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SwimOutlet.com Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
32 Reviews

2.4
32 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short and Simple

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Company looks for you to be very independent with your work task. Make decisions on your own without having to ask a manager or supervisor what you should do. You have your own office space and you do things the best way that is available for you to do.

    Cons

    Office "cliques" were already established so there wasn't really a warm welcoming from some employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good stepping stone, no room for advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Swimoutlet.com is a good stepping stone and great place to learn essential skills and experience. Flexible hours and relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    Only pets of management are ever given promotions and insane raises. They have free lunches and workout classes, but to be honest these are merely illusions to mask the fact that salaries are horrendously lower than industry standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain top talent by giving credit when credit is due, and communicate company goals better.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fast paced

    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    decent pay, friendly environment, good perks

    Cons

    job can get monotonous at times

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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Truth in Advertising -

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    You're employed making income for your family.

    Company recently stopped a long standing tradition of celebrating employee's birthdays.

    Cons

    Pay - Just above the minimum for San Jose

    Support - Your only support are your co-workers and the senior workers if they feel threatened by you will try to have you fired or give you false information when you ask for help. Managers and Supervisors never keep staff updated to changes or issues as they arise till hours later if you are lucky.

    Benefits: Basic level of health benefits that require you to make a hefty contribution too and at the hourly rate you are paid it can eat into your income. Office equipment is ancient and appear to be from second hand office supply chains.

    HR: Do not go to HR with any issues as they will use this for building a case against you if you become a target of managment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do an audit of your company and invest to the future. So much wasted potential and no one appears to care. Fostering a negative unproductive environment will only encourage more employees to leave for brighter pastures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent for a temp or par time job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    First shift Monday through Friday schedule is nice. Decent benefits if you're full time for 6 months or longer. Occasional lunches for regular staff.

    Cons

    The pay is not great and raises are practically non existant. Managers/supervisors openly pick favorites, have even fired other employees for them. Overall, it's a very unprofessional enviornment and feels like high school all over again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to get it together. This company has a ton of potential but wont get anywhere with their current attitude and policies. Hire the right people for the right positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    High Turnover

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Flexible
    Great Entry Level Positions
    Catered Lunch (2x a week)

    Cons

    The pay here is below competitors
    Turnover rate is extremely high
    No guaranteed promotion/salary increase
    People who worked here for years in same position!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make salary higher, you're never going to grow correctly with this business practice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to Learn for Young and Hungry people, Not a place for those wanting to make a living

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to Learn about the Online Retail industry, especially in the swimming, active wear sector; For new graduates willing to learn, you will gain a lot of knowledge if you are willing to work hard; Relaxed environment- casual dress code, Pin pong, Foosball table; Fitness, yoga classes throughout the week

    Cons

    Low wages compared to industry standard, Some of the managements unwillingness to listen or communicate with workers, High Turnover rates in employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to keep your star employees happy and rid of the ones that a not so hot, please make a better effort to communicate with everyone in the company and not just few selected people, Make better use of all the smart, young people that work for the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Do Not Work Here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Chester, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, OH

    Pros

    very relaxed dress code, occasional free lunches

    Cons

    favoritism, low moral, extremely hot in the summer and they don't allow you to carry water (what?) poor communication. Pay is not competitive nor do they give decent or frequent raises. You're only a number to the people higher up.
    supervisors will bark orders at you instead of addressing you like the human being that you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on moral, make sure your numbers are correct before rewarding anyone. Don't favor one person over another. Have manners/be polite.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to take charge of your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    open, flexible work environment, great people, fun atmosphere, management open to ideas/suggestions, yoga, fitness and pilates classes, one can take their career to the next level by being entrepreneurial, and asking the right questions.

    Cons

    pay can be better - this is improving, benefits can be richer. more training for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your employees, develop strategy, and plan for the long-term

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Young company with potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Production Manager in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Energetic employees, healthy culture (free catered lunches, snacks provided during the day) Free yoga and on site gym, BBQ;s, ice cream socials etc. Excellent "team" environment. Open seating, easy to branch out of your cube or office.

    Cons

    CEO is very detached (at least he was 2010-2011), never met him the entire time I worked there and I had a managerial level position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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