Quiksilver Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
105 Reviews
3.1
105 Reviews
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Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney
Andy Mooney
7 Ratings

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.  

    The Perks are not worth the Trouble

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of discounts, lots of fun events and the environment is pretty cool.

    Cons

    No stability in positions or salary. Hire Directors and VP's from outside and then you end up training your bosses all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    surf rats vs. fat cats

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quiksilver full-time

    Pros

    surf culture. Keeping the stoke alive

    Cons

    The stay stoked mentality was killed by the stock price brutality.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Unorganized disaster

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very casual, laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Management are recruited on whether or not they surf (or if they know the owner through surfing) not whether or not they are qualified for a specific position. Probably why they have a takeover group in now trying to turn things around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire QUALIFIED people with experience in their particular areas (whether or not they surf). Get rid of the "Bro Club"!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Get it together Quiksilver...

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Huntington Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Solid culture and support for the action sport industry...product seems to be improving on the women's side...

    Cons

    Constant reorgs...lack of direction and communication...employee morale is terrable...it's a beast of company that needs experienced leadership on all levels...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Like Family

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Visual Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Quiksilver full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun, Energetic, Fast Paced, Friendly

    Cons

    Competitive, Struggle with upper management, Bias, Limited opportunity to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is fun, but they tend to not act like managers sometimes and let associates figure things out, which can be an advantage and helps the associate grow if they're looking to move up in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Absolutely loved the job wish I could have stayed...Disappointed in management.

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

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

    Pros

    -Great work environment.
    -Laid back culture.
    -No real dress code just only Quik/DC/Roxy product.
    -Great discount at store on all products.
    -Awesome people to work with.
    -Make huge connections with corporate people and possible movement (maybe).
    -Corporate parties are tons of fun.
    -Get to meet team sponsored athletes and famous celebrities.
    -Get to see all new up and coming stuff before any other store.

    Cons

    -No room for movement and if there was managers would already pick out someone before and not give any opportunity to the rest of the field.
    -Managers would hire wrong people for job and "Think" they are qualified.
    -Managers worried more about themselves and how they could get a bigger bonus.
    -Managers would miss use time and workout out or go to mall or have 2 hours lunch breaks.
    -Managers would sit in office 3/4 of the day and then come out to dictate what associate team/stock team would do and ruin everything because "they're right and your wrong."-Everything seems like "high school drama."
    -Would ask and say "We appreciate feedback" but when you did thy would flip out on associates and make you them the bad guy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Don't be afraid to fire people in management just because he/she has been there for 10 years doesn't mean he/she is qualified for the position and for more in the upper level.
    -Do reviews every 6 months...it gives the associates appreciation you care and want them to succeed.
    -Give opportunities to people and don't "favor" those because they're your "BFF".
    -Just because you were on TV and you were "The Killer' doesn't mean your a celeb in a store. Your in your office all day looking at weeding ideas and not doing anything for the store.
    -You want better works???....Pay them better and you'll be surprised how high they jump.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company for driven and passionate people, weak from a human resources point of view.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quiksilver full-time

    Pros

    Company made of genuine and driven people.
    Good lifestyle
    Much responsibilities and room for action.

    Cons

    Career plan is a concept that doesn't exist within the company, very poor human resources department.
    Weak organization structure, no reporting system.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Easy going.

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    Current Employee - Inventory Supervisor  in  La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Supervisor in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at Quiksilver part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great for young folks that want to gain supervisor experience. Great employee discount. Easy job.

    Cons

    Can get monotonous at times. Not much room for growth. The usual retail stuff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with allocation department

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Visibility would be helpful

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic work/life balance, relaxed atmosphere, entrepreneurial spirit is welcome.

    Cons

    Lack of communication/visibility from leadership on direction of company and departments. Layoffs seem to be an annual occurrence as the new processes and structure are put in place. During this period, general moral has been dropping steadily. There is still a major bro culture in some departments, especially in DC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So many good and talented people have left due to frustration over changes that are not being communicated. There definitely needs to be improvement on how these changes to the organization are handled.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great ride...

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    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - District Manager in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Heritage brand in the surf industry. .

    Cons

    Too many changes in retail division upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be on track with Mooney.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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