Mission: To craft and deliver the best fitting, feeling, and functioning ride/tri performance products.
I have been working at Pearl Izumi (More than a year)
-Nice benefits if full time
-Upper Management works hard to help everyone
-Lower stress than most retail positions
-Upper Management has been cut down to less than 4 people in the past two years, and all extra work has been put on their shoulders
-Pay is poor for what they expect of their employees, from part-time employees to store managers
-Minimal organization on how stores should be run
-Very little room to move up in company
-Very behind in the times regarding technology
-Retail locations are given strict and sometime contradictory rules, which makes employee's jobs harder
Advice to Management
Stop trying to put more work on the employees you have and hire others to do the job. Hire someone for online marketing and stop living in the past. Poor pay for your sales people makes your good employees leave and your company suffers. Set up a more consistent plan for your retail stores and be willing to pay for the talent you want. Letting yourself be undercut by third party retailers only hurts yourself in the long run.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Pearl Izumi (Denver, CO) in October 2014.
It was a Skype interview and was my first. It was with the hiring manager and HR manager. We first discussed things we had in common and the company culture.
PI is looking to add two new leaders to the team: VP of Product and Director, Design. Both positions are located at the HQ in Louisville, CO. Take a look at the job descriptions online and apply today! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQBIT
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