Trek Bicycle

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Trek Bicycle Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
26 Reviews
3.7
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Mansion Hill Inn, a great working environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Innkeeper in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Innkeeper in Madison, WI

    I worked at Trek Bicycle full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, beautiful building, good benefits (health care, 401k), fun environment within Trek.

    Cons

    Very few - what you see is what you get. Events are hard work, but they are satisfying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training courses. They were very helpful, but perhaps too few during my time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, but didn't gain much experience as an intern

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern

    I worked at Trek Bicycle

    Pros

    So many cool benefits
    Taking a break from work to workout
    Cool people
    Relatively chill environment

    Cons

    The pay was much lower than what my peers were making at other internships

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GIve you interns projects where they can actually learn something. I already know how to recycle cardboard.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Electronics Intern

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    Former Employee - Electronic Engineer
    Former Employee - Electronic Engineer

    I worked at Trek Bicycle

    Pros

    While electronics are not the mainstream part of this company, everyone always treated me like I belonged. It was such a positive environment that it was almost surreal. The management was structured and even when the team was under pressure to finish a product, the atmosphere remained positive.

    Cons

    The pay was low even for an internship. Being a small company there was small talk drama between conflicting personalities, but again it felt more like the type of sass that two siblings would share because the working environment was so relaxed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving forward, management has made a huge steps in the right direction I think they just need to keep their wave of motivation in motion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    20 years of bumping the ceiling

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Waterloo, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Waterloo, WI

    I have been working at Trek Bicycle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great workout facility, wellness plan, health insurance, flexible time off, cafeteria serves great food and free coffee, educational reimbursement.

    Cons

    No knowledge transfer, high turnover, lots of "boys club" mentality with no desire to change that. If you don't drink or exercise forget it. Extras get cut out year after year, no Christmas parties, no family events (unless your family is old enough for beer and brats), more of a college dorm mentality. Management decline to the point that no one is steering the ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get connected with the ranks, jump off the soap box, quit preaching and find out what is holding your company back. Offer incentives that are realistic and reasonable along with opportunities to advance. Question why people are flocking out the door these days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work in progress

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trek Bicycle

    Pros

    Good atmosphere. Nice workout facilities.

    Cons

    Uncertain direction from upper management.

  7.  

    Amazing Work Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trek Bicycle part-time

    Pros

    The fitness center and training course are wonderful!
    Flexible work time and smart co-workers.
    The healthiest company.

    Cons

    Be "global". Should improve diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great Company Great Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Madison, WI

    I worked at Trek Bicycle full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Office Environment

    Cons

    The only thing that I felt needed help was training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep It up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Terrific Work Environment and Rewards Hard Workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Operations Specialist in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Technical Operations Specialist in Madison, WI

    I worked at Trek Bicycle full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I feel that Trek embodies the work hard, play hard mentality. Things are very business, but no forgets that it's important to have fun, which mostly involves some sort of activity that involves bicycles (imagine that). There's lots of opportunity for career exploration for those unsure of what they're after, and increased responsibility is often given to those who hard to earn it.

    Cons

    The location in small town Wisconsin is a bit isolated from Madison, WI, but the commute isn't really that bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support employee autonomy. It's good to give people the freedom to take on responsibility and deliver results in their own way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Total Chaos

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, WI
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, WI

    I worked at Trek Bicycle full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You can buy bikes for cheap

    Cons

    Expected to maintain a certain body type to have decent insurance cost, time constantly wasted on internal social network, 5 - 7 hour planning meetings where people play card games to determine the required effort to accomplish a task. Open shaming of new employees who don't have extensive knowledge of trek or an interest in biking / fitness. Focus on supporting stale technology in a massive patch work quilt of nonsense code.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire technology staff that is not stuck in 2005

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company if the culture is for you.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trek Bicycle

    Pros

    Bicycles are an exciting product to work with. The company has many flexibilities for work/life balance. Compensation is acceptable. Product development has a can-do attitude and strives to produce the best product possible.

    Cons

    The culture isn't for everyone. Some employees believe its great. For others, I don't think they are able to fit in and eventually move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more employee to employee respect and understanding. There is some effort toward this, but it could be much better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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