Columbia Sportswear

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Management was bad.

Former Employee - Sales Associate in Silverthorne, CO
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Silverthorne, CO

I worked at Columbia Sportswear part-time (less than a year)

Pros

I like Columbia Sportswear clothing, so it was nice to get a discount on that.

Cons

Management was terrible. He wouldn't let us talk to other co-workers. Wouldn't listen to my request off dates.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have more fun. It will allow your employees to actually want to go to work

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    Hellish, too much pressure to assault every customer with "helpful" sales suggestions

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    Former Employee - Retail Management in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Retail Management in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Columbia Sportswear full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The hourly staff and most managers were wonderful to work with. Decent Health coverage and matching 401-K. Generous vacation policy.

    Cons

    The Store Manager was incredibly bad. He talked behind everyones back and was psychotic. He was totally unempathetic to other coworkers. Suffered from emotionally arrested development. Liked to start out morning meetings by telling everyone how bad they were and threatening to fire the staff. He united the entire store as a team because they all hated and distrusted him. After two plus years he was fired. Too many complaints accumulated in his personnel file I guess. Nearly every other manager quit just to get away from him. Some quit even without other jobs to go to in the middle of the great recession--thats how bad it was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No, sales numbers will not be better than last years when the country is in the biggest recession since 1930. Who the hell figures this stuff out. Total lack of common sense in upper management. Management strategy was delusional and wishful thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Portland, OR

    I worked at Columbia Sportswear as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible and friendly work culture

    Cons

    Should work on employee retention

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