Mission: In 2006 YETI Coolers was founded with a simple mission: build the cooler you’d use every day if it existed.
Bright blue waters, towering canyons, adventure-dwelling terrain — this spring, we’re bringing you three colors that epitomize what it means to be humbled by the wild’s natural splendor.
Shop the new colors now: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMCwZ.
The new Xiamen office opened this year and the team now has a little more space to spread out in an office that truly has the “YETI” vibe.
Check out the open workspaces, a formal YETI branded meeting area, as well as a ping pong table and dart board. The Xiamen team has done an exceptional job translating the YETI culture. This is a moment to celebrate together with our colleagues across the pond.
Welcome to your new home team!
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.
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.
As we layout our strategy, we keep three things in mind when planning for long-term success at YETI:
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.
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.
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.
While most of our facilites are in Austin, Texas, we are expanding into new territories with opportunities across the globe.
We view YETI as a career destination with opportunities to grow through experience, exposure and education coupled with an amazing culture.
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I have been working at YETI Coolers full-time (Less than a year)
Friendly work environment. Passionate people who are open and collaborative to meet corporate goals. Everyone is friendly and willing to help. Lots of collaboration across functions to grow the business. Strong Leadership with a clear vision of success and a strategy to achieve it.
The Yeti team is growing rapidly, and change is inevitable. Change is a part of the culture, but doesn't have to be a negative if you are comfortable helping a company change to meet market demands.
Advice to Management
I would strongly recommend Yeti as a great place to work and grow as a professional. Yeti is going through a lot of change as it grows to meet its full potential, but the core of Yeti's Culture and Values remain intact and help guide our strategy as we continue to mature as a business.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at YETI Coolers (Austin, TX) in September 2018.
It was seamless and very well organized
The people were knowledgeable as well as courteous
I was pleased by their attitude and humbleness
When I was finally offered the position, I did not waste a second to decide that I want to work for Yeti
Career Advancement Program
Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions
First Job Programs
Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts