Orvis Company Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. Great company - great people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Orvis Company part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff, wonderful store manager

    Cons

    not really any downside to working for Orvis


  2. Amazing people, great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Jackson Hole, WY
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Jackson Hole, WY

    I worked at Orvis Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, enjoyable work, compensation is competitive, discount on all products

    Cons

    selling high priced items, difficult customers

    Advice to Management

    Management in my opinion was great the entire time I was with the company. Managers seem to stay with the company for a fair amount of time.


  3. Great Company With a Great Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Sunderland, VT
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Sunderland, VT

    I have been working at Orvis Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment in terms of company culture. Very open door even at the C Level, and the CEO is also the owner so he truly cares about the company. Corporate culture is relaxed, Jeans every day if you like, button downs or polo's with no ties. Time for salaried employees is usually very flexible, working from home is somewhat common but not widespread, this really depends on your direct reporting manager.

    Cons

    Lack of Standardization across systems and departments, an aging infrastructure and some under-staffing ins specific areas leads to a slightly unorganized system. Compensation is low retaliative to other companies, particularly in surrounding cities like Albany or Boston, but cost of living is also lower. Health insurance is not great, particularly after the recent reform, if given the option a spouses plan may be a better option.

    Advice to Management

    Organization seems top heavy at times, a huge number of VP's, Directors, Managers, Supervisors etc... from the bottom looking up it seems like there are more people managing the workers than there are workers. Decrease the number of management levels and use the free'ed up capital to pay additional staff.


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  5. Orvis has a rich history and a great corporate history. I would recommend to anyone who loves the outdoors.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Orvis Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tremendous career opportunities. Company is continually growing.

    Cons

    The home offices is in Sunderland, VT. Although in most ways this is a Pro, it also has its cons.


  6. Senior Web Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Specialist in Sunderland, VT
    Former Employee - Web Specialist in Sunderland, VT

    I worked at Orvis Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Excellent benefits. This company says it treats you like family and it truly does.

    Cons

    You have to really love working in a remote area. Their campus is stunning but takes a certain person to work in Vermont. Not ideal for someone who is a "city type".

    Advice to Management

    Honestly no advice. You treat you employees with respect and truly create a great place to work.


  7. A reasonably fun job, if you're not doing it for the money

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Orvis Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    --Understanding managers. Each store is small, and the managers have usually worked in sales positions, so they're good about helping you learn the rops and juggle your schedule. --Pretty flexible scheduling. I worked there for about five months and never had a problem finding someone to cover my shift when I needed it. --Terrific employee discount. It's 50%. Trouble is you won't have a lot of money to buy stuff if Orvis is your only job, and the goods are expensive.

    Cons

    --Weak pay. I made less than $9/hr. That's a tough wage to get by on in Chicago, though perhaps typical for retail. -- The benefits that are out of reach. I was told when I came on that I probably wouldn't opt in. --Not a lot of room for advancement, if you're looking for it. There just aren't a lot of managerial slots, unless you're looking to relocate. --It's tough to get the hours you need. Again, this is nothing new in retail. --It can be a little stuffy. This is Orvis.

    Advice to Management

    For a small company, it doesn't always feel very small. It'd be nice to hear from management in Manchester directly sometimes.


  8. Orvis

    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Orvis Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people and great discount.

    Cons

    Very low commission, sometimes over staffed on sales floor.


  9. A good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Orvis Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I'm a fisherman so working for Orvis was great in that respect. There are a lot of fringe benefits if you're a fisherman working for Orvis. They have a great employee discount. They have yearly fishing manager meetings at their headquarters in Vermont which is a good time. They also have a yearly meeting for their store managers. The Orvis company has a great culture and donates a lot of money to charity.

    Cons

    Retail doesn't pay very well and Orvis is no exception. Many of the guys I know that work for Orvis do it because of the focus on fly fishing and not they pay. Another con is that they focus mainly on an older demographic for their clothing so although you get a great discount on clothes, if you're under the age of 50 you might not want to wear any of them.

    Advice to Management

    Separate your fly fishing sections from the rest of the store. I don't know any fisherman that wants to walk through women's clothing, or sports jackets in order to buy flies. Also, let the employees play music. The music choices are terrible.


  10. Wonderful Company to Work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Downingtown, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Downingtown, PA

    I have been working at Orvis Company part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good hours and store atmosphere

    Cons

    None very pleasant place to work

    Advice to Management

    good job


  11. Helpful (1)

    They are a fast growing company that offers a culture of transparency

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Keyholder in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Keyholder in New York, NY

    I have been working at Orvis Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Regularly interact with higher ups, growth potential

    Cons

    Q4 company. most business and commission in the months leading up to christmas

    Advice to Management

    keep on keeping on



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