Reebok Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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Pros
  • Work Life balance is a huge plus (in 16 reviews)

  • The people who work there are great and provide a great working environment (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Also, there is a lack of clear strategy and common goals from Senior Management (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper Management does not care about the little people (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Unimaginative and Unsupportive

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reebok full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working in the outlet stores entitled you to a pretty decent discount on merchandise. 50% on a limited number of purchases each month. This allowed employees to try and wear products.

    Cons

    Management has the typical retail industry disease of making cuts to make gains. Profits struggling? At Reebok they won't review product assortments or the quality of the customer experience when they can cut payroll to make up the difference. The focus was always on the key indicators like items per transaction (ITP) and rarely if ever on the experience of internal and external customers. The upper management harassed and abused store management when their ridiculous targets weren't met. Despite the incredible emphasis on these meaningless targets, there were few if any incentives or recognition for managers who were lucky enough to lead a store capable of 'succeeding.'

    Advice to Management

    Figure out WHY you are in business other than to make money. Create a culture where the employees and customers are truly the top priority. Staff the stores with enough people to really elevate the customer experience. If you can get the 'WHY' right, the key indicators will fall right into place.


  2. Stockroom Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Huntersville, NC
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Huntersville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Reebok (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great discount especially if you did crossfit,

    Cons

    Not enough hours to complete the task due

    Advice to Management

    stop nickle and diming the customer about shoe care


  3. the company is failing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Former Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Reebok full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Met some great life long friends, good discount, good health benefits and 401k which is hard to find in retail

    Cons

    They do not pay their retail employees enough, bad marketing for new products, bad leadership. The company is downsizing because they are not making money.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to get back to the people!! Once Adidas took over, they just focused on numbers. The company is not investing time in training their employees or developing them. Many of the new GM's for their stores, are people who have worked in retail but have never worked with athletic footwear or apparel and it's embarrassing. The company invest money into new products but they do not invest money into marketing so you will never know about the new products. Citrate Corporate told the stores they are responsible for their own marketing and they should do so by using social media and community outreach. Corporate should stop hiring and promoting people who are ruining the business. As a result of this, the company is downsizing and eliminating and there is no incentive to work here.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    The also ran. Once on par with Nike, Reebok is slowly falling behind lowly companies like Fila and Sketchers.

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Canton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The motivated product design team keeps the company afloat while engaging in a constant upstream fight against the relentless current of out of touch marketing staff and unmotivated/untrained product developers.

    Cons

    Senior management team is full of stereotypical undereducated New Englanders. They could not be father removed, or any less interested in market trends, research, or innovation.

    Advice to Management

    How can you expect different results by restructuring with the same players every few years? Stop promoting people who provide mediocre performance. Successful companies innovate. Non innovative companies fail. Embrace the importance of innovative product creation before it's too late.


  6. Too many changes not enough support!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Sunrise, FL
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Sunrise, FL

    I have been working at Reebok full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Offers a good employee discount

    Cons

    No bonus incentives, change in Management too often, unorganized structure

    Advice to Management

    Bonuses, employee appreciation needed, should care more about the employees and not just into making money.


  7. Unguided and unsure...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Canton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reebok full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are great options for filling your day with a workout or a coffee. Good parties! Lots if good people to work with. Great campus.

    Cons

    Management changes direction every two minutes and direction doesn't come easy...if at all. No work-life balance...very difficult to plan your life when seasonal calendars are not delivered. Very little value on veteran knowledge...

    Advice to Management

    Talent isn't only about "who your best friend is"...reebok has definitely missed out on a lot of knowledge due to money driven cuts.


  8. Reebok seems to cut every corner possible.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Team Lead in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Reebok full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great employee discount -Seasonal clothing allowances -Fun work environment -Opportunity to advance -Fun in-store events -Reasonable hours -Working out while at work

    Cons

    -Unrealistic sales goals -Poor product -Lack of communication between corporate -High turnover rate -Missing an identity -Complete waste of resources

    Advice to Management

    They expect to compete with lululemon and Nike, but they offer an inferior product at the same price. They have at least 3 different manufacturing locations in Asia and they are all made differently and fit differently. They seem to think they can swim with the big fish, when really they are just stuck at the bottom of the ocean!


  9. Helpful (4)

    Difficulty getting answers due to lack of ownership and function empowerment. Constant struggle between departments.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Travel perks are nice and help alleviate some stress when workload seems unbearable. If you are a fitness fanatic, you can expect daily encouragement to move, cancel or delay meetings. Friday summer hours.

    Cons

    Fitness (Crossfit) enthusiasm and appearance seem to matter more in terms of company progression than dedication and hard work towards daily job responsibilities. Little support offered when morale is low. Lay offs and restructuring seem to be inevitable and at least yearly, resulting in little confidence about job security. Minimal action taken when employees face inhospitable working conditions due to unreasonable upper management. Zero to no mentoring.

    Advice to Management

    Work on rewarding and maintaining talent by consistent salary review and bonus offerings - time it takes to get approvals for pay increases or additional reward money is far too long - people walk and we lose extraordinary designers to competitors offering more pay for the same work. Offer support for new managers and teams.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Reebok is trying to focus and find a footing in this hyper competitive market. It's a mixed bag.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Designer in Canton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Reebok full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many of the non-managment employees are truly talented and hardworking. A great worklife balance in the footwear department.

    Cons

    Almost comedic lack of direction and focus. Weak upper management and weaker Director level. Offen times the wrong people promoted for the wrong reasons. Lots of layoffs - I mean 'restructuring' - over the past ten years. No career planning.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make the best product possible - not the best product possible for a price. Stop all of the compromises to the product and don't release something until it is ready. Less is more. Create a career path to follow for each employment category.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Male Americans

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Canton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reebok full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall Fitness focus give good opportunities for a healthier environment - physically - (not mentally or socially as the brand's vision)

    Cons

    Extremely male leadership who only wants yes-sayers and dont listen to other perspectives. Very american who dont listen to other cultures

    Advice to Management

    Enhance culture diversity and women. Learn how to listen to their team.



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