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Burlington, VT
201 to 500 employees
1977
Company - Private
Sports & Recreation
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In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn. Since then, Burton has fueled the growth of snowboarding worldwide through its groundbreaking product lines, its grassroots efforts to get the sport accepted at resorts and its team of top ... Read more

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.

Burton Snowboards Reviews

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    I have been working at Burton Snowboards full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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Burton Snowboards Photos

Burton Snowboards photo of: Ride Day!
Burton Snowboards photo of: Financial Planning & Analysis Ride Day 2015
Burton Snowboards photo of: Drop In Next - are you up for it?
Burton Snowboards photo of: Jazz Fest in Burlington - June 2015
Burton Snowboards photo of: Burton's Community Garden
Burton Snowboards photo of: Burlington's 13 mile bike path with views of Green Mountains and Adirondacks
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Burton Snowboards Interviews

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    Interview

    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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