Specialized Bicycle

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Specialized is an inspirational, motivating place to work full of truly passionate cyclists.

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Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Morgan Hill, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager in Morgan Hill, CA

Pros

-As a privately held company, the rider and product is the #1 priority. If the product isn't cool and useful, it's not pushed to be produced even if it'll make money.

-Mike Sinyard is a true visionary and an inspiration to work for.

-You get to ride your bike every day and are very much encouraged to work out at lunch.

-The travel is exciting and diverse -- you truly get to see the world if you're in the right gig.

-Your co-workers are passionate and generally very knowledgeable. There's lots of talent here.

-You can own as much of a project as you like but are very much expected to deliver.

Cons

-Work/life balance is a constant struggle for the best employees here.

-There's no equity or stock possibilities versus working at other Silicone Valley companies.

-"Workers" are not valued as much as "leaders" -- OK if you're a leader but if you're a day-in-day-out designer or engineer, you're likely going to be fairly stagnant unless you ask for new opportunities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep the soul of the company no matter how big the company grows.

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Other reviews for Specialized Bicycle

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced, never boring, lots of autonomy - feels smaller than it is

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Morgan Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Morgan Hill, CA

    Pros

    great if you're a cyclist, bike culture is thick in this place. Great deals on bikes, lunchtime rides, and really great product line
    fun, like minded people all around you
    Lots of growth in past years keeps things fresh, always lots of new stuff happening

    Cons

    Very entrepreneurial place, can make it tough for those who prefer clear structure
    personalities and nepotism can sometimes make advancement a challenge
    There is sometimes a culture of fear, and creativitity can get crushed
    People aren't always treated right
    Salaries often low, and arbitrary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more long term thinking and structure to the advancement process

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Can be a great experience...if you have no life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Developer  in  Morgan Hill, CA
    Former Employee - Product Developer in Morgan Hill, CA

    Pros

    Great hands on experience in a variety of avenues. Employees treat each other with respect. Ability to travel the world. Working in a company that other people see as a "dream job"

    Cons

    Salary is fair. Work has to be absolute priority in life. Lots of international work, so lots of time changes. Definitely a "good old boy" network where a handful of people really run the show regardless of rank or position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more clear cut employee hierarchy and respect it. Senior management needs to trust their subject matter experts.

    No opinion of CEO
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