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Great company to grow with

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

I have been working at New Balance part-time (more than an year)

Pros

family company dedicated to employees and customer service
great products for support and performance, as well as casual wear
many opportunities are given to grow within the company
close-knit environment
lots of benefits for full-time including co-pay for doctor visits as well as tuition reimbursement
part time benefits include gym membership reimbursement and paid vacation days.
making the sales goals everyday means everyone gets a "spiff" on payday

Cons

work can be very boring when things are slow

management stresses walking around the store even when there aren't very many customers shopping.

breaks are very short for anyone working a shift that's less than 8 hours

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I stared at this section for quite some time trying to think of some sort of advice. I got nothin'. This is a very good company to work for, especially compared to other retail companies.

Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Nice people

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Developer in Lawrence, MA
    Current Employee - Product Developer in Lawrence, MA

    I have been working at New Balance

    Pros

    nice people who have worked here a long time

    Cons

    slow to make changes in technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    mix it up

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    A lot of potential but runs like a union shop

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Finance in Boston, MA

    I worked at New Balance

    Pros

    Good work life balance, fun brand to work for, good benefits package (medical 401k vacation etc), many good people in the finance dept that are hard working and motivated to make things better, I was able to work on many interesting projects.

    Cons

    Very poor salary, good luck trying to get help from other groups everyone is always busy and your requests are often ignored, the HR department is huge and essentially useless god help you if you need to fill a position, NB pushes work life balance but it has resulted in a union type atmosphere where many employees just do the minimum required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your top performers, shake things up, push people to get things done just coasting along on neutral won't get you to the top.

    No opinion of CEO
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