Quiksilver
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www.quiksilver.com Huntington Beach, CA 5000+ Employees

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Like the place but wondering if grass might be greener

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Huntington Beach, CA

ProsGood balance of hard work and life balance. Some employees surf before work or on lunch. Team oriented. HR was re-org'd over the last couple of years to the great improvement of the employee experience.

ConsThey stopped the 401k match and postponed raises while the exiting executives have sweet golden parachutes.

Great office space for executives and creatives but support staff is permanently "exiled" to a reconverted office space in a dank warehouse. Much effort has been invested in brightening the workspace, but 0 daylight will always be 0 daylight.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf budget is an issue, it would be better to let go of the underperformers and redundant staff. The elimination of benefits and raises alienates your most talented employees who are no doubt actively seeking other opportunities.
Even in this economy, the job market has not evaporated.

Rossignol acquisition was a clash of the elite vs. the edge. Quiksilver is core. Watch Animal House and observe the friction between the fraternities. Merging those fraternities is similar to Quiksilver incorporating Rossignol into its brand family.

Quiksilver is a male dominated company, except for HR leadership. Have an administrative employee send out HR notices on behalf of the VP of HR rather than the VP of HR herself. The other executives have their administrative assistants send most of their company-wide email. For as long as mohgany row is primarily populated men, the notices that come directly from the VP of HR tarnish her credibility as a key executive of the company.

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    Quiksilver is a great place to have fun and a place where you can really have pride in the company you work for.

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Huntington Beach, CA

    I have been working at Quiksilver


    Pros: The Atmosphere! Quiksilver is a great company to be surrounded by a great group of people who know how to have fun and work… Cons: As of right now, Quiksilver's corporate office is really in three separate buildings, which tends to cut people off from each other. Departments that… Advice to Senior Management: I would simply talk to your employees more. There are over a thousand people working at the corporate office, so I would not expect… More
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    An enjoyable working experience

    Retail Sales Assistant (Former Employee)
    Sheffield, England (UK)

    I worked at Quiksilver part-time for more than a year


    Pros: A fantastic, enthusiastic team with a good mix of retail professionals and people with a board riding background, ideal to sell… Cons: Sometimes there were few hours for part-time workers however obviously… Advice to Senior Management: Ensure to hire people with a board riding background to ensure an immersive and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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