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Backcountry.com Overview

Park City, UT
501 to 1000 employees
1996
Company - Private
Retail
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Our mission is to connect people to their passions. Our 5 online stores—Backcountry, Competitive Cyclist, MotoSport, Bergfreunde, SteepandCheap—aim to supply our customers with the gear, knowledge, and inspiration necessary to get out there and chase down ... Read more

Mission: Our Mission – why we exist – is to connect people to their passions.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2014 (#50)

Backcountry.com – Why Work For Us?


THIS IS BACKCOUNTRY

We get people who get outside—plain and simple. This is about gear, grit, and connecting people to their passions.

HUMBLE ROOTS, CLEAR VISION

Backcountry.com began in 1996 with two guys, a stack of avalanche beacons, and a garage in Park City, Utah. Our roots were humble, and we've grown since then, but our vision is still clear: to provide the best outdoor gear—and to be the best at doing it.

PARK CITY, UT

We have deep roots in Utah, and we thrive on the trails and in the mountains surrounding Park City. Our corporate headquarters sits just north of old town Park City and within a quick pedal or a few footsteps of the Wasatch mountains.

WHAT GOES UP

It doesn’t get much better than working at 9000ft. A road ride on twisty blacktop, a mountain bike ride on miles of IMBA gold-rated trails, or skiing lap after lap of bottomless powder in the Wasatch range are all par for the course during your lunch break.

LOCAL COLOR

Concerts all summer, Sundance in the winter, and some of the West's best restaurants year-round—the local color is vibrant. You won't have to travel more than a few minutes to see any of it, and if you're looking for a little more of an urban experience, Salt Lake City is only 30 minutes away.

ALL FOUR SEASONS

Utah's snowfall is legendary, but high-altitude living also means that you get the colors of fall, cool mornings in the spring, and warm summer nights. For anyone who thrives in the outdoors, this is a new spin on paradise every three or four months.

JOIN THE TEAM

At Backcountry, we value your passions just as much as your work. Much in the way that we seek out the highest performing gear on the planet, we hire the most knowledgeable and experienced employees in the industry.

THE PERKS

We have industry-leading perks to reward a job well done. Whether you display an example of one of our core values or simply get it done, the list of perks is nearly endless.

GEAR

Gear is at the heart of our business, so we offer deep discounts and pro deals so you can own the best and test the latest. Lift ticket and seasons pass deals and Ski Utah Gold Passes give you access to the mountains to ski and board during the winter and mountain bike during the summer.

EVENTS

Feel like getting out at night? Our sponsored events are legendary and include trail relays, mountain bike races, and our company-wide Adventure party.

WORKDAY RECREATION

And best of all, workday recreation is highly encouraged; a mid-day ride on the bike, a morning of skiing neck-deep powder, or an early afternoon climb are all part of who we are.

& MORE...

  • Flexible time off policy
  • A casual dress code
  • Reimbursement for carpooling or biking to work

THE BENEFITS

In addition to offering industry-leading perks, we have big-company benefits to keep you and your family healthy and happy.

BENEFITS INCLUDE

  • Medical, dental, vision, and disability & life insurance
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • 401(k) matching for retirement
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA)

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    I worked at Backcountry.com part-time

    Pros

    Freedom to actually help people. Few scripts. Stellar perks. Fun co-workers. Lots of learning. Solid culture.

    Cons

    A bit more emphasis on numbers than I personally find beneficial. I was let go in an email that I was BCC'ed in after being told I would probably be staying on. I didn't even realize it was for me. Not the best way to tell me.

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Backcountry.com Interviews

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    Marketing Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Park City, UT
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Backcountry.com (Park City, UT) in February 2017.

    Interview

    If you interview here, prepare for the long haul. The process took a little under three months. There were three phone screenings - not including the recruiter. One of the phone screens was with a Harvard graduate who has a Masters in Biostatistics and another had a PhD in Astrophysics. Once the phone screenings were over, they gave me homework to complete over the weekend which I then presented to a group of eight. In the end I wasn't offered the position because of my experience and short work history.

    I've actually interview for three positions here. So either they are very picky (They are), or I just look a lot better on paper than I really am (probably true too). The overall experience was really good though. Everyone was very professional and the recruiter actually called me to tell me I hadn't gotten the job..... does that ever happen? Seriously. Very classy. However, it's disappointing to invest so much time into the process and not get the job based on information they had from the first phone screen (my work history and experience).

    There is no growing into a role at Backcountry. Trust me, I have tried three times. You must either fit the role 100% perfectly or be overqualified. It's competitive enough that there is likely someone more qualified than you if you're only at 60-80%. So think about that before you initiate the tediously long process.

    Anyways, good luck with your interview if you got one.

    Interview Questions

    • Using the attached datasets, answer the following:
      1. What is the daily estimated revenue and NTF by channel during January and November 2015?
      a. Explain the methodology used to estimate these values? Summarize any significant explanatory variables.
      b. What are the strengths and weaknesses of your model?
      c. What additional data would you want to increase the accuracy of your estimate?
      2. Assume the aggregate annual marketing cost is fixed. However, marketing spend can be adjusted to a different channel or time period (within the same calendar year).
      a. Would you adjust marketing spend? Why or why not?
      b. What would be the net impact in revenue and NTF? How did you arrive at this estimate?
      c. What additional information would you want and why?
      3. In theory, what factors and considerations are needed to optimize marketing spend? Describe tests you could conduct to set optimal targets. What additional data would be needed for these tests?  
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Backcountry.com Awards & Accolades

  • Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Medium Sized Companies, Glassdoor, 2014

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