Quiksilver Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
111 Reviews
3.1
111 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Open work environment, you can wear what ever and in our department we had very flexible schedules (in 13 reviews)

  • In retrospect, I was a lot more relaxed and had a great work-life balance while at Quik (in 6 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of structural changes have led to a whirlwind of a year.

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant and Sales Coordinator in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant and Sales Coordinator in Huntington Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    The company culture is laid back and friendly. Everyone gets work done but always keeps fun in mind.

    Cons

    There have been a tremendous amount of changes globally within the company that have caused an array of issues. People have taken on the workloads of what used to be multiple people, job descriptions are unclear because of the multiple roles, and confusion and disorganization is common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If management were to have a more clear idea of what was on everyone's plate, they may have a better understanding of the work people are being asked to do. Ask your delegates about their workload. Do regular reviews.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Chaging Company

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    Current Employee - Vendor Compliance Analyst in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Vendor Compliance Analyst in Huntington Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Casual Dress Code, Gym on campus, Store discounts

    Cons

    Raises are minimal, work distribution not even,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Wish I could erase the time I spent here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quiksilver

    Pros

    When there are creative people in the right posts your work can be rewarding. There was about 9 months in which I had a positive outlook.

    Cons

    Co-workers constantly complain about workload and processes. The "old guard" holds on to the past by doing things inefficiently and are resistant to change or different point of views.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Holding on to the same work force certainly appears to be the right thing but you must continue to train people. Keeping mediocre talent does not help you grow and diversify the product.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Light at the End of This Tunnel

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    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

    -amazing people to work with
    -laid back environment... people skate to meetings
    -I really love what I do

    Cons

    Upper management has NO clue how to run a company - almost everyone who works here is miserable and wants out. The turnover is at an all time high, and what's worse is that the people who run the company don't care. They operate with the mentality that "if you don't want this job, we'll find someone else who does (and for less money)". Speaking of money, it's rumored that our CEO gets a LA-OC chauffeured ride to and from work every day ... I'm sure that's not cheap! And with people getting let go left and right, it's not exactly a morale booster either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I get it- our stock valuation is important. But for continuity, you need to realize that a company is only as strong and profitable as the employees behind it. Give more thought to the haphazard choices you make, and focus more on what really matters... making great products with a great team supporting you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun company, really great experience

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, fun people, creative. The office is absolutely beautiful and people always seem to be having a blast. It is fast paced yet relaxed.

    Cons

    a little disorganized, hectic, there was a lot of down time where the employers didn't know what work to give the people working under them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring interns only if you have legitimate work to give them, as it can be a little boring to sit and do nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience to start in retail

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quiksilver

    Pros

    Awesome people, culture, cool events, and meeting people from all over the world

    Cons

    Crazy times during holidays (busy), and unorganized supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay more and know who is worth to keep in management

  8.  

    Quiksilver is a no-go.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    I loved the "Ohana" feel of the company. Employees quickly become family & the discounts for Quik/Roxy products are generous.

    Cons

    Management is very much determined by bromances. It's difficult to grow within the company if you're not a long-time friend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire managers who don't do their jobs properly & represent the company in a negative light! I love Quiksilver (you're awesome) but had to quit because I couldn't stand the behavior of my boss. Even though multiple complaints were sent out to corporate by all employees at this location, this individual was not questioned or moved. It was such a letdown.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Relaxed work culture, no room for growth and low morale

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA

    I worked at Quiksilver full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Casual/fun work environment. Good discount on the clothes. Lots of paid holidays. Good work/life balance, in my department at least.

    Cons

    No room for career advancement. Layoffs and restructuring very common now, so morale is low. Some departments seemed to get more perks than others. Communication between departments is lacking. Changes are made by upper management poorly implemented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Worked for Quiksilver for 11 years as a Pacific NW sales rep

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    Former Employee - Pacific Northwest Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pacific Northwest Sales Representative

    I worked at Quiksilver full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loved selling the Roxy product.

    Cons

    changing the structure of the company

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    FUn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quiksilver

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. You really become a family. Pretty laid back job.

    Cons

    Keeping up with all of the shipment!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loved my management team!

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