Family-owned since 1971, Seattle-based SanMar is an award-winning supplier of 21 retail, private label and mill brands. We supply apparel and accessories to screen printers, embroiderers, promotional products distributors, athletic dealers, industrial launderers and more – whether they are outfitting a Fortune 500 corporation or the local bowling team.
SanMar is the exclusive distributor of Nike Golf, OGIO®, OGIO Endurance,Eddie Bauer®, Red Kap® , Bulwark® and New Era®. Our other retail brands include Alternative Apparel®, Gildan®, Anvil®, Jerzees®, Hanes®,Fruit of the Loom® and Russell Outdoors™.
SanMar also produces Port Authority®, America's No.1 private clothing label. Red House®, Port & Company®, District®, District Made®, Sport-Tek®, CornerStone® and Precious Cargo® complete our high-quality private label offerings.
SanMar is one of the largest imprintable sportswear suppliers in the U.S., and employs more than 3,000 people in eight locations across the country. Our corporate headquarters and primary call center are in Issaquah, WA. Our distribution centers span the U.S. with locations in Preston, WA; Cincinnati, OH; Reno, NV; Dallas, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Robbinsville, NJ; Minneapolis, MN and Phoenix, AZ.
Our success and growth can be attributed to one thing - outstanding employees who provide superior service to our customers. Recognizing that happy and relaxed employees make better ambassadors for SanMar, we encourage initiative and participation by creating a casual environment that taps full employee potential.
SanMar remains committed to a culture of dynamic leadership and continuous growth.
I have been working at SanMar full-time (More than 10 years)
Work-life balance encouraged from the top down. Productive employees with a good attitude are acknowledged and rewarded for their performance. Open door policy and anyone can feel free to talk with anyone in management for direction, input, help, problem solving. Depending on the department & role within SanMar offers employees the option to work remotely which is a huge bonus. Many of us have worked at SanMar for many years & really feel part of the SanMar family. It is such a great place to work!
There are not many cons to working at SanMar. It truly is a great place to work. The couple I can think of are: Depending on the department, there are not a lot of opportunities for growth in regards to leadership. The IT department does not offer competitive or high paying salaries in comparison to the same role at other technology companies.
Advice to Management
Implement programs that allow for leadership training for employees who are interested in this type of career development so that when the opportunities are presented they feel qualified to pursue this path.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at SanMar in October 2015.
The management was relaxed. I had two interviews. One interview with the direct hiring manager, a PM and another QA. Each had their own set of questions relating to their field. Second interview with the QA manager's boss.