Quiksilver
3.2 of 5 94 reviews
www.quiksilver.com Huntington Beach, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 6, 2014

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75% Approve of the CEO

Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney

Andy Mooney

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "No commissions which I found made for a better work environment"
    in 11 reviews
  • "The company culture is laid back and friendly"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Competitive, Struggle with upper management, Bias, Limited opportunity to move up"
    in 6 reviews
  • "I also had never met so many people who hadn't graduated from HIGH SCHOOL with actual corporate jobs"
    in 5 reviews
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    Great ride...

    District Manager (Former Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsHeritage brand in the surf industry. .

    ConsToo many changes in retail division upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould be on track with Mooney.

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

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    tumultuous

    Apparel Designer (Current Employee)
    Huntington Beach, CA

    ProsMostly positive and inspiring coworkers.

    ConsThe professionals have taken over.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to be willing to learn.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exactly what you think it would be like to work at a Major Sportswear Company like Quiksilver

    PR Intern (Current Employee)
    Huntington Beach, CA

    Prosvery cool headquarter offices, interesting and passionate employees, people skateboarding down the halls, casual dress code, employee discount, great company culture, fun events

    ConsIt's not very challenging, but that obviously depends on what your job is. The PR department is very relaxed and not very demanding. Also, recent restructuring to expand globally has caused some job uncertainty.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    horrible and getting worse

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosused to be a cool place to work, casual dress

    Consthis place is a corporate nightmare, top execs overpaid, upper middle is uber political...and they just keep laying off more and more..

    Advice to Senior Managementsell now before the bottom falls out.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Retail People Shadowed by Corporate

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome of the people you meet in the retail stores.

    ConsPoor upper management, unorganized, no company direction, questionable practices, no support from home office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring people that look good on paper but can't handle the job in person. If you want to create aloha and ohana you can't do it by taking steps backwards. Also, stop hiring people from companies that are so outside of our lifestyle they try to change what made Quiksilver great back in the mid 2000s.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You will meet people and create friendships that will last a lifetime.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Pros-Great Employee Discount
    -Love the diversity, culture, fun place to work with
    -Awesome company to work if you are in college
    -Company stays true and is committed when it comes to customer service
    -You will learn how to run a business wether you are management or not

    Cons-Hard to move up if you work at the outlet stores
    -Corporate & HR lacks communication with the employees concerns

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe visuals team/corporate buyers needs a crew that has actually worked in retail stores in order to put great visuals and floor set. Corporate needs to make them go out more often to the retail stores in order to see what works better for the team,customers, not just for them.

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

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    pretentious

    Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Costa Mesa, CA

    ProsMost people are pretty nice.

    ConsMost people are also pretty fake nice.

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus on the big picture, please!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the most hostile environments I've ever experienced

    Design (Former Employee)
    Huntington Beach, CA

    ProsYour coworkers and health benefits.

    ConsManagement is unorganized, abusive, defamatory, immature, and favoritism is evident. There are layoffs every other month. There is absolutely no room for promotion. They hire inexperienced people over good people which makes others have to work harder for less. You are never safe or secure in your position. When there are layoffs they expect you to absorb every position and do it all with a smile. Empathy doesn't exist. They hire people with connections over talent, and that cripples the company and the employees. There are often over-night work nights or far into the early mornings. You cannot question the management because you are "lucky to be there at all". They make interns work over night.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with respect. Realize that work-life balance is important. Times are tough but you don't have to be. Let people go home and see their children. Allow talented people to grow. Don't hire people because they are your friend. Speak kindly of your employees behind their back, don't turn your employees against each other. Take your time hiring for specific purposes, don't hire mass amounts of people and then lay them all off. People work for you, with feelings, families, lives, and passions. We aren't robots that live on this planet to serve you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Easy, laid back job

    Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Thousand Oaks, CA

    Pros-laid back surf company
    -not very hard
    -great employee discount
    -fun coworkers

    Cons-want you to sell and be overly engaging, but don't get commission.
    -went through 3 managers in my time there and the last two were incompetent
    -company seems to be struggling, a lot corporate people let go throughout my 4.5 years of employment

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive your store employees more incentives to perform well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    planner

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Huntington Beach, CA

    ProsActive work environment, relaxed atmosphere, casual dress code, open and helpful co-workers

    Consno further educational opportunities available at this time

    Advice to Senior Managementperformance bonus',

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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