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Pearl Izumi Overview

Louisville, CO
201 to 500 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Consumer Products Manufacturing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
More than 50 years ago in Tokyo, a father produced Japan's first bicycle racing apparel for his son, a promising racer. Today, PEARL iZUMi USA, Inc. has evolved into the world's foremost line of technical-performing and quality manufactured ... Read more

Mission: To craft and deliver the best fitting, feeling, and functioning ride/tri performance products.

Pearl Izumi Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
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    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.

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Pearl Izumi Photos

Pearl Izumi photo of: The PI peloton in full force.
Pearl Izumi photo of: Work hard, play hard.
Pearl Izumi photo of: PI, where everyone's a star!
Pearl Izumi photo of: Forget the Monday blues.
Pearl Izumi photo of: A team who runs marathons together, stays together!
Pearl Izumi photo of: We like to sweat it out on those lunch time runs and rides.
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Pearl Izumi Interviews



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    Footwear Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
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    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Thorough questions about my technical skills. There were a few questions about my ability to travel. They were very direct about salary expectations.   Answer Question
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Pearl Izumi Awards & Accolades

  • 7 Best Gear Offices in the World, Outside, 2015
  • 50 Best Places to Work, Outside Magazine, 2010

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