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Great to feed the habit, not to pay the bills.

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Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at The North Face

Pros

Great outdoor industry discounts and in-store discounts.

Cons

Low pay; management doesn't hold the same standards for everyone

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    No upper mobility, low pay, shoddy leadership

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

    I worked at The North Face

    Pros

    Fast paced atmosphere, other employees are knowledgable and fun, excellent product, dedication to sustainability

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other high end retailers, no upward mobility for sales associates (career advancement), management is unfriendly and is unresponsive to the needs of unsalaried workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper level management should be screened better. There is no system in place to evaluate managers and supervisors.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Some good and a lot of crap to deal with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at The North Face

    Pros

    really great discount, benefits are okay and there are other perks like sales club but overall it's not really worth the stress

    Cons

    pay is below living wage, some managers are incompetent, sales floor is severely understaffed even during sales and busy parts of the season. Good work is rarely rewarded and raises are a joke (the don't even keep up with inflation).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are smart, talented people working at the sales associate level who have skills that would make the company stronger at the corporate level, but very rarely do they ever receive the opportunity to advance. That should be worked on.

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