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Helpful (6)

Going on 4 years

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Ariat is a great place to work. I have been there for almost 5 years, and I continue to be challenged and enjoy the work. People are treated fairly, and there is lots of growth, which makes it a more interesting place to work. Beth Cross has done an amazing job of leading the company and developing the company vision. Overall, there is solid leadership at the top. Good financial controls, strong product and marketing leadership, and operations as well. The Company lets people bring their dogs to work, which adds a friendly touch to the atmosphere. There is a blend of both new and old-time employees, which is nice. The Company seems to really care about its employees and is doing more in the way of training and leadership development than it used to. It is also renovating its building, creating an even better environment for the employees.

Cons

With growth comes of course difficulties with prioritization and employee bandwidth, but I would take growth and new challenges any day over downsizing, cost cutting, and a job that never changes.

Advice to Management

Upper management seems to do a pretty good job of communication, but you can never overcommunicate to your employees, so keep the regular updates coming.

Other Employee Reviews for Ariat

  1. Helpful (5)

    Great Place to Work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Profitable, smart, growing company Strives to be a great place to work Fun product - footwear and denim Good benefits and opportunity for yearly bonus Bring your dog to work;-) Easy and free parking Lots of new employees bring new energy

    Cons

    Opportunistic - can't be everything to everyone No clear path for growth, especially for Managers and Directors Lacks process for decision making Not enough collaboration among departments Needs to invest in systems, too many manual processes - often feels like you are working in the 80's Corporate office could use a makeover Culture welcomes opinion, however too many opinions can be exhausting especially when they are negative

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose your innovation and technology roots. It's a huge advantage. Look for ways to have an open and collaborative environment. Have a vision for employees and a path for promotion or you will lose good people in the end.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Great company - Growing with lots of opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well worth the commute to Union City - Great people, product and exciting business plan. Casual work environment. Ariat is growing so lots of opportunity for everyone - Unlike bigger companies, it is easy to get things done, new ideas are welcome and its not political. They are working on increasing formal development for all employees and committed to being a great place to work.

    Cons

    Ariat is growing fast so some things that you might be used to in a larger, older company are in development. Restaurants are mainly limited to chains but if you do a little homework, you can find awesome Vietnamese, Indian and Mexican food.


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