Patagonia Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
24 Reviews
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24 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    great time. just had to move, so employment there was no longer an option.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Ventura, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Ventura, CA

    I worked at Patagonia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    they offer a lot of room for personal growth.

    Cons

    personal growth was especially hard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Teacher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Patagonia

    Pros

    Great peope barefoot food is good

    Cons

    None long hours long long

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good, not GREAT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Patagonia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A leader in the industry in technical clothing, fabric, design and business ethics. Decent work life balance and decent benefits. Great industry pro deals and great employee discount. You can feel good at the end of the day working for a company who is trying to make a difference (and succeeding).

    Cons

    Retail managers are glorified sales associates, VERY few actually know how to truly manage people and have zero prior management experience. This leads to a lot of unprofessionalism in the workplace. Almost anyone can run the business but can you manage your staff (or yourself)? I have worked with many retail managers in this company in the past so I am not just referring to one. This also applies to regional managers. Also, pay is not up to industry standard. Not much opportunity for upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in retail managers who went to business school. Hopefully they can then separate business from personal.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    First 15 years were great the last few sucked!

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Manager in Reno, NV

    I worked at Patagonia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great chance to learn a lot of different aspects of production.

    Cons

    Longevity is not valued by the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember who taught you what you know now!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company ethics and with time could be a leading organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Patagonia

    Pros

    Great co-workers and ability to be mentored. Ethics are in the right place and have a strong sustainable supply chain.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive and felt as though the growing pains of the company made it a very disorganized place to work at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on structuring the company for success and have a management system that allows for a more balanced work-life balance and communication to the entire team as a whole.

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  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad, lots of good people, but not all it's hyped up to be.

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    Former Employee - Key Holder  in  Ventura, CA
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Ventura, CA

    I worked at Patagonia full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, flexible hours, great perks, lot's of industry deals, good benefits, mellow atmosphere, cafe, lots of activities with the staff (soccer, volleyball, surfing, climbing) , just a great active community

    Cons

    Low pay, hard to get raises, not easy to move up, HR is unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff, allow them opportunity to grow with the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  8.  

    exciting and evolving company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Patagonia

    Pros

    free to make your own decisions that can be supported by management and implemented

    Cons

    horizontal structure can lead to duplication of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a more formalized salary structure that can be applied across the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Patagonia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    An ethical company that has great products and fantastic management

    Cons

    I have nothing to criticize this company on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Retail

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Patagonia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company-great people-great product. Patagonia is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Making sure there is follow through and consistency throughout the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A+ to retail managers. Corporate managers/leaders need to work on follow through and communication throughout the whole organization.

    Recommends
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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, company holds true to its enviro ethos.

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    Former Employee - Retail
    Former Employee - Retail

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

    Pros

    The people, company mission, I can honestly speak highly of our brand to our customers, employee benefits are generous.

    Cons

    Wages were decent in the store for "retail" - but couldn't live on it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider treating the front line positions in the store as career positions - store positions are true brand representatives, provide more training and investment in them.

    Recommends
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