Billabong

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Billabong Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
31 Reviews
2.8
31 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Environment, Terrible Pay

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

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

    Pros

    Who doesn't want to work for a place where you come to work dressed in flip flops and shorts? Just like surfing, this company has a laid back culture with lots of high fives and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Leadership has changed so many times in the past 5 years. The company lacks communication from the upper management to the retail stores. Procedures change without notifying the stores and thus creates confusion. The leadership can be great when they are visible in the stores. They also like to stick together and form cliques rather than welcome in new co-workers. The career growth is rough along with the pay. They say the reward the hard work but often they will pay people less compared to others in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized and consistent. If something is done one way, train everyone to be aware of this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Upset

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

    I worked at Billabong (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid- back company , there was room to grow but only if your a favorite of the store manager.

    Cons

    Management and company working in a new direction,nobody really listen to your concerns and problems. All they care about is themselves with sales goal and aren't personable with staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try giving people decent raise and listening to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Incredible company to work for!

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

    I worked at Billabong

    Pros

    Employee motivation tactics such as bonus' when sales goals are met, trips to Hawaii, meet and greets with celebrities, etc.

    Cons

    When it's time to get a raise, theyre usually on a "pay freeze".
    Over 150 stores closed due to financial problems.

    Recommends
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    Billabong

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Billabong (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interacted with locals and tourists from all over the world. Enjoyed the store music and employee discount.

    Cons

    Very young employees, often felt like high school. 8 hours on your feet with a 15 minute lunch break in the middle of Times Square.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate politics and cliques. Hire more professional employees, a mix of ages and backgrounds. Give longer breaks.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    M&D design

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

    I worked at Billabong full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It used to be a great environment to work at. It used to be very laid back.

    Cons

    It is a low paid job and over workload. Management is poorly handling any situations. They hired too many executives which make it top heavy and not enough mid and entry level to actually work. They have been losing the core of the brand. The executives only care of the number and how much profits they can earn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to care of the mid and entry level of people. Before you can get profit, you need to bring back the core of this brand and what the customers want. Then you will get your profit back after win your employees back. Without the core and the soul of this brand, the company doesn't mean anything for the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun employees and relaxed atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stock in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Stock in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Billabong part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    All the co workers enjoy being at work, the managers are easy to approach, and they recognize when you do a good job.

    Cons

    Weren't always happy when you had to call out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No room for growth.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Billabong full-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule
    wonderful staff
    brand knowledge
    low pay

    Cons

    Incompetent upper management
    obsolete operations practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified management

  9.  

    Great place to work with questionable corporate choices

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Clackamas, OR

    I worked at Billabong full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    GREAT customers and atmosphere, a place that commands you get to know a unique group of people. Just an overall fun place to work with great merchandise.

    Cons

    They closed to many stores because of poor choices made by corporate and I lost my job. I wont talk bad about the company itself cause I enjoyed all my time there. But It's truly saddening and regrettable. I hope they can get things right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    REOPEN a store in Oregon. PERHAPS BEND!!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    FUN

    Former Employee - Replenisher in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Replenisher in New York, NY

    I worked at Billabong full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good fun, great people, potential for growth

    Cons

    salary... but that is retail...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer promotion options...

  11.  

    Great Job in Team setting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    I worked at Billabong part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is there to have fun and work hard together. You have your own weekly goals but its nice to work in such a great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Sometimes you are unable to meet your goals depending on how the sales for the week go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing! Its working!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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