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Quiksilver Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
116 Reviews
3.2
116 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 14 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.  

    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

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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!

  7.  

    Relaxed sales environment

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    Great customer service and my coworkers are top notch people. You really get to know product and give your customers a well rounded experience

    Cons

    Unless you surf you won't be able to fully pitch selling a surf board. I don't surf at all and that's always a challenge trying to sell someone on one when you don't know anything about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your managers really know how to communicate with their staff. The lack of leadership is terrible.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good brand, Fun environment, bad pay.

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

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

    Pros

    Both buildings on corporate campus are very nice and museum-like, have great food, and a great office gym (only one gym). Workloads are never overwhelming for anyone who isn't an executive. Most people leave right at 5:30 and doing so isn't really shunned upon. The company is not ran "lean"... there is basically an employee for every facet of the business (at least when I was last there)... This lifts heavy responsibility from any one team member. In retrospect, I was a lot more relaxed and had a great work-life balance while at Quik.

    Cons

    Compensation. Ability to move up and attain deserved raises. The budget for salary/raises is extremely tight... Quik has been negative on their bottom line for a number of years now. Only employees who "have gone above and beyond the expected progress" get a raise... And the raises are VERY small- about half of the national average of % raise increases.
    Do yourself a favor and don't go to Quik unless you desperately want to work in the action sports industry and/or you're looking for a "chill" job where you don't want to push your limit. But, There have been so many layoffs in the last year, looks like they've finally got the picture and trying to eliminate excess positions... I was lucky to get out when I did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You shouldn't have allowed Slater to leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A lot of GREAT memories to look back at! - but NO growth- (Favoritism) !

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    Former Employee - Visual Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Visual Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Quiksilver full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Everyone is treated as a family; it is very comfortable to be friends with everyone and the best part is that everyone comes from a different part of the world!
    - There is different events, promotions and parties that go on.
    - The discounts are awesome - 75% off just for you! and you get some friends and family discounts but it doesn't equal to that.
    - If your lucky you will meet Kelly Slater, Bob McKnight (the founder), and corporate.
    - Good for young adults.
    - Transfer to other locations and discounts anywhere in the U.S

    Cons

    - Pay is okay, it is better than other retail jobs but it depends. Sometimes you can work your ass off and be there for a long time and the promotions are very little, or they decide to give it to someone who doesn't do their job.
    - Based on who is favored will get the promotion.
    - Crazy shifts (makes you tired)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to really think it over who they choose to get promoted to management. They pick who is favored. The ones that get chosen don't know how to do anything. Sometimes it is micro-managed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    shitty pay

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    cool company really chill staff

    Cons

    not worth the drive for me retail sucks pay sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you should pay your hard working employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quiksilver

    Pros

    This is a Corporation with values

    Cons

    They are Still recovering from recession.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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