Quiksilver Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney
Andy Mooney
26 Ratings

Pros
  • Great product, work environment and perks (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. Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quiksilver

    Pros

    Awesome people with a really chill environment. Always understanding.

    Cons

    The hours are sometimes really long. Management switched a few times. It was hard to get off when needed

    Advice to Management

    Stop coming in on random occasions. Trust your employees to do their jobs the right way. Stop testing them they can do it.


  2. Used to be better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Quiksilver

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment with good people.

    Cons

    They are unorganized and did not want to promote from within. Brought in managers that then had to be trained by the staff they were "managing"

    Advice to Management

    Get organized and stick with the plan.


  3. Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor/Operations Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor/Operations Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Quiksilver (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good store manager and discounts

    Cons

    CEO ran company into the ground

    Advice to Management

    Stand up to stupid executives


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  5. Love it

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

    I have been working at Quiksilver

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Getting to work for a company I care about and one that allows us to actually care about our customers. Awesome discount. We get to work with a great team that's laid back and a lot of fun, but get a lot of work done. It's fast paced and always changing, so it doesn't get old.

    Cons

    Pay scale can be a little low


  6. Planning

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

    I worked at Quiksilver full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, my coworkers were all good people.

    Cons

    No growth potential, too relaxed, poor management

    Advice to Management

    Don't speak too much in meetings


  7. Quiksilver Roxy and DC

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Coordinator in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Coordinator in Huntington Beach, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment working with a great group of people that work hard and love the brands. Working with the people here makes everything else worth it

    Cons

    Higher ups seem to be a little secretive about where the company is going either because they don't know or don't want to tell people. Could be because the company is doing so poorly


  8. Sales

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

    I have been working at Quiksilver full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Characteristically California surfer style and aesthetic, close proximity to the Huntington Beach surf, 50% discount on merchandise, paid holiday vacation, and casual dress (flip-flops and board shorts) worn in the office.

    Cons

    Very low company moral as a result of poor management, high turnover, layoffs, restructuring at top level (2 CEO's in one year is the strongest indication, and little to no support from Human Resources. The social climate is toxic for those who don't follow the status quo and it seems to be an extension of college fraternity/sorority life for the majority. Only the "cool kids" survive! Additionally, employees and managers can be found inebriated from a night of partying the day after. Lateral movement often occurs for those who can crush beers with upper management but are not fully qualified or ready for more responsibility. There isn't a clear line in the sand which allows for sexual harassment, office bullying, HR violations committed by management, and poor work ethic (employees can be found watching YouTube or leaving the workplace for extended amounts of time). Overall, there is zero confidentiality, accountability, and professionality. With layoffs, smaller teams have to absorb more work with no pay raise & overtime is not an option.

    Advice to Management

    Most management shouldn't be in management. It's similar to teachers with tenure, poor management are given a sense of permanence which perpetuates the decline. I would advise intensive management training and a reevaluation of who is hired. The Human Resources team needs to be restructured as well. They do not serve as a resource but more as enablers of deplorable behavior.


  9. Sales Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quiksilver

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers, enviorment, pay, scheduling

    Cons

    not enough hours, very slow store


  10. store manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Quiksilver full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    close knit staff, HQ communication is very easy, turn over rate is very low, long lasting carreers at the store level in all positions,

    Cons

    rarely receive raises, hard to move up after store manager


  11. Great Place to Work

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

    I worked at Quiksilver

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic group of people to work with; no micro-managers.

    Cons

    We got a little understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Give Kelly Slater as much as he wants to come back.



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