Black Diamond

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Black Diamond Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
7 Reviews
3.6
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    working for Black Diamond was very enjoyable

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    Former Employee - Validation Specialist
    Former Employee - Validation Specialist

    I worked at Black Diamond as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    paid on time with direct deposit

    Cons

    temporary work assignment and not steady

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black Diamond

    Pros

    good management, work life balance

    Cons

    there are not too many cons I think

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lacks Professional Managers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black Diamond

    Pros

    Customers are always excited about shopping the store. It is great meeting and servicing them

    Cons

    Poor leadership by managers to employees.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you are into the outdoors, this is a great place to work - can plug you into the top tier outdoor enthusiast network

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    Current Employee - Production Lead in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Production Lead in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Black Diamond full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Warranty repair gear sales, lots of opportunity to carpool on weekend adventures, dawn patrol, people

    Cons

    Entry-level pay and stiff competition for the desirable jobs.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place, good people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Black Diamond full-time

    Pros

    -Culture (especially if you like climbing/skiing/mtns)
    -Work/life balance
    -Location
    -Given a lot of freedom, but with that comes high expectations.
    -Pretty flat structure (which I like), though that is evolving

    Cons

    -Benefits so-so
    -Might not integrate super well if you don't participate in the outdoor sporting world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get too corporate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, great people, great location.

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    Current Employee - Industrial Designer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Industrial Designer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Black Diamond full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    High expectations, design oriented, work hard and play hard, company advocates for public lands.

    Cons

    I work with gear all day long rather than play with it in the mountains all day long!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are underpaid.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to go and Die

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Marketing in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Black Diamond

    Pros

    The idea of working there is great, lots of skiing and people to get outside with, Metcalf is an amazing person and very easy to talk to, plenty of gear to try and people to try it with, dawn patrols, after work climb sessions- work environment is relaxed

    Cons

    Management is severely lacking, pay is subpar even for an outdoor company, not a place to move up and grow, don't expect to be challenged or given long term goals, management doesn't know what they are doing tomorrow better yet in a year or two down the road- DON'T expect to be part of a team, it's every man / women for themselves, watch your back (unless you have a good manager) - health insurance is minimal, people that work there are lifers, try to be part of the clique because if you aren't - good luck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a spine and push people, most likely challenges are GOOD for people-

    No opinion of CEO

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