Quiksilver Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
106 Reviews
3.1
106 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No commissions which I found made for a better work environment (in 12 reviews)

  • The company culture is laid back and friendly (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • There is absolutely no room for promotion (in 6 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing people, amazing discount, of course still a retail job though.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    The people at the retail store are done of the greatest people I've ever worked with. They're all very genuine and want to make sure you grow. The discount is unbeatable, 75% off four things per month and pretty much 50% unlimited discount.

    Cons

    It's retail. You'll be working until midnight if you close, or as early as 5am if you work in merch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on having more things in stock, I swear we could make another $2000 everyday if I didn't have to tell customers we were out of stock so many times.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Quiksilver full-time

    Pros

    Family Oriented, fun environment, exciting

    Cons

    lack of benefits, indefinite hours, night shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    engage more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very Friendly

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at Quiksilver part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training, relaxed atmosphere, friendly co-workers, great merchandise, flexible hours, employee discount

    Cons

    Location could've been better, mall rats (kids) being disrespectful, not enough people coming in despite great merchandise that led to store liquidation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better/ smarter advertising, come up with more city-friendly designs for your customers that aren't near the beach, fix the store layout (lights, fixtures, etc.) because it gives off a very dull AND cluttered feeling, offer more promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Was a good company, not so much anymore

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Huntington Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Open work environment, you can wear what ever and in our department we had very flexible schedules

    Cons

    No room for growth, top heavy with management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop discounting every product and selling everything to wholesale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Laid back and amiable culture make up for work as an intern.

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    Former Employee - Sales Intern  in  Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Huntington Beach, CA

    I worked at Quiksilver as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I was an intern at Quiksilver this past spring left the position with an overall average experience. The surf apparel industry is an awesome place to work. The people are genuine, nice, and above all willing to help you in anyway they can.

    They understand that as an unpaid intern, you need all the compensation you can get. So, you're able to get your paws on free samples and can take advantage of the employee discount at the campus store. All in all, I enjoyed my time there; but, I do believe that there is a LOT of improvement that should be acted on.

    Cons

    All that being said, I feel there needs to be some serious restructuring to the internship program at Quiksilver. As an college intern, you expect to gain experience that prepares you for a post-graduate career. During my time at Quiksilver, I found myself being assigned to grunt work that full-time workers either did not have time to do or had no desire to do them. Don't get me wrong, every position has aggravating duties. However, I feel that interns would greatly benefit to seeing how their work impacts the workflow as the business as a whole.

    Luckily, I did have the opportunity to shadow the quarterly company-wide meeting where I got to learn about the company. Other than that opportunity, I did not feel that I learned much professional experience which was very disappointing.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fun but unorganized

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Quiksilver as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers and fun events

    Cons

    Very disorganized and nothing happens in timely manner

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great job loved it.

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun invironment, great people. I really enjoyed my time at Quiksilver. The people were great to work with and treated each other with respect.

    Cons

    Commute was rough. I had to commute for an hour to get to work. There was also a little drama between employees that got old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule good benefits great people

    Cons

    Long hours at times ,working holidays,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it real stick to the roots

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    eddie would....

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    life lessons, great staff, keeping the stoke alive, ohana and aloha. Lasting teams. Training is great, sets you up for great success after you leave the company. Lasting friendships. Great discount

    Cons

    poor pay, lack of direction from corpo, not to mention all the new corpo people coming in from all kinds of other brands not even in the surf field. Yes they look great on paper, but once they step into the world of quik they see and feel how different it is and dont follow up on what they have been brought in for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KNOW YOUR ROOTS, just because bob left should not mean we turn our backs on what he started, listen to the ohana and keep the wave strong. Utilize the well experienced managers and support managers in the stores. The ones who truly preach OHANA and take it with them and give it out everyday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    TSQ

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quiksilver full-time

    Pros

    Management, work life balance, company standards

    Cons

    Late hours, pay rate, location

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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