SRAM Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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SRAM President and CEO Stanley R. Day Jr.
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  1. Relaxed, fun cycling culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at SRAM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pro-cycling culture
    Relaxed environment
    Global Travel opportunities

    Cons

    Boy's club atmosphere at work
    Benefits very limited for size of company
    Compensation average

  2. As long as your part of the "club"

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    Former Contractor - Sales in Northwest Harbor, NY
    Former Contractor - Sales in Northwest Harbor, NY

    I worked at SRAM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products and great marketing! I love the products quality and technology. They put a ton of $ behind marketing so you are always getting a box of SRAM branded goodies in the mail.

    Cons

    If you are not part of the club, being as if you don't fit in with the rest of the bunch, it doesn't matter how much sales or revenue you produce, you can be sent home packing before you have time to say goodbye.

    Advice to Management

    Quit drinking the kool-aid. Find solutions to existing problems before worrying about new product launches. Focus on growth rather than who is kissing who's you know what.

  3. Excellent company culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SRAM full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    SRAM values you! They want you to be healthy and happy, they want your family to be healthy. They understand that an employee has responsibilities outside of work and as long as you get your work done and are an efficient employee you have the freedom to take care of yourself and your family.

    They value leadership training, and training associated with your position. They believe in continuing education.

    Cons

    Some departments work in a bit of a silo, "us versus them" mentality, though I would say this is the minority.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SRAM part-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    sometimes very hectic and fast base job

  6. Temporary Inspector

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    Former Contractor - Inspector in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Contractor - Inspector in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at SRAM as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Hopefully my successor was a direct hire!

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. 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 (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. A growing company

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at SRAM full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. 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.

  11. great environment, great culture, great people, good training system,

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Taichung (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Taichung (Taiwan)

    I have been working at SRAM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good HR system, treat you pretty like the asset of the company.

    Cons

    some manager got pretty different style of the management.

    Advice to Management

    need more respect to the employee

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