Skullcandy Reviews

Updated May 12, 2014
Updated May 12, 2014
8 Reviews
3.9
8 Reviews
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    Business Development

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    Former Employee - International Business Development Manager  in  San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - International Business Development Manager in San Clemente, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work I recommend

    Cons

    unstable marketplace and lack of coaching

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advices

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Awesome culture and inspiring senior leadership team.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Park City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park City, UT

    I have been working at Skullcandy full-time

    Pros

    -Culture: flexible scheduling, casual dress, fun people, and creative work environment
    -Senior Leadership: communication is clear and often from the top. Our senior leaders have a true passion for the products and come with a lot of solid experience. None of them sit in a corner office and instead are very visible and active with the rest of the team. Employees are publicly acknowledged for their successes.
    -Work-ethic: this is not a place for clock watchers. Employees work hard and often late to get the job done!
    -Opportunity: there is so much opportunity to directly affect change at Skullcandy and to create new processes and/or alter existing ones.

    Cons

    The team is small and so people normally are responsible for work that at other companies might spread across 2-4 people. This can be overwhelming BUT if you love the brand/products and are able to prioritize & strategize around your space, it's very rewarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication coming!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fun work environment and culture, below market pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Park City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park City, UT

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

    Pros

    Flex time, fun work environment, new ideas can be accepted

    Cons

    Sometimes Patronizing senior management, low wages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change management could be improved to help create some continuity when an individual leaves.

    Recommends
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    Great place for experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Young leadership, willing to take chances, exposure to the business outside your department, flexible schedule, interesting if somewhat confusing culture, great network for pro-deals.

    Cons

    Below average pay, uninspired human resource department, no paid time off (flex time is a joke), Management mocks employees who do not fit "the skullcandy culture" which is an ever changing element.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is not setup to develop and maintain good talent. Alter practices or the best non-management employees will continue to leave for better paying jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fast-paced & fun work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Park City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park City, UT

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

    Pros

    Company culture is fun and active; we can get roudy at times. Great career growth opportunities. Lead by the dynamo, Hoby Darling, who is infusing enthusiasm and commitment into the Skullcandy Team with a dedicated vision true to our roots.

    Cons

    At Skullcandy we work hard. People are often working late, and doing the work of more than one person. Hard work is noticed, and expected, which is great to accomplish a ton, but a fine line in being overbearing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate fairly those who are in line with company goals and prove dedication to success of the company. Those of us starting out our careers at Skullcandy need to know that our work is making a difference, and have that appreciation reflected in salary increases where due. Work to keep your best employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Startup culture, low level of talent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Park City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park City, UT

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

    Pros

    Office is designed like a skatepark, complete freedom regarding computer use (streaming music, youtube, social media etc), discounted ski passes, opportunities if you are coming in as management

    Cons

    Having worked in conservative (ie business casual) organizations in the past, the level of talent at Skullcandy was disappointing. A lot of kids without previous work experience who are looking to be ski bums. Skullcandy couldn't seem to strike the right balance between laid back and getting work done. Also, extreme disparity in pay between functional groups and management vs sole contributors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes, the culture is cool, but there needs to be clear direction and a sense of urgency around projects and daily work. Most importantly, pay needs to be more in line with industry and disparity between employees in the same job needs to be resolved (performance-based, of course).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A transitional company on the mend

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Park City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park City, UT

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

    Pros

    They're making the right decisions, and getting rid of excess departments and offices. Excellent people with a passion to play hard and work harder.

    Cons

    took too long to start correcting the ship, and the company trajectory to maintain rock star senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep driving change in the right areas, and keep listening to employees about what needs to be changed to bring back the Skullcandy of yore!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work with great people and a great culture

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    Current Employee - Summer Analyst  in  Park City, UT
    Current Employee - Summer Analyst in Park City, UT

    I have been working at Skullcandy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Skullcandy is a growing company with an incredible culture. The office is awesome and the CEO Hoby Darling is doing a great job at establishing Skullcandy as a market leader.

    Cons

    There are few living options near the office headquarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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