Harrow Sports

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Harrow Sports Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
14 Reviews
2.3
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    great company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Harrow Sports full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    We work with elite teams, athletes and schools on a daily basis. Most employees are former athletes and they help contribute to the innovation of new products; whether it be fabrics, pocket placement on bags or actually naming the product. Harrow's customer service team is outstanding and always goes above and beyond to help customers of all sizes. Harrow manufacturers very high quality products, so it's very easy to stand behind the products you sell. We have a very strong team environment from the production and warehouse group to art and sales. Everyone is working together and striving to be better everyday.

    Cons

    -office plays pandora and music tends to loop
    -office used to have more strict dress code, but that has changed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -more team building activities such as offsite happy hours
    -contribute more to 401k

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Skip it! Better opportunities elsewhere!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Harrow Sports full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open office environment
    Laid back co-workers
    IT department is very helpful
    Communication between departments runs efficiently
    Work with a lot of sports teams

    Cons

    Low pay!
    Management plays "blame game"
    Owner is hot-head, with temper issues
    High turnover of sales consultants
    No yearly reviews
    Management often makes fun of others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more team building / more exciting office environment + higher pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not recommended

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harrow Sports full-time

    Pros

    You are able to be innovative and really contribute to a small company. The majority of your peers are young and are fun to work with daily.

    Cons

    The management morale is hard to handle and disappointing. You'll notice the majority of people not having enough to do or nothing at all. Management is not efficient and you'll receive little to no feedback that is constructive. It's an open concept environment so you'll have to understand and get used to hearing everyone's conversations and seeing everyone's computer screens. I noticed multiple times co-workers getting blamed in front of everyone, management cursing to get their point across and emails being sent that are unprofessional. While I'm working hard and trying to be efficient, others are not held to the same expectation. Tasks are given via email rather than in person and no real expectation is given on a regular basis.

    I grew up playing sports through college and this is not a team environment. A team is a group of individuals striving for the same success and achieving such in a group effort. Blaming, making snide remarks, rewarding based on bias and showing a lack of integrity are not characteristics that make a team succeed. Anyone giving a review that is a sales consultant not in-house doesn't know what the corporate culture is like and thus, has given a review based on their experience outside the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It takes 2 minutes to get behind a closed door and discuss an employee, give constructive criticism or positive feedback. Avoid sending emails out of reaction, count to 10 if you're mad. Yes, it is an open concept however, you'll be respected more by your employees if you show your authority, knowledge and experience in a respectful manor. It's important to ensure your employees, no matter the relation, are being held to the same expectation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great potential, could lead to solid sales career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Harrow Sports full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You can work at your own pace here, and be as successful as you want to make yourself.

    It is right in the heart of downtown Denver, so a lot of opportunities outside of work as well.

    Countless networking opportunities through contacts nationwide in the sporting industry.

    High quality production on embroidery, screen printing, and custom items.

    Great office culture among employees, fun times.

    Cons

    It can become grinding, hard work at times to meet expectations, but it pays off in the end.

    Disgruntled customers can be hard to work with, but it comes with the sales territory.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    not bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harrow Sports

    Pros

    Good experience, great products, average management

    Cons

    a lot of work for little pay, no advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good company to get experience in the sports industry. Management is average and they tend to rely a lot on interns a lot

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Harrow sports was a nice place to work... at first.

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    Current Employee - Production  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Production in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Harrow Sports full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good hours, decent benefits. It was close to S. Broadway so that was nice.

    Cons

    Poor management. The design team and art department at this place need to be replaced. A company as big as this should have a better art department. I worked as the separations and screen tech and I was constantly fixing the design team's mistakes. I brought up this issue to management and nothing happened. Artwork will get pushed through production despite any mistakes with the order. Knowing the artwork is wrong, management will run the customers order through production, with no care for the customer who is then receiving low quality work.

    There is no room for growth.

    The owners will put their own projects before their customer's orders. Production team constantly has to stop what they are printing to produce orders for the higher ups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire an art director and revise your art department. Bring in employees who actually care about the customers orders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Waste of your time

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Harrow Sports full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There really aren't many pros to working for Harrow other than the fact that you can get away with pretty much whatever you want.

    Cons

    Simply put, this job is pointless. There is no room for growth- they may give you different jobs around the office and put you in charge of some things, but they will never increase your pay. No one listens to new ideas, and upper management refuses to communicate with anyone other than themselves. Because upper management chooses to blame others instead of actually make positive changes, the company will continue to suffer. No one is properly trained, no one is properly reprimanded, everyone points fingers, nothing is ever officially solved. It is a vey frustrating environment to be a part of. I do not recommend anyone waste their time working for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your ways if you want to see a shred of productivity and success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Just a job not a career

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    Former Employee - Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Harrow Sports full-time

    Pros

    Decent employee discount for fun product like Hockey, Lacrosse, Tennis, Racquetball, & Squash. Good warehouse job for just out of high school young adults. Sales opportunities for just out of college if you played a sport like hockey or lacrosse. Good screen printing & embroidery business.

    Cons

    Not big on career growth. The brand seems flat and trending down. Sales opportunities are limited and product is seemingly knocked off designs. Quality Control is placed on the factory and does not seem adequate. Hockey and Lacrosse has had a diminished roll and is loosing market share due to attempts to develop niche racquet sports. Demeaning and ridiculing attitude toward those that do not fit in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time to check the pulse of your workforce. Attitude seems to reflect leadership. Only a select few fit in the clique. Sorority/Frat atmosphere for a select few where. CEO acts like a bystander as his other company takes priority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    a good solid job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Security Guard in New York, NY

    I have been working at Harrow Sports full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the job has chance foradvancement

    Cons

    The job has long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    CEO is a poor excuse for a CEO

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing in Denver, CO

    I worked at Harrow Sports full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I learned what kind of company I never want to work for again.

    Cons

    The work environment is depressing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up, your management style sucks. The employees are not happy and are too afraid to say anything because they fear that they will lose their jobs. For someone who's never quit a job before, I ran away screaming from Harrow even with a wife, two children and a mortgage to take care of. Workflow is poor, Culture is poor, people are depressed. Not to worry, when the economy turns around, your ship will start taking on plenty of water and by that time, it will be too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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