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YETI Coolers Overview

Austin, TX
501 to 1000 employees
2006
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
YETI Coolers are built to be indestructible and keep ice for days. Built for going toe-to-toe with hungry grizzlies. Built for the prepared. Built for better Monday morning water cooler talk. Built for the long haul. Built for the wild.

Mission: In 2006 YETI Coolers was founded with a simple mission: build the cooler you’d use every day if it existed.

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  • Meet the Badass YETIzen of the Week.

    Whenever there is a fire, Luis is the first responder on the scene. He successfully supported critical process improvement projects and is willing to jump in and tackle any challenge.

    Core Value #5 - Act With A Sense of Urgency

  • Last week, Recruiting and IT combined forces and flew to Indiana University to build relationships with students interested in careers within our Business and ERP systems organization.

    Huge shout out to everyone that stopped by the booth for some swag and to connect with the team!

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YETI Coolers – Why Work For Us?


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At YETI, we believe that time spent outdoors matters more than ever and our gear can make that time extraordinary.  When you work here, you have the opportunity to create something exceptional, build something sustainable and make a real impact.  We are built for the wild.

CORE VALUES

They are a part of the YETI DNA and are the values that got us to where we are today. They are who we are and the backbone of everything we do.

  1. Be authentic and innovative with our brand and products
  2. Continually strive for improvement
  3. Prioritize activities that have the biggest impact
  4. Be responsive and go the extra mile
  5. Act with a sense of urgency
  6. No one succeeds alone

DO BETTER

As we layout our strategy, we keep three things in mind when planning for long-term success at YETI:

  • Build something extraordinary
  • Make a real impact
  • Ensure its sustainable

At YETI, you will be empowered with the courage and intensity to rethink how we do our jobs. You're encouraged to leverage your creativity, passion, and intensity to DO BETTER with unfiltered and unfettered creativity and ideas that will make us better every day with an eye towards being Extraordinary, Impactful, and Sustainable. There is no blueprint for what we are trying to accomplish, so be ready to move fast, fail fast, refine our approach and try again. Take responsibility and ownership of seeing things to the end and removing any obstacles that get into our way.  Beware that any suggestion you provide may come right back to you for execution. While we will not be reckless, unstructured or ignore well-formed thought, we will not slow down.

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GROWING UP, MY BROTHER AND I always had a passion for the outdoors. Hunting. Fishing. Traveling to outdoor industry trade shows with our teacher-turned-entrepreneur father. We were raised with an appreciation for wild game, unfamiliar territory and high quality gear.

But the coolers that were out there just weren't up to our outdoor adventures - the handles would break, the latches would snap off and thelids would cave-in. Not only was it a hassle to replace our coolers after each season, but these cheaply built, ordinary ice chests were limiting our good times. And that frustration led us to a solution.

In 2006 we founded YETI Coolers with a simple mission: build the cooler we'd use every day if it existed. One that was built for the serious outdoor enthusiast rather than for the mass discount retailers. One that could take the abuse we knew we'd put it through out in the field and on the water. One that simply wouldn't break. We decided early on that product innovation would come from necessity and firsthand experience - not from market research and data analysis. And we'd never sacrifice quality for a few extra bucks. Because having your cooler's lid cave-in when using it as a casting platform should never be part of anyone's fishing trip.

We're so glad that we weren't the only ones looking for a YETI. Today it is the cooler of choice for outdoor enthusiasts, pros, tailgaters and backyard barbeque kings. And that still gets us fired up. Ultimately, life is about having a good time doing what you love. And for us, that's being outdoors hunting whitetail, catching a tarpon on the fly and spending time with our families and buddies. We're wild at heart. So our coolers couldn't be anything less.

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Day of Service - CEG Team at Austin Animal Center

 

BE EMPOWERED TO GIVE BACK

YETI stands behind giving back to the community, and because of that, allwos every employee to trade in one work day to volunteer instead - without sacrificing any PTO.

  • Austin Animal Center
  • Barton Spring Conservancy
  • Breakthrough Austin
  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • Dell Children's Hospital
  • Keep Austin Beautiful
Day of Service - Andy Roddick, Dell Children's, AAC
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While most of our facilites are in Austin, Texas, we are expanding into new territories with opportunities across the globe.

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Flagship Retail Store  (Austin, TX)
  • Headquarters (Austin, TX)
  • Warehouse (Austin, TX)
  • Innovation Center (Austin, TX)
  • YETI Custom Drinkware  (Austin, TX)

REWARDS, PERKS, & BENEFITS

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K Match
  • Liberal PTO Policy - YETI celebrates taking time to step back and enjoy life. So, whether it's a staycation, vacation, time in the wild, or kicking back with family and friends, we make sure you have the time to do it.
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Day of Service to volunteer at a local organization
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • Generous Employee Discounts
  • Pro Deals - get exclusive discounts from many of our outdoor friends from Patagonia, Kammock, Simms, and more

OFFICE LIFE

  • Casual work environment
  • Stand up desks*
  • Onsite fitness center*
  • YETI Gear Garage - borrow a SUP, kayak, canoe, or camping gear all for free!*
  • Subsidized drinks and meals from our onsite café "The Bull" and the cafeteria "The Bear"*
  • Monthly Meetup with CEO - YETIzens can meet with our CEO for questions and conversation*

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

We view YETI as a career destination with opportunities to grow through experience, exposure and education coupled with an amazing culture makes YETI a career destination. 

Cultural Celebration

  • Summer Concert Series*
  • Fall Festival*
  • Happy Hours
  • Holiday Party*
  • Pop Up Shops from local vendors*

Development

  • Ambassador Lunch + Learns*
  • Speaker Series - hear from fellow employees about their day to day within YETI*
  • Access to 6,000 classes online + certificate programs through LinkedIn Learning
  • Mentor program

*Offered at select office locations  

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YETI Coolers Reviews

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    "Culture, Culture, Culture!"

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    I have been working at YETI Coolers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The employees take so much pride in the brand and company. Extremely passionate and talented people looking to make people's lives more enjoyable! Collaborative, fun loving, and family oriented.

    Cons

    Fast paced, fast changing environment. If you are not comfortable with change, this is probably not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower us to do what is best for this great brand!

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YETI Coolers Photos

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YETI Coolers photo of: Congrats to our team coming in 1st place at 2017 Austin Sports and Social Club
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YETI Coolers Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at YETI Coolers (Austin, TX) in April 2018.

    Interview

    The interview process was very simple and to the point. FIrst there was a phone screen, then about a day later I was invited for an on site interview at the Yeti offices. It was an hour long interview with a Manager and 2 lead members of the development team. Within 24 hours I was contacted with a verbal offer.

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YETI Coolers Awards & Accolades

  • The World's Most Innovative Companies in Marketing and Advertising, Fast Company, 2018
  • 20 Companies Where Creativity is Key, The Muse, 2017
  • 10 Amazing Austin Companies That Are Hiring Now, The Muse, 2017
  • 10 New Places to Find Your Dream Job on The Muse, The Muse, 2016
  • 20 Companies That People Are Happy to Work For, The Muse, 2016
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