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Trek Bicycle Overview

Waterloo, WI
1001 to 5000 employees
1976
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Headquartered in Waterloo, Wisconsin, Trek Bicycle Corporation is a global leader in bicycle design and manufacturing. From the original hand-built steel touring frames introduced in 1976 to the revolutionary OCLV Carbon first introduced in 1992, Trek’s passion for ... Read more

Mission: Trek believes the bicycle can be a simple solution to many of the world’s most complex problems, and is committed to breaking down the barriers that prevent people from using bicycles more often for ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Meet Kyle. He researches and designs saddles and grips at Trek’s headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin. For Kyle, who completed a master’s thesis on the palm pressure of cyclists’ hands at Ohio State, Trek is the perfect fit. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQPbt

  • Meet Amy. Amy is a master decaler for Trek’s custom bike service, Project One. Amy's been a paint department team member at Trek for 12 years. “The people here are awesome, easy to get along with and we’ve worked with each other since we’ve started."

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Trek Bicycle – Why Work For Us?


People

Here in Waterloo, and in Trek offices and shops around the world, we understand it takes a community to change the world, so we cultivate atmospheres that foster relationships. We lunch-ride, bunny hop and bar hop, race ‘cross, toss around footballs as well as ideas. From chessclub to summer softball, we encourage each other, tag each other on Instagram, pass out Strava kudos, laugh together, and work in teams. And our successes are always sweeter because they are shared.

Benefits

In addition to our outstanding employee purchase program, Trek offers employees tuition reimbursement, company-matched 401k, and an ESOP plan. And we’re minutes from the vibrant culture of Madison, Wisconsin, one of America’s best places to live.

Corporate

Trek is a place where impassioned people come together to make something great. If you're interested in a career where your talents are appreciated and your voice is heard, let us know how you're the perfect fit for one of our open positions.

Retail

Trek and Bontrager products are available only at the world's best bike shops. If you're as passionate about people as you are about cycling, take a look at our retail opportunities.

 

Wellness

We believe healthy people power healthy companies. Trek takes extra measures to ensure all employees have the opportunity to live healthy lifestyles that also contribute to the betterment of our world and community.

We love to see our people bike, walk, or carpool to work, so we make it as convenient as possible. We have a dedicated commuter room with ample bike parking, locker rooms, and showers. Trek also has a financial incentive program for employees who ride to work, and we've accumulated around half a million miles per year since the program began.

For carpoolers, Trek reserves the most coveted spots in the lot, where the walk to the front door is shortest. More than one Trek employee has seen the carpooling light while walking from the back lot to the office on a sub-zero January morning. There are electric vehicle charging stations on-site and green-preferred parking spots for hybrid/electric vehicles.

Trek employees also have access to 243 acres of the finest private mountain bike trails in the Midwest, and there's even a full-time staff who maintains the secret locale year-round, shaping singletrack in the summer, a cyclocross course in the fall, and grooming for fat-biking in the winter.

After you work up an appetite on the commute, a mid-day ride, or a crossfit or yoga session in Trek's world-class fitness studio, the farm-to-table café is ready with locally sourced organic vegetables, meat, and dairy products. Trek also offers reimbursement for participation in a CSA (community supported agriculture).

Global Locations

It takes a group of impassioned people across the world to make the world's greatest bicycle company. Though Trek produces more bikes in the United States each year than any other company, we have an extended network of offices, distributors, and manufacturing facilities around the globe. From Japan to Brazil, from the UK to the United States, Trek facilities everywhere contribute to the betterment of the world through cycling.

When Trek began in 1976, our mission was simple: Build the best bikes in the world. Today, we’ve added to our mission: Help the world use the bicycle as a simple solution to complex problems. Trek. We believe in bikes.

Trek Bicycle is a global leader in the design and manufacture of bicycles and related products. Trek believes the bicycle can be a simple solution to many of the world’s most complex problems, and is committed to breaking down the barriers that prevent people from using bicycles more often for transportation, recreation, and inspiration.

Trek is people committed to changing lives through cycling. Who strive to enhance the riding experience worldwide through innovative products, dynamic partnerships, bicycle friendly development, and exceptional dealer and customer care.

Work at Trek

The Trek Family is united in the belief that success can be achieved only when everyone succeeds together. The dress code may be casual, but our passion for what we do and how we do it is unparalleled. This is how we roll.

We like progress, and we care about helping our employees reach their personal and professional goals. Through Professional Development Seminars, exposure to senior management, and our Leadership Training Series, we’ve established an atmosphere that encourages career advancement. If you’re energetic, driven, and passionate, Trek is a company that can help take your career to the next level.

Internships

An internship is a great way to challenge yourself and make an impression. Trek offers internship opportunities in a variety of departments, so if you’re looking to gain invaluable, career-making experience in the industry, this may just be your ticket.

Trek Bicycle Reviews

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    Pros

    Great Company that really is making a difference in the bicycle industry. They are best in class in many facets of the company

    Cons

    Over the years, driven by success, they seemed to have lost some of the great culture within the company. Loved working with them for years but when they decided it was time for me to go, it was quick.

    Advice to Management

    Remember Richard Burke and what he thought of customers and employees. Keep making great bikes and accessories.

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Trek Bicycle Photos

Trek Bicycle photo of: The beginnings of Trek
Trek Bicycle photo of: Trek 100 with the MACC Fund
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Trek Bicycle photo of: Employees at the National Bike Challenge kick-off party
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Trek Bicycle photo of: Trek President John Burke at the finish of RAW
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Trek Bicycle Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Trek Bicycle (Columbus, OH) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The initial phone interview was incredibly informative and friendly. The manager was quite helpful and enthusiastic. We talked for about 6 minutes and I was given all the necessary tools with which to accomplish getting a job there. Hours per week and expected sales numbers wrte discussed. Now it is up to me to prepare a resumè for the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Bicycling experience and familiarity with cycling community.   1 Answer
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