PUMA Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
116 Reviews
3.4
116 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There were lots of free clothes, there was an 80% discount otherwise, there was a large product selection (in 9 reviews)

  • Enthusiastic working atmosphere (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management lack of long term sourcing strategy,everything is top priority (in 8 reviews)

  • Limited opportunity for advancement (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A Good Start

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Leesburg, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Leesburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Great support system among managers when it comes to training and working to refine each other's management skills. Also have good employee benefits when it comes to creating a flexible schedule, better than average pay, and upbeat store atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not a large amount of stores in a variety of locations, which makes employment difficult unless location is close. Also, hard to move up into management and beyond due to the smaller amount of stores available to be management in. For a retail job, it is unfortunate to have to work on holidays as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PUMA

    Pros

    Free clothes every season.

    Cons

    Way too many managers not enough associates. Promo changes are super random, because of the lack of associates supervisors turn into sales people. At least 3 or more policy and procedures to read and sign daily. Store manager runs a 1.2 million location in the middle of nowhere like its a 8 million location. Where anything you do is never enough. No open communication between supervisors and district manager. If contacting store manager while she's off she gives you a lecture of why we called on her day off. Way too much paperwork for closing procedures. Company has trust issues with money and there employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up the grips. People want to come to work and not be treated horribly.

    PUMA Response

    Sep 29, 2014Human Resources

    Thank you for your honest feedback. We can understand your anger, but at the same time we also hope for your understanding that there are certain procedures and guidelines every management has to ... More

  3.  

    STRESSFULL!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Stock in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at PUMA part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Store atmosphere, upbeat music, good discounts. Free clothes 3 times a year.

    Cons

    Pay sucks, too much work with no incentives, too many supervisors and managers in such a small store, favoritism towards certain employees, long tenured employees have more control than own store manager or management in general. They cut your hours for no apparent reason and change your schedule without proper notice. Some managers are nice to you in front of you but talk about you to other employees behind your back. Overall the only good thing about working for this company is the discounts, everything else sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to listen to your hard working employees concerns and not treat them like crap. And for the love of god stop promoting inexperienced people to management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    PUMA Response

    Sep 23, 2014Human Resources

    Thank you for your honest and constructive feedback. We're truely sorry to hear that you have experienced your time with PUMA like this. The living of our vision "fair, honest, positive, creative" is ... More

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  5.  

    Eh

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    Former Employee - PUMA Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - PUMA Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at PUMA part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Clothes you get for the season

    Cons

    No hours , Low Pay, Rude staff, And Favoritism .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved going to work everyday.

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    It was a fun environment, filled with great coworkers. I loved this company, and would have stayed longer had the economy not tanked. Allotment is a great benefit too.

    Cons

    The pay was less than spectacular and there was little room for upward mobility, unless you move to a separate store or have a degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would keep the culture and the customer driven experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun for a time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PUMA full-time

    Pros

    Culture: great co workers
    Travel: extensive
    Discount

    Cons

    Salary: lower than industry norm
    HR: definitely looks out for the company, and not the employees
    Company vision: lacking

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience builder

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PUMA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun work environment and great people and comradery.
    Good learning industry experience.

    Cons

    Growth within company can be stifled depending on which department you work in/
    Some lack of interest in personal growth of employees from upper management.
    Salaries are very unbalanced across the departments and categories.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More frequent check-ins with employees to share positive/negative feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    great vision, good people, with growth opportunities in communication and technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    cool company with rich history

    Cons

    crazy lean and thick compliance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lean out compliance, invest in technology, software and training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great job for college students.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Tinton Falls, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tinton Falls, NJ

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and the people there were very understanding and supportive. You get 40% off on top of the sales that were already going on the in the store.

    Cons

    The hours were rough some times getting out at 10pm or later. Working holidays and Black Fridays are very exhausting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Stock Associate  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Stock Associate in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at PUMA part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The hours are very flexible and everyone that I have met higher up in the corporation are extremely nice and considerate of your needs.

    Cons

    Each day you work you have to obtain you daily goals, which I really like, but on the days that you don't reach your goals can be let ya down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice I have is that many of our customers have to travel far to our store because they love our products but don't have any locations near by.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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