Amer Sports Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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  1. Great Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amer Sports full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amer Sports America is one of the best companies I have worked for. 1. Flexible work environment, 2. Good solid leadership, 3. Sound business initiatives and decisions, 4. Fun work environment, 5. Good people practices and nice HR team.

    Cons

    The economics of the US had a negative impact on business. Some tough decisions were made that impacted jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more.


  2. Amer Sports Middle Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and people are great to work with.

    Cons

    European based company and many decision makers are not well versed in the US market place. Systems are horrible and finding any relevant sales data is a federal case and not easy. No training provided for job and you have to learn everything on your own.


  3. Amer Sports Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Amer Sports full-time

    Pros

    Brands are awesome and AS has a huge portfolio of some of the most powerful brands in the outdoor industry - for now.

    Cons

    Overly aggressive parent company. Classic example of a parent company trying to centralize control and create dependency rather than enabling brand strength.

    Advice to Management

    Let brands run as their own brands rather than synergizing employee responsibilities which essentially makes them less accountable for their responsibilities and less passionate within a very passionate industry.


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  5. Overall, its a good company, but it's hard to advance from certain departments.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amer Sports full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great deals on equipment, and a causal work environment. Even lower level employees get the chance to travel from time to time.

    Cons

    Minimal advancement from within. It's very easy to get pigeonholed into certain roles. Minimal opportunities to work across departments.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunites to cross train and promote from within more.


  6. Amer sports

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    Former Employee - Finance in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Finance in Salt Lake City, UT
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amer Sports full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks for employees.

    Cons

    Poor communication and poor 1st line leadership.


  7. Great company atmosphere and passionate employees

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    Current Employee - Manager in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Manager in Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amer Sports full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best part of this company is the employees. Being an outdoor sporting goods company, the passion for the products runs high. I enjoy working for this company.

    Cons

    We are a part of a larger matrix organization. Sometimes reporting lines are difficult to understand as well as who reports to who and who is accountable for who.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are our greatest asset, remember to treat them as such.


  8. Satisfying work with the opportunity for growth

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Associate in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Human Resources Associate in Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and fun environment.

    Cons

    Better communication and more openness to working together.


  9. Dynamic environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shop Salesperson in Novara (Italy)
    Former Employee - Shop Salesperson in Novara (Italy)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amer Sports part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good organisations, extremely good quality products

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of timing in following the market changes

    Advice to Management

    Intervene more directly on the management of your stores


  10. A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior
    Current Employee - Senior
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amer Sports full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great place, friendly relaxed atmosphere. Some great opportunities to progress in the future. Everybody that visits wishes they could work for us. Alot of competitors want to work for us as well. Strong ethics and morals

    Cons

    Time pressures, work/home balance often suffers. Sometimes we don't innovate enough when approaching business. Often the feeling is go with what we did before, and it doesn't always win new business.

    Advice to Management

    All brands need to integrate better, so we provide a more synergistic approach to the market


  11. Organisation complexe Complex organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annecy (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annecy (France)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Association de marques et des pratiques des sociétés. Société en expansion

    Mix of Brands and companies backgrounds. Growing company

    Cons

    Difficile de trouver une responsabilité particulière dans une organisation multimatricielle

    Difficult to find specific responsability in a multimatricial organization

    Advice to Management

    Simplifier l'organisation et les processus

    Simplify the organization and processes



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