SRAM Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
10 Reviews
3.9
10 Reviews
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Stanley R. Day Jr.
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  1.  

    Temporary Inspector

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    Former Employee - Inspector  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Inspector in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at SRAM as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I loved everything about working there and sorry that they let me go.

    Cons

    I was brought in as a temp, and had no access to email or company documents to do my job to the best of my ability. My boss was always in meetings and unavailable most of the time. Production workers do not speak English, so gaining necessary knowledge was difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully my successor was a direct hire!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sales/Marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Ability to define your own role. Large company with a lot of opportunity. Great benefits. Accessible executive management.

    Cons

    Good ol' boys club. Sometimes it felt more like a men's locker room than a business. A lot of politics and personal issues between department heads created barriers to getting things done. A lot of disrespectful, passive-aggressive, unprofessional colleagues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the fat. There are a lot of people that are taking advantage of the company's generosity. Hold people accountable for their behavior.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Passionate company, great product tradition, but needs to mature with leadership and employee development.

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    Current Employee - Field Marketing Program Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Program Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at SRAM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Folks are passionate about there work and sharing that passion with others in the Indusrty. Good product perks and industry benefits from industry network. Potential for travel and working or transferring to other domestic or international locations. Real corporate culture to grown cycling and support cycling infrastructure growth. Low turnover.

    Cons

    Cross functional support is tough. As they grow through acquiring other companies, overcoming cultural differences between different locations is challenging. They lack a tradition of mentoring younger managers or defining a career path in any capacity. Pay could be more competitive, but perks and travel can offset here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask questions of staffers on the ground and engaging customers. Provide a clearer definition of career possibilities and opportunities for growth. Create a tradition of mentorship and nurture an environment of learning by creating time for it. Maintain the enthusiasm, passion, and support to grow the sport and industry.

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    Approves of CEO
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    A growing company

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    -Lots to do (challenges in every project)
    -Good technical support (available software and reference materials)
    -Superb culture
    -Excellent perks
    -Travel to other SRAM offices (Chicago, Indianapolis, Spearfish, San Luis Obispo, Colorado Springs, Taichung, Taiwan, Schweinfurt, Germany, Coimbra, Portugal)

    Cons

    -At risk of being a fun company with good products instead of a great company with fun products
    -Too great of an emphasis on exact cycling cultural fit might keep out valuable technical contributors
    -Advancement paths are not entirely clear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stan Day is the most inspirational leader anyone could want. Kind of like a kindly uncle you never want to disappoint.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SRAM

    Pros

    flexible time, great atmosphere, interesting work

    Cons

    really needs work to diversify the staff. Mostly 25-50 year old white dudes.

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    I have been in SRAM for 20 years and been though every aspect of coaching fields.

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    Current Employee - National Coach  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - National Coach in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at SRAM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I love coaching so SRAM has provided me with the best avenue to fulfill my dreams.

    Cons

    The renumeration has not been up to my satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SRAM needs to be more proactive in terms of finding more sponsors and a bigger role for national coaches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Treat Asia employees bad.

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    Former Employee - LPD Engineer  in  Taichung (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - LPD Engineer in Taichung (Taiwan)

    I worked at SRAM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    high pressure environment makes you learning quickly. employee discount for bike components. big company.

    Cons

    very low pay comparing to a incredible working time. factory is always talking about cost down, even on their own employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat Asia employees better

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SRAM full-time

    Pros

    Everything is Good and Well Pay Location is great

    Cons

    Nothing Bad communication is a problem

  10.  

    Great environment for the athlete

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SRAM full-time

    Pros

    The casual work environment is great for those who understand they still need to get their work done. Travel opportunities to some amazing locations. The company encourages lunch time workouts and after-work/before-work bike rides. They are also willing to help people advance within the company.

    Cons

    There are some tough personalities in middle management that hold back certain departments. There is a lack of willingness to provide training. It's more of a sink or swim mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve product quality. Figure out who is holding the company and make some changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I feel that this is one of the best companies I have worked for.

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer

    I have been working at SRAM

    Pros

    Working in the sporting industry.

    Cons

    Need to better document our processes and hire employees that speak english.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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