Mission: To craft and deliver the best fitting, feeling, and functioning ride/tri performance products.
I worked at Pearl Izumi full-time (More than a year)
The culture. I had originally left Pearl iZumi because of the usual reasons, low pay, bad commute, and uncertain career growth. And since leaving, I have not been able to find a culture that comes close to Pearl iZumi. Even after 4 years, I miss the people and the environment at Pearl iZumi and had I known then, what I know now, I am not sure I would have left. You would think that working with elite athletes would foster an uber competitive environment, but mostly, I found the company and my co-workers to be engaging, open minded, and supportive of work-life balance.
As stated above, I left because of pay and uncertainty in career growth. Ultimately, with the increasing cost of living in Boulder/Denver area, the pay was not making it possible to make ends meet.
Advice to Management
It is important to maintain the fun, team-work focused, supportive culture that is Pearl iZumi. Employees are very loyal to the company and the brand because of it's fantastic culture, but when faced with increased cost of living and low pay, loyalty usually loses in that battle.
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.
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