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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

I have been working at Orvis Company full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Good people and great discount.

Cons

Very low commission, sometimes over staffed on sales floor.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you love the lifestyle. Not supportive of women, though.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunderland, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunderland, VT

    I worked at Orvis Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Entrpreneurial spirit still survives there.

    Cons

    Entrenched management with little opportunity. Owners with passive aggressive leadership and involvement.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A reasonably fun job, if you're not doing it for the money

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Orvis Company

    Pros

    --Understanding managers. Each store is small, and the managers have usually worked in sales positions, so they're good about helping you learn the rops and juggle your schedule.
    --Pretty flexible scheduling. I worked there for about five months and never had a problem finding someone to cover my shift when I needed it.
    --Terrific employee discount. It's 50%. Trouble is you won't have a lot of money to buy stuff if Orvis is your only job, and the goods are expensive.

    Cons

    --Weak pay. I made less than $9/hr. That's a tough wage to get by on in Chicago, though perhaps typical for retail.
    -- The benefits that are out of reach. I was told when I came on that I probably wouldn't opt in.
    --Not a lot of room for advancement, if you're looking for it. There just aren't a lot of managerial slots, unless you're looking to relocate.
    --It's tough to get the hours you need. Again, this is nothing new in retail.
    --It can be a little stuffy. This is Orvis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For a small company, it doesn't always feel very small. It'd be nice to hear from management in Manchester directly sometimes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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