Arc'teryx Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
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  1. Great company

    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Arc'teryx part-time

    Pros

    Great staff. Kind. Hard working. Great environment.

    Cons

    Slow access to benefits. Overwhelming emphasis to the product rather than people who wear it.

    Advice to Management

    More presence at trade shows. More gear opportunities for employees

  2. Helpful (2)

    Was a great company...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arc'teryx full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    When I first started, it was a good place to learn and grow. Great pro deals, pets at work, beer on Fridays, and creative, passionate people.

    Cons

    No longer the company it used to be. It's become significantly more corporate since Tyler Jordan left. Too much of an emphasis on growth and less on innovation and quality. The current CEO has interesting ideas, but he changes his mind frequently which makes execution difficult. Many long time employees have left (and have been told to leave).

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget how the company got started, and stop with the corporate jargon. Arc'teryx used to make fun of people who speak that way.

  3. Helpful (3)

    Is it hot in here?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arc'teryx full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Arc'teryx throws a good party.

    Cons

    Management flaws cross departments. Communication barriers across departments prove to make daily tasks/ overall work life very difficult. Department as a whole is underpaid and lacks funding. Job description does not match current work load. No compensation or benefits for increased work load in relation to "Lean" production. Little scheduling to aid department in meeting goals/ deadlines. Very little opportunity for growth within current department. Innovation slipping. Resistance to change from upper management. Resistance from design to create product optimum for production. Cutting corners towards "Lean" production without focusing on "Lean" design.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider management structure. Open up channels of communication cross all departments. Implement changes and hold all parties accountable (including management figures). Include manufacturing within the design process, or educate design on current production practices. Create proper scheduling for work/ life balance among every department member.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Not the company it used to be, slipped off the BC Top Employer list for 2014

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

    I have been working at Arc'teryx full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff, excellent employee purchase program, good location, on-site gym, pets at work

    Cons

    low salaries, steady increase in job pressure, quality is slipping, innovation is slipping, the core people who made the company what it is are leaving, focus is on short term profitability rather than long term success (aka going 'North Face'), Tyler is no longer President, becoming a cutthroat work environment, profits and production no longer stay in Canada

    Advice to Management

    stop adopting corporate weiner culture

  6. Helpful (2)

    Great opportunity to learn a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Designer in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Arc'teryx full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You will work with talented people that have a lot of experience and whom you will learn so much from. Flexible work schedule, self managed approach welcomed. A great set of resources to support design.

    Cons

    It is a bigger company now than in the past and the company is experiencing some major growing pains. A lot of major changes in the past few years that have resulted in a lot of new people and the loss of some long timers.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Overall a good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Arc'teryx full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Staff discounts, staff discount...did I say staff discount..?
    Stability
    Decent management

    Cons

    KPI time constraints
    SAM performance system

  8. Helpful (3)

    Nice people, little opportunity for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Arc'teryx

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Co-workers really passionate about what they do and proud to be part of the team, nice discounts on products, respect of work-life balance

    Cons

    The company is growing quite fast, they need more policies, right now big lack of directions, work place very "clicky" in general

    Advice to Management

    I really enjoyed my time at Arc'teryx.

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