Mission: Never Stop Exploring™
I have been working at The North Face full-time (More than 3 years)
Marketing leadership/VP is highly collaborative and empowers a positive team culture where you don't feel defined by your title. What some previously might have called "risky hires"...these bold moves have brought new blood and fresh, challenging perspective to the work. As of recent, employee stoke and camaraderie at an all time high (I've worked here for over 4 years). Great work/life balance (Flex Fridays, or work remote; appreciation and respect for PTO - especially if it's for time spend in the outdoors).
Pay is not as competitive for the Bay Area as it should be - especially for a global brand our size. Incredibly fast-paced, sometimes solid individuals/great minds can't deal with this.
Advice to Management
Add headcount to teams to offer more support at base and entry level. There are literally thousands of passionate young minds interested in the outdoor industry. It could be as simple as an internship program. The most significant influence on good work not being great is internal resources.
Keep empowering employees to live the brand. This is our best recruiting tool and most authentic way to learn and listen to our consumers.
There was a phone call and then a group interview and then an in person interview. The interviewer was very nice but it was a little awkward. There were other people there interviewing for the same job.
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