Patagonia
4.2 of 5 22 reviews
www.patagonia.com Ventura, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 9, 2014

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Casey Sheahan

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95% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Patagonia

ProsGreat peope barefoot food is good

ConsNone long hours long long

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Good company ethics and with time could be a leading organization

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Patagonia

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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First 15 years were great the last few sucked!

Manager (Former Employee)
Reno, NV

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

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

Key Holder (Former Employee)
Ventura, CA

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

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)

I have been working at Patagonia

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 (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

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)

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

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)

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

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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I love working here!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Ventura, CA

I have been working at Patagonia part-time for more than a year

ProsWork environment, benefits, culture, sports

ConsManagement, IT, pay, vacation, computers

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

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Seasonal Help During Sale

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsCo-workers were warm and open--work became a community.

ConsTechnical apparel and educated clientele require you to know your product.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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