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Mission: "We want every person who pulls on a Gymshark product to feel inspired each and every time they wear it"
I have been working at Gymshark full-time
Lots of visibility across the business.
Able to make an impact across all levels.
Being able to know everyone in a business from execs to chiefs - not many places where this still happens.
Toxic culture - looks great on the outside to others but on the inside it's very much a struggle to progress or be recognized unless you're one of the original members of Gymshark.
Lack of leadership - too many inexperienced managers who have either been promoted due to them knowing people in high places or have been there for a long time. A lot of people aren't being developed and left frustrated by the lack of leadership. There are some great leaders across the business but then there are some really poor ones.
Working hours - they promote "flexi-time" but in reality if you leave on time or do your core hours people will look down on you which makes you feel pressured to stay longer.
Advice to Management
Listen to your execs and new starters more rather than thinking everything is perfect - the world is a lot different at gymshark if you're an original or someone in power.
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Gymshark in November 2016.
A lengthy, tricky process in even getting an interview.
They had the same job role advertised twice, but with two different job descriptions. Which confused my application. Leading to a rejection at one point, and an interest later. Bizarre.
The interview itself went really well. The HR manager (I believe?) was very polite and incredibly passionate about her job and staff. The other person (who I'd be reporting to) was the bad cop, I suppose. And I was conscious of not making myself appear over-qualified, as it quickly became apparent that I had more skills and experience than she did.
Later, the Recruiter who got me in touch with Gymshark, told me the interview went great and, though she shouldn't be getting my hopes up, that there was a great chance I'd be hired and should be recieving news by the end of the week. 1 week went by. Then 2. My recruiter at this point was baffled as to why she couldn't get an answer. It took an entire 4 weeks after the interview for them to give a rejection; giving the reason that I was a good candiate, but not the exact fit for that specific job role.
I waited aimlessly (slowed down my applications for other jobs in the meantime) for a month. Very inconsiderate to keep someone waiting for that long, especially when their recruiter is constantly in touch with you for an answer!