Nautilus
2.8 of 5 12 reviews
www.nautilus.com Vancouver, WA 150 to 499 Employees

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Forewarned is forearmed, right?

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Vancouver, WA

I have been working at Nautilus

ProsThere is some transitory pride in telling people you work for Nautilus, because it is a nationally-recognized brand. The building is oversized and impressive; just try driving past with a friend from out of town without pointing to the flags and saying "I work there."
Employees and their spouses have access to the large fitness center on site. In addition to the usual health insurance and 401k type benefits, several local vendors offer small discounts (5-10%) for Nautilus employees. If you want to buy fitness equipment, the employee discount is significant (50-60%). Depending on your department, time off can be flexible.
Each fresh, new face keeps hope alive that someday the corporate culture can change into something healthy.

ConsThe company as a whole is disorganized and communication is dismal: one hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing. Nobody seems to have (or care about) a grasp of the big picture. Computer systems are haphazard, and departments that should be closely related don't speak to each other.
The atmosphere continues to be vicious, even a year after the departure of the toxic former CEO. There is still no sense of community or team effort. In some departments, managers focus on what is best for themselves, and don't bother to train, support or teach their reports. Throughout middle management, there is a lot of infighting, backstabbing, namecalling, and use of aggressive and dishonest tactics to elbow out their peers.
Rolling layoffs and perceived secrecy from above keep everyone on edge.
In this corporate culture, you can just imagine the chances that your manager has time to recognize your value. (Heaven forbid he/she does, because then you will present a mild threat.)
On the plus side, if you can call it a plus, you develop thick skin after awhile.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease sell the company to good, honest people. Attitude comes from the top.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nautilus - Where is it headed?

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Vancouver, WA

I have been working at Nautilus


Pros: Premier company with the best brands in the fitness equipment industry. The Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA area is a great place to live.… Cons: Incompetent management. Without question lacking in the ability to formulate a comprehensive company… Advice to Senior Management: There have been far too many company lay-offs when the focus should be on the management team running the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Struggling but great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nautilus


Pros: Relational interaction positive, lively fun culture. Cons: Many financial ups and downs while they get their feet… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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