Quiksilver

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Quiksilver Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
120 Reviews
3.1
120 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.  

    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 an 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Great culture

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

    I worked at Quiksilver as an intern (less than an 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
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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Stay Away

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

    I have been working at Quiksilver full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Casual Dress Code
    Happy Hours
    Depending on the department once could have a good work/life balance

    Cons

    Many rounds of Lay offs
    No sense of direction
    Dying Brands
    Low employee morale and communication is none existence from Sr. Management
    Lack of growth and promotion
    Lack of leadership & employees have not bought into the turn around strategy
    All the talented people are leaving the sinking ship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET YOU ACT Together and start communicating with your employees before you go bankrupt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Anonymous

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Casual work environment, good people

    Cons

    Unstable management, most perks have been taken away or will be soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun place work and great discounts.

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

    I worked at Quiksilver

    Pros

    Discounts and being part of the quiksilver family.

    Cons

    Managers can make it or break it for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key..

  11.  

    Great work atmosphere

    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work environment is so much fun and everyone is super approachable and nice. People will be wearing sweatshirts to meetings and surf during their lunch breaks.

    Cons

    For an intern there was not always a ton to do, but it depends on your department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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