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Nautilus Overview

Vancouver, WA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public (NLS)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) is a global fitness solutions company that believes everyone deserves a fit and healthy life. With a brand portfolio including Bowflex®, Nautilus®, Schwinn® and Octane® Fitness ... Read more

Mission: We provide innovative solutions that make fitness more attainable and motivates people to live healthier lives.

Company Updates

  • “In the first quarter of 2020, we achieved stronger than expected financial results, including revenue growth of 11%, our first positive sales comp since third quarter of 2018, and significantly exceeded our EBITDA estimates,” said Jim Barr, Nautilus Inc. Chief Executive Officer.


    Bowflex made the indoor bike of my dreams

    If it gets cold where you are, riding your otherwise very nice bike can be a challenge. The solution for "serious" cyclists is usually an indoor trainer to hook your bike up to and some software to help track your performance.

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Nautilus – Why Work With Us?

We’ve been committed to helping people reach their fitness goals for over 40 years. What started out as a revolutionary strength machine has evolved into a company with a diverse family of strength and cardio brands. Our Nautilus®, Bowflex®, Schwinn® and Octane Fitness® brands deliver unique fitness solutions designed to meet the needs of any fitness level. Our products are sold through multiple channels tround the world. Discover what millions of households already know.


We do more than make and sell fitness products. We are encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle too! We have access to an on-site fitness center, an employee driven wellness program and the opportunity to participate in many company sponsored fitness and community events throughout the year. It’s easy to see, we really do love health and fitness! While we are business driven, we don’t believe in suits and ties. Our dress code is casual and so is our culture. We like to have fun but remain focused on growing the company.  Company sponsored events include Bring Your Child to Work Day, Rugged Maniac, Reach the Beach Bike Ride, Ragnar, Tough Mudder, Hood to Coast, Portland to Coast, Nautilus softball and of course or famous summer kickball league!  

Our commitment to becoming a great employer is paying off! The Portland Business Journal has awarded us “Healthiest Employer” for their 101-500 employee category in Oregon/SW Washington since 2011 and we’ve also received recognition as one of the “Top Workplaces” for Oregon and Southwest Washington since 2013.  With all of this recognition, we are certainly doing something right! Come check us out and see how we can get your career in shape.


It is our desire to be a strong partner in the community and at Nautilus, Inc. we believe that every person should have access to a healthy lifestyle. It is in that spirit that the Nautilus Cares program is dedicated to combating the physical inactivity epidemic in America’s youth by breaking through economic barriers which prevent young people from discovering a passion for sports, active hobbies and childhood play. Our focus is on at-risk and underserved youth who are often denied access to sports leagues, swimming lessons, dance or karate instruction, summer camp experiences, physical education and other similar activities rooted in fitness and movement.

Through the Nautilus Cares program we’re able to give back through the donation of product, grants and volunteer hours throughout the year. In 2018 we helped support nearly 50 local non-profit organizations in the communities where we live and work continuing some long-term relationships with valuable organizations like the American Lung Association, the Parks Foundation of Clark County, the American Heart Association Youth Market Team, Vancouver Police Activities League, Meals on Wheels, and the Evergreen Schools Foundation. Our employees love to “volun-team build”, spending time together completing service projects for local organizations.



At Nautilus, we believe in encouraging a healthy lifestyle for our customers and our employees.  We foster a culture which supports all levels of wellness goals and we offer a Road to Wellness passport program to help you document your healthy accomplishments and receive rewards for your achievements.  Along with our promotion of wellness, we understand you and your family need solid and reliable health care with a focus on prevention. We offer competitive benefits such as:

  • Medical & Prescription Coverage
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care
  • Dependent and Domestic Partner Coverage
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical & Dependent Care)
  • 401(K) with Employer Match
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Service Award Program
  • Business Casual Dress
  • Access to On-site Gym for Employees and Immediate Family
  • On-site basketball hoop 
  • Significant Nautilus Product Discounts
  • Road to Wellness Program
  • Company Sponsored Walk/Run Opportunities

Nautilus Reviews

  • "New executive leaders and fantastic culture"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Vancouver, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nautilus full-time (More than a year)


    New CEO with proven transformation experience
    Strongly supportive of diversity and inclusion
    Wonderful culture supportive of families and teams
    In the midst of digital transformation
    Strong mission to help everyone in their fitness journey


    Some challenges, and opportunities, ahead as we redefine our strategy and transform

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Nautilus Photos

Nautilus photo of: Main Entrance
Nautilus photo of: NLS Portland to Coast Team
Nautilus photo of: Town Hall
Nautilus photo of: Customer Service Appreciation Week
Nautilus photo of: HR Team celebrating employees on Employee Appreciation day!
Nautilus photo of: Fun in the sun patio party
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Nautilus Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nautilus (Vancouver, WA) in September 2019.


    First a tour of the office then a questionnaire round robin with several different people: hr, manager, art director, developers. I felt the developers panel was subpar. None of it was collaborative and it felt very "from atop a ledge".

    They gave you code to complete and gave you 30 minutes which included the time you would take to read over the instructions and go over the code. Since they didn't collaborate with you or anything, could've done it online and saved a drive.

    The second technical question was probably the poorest I've ever gotten in an interview. I could only assume it was a design question but they wouldn't even answer if it was.

    They gave you an arbitrary statistic and asked how you would get it to them. That's it. No other instruction and they wouldn't answer any other clarifying questions such as whether they wanted it via an app, browser, etc. or what kind of data was available. They literally just sat there as I blindly just threw whatever I thought was an answer on a whiteboard.

    After the interview, they said they would get back to me in a couple of days. Months later, still nothing. Ooph.

    Interview Questions

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Nautilus Awards & Accolades

  • Healthiest Companies Awards, Vancouver Business Journal, 2016
  • Healthiest Employers of Oregon, Portland Business Journal, 2017
  • Top Workplaces in Oregon and Southwest Washington, The Oregonian, 2017
  • Healthiest Employer in Oregon, The Portland Business Journal, 2018
  • Healthiest Employers of Oregon, Portland Business Journal, 2014
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