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Updated Jul 1, 2014

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4.2 24 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

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Casey Sheahan

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95% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    great time. just had to move, so employment there was no longer an option.

    Manager (Former Employee) Ventura, CA

    Prosthey offer a lot of room for personal growth.

    Conspersonal growth was especially hard.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    1 person found this helpful  

    Teacher

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat peope barefoot food is good

    ConsNone long hours long long

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    Good, not GREAT

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA 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).

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

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    First 15 years were great the last few sucked!

    Manager (Former Employee) Reno, NV

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

    ConsLongevity is not valued by the management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember who taught you what you know now!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company ethics and with time could be a leading organization

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsPay 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 Senior ManagementWork 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Key Holder (Former Employee) Ventura, CA

    ProsGreat 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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your staff, allow them opportunity to grow with the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    exciting and evolving company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Conshorizontal structure can lead to duplication of work

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate a more formalized salary structure that can be applied across the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales

    Sales (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsAn ethical company that has great products and fantastic management

    ConsI have nothing to criticize this company on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Retail

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Retail (Former Employee)

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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