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Mission: Drop In Next: a) A term used in boardsports for getting up, standing sideways, and enjoying the ride. b) A term used by Burton Snowboards recruitment to describe when one embarks on a fulfilling career in boardsports.
I have been working at Burton Snowboards full-time (More than 10 years)
Working with people who are passionate about the outdoors and have active lifestyles. Great sense of culture and community. Company has a clear direction and clear statement of goals beyond financial. Sustainability is important to the organization/owners. Burlington is a great little city/town. Montreal 1.5 drive, Boston 3.5 hr drive, NYC 1 hr flight.
Some departments still recovering from former toxic leaders that ingrained their mentality on those that worked for them. This has improved dramatically in the last 3 years, though. Burlington is great, but sometimes feels like a small town.
Advice to Management
Continue to be transparent about the state of the business, to give the employees a sense of the larger strategy and adapt to a rapidly changing market and industry.
Wow - what an experience! My partner and I had decided to move to the northeast after over 20 years in NYC. That said, I start there because I know I have a high bar for candidate experience and the interview process. Now, on to Burton Snowboards -- I applied online for the role and was contacted by a leader on their Culture and Talent team. I've never had an initial call where an individual had the inability to a) speak to any mission, vision, culture or values, and b) articulate what the scope of the role was. I honestly felt as though I was transported back to the 90s and on an episode of candid camera. I understand the bar for talent might be lower in rural VT but I do hope leadership takes a look at some point and assesses who they're putting on the front lines to represent their brand. Hard pass for me.
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