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Quiksilver Reviews

Updated February 9, 2015
Updated February 9, 2015
126 Reviews
3.2
126 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work environment, salary and benefits, room for personal growth (up to a point) (in 16 reviews)

  • Depending on the department once could have a good work/life balance (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • No room for growth, top heavy with management (in 7 reviews)

  • Changes are made by upper management poorly implemented (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great for a college student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Quiksilver part-time

    Pros

    It was a very relaxed atmosphere with a great dynamic between the co workers. Managers and supervisors were really there for you to learn, but treated you as their equals. Great discount. 50% off almost everything and 75% off four items a month

    Cons

    Really mundane tasks
    Little to no raise in pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great workplace with good management, but at the end of the day, it's just another retail shop.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quiksilver part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    by the beach, surf shop with surfboards and accessories, fun co-workers, fairly laid back yet very professional. Great place to have your first job or develop all-around skills in life.

    Cons

    climbing up the ladder, the pay, and buying into the company. working in santa moinca means you must either walk 20-30 minutes to work, or pay $5-$14 to work in the city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your people. spend money wisely. focus your energy, time, and money with people that know how to get work done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

    I worked at Quiksilver

    Pros

    Great work environment.
    The managers and associates were awesome people
    Very flexible schedule
    No uniform, just no logos
    75% discount on 2 tops and 2 bottoms of your size
    40% discount after that

    Cons

    I worked at a tourist mall and people can be hard to deal with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop punishing your associates for talking on the job when that's all you do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun company, for awhile

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA

    I worked at Quiksilver full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    fun company with fun people to work with, 50% discount on clothes, they do employee events before all major holidays.

    Cons

    there seems to be very little communication to employees about where the company is headed. it is hard to get answers out of anyone that is not in your immediate work group. everyone seems to be doing their own thing. it seems for a company that is not doing well financially, there is an awful lot of travel going on. this is a global company and there is never information sent out to employees about what is going on in other offices around the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management could do a better job to make the company more cohesive. it would be nice to see the executives around the office more, rather than in their suites all day long.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Everyone misses the good old days.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quiksilver full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you work for a manager who has the old school, Quik Ohana (family) foundation:
    - Life enriching
    - Good work-life balance
    - Flexible schedule
    - Fun vibe
    - Friendly, family like work environment
    - Good discounts (75% off a couple times a quarter, and 40-50% off depending on Outlet or Full Price)

    Cons

    If you would have asked me 3-4 years ago about Quik, I would have told you it was the best place I have ever worked. Today though, the culture is dying. They used to be all about "Ohana," both on an employee and customer level. Those days are over. It is all about making money now, and upper management does not care about who they have to run over to do so. I would not be surprised, sadly, if the retail side of this brand has disappeared in the next couple of years.
    - Dying culture
    - Uncertain future
    - Poor communication
    - Lay offs and store closures
    - Poor pay
    - Poor employee recognition from upper management to the store level
    - Poor support, which can lead to poor training
    - Lots of long term (5+ year) employees leaving
    - Low employee morale
    - Poor location choices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember Aloha? That thing that we didn't just used to drone on about on conference call, but used to live and act upon in our stores? Get back to our roots. Get back to being believable as a surf brand because we embody the culture that we love and support, instead of being a corporate beast who just cares about the stock prices, and forgets why we're really there. Take care of your Ohana, and they will take care of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Huntington Beach, CA

    I worked at Quiksilver as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees are fun and lighthearted
    Great discounts on new clothing items
    Emphasis on work life balance
    Office location
    Great exposure for young professionals

    Cons

    Lack of emphasis on education
    People do not take their work serious
    Low pay compared to other companies in the area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a more robust internship program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quiksilver full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people I work with are great. The general atmosphere is fine. It has been a good place for me.

    Cons

    For the most part i have none. There is limited parking. Other than that everything is decent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It's a pretty good relaxed environment. Great discounts on clothes.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead QA Engineer in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Lead QA Engineer in Huntington Beach, CA

    I have been working at Quiksilver full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, friendly co-workers, discount on clothes, generally a good company to work for.

    Cons

    The future of Quiksilver is very shaky. They are not doing that great financially. Too many senior management changes. There are layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the employees know well ahead in advance the direction of the company so they are not caught by surprise.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Surf Industry is fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quiksilver full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Going through many changes, and future looks dim

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to start your career, not so good for long-term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quiksilver

    Pros

    Work environment, salary and benefits, room for personal growth (up to a point)

    Cons

    Lack of communication, poor leadership, sacrificing its culture and values for the sake of making more money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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