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I worked at 5.11 Tactical full-time (Less than a year)
The finance/accounting department is a great team. Quirky bunch to say the least, but solid leadership and everyones in good spirits all the time. And obviously as an accountant that's who you spend 95% of the time with. But there are good opportunities to work cross functional with other departments and the whole company is definitely connected.
The gym/kitchen are awesome, and really build a sense of community for the company as a whole. You can tell people who don't necessarily work together are still friends just from mingling and stuff in the office, its nice to see. Leadership of the other departments are all friendly, and the CEO is a baller. Monthly town hall meetings and other guest speaker events are a nice touch too. Overall company culture is great here and the open floor plan in the Dev Center is definitely part of the reason why
For the accounting department specifically - Just moved to another office across the parking lot, which doesn't have the same feel as the main office. More of a corporate office feel and although the stand up desks are a nice touch, it still feels pretty congested in there. I know that the plan is to move to another large office for everyone eventually, but for now thats kinda a bummer. And for the company as a whole, it seems like there might be some sort of disconnect between departments (just analyzing from a financial side), and maybe some departments feel like others are stepping on their toes. As the retail business is growing, its guaranteed to take away from the other areas of the biz so thats something that needs to be figured out -- but aside from this stuff there aren't many cons.
Advice to Management
I don't have much advice here. Keep doing the gym classes and keep the kitchen.
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at 5.11 Tactical (Irvine, CA) in May 2017.
Extensive. Met with the assistant controller, controller, VP Finance, HR Manager, VP of HR, and the VP of Retail. They're thorough, but nothing unusually tricky or anything like that