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Great young, casual office environment and work-life balance, but lacks career development opportunities

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Former Employee - Brand Marketing Intern in North Andover, MA
Former Employee - Brand Marketing Intern in North Andover, MA

I worked at Converse

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Shoes are everywhere! It is cool to see the creative process and see models that are being tested and some that won't be released for a year or two.
- Great work life balance; there is a small gym in the 5 floor office, which is a renovated historical factory mill; very cool office setting, yes it is mostly cubicals (low walls which is nice), but with a loft/urban feel inside it provides a great environment to work in. Always music echoing from random peoples cubes; from an outsider it might look like little work gets done, but that is hardly the case
- Casual dress attire; a t-shirt, jeans, and chucks or jp's is most of the office attire; The only people wearing suits were people visiting
- Good benefits; great discounts at Converse, Cole Haan, Nike, Hurley; occasional free products and shoes
- Summer hours

A business that is performing exceptionally well right now b/c trends fall in line with the brand, but hard to say 2-3 years down the road if that will be the case. With this industry, things happen FAST!

Cons

They're awesome! haha, get it, this field is titled "Cons", which is a common name for Converse shoes ;-) I'm an idiot ...

- NORTH ANDOVER; by no means a glamorous town; its a solid 40 minute commute from Boston if you are young and wanting to live in the city (where there is actually stuff to do)
- Run very lean - not that it is hard to progress your career, it will just take a very long time to do so
- Food options for lunch - a few decent restaurants nearby, a so-so caf with a neighboring company
- You have to be brand loyal (obviously); so, if you were to say have a wardrobe of competitor clothing, say goodbye to it Monday-Friday!

Advice to Management

Promote from within vs. hire from the outside, long--term this will be more beneficial.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Converse full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Converse is a great place to work - great culture, benefits, dress requirements, creative atmosphere, office environment, people, and support

    Cons

    the flat structure can lead to lack of communication/ some disorganization internally, especially since the company is global and has employees in various regions

    Advice to Management

    Structure could be helpful as Congress progresses from a small company to a larger global company... communication internally could also be improved


  2. AWESOME.. Great company with tons of opportunities!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Converse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Converse is a division of Nike thus opportunities for career enhancement are always available.

    Cons

    Nothing major to present as a negative. Great company overall.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the great work. Keep it up!


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