Orvis Company Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Keyholder

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    Current Employee - Keyholder in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Keyholder in Plymouth Meeting, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Orvis empowers their employees to assist customers without having to get approval from management for certain issues. Clientele is very nice and easy to work with. Hourly pay plus 1% commission.

    Cons

    No merit raises. Across the board small cost of living raises once a year.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees for a job well done so there are more incentives to continue to do a great job.

  2. Senior Web Specialist

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    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.

  3. Over worked and underpaid.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orvis Company

    Pros

    Great discount, most regular associates are great to work with, some districts and stores are great, others are an absolute nightmare.

    Cons

    Where to start? Over worked for the position and the pay does not compensate for the work. Upper level managers don't seem to care about the issues at hand and will bypass the fact you have zero support and constantly dump more tasks and duties on your plate. If you love high stress and zero help then this place is for you.

    Advice to Management

    Be more approachable when associates and the managers under you have issues. Maybe if you paid for the work that is being done you wouldn't have employees looking elsewhere for a position constantly.

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  5. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orvis Company part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The discount was great and they were very flexible with the schedule. Also, easy to be promoted to key holder if that is what you wish to be.

    Cons

    Very misogynistic culture I would say! The guys in the location I worked at thought they were better and more knowledgable than women. Also, very scripted position got monotonous and uninspiring. Also, unorganized! Very slow and not busy at all!!

    Advice to Management

    I think management needs to listen more to the people who work on the sales floor and know the customers. The management thinks they know everything, and they are not willing to listen!

  6. Helpful (1)

    Overall, Orvis is a good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Catalog in Sunderland, VT
    Former Employee - Catalog in Sunderland, VT

    I worked at Orvis Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a fun environment to work in. My co-workers were a group of wonderful people, great to work with.

    Cons

    The duties for the position expanded dramatically without proper compensation or adjustment of expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself in your employee's shoes for a moment. Stay connected and notice how internal changes are affecting other employees, both directly and indirectly. Consider being an "undercover" employee and see how things REALLY operate (or not!)

  7. Good and bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orvis Company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Privately owned company with a good work life balance because most employees fish and hunt. Very unlike big retail companies that are unforgiving with scheduling.No "black out" days.Great discount.

    Cons

    Privately owned, It is a very male oriented company based on outdoor activities:fly fishing,hunting and guns.Vey male
    oriented !

    Advice to Management

    I would hope that the management would be more consistent and up to date with their policies.

  8. Women beware

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunderland, VT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunderland, VT

    I have been working at Orvis Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The women that work there are very nice. Beautiful setting so hope to get a window.

    Cons

    It's a boys club. Women beware. Can't figure out how they decide if you are of value. Upper management is faithful to themselves; not for the everyday associate.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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.

  10. Pleasant work experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Orvis Company part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This was a nice place to work.. good people, great hours. They're not open late so you're never stuck there too far into the evening like working at the mall. Also, the employee discount is killer. They're dog friendly so that helps with the work environment, as well. It's relaxed because the foot traffic isn't like that of a bigger more well-known store.

    Cons

    The negatives are truly hard to think of.. if you're just looking for a basic part-time job it'll be hard to beat the laid back nature and decent compensation.

    Advice to Management

    The management I worked with were kind and attentive.

  11. Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orvis Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice customers and a store discount.

    Cons

    VERY LOW PAY!!!!
    Managers play "favorites"
    Company does not hire minorities & women are not valued!!!!

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