Sierra Trading Post

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Sierra Trading Post Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    It's a great place to work!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sierra Trading Post

    Pros

    Great environment and great people!

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to balance other things

  2.  

    Average Pay, work is on and off, and low level leadership can be painful to work with.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheyenne, WY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheyenne, WY

    I worked at Sierra Trading Post full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay isn't bad for the region and for unskilled labor. Since the big buyout at the end of '12, they have proper benefits like 401k matching, health, etc.

    Cons

    Pay is OK, but it's capped, and there's no incentive to push past a certain minimum production level. Low level management doesn't get a great deal of oversight and they have be incredibly abusive, or incompetent. Holiday seasons crunch times; A la Retail. 60-80 hours mandatory (OT pay exists though) with constant physical labor. This means you are now a zombie when Christmas rolls around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Uncap that pay! For those of us who work harder than everyone else, let us earn what we deserve! The losers who work slow will get less anyway so it should come out even in the end.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company for the area.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Catalog Employee in Cheyenne, WY
    Former Employee - Catalog Employee in Cheyenne, WY

    I worked at Sierra Trading Post full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent. The health plan is one of the best in Cheyenne. The company re-imburses employees tuition for taking college credits. The pay is not stellar, but for the area it is competitive. Those employees who are working through college, or need a good health plan for a family will find Sierra to be an excellent workplace. Those employees who purchase a great deal of outdoor equipment will enjoy the company discount.

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult. Most employees reach the glass ceiling around their first promotion, if not before. Advancement is not based on qualification, so keeping your head down is not an effective strategy. Those interested in advancement should focus on networking with employees from catalog production and web development, as these are the offices with the most clout.

    The company has recently been sold to TJX, so there is a bit of uncertainty as to possible cuts in the next year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems as though the recent sale has left the company rudderless. Someone needs to take control and decide what kind of company Sierra is going to be, otherwise TJX will do it for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sierra Trading Post (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exit interviews and self-evaluations from employees show a overwhelming acceptance of company policies and the support employees receive from managers.Over 40% of employees have been with the company over 5 years.

    Cons

    Is STP perfect? No. It appears the policy regarding customer's with abusive return habits has not been embraced by some. This is obviously and area the company can work to imporve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to employees and customers.

    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Moronic decisions lead to angry customers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sierra Trading Post part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Met some nice people that were peers, most products are good value + coupons

    Cons

    Apparently mgmt would send EMAILS to customers stating they were no longer allowed to shop there b/c of high return rates. Embarrassed to work there and have to explain this to customers.

    I also had customers complain about recieving products that appeared used on multiple occasions. When there is smoke there is fire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe you should start by not banning customers from business. You will be out of business if this continues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    About to go out of business because of incompetent top and middle management. Under severe financial strains.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheyenne, WY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheyenne, WY

    I worked at Sierra Trading Post

    Pros

    Benefits. Friendly people. Good facilities for doing your job.

    Cons

    Incompetent top and middle management. Under severe financial strains. Horrendous favoritism. Brown-nosing common and accepted. Manipulation of middle managers prevalent. Age and discrimination prevalent. No consistency in administering benefits from year to year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic in forecasting revenues. Provide full opportunities for advancement whenever a job opens without allowing favoritism or tenure to be the guidelines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Built from the ground up means hard work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sierra Trading Post part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    friendly, honest folks. Excellent value for customers. Conservative leadership

    Cons

    No cons, unless you're not willing to work for your wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've watched this business grow from the ground up. Keith and his family didn't get this far by luck or having it handed to them. They treat this business, and their employees, as a gift from God.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Negative experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sierra Trading Post

    Pros

    Full time employment and pay

    Cons

    Limited chance of advancement, poor communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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