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Great Brand but the company is run as if it was a social charity

Director (Current Employee) Stratham, NH

ProsIt has a great brand presence and awareness. It's icon products - Yellow boots, handsewn boat shoes - are good looking and good quality. If you want to have a social concious this is the place to work. They give a week per year to do community service and have multiple events per year to put the time to use. They pay well and have good benefits. If you want to work for a company that is highly respected for it's activities, TBL is it. The new products are good quality but the designs may not be the most desired. The people working here are treated with respect and generally valued for their work and ideas.

ConsThe company is pushing environmental issues before they are able to make it work consistantly. It has marketing based on these issues and it is not ready to execute it. Leather shoes are not an environmentally friendly product. The company did not understand that the yellow boots were a fashion fad, they made a lot of money on them when they were hot. They were not able to invest that money in the next trend. They tried to find new products and companies but could not get any that would ofset the loss of sales when the boot fad ended. It will be a low growth company for a long time to come. Although the Smartwool division is having good growth. If a company can't grow revenue the have to cut costs to increase margin. That's what is happening now. It is a company of smart motivated people but the vision and correct direction is not there

Advice to Senior ManagementIt does not work to have two different goals for a company. If it is to make money then focus on that, if it is to be a social and environmental activitist, then do that. Can't be both. The CEO needs to run a NGO and let a professional manager run the company. He is a great motivational speaker but has the wrong message. People in the company follow the social ideas and forget the purpose of the company is to make shoes and clothing to sell for a profit.

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    Store Manager (Former Employee) Grafing bei M√ľnchen (Germany)

    I worked at Timberland full-time for more than a year

    Pros: Great Promotions, good employee discount, monthly Bonus Cons: Alias very crouded , sometimes Lazy Management, Slow Motion Management Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    Terrible

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Ellesmere Port, England (UK)

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

    Pros: Friendly staff who are easy to get along with on… Cons: After having started a new job i realize how bad of company this is in regards to staff treatment. Managers do not care about… Advice to Senior Management: To take in to consideration what kind of people you are employing to run your shops… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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