ASICS America

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ASICS America Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
13 Reviews
3.5
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Limited on career advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Huge potential and growing fast, but limited investment in employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at ASICS America full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast Paced but great work environment

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

    I have been working at ASICS America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Because this company is moving at a quick pace you are thrown into the mix and get to experience many different roles not just the one you were hired on to do. You may be required at any point and time to switch gears and work on a totally new project due to deadlines but that is what makes this work environment so fun.

    Cons

    The hiring process takes a very long time. If you are hired on as a temp but expect to become permanent, it will take at least twice as long as they say it will.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need more team meetings within each department. There are some departments that work very well together and understand the teams tasks while other departments are doing their own jobs not understanding about the big picture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Generally speaking, my time at ASICS was professionally fulfilling because of the work that I did.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Event Planning Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Event Planning Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at ASICS America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The casual attitude was a good reason to work at ASICS.

    Cons

    There is far too much independence given to the employees as far as what they are expected to know and do without training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The office culture of ASICS has allowed the company to become far too relaxed in their attitude about getting the job done well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    great potential in the future

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

    I have been working at ASICS America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Managers get very little guidance or training. This is either a plus or a minus. Generally direction is inconsistent, the hiring process is very challenging, and dealing with corporate can be trying. Pay is good, and if you want to be left alone with no input or direction, and you are crazy passionate about running, this is the place for you. The running culture is a huge part of working there and is talked about constantly. Company is growing fast, triple the number of stores from a year ago.

    Cons

    No consistency from corporate whatsoever. Things change frequently with little to no direction. Communication is abysmal. POS/ IT system is straight our of the 1990's. Managers are not given great tools to work with. The company is new to running a retail business and it really shows. Allocations are very inconsistent at best. You will be asked for your feedback as to what you need to make money, then be given excuses about why it's not possible. Can't make up their mind if it's an outlet business or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structure, better communication, better tools.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I had many successful years at ASICS America Corporation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at ASICS America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was able to develop and refine my interpersonal and professional skills to successfully manage all of the company events.

    Cons

    Because of the limited experience in each department, there were many people who were not experts in their field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a plan that would allow the employees to improve their English communication skills on the phone, in written work and in person. This is especially evident in the travel department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience has been a good one, lots of room for growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Southaven, MS
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Southaven, MS

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

    Pros

    Hours of operation, and the company shares its profits via profit sharing that helps.

    Cons

    Working hours, manual pick operation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would have been better to move the entire operation to the new warehouse when it was built rather than adding on at a later date.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work. by the way, Nobuo Oda is no longer the CEO. for at least 5 years. Kevin Wulff is the current CEO

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

    I have been working at ASICS America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good work life balance, great product, good team, fun place to work

    Cons

    salary is below average, some mistakes were made at director level positions or above

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people, raise salary levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growth opportunity!

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

    I have been working at ASICS America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Upward mobility and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management needs to expand to cover the needs of the retail field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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