Backcountry.com

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Know your Gear! Passion for the outdoors!

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Former Employee - Planner in Park City, UT
Former Employee - Planner in Park City, UT

I worked at Backcountry.com full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Fun place to work - Great people
I love what we sell and what we do.

Cons

Low pay unless they recruited you from a fancier company.
They say there is great work life gal;acne - but in reality there isn't. (depends on your boss and department) You do get to go skiing in the mornings it snows.
Senior management - They can talk the talk but can't walk the walk

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay your employees more - Park city is not a cheap place to live.

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Low Pay, Weakening Culture, Minimal Recognition... Overall Leaves a lot to be Desired

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

    I have been working at Backcountry.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great discounts, cool people to work with

    Cons

    Terrible upper management among the warehouse. Terribly Low Pay. Zero recognition or reward for our basic employees doing a great job and/or taking initiative. Upper Management is so focused on monetary issues they fail to be creative in their motivation processes and/or employee reward (which in turn creates a better, more productive workforce).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat lower level employees like they matter and like you want them to succeed and appreciate their efforts. Be creative in your rewards for these people. The culture is dead among the lifeblood of the company. In an effort to drive efficiency and monetary bottom lines the efforts to maintain morale have suffered so greatly there will be a mass migration out of the warehouse in the coming future. If you're aiming to stifle culture within the warehouse and only have what used to be the "Backcountry culture" in the Park City office then you're on your way. It's obvious that the distribution center is viewed as the arm pit of the company. The wages are so low and appreciative efforts so few and far between that they'll have a low-skill, low-intelligence workforce of migrant workers in the future should WVDC leadership not have a turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not as cool as you'd think

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Backcountry.com (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Lots of really awesome and passionate employees
    - Flexible time off policy

    Cons

    - Execs don't appreciate the hard work of employees
    - Low pay, very minimal raises
    - Little opportunity for career advancement
    - Reduced benefits/perks
    - Poor health insurance
    - Little encouragement to "use the gear we sell"
    - Poor management skills
    - Empty promises by Execs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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