The Rockport Company Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Perfect job for in-college workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Boston, MA

    I worked at The Rockport Company part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great employee benefits and decent hours

    Cons

    Highly controlled corporate structure since owned by ADIDAS

  2. Management is in a world of their own.

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    Former Employee - Full Time Shift Lead in Woodburn, OR
    Former Employee - Full Time Shift Lead in Woodburn, OR

    I worked at The Rockport Company full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It's a fun place to work if you like selling shoes. It's a great job to take if you are going to school and need some spending money.

    Cons

    Management is poorly (read: not) trained and there is a lot of turnover because of it. The store is very slow and it can really get to you. Pay isn't great and there is a lot of miscommunication between management and upper management. It took me six weeks for them to stop charging me for healthcare that I already have. No one in upper management takes any responsibility and that trickles down to the sales associates.

    They also will pull from adidas applicants and send you to Rockport.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and at least pretend you care. Getting emails saying stuff like "Hey guys lets keep those sales up YAY!" when you (the sales associate) don't get bonuses or anything and the people sending the emails do is grating.

  3. Lazy, unambitious company with no vision or loyalty for its employees.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Rockport Company

    Pros

    Good pay compared to similar jobs in the industry.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunity within company, horrible execution of simple infrastructure logistics (transfers/shipment), no vision for future, lazy production of products.
    No loyalty to its employees, worked for one of the most profitable stores, found out from landlord that store was shutting down. Did not offer any other job opportunities or any significant severance for any of the staff. Did not address it personally at all.

    Advice to Management

    Decide where you want the company to go, maybe have corporate actually follow through with marketing or the visuals they want in stores rather than essentially making store employees carry out these tasks.
    Don't discard your employees after they were one of the few positive stores in the country and try to hide it for as long as you could. We need to find jobs, if we didn't find out through the landlord, the FedEx guy even knew before us, when would they have told us?

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  5. the company closed the store abruptly without any prior notice.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at The Rockport Company full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    working closely with coworkers and interacting with the customers was a pleasure.

    Cons

    Upper management without prior notice, informed all employees that the store's lease would not be renewed. This was after being hired just 2 months prior. Left a really bad taste. Wouldn't have taken the job if I new this was coming.

    Advice to Management

    should be up front and honest with their staff.

  6. Growing brown shoe brand with athletic technology

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

    I have been working at The Rockport Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The HQ is located in Reebok World HQ so being able to use the Reebok facilities is fantastic.
    The benefits are great, 100% education reimbursement for qualified programs.
    We are owned by the adidas-Group so we are able to leverage their technologies in our products.
    Work with great people who are very knowledgeable about the footwear industry.

    Cons

    We are a smaller brand compared to our sister companies so sometimes at the large all company meetings with the adidas-Group we can kind of get "lost in the shuffle".
    There has been a decent amount of turnover lately which makes doing your job difficult at times.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good learning experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Rockport Company

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, good learning experience

    Cons

    limited growth opportunity/ not much HR interaction

    Advice to Management

    provide career laters/ allow younger workers opportunity to participate in projects outside of their regular duties

  8. Unpleasant but rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Garden City, NY

    I have been working at The Rockport Company full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    great benefits, easy bonus payout, and flexible hours

    Cons

    low pay, expect too much to be done

  9. Good product, good colleagues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Design Team in Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Product Design Team in Canton, MA

    I worked at The Rockport Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    established consumer base, global business, BIG parent company

    Cons

    senior management team does not have vision

    Advice to Management

    meaningful consumer products with value and benefits is what made TRC the opportunity it was. this is no longer the case.

  10. Store Manager

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New Delhi (India)

    I have been working at The Rockport Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    i am working in footwear showroom . we sell and feel comfort which consumer also feeling the same after weriang our rockport shoes

    Cons

    the range is so high and bad marketing because of this there is no accessibility ,visibility and traffic

    Advice to Management

    plz do more advertising and take some good location for showrooms

  11. Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at The Rockport Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Doing nothing all day. Laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Bad management. No recognition given.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to sales associates

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