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Helpful (1)

Love my job at VTB!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends

Pros

The people are nice to each other here. I like feeling part of a company that brings happiness to the many visitors to the factory during the summer. BBQs, Bake-offs and Bocce Ball. I love it. The benefits package is standard but they do go the extra mile providing gym membership, free passes to a lot of stuff, good discounts for other Vermont companies and occasional give-aways. I think the politics is pretty minimal too.

Cons

We have been hit by the recession and the slow-down in retail because of it. So people had to be laid off and so good people are gone.

Advice to Management

Thank you for making announcements about changes happening here.

Other Employee Reviews for Vermont Teddy Bear

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Charlson, ND
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Charlson, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great job really nice place

    Cons

    None Great job really nice plcae


  2. VTB has lost it's integrity both in product line and as a good place to work...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vermont Teddy Bear full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some good people there but they are leaving as soon as they can find a job elsewhere.

    Cons

    The upper management is only interested in maintaining the way it's been in the past. New ideas for building new customers are overlooked and even discouraged. The product line for Bear is becoming an "Adult" product line…50 Shades of Grey Bear? Seriously? Add to that Glow in the dark women's underwear… Also, good people disappear suddenly under the guise of "position elimination" then they open a position with the same duties - with a different title. Additionally, they hire as exempt positions so they don't need to pay overtime during the heavy shipping season. Many of these positions have nothing to do with being exempt status if VT Employment Dept. was to really take a serious look at the company. Upper executives openly joke about the "Buy a Bear - Get Laid" Valentine's Day promotions… Glassdoor has the incorrect CEO name listed.


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