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YETI Overview

Austin, TX
501 to 1000 employees
2006
Company - Public (YETI)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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’ll have the opportunity to create exceptional, meaningful work and problem solve with innovative team members by your side ... Read more

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

Company Updates

  • We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Austin FC as their newest Founding Partner and Official Jersey Partner. “We’re incredibly grateful for the support Austin has provided to YETI since our founding, and we’re thrilled to return the favor to our community by partnering with Austin FC as they make their Major League Soccer debut,” Matt Reintjes, President and CEO at YETI.

  • Our IT team is seeking a Senior .NET Software Developer who is chartered to provide factory software engineering support with laser marking machines while optimizing factory efficiency. Click here to apply - http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMYSn

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YETI – Why Work With 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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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 Creek Conservation
  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • Habitat for Humanity Restore
  • Keep Austin Beautiful
Day of Service - Andy Roddick, Dell Children's, AAC
Wellness Week Celebrations

While most of our facilites are in Austin, Texas, we are expanding into new territories with opportunities across the globe.

NORTH AMERICA

Canada

United States

  • Austin: Campus Store, Domain Store, South Congress Store, Headquarters, Warehouse, Innovation Center, YETI Custom Shop
  • Charleston Store
  • Chicago Store
  • Dallas Store
  • Denver Store

ASIA

  • Singapore
  • Philippines
  • China

EUROPE

  • UK

AUSTRALIA

 

REWARDS, PERKS, & BENEFITS

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Employee Assistance, and a variety of additional Voluntary Benefits Such as LegalShield, Pet Insurance, and more
  • 401(k) Matching with immediate vesting
  • Generous and inclusive Maternity and Bonding Leave
  • Competitive PTO Policy —YETI celebrates taking time to step back and enjoy life. 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
  • 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"*
  • Speaker Series - Get an in-depth look into YETI's business via Coffee Talks*
  • Ambassador Lunch + Learns*
  • Culture Captains - Peer groups that are laser focused on areas such as Well-Being, Giving Back, and Celebrations*

CAREERS AT YETI

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

Cultural Celebration

  • Spring Fest*
  • Happy Hours
  • YETI Trailblazers - our company-wide celebration recognizing our people and company achievements, acknowledging YETIzens who best represent our Core Values & Leadership Competencies
  • Pop Up Shops from local vendors*

Development

  • Access to 6,000 classes online + certificate programs through LinkedIn Learning
  • Careers at YETI - Insightful workshops that support career development*
  • Quartlerly discussions to focus on key accomplishments, top priorities, and career planning
  • Development and Leadership Workshops*

*Offered at select office locations  

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YETI University Class of 2019 at Texas Food Bank

 

YETI University is a hands-on internship program for students who want to learn from some of the outdoor industry’s biggest innovators. Students will gain project experience in a fun and dynamic environment across a number of departments within the company. Experience daily mentorship, work with some of the best and brightest, and attain new and exciting skills. 


YETI University Class of 2019

YETI Reviews

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    "Be an Agent of Change!"

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    Pros

    I love working at YETI because you can be an agent of change at any level within the organization. If you are inquisitive and ambitious, the sky is the limit in terms of what you can gain exposure to. YETI is constantly expanding into new physical and systematic frontiers; there's never a dull moment in IT. If you are a student of life, this is the best school you could possibly attend. I started as a BSA Generalist and have had the opportunity to work with Sales, Supply Chain, E-Commerce, Finance, Marketing and Customer Service. We have so many exciting technology projects for 2020!

    Cons

    YETI is frenetic and fluid. You have to stay quick on your feet with a flow to work attitude, or it can be overwhelming to work here. At times, it can feel that the cost is high (hours, level of intensity, etc.). But I've found the benefit from opportunity always exceeds it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the employee development sessions and stretch assignments coming! Continue with the company wide acknowledgement of YETI Awesome Sauces and Trailblazers!

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YETI photo of: National Sales Winners - 2018
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YETI Interviews

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    Finance Sales Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at YETI (Austin, TX) in September 2019.

    Interview

    4 phone screens, 2 with HR and one with hiring manager and second with another team lead. After you pass those, you get to visit the office and meet the entire team and do a presentation.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe difficult situation you faced and how you dealt with it? Also, few technical questions, how were you able to use specific software on your reports, how did you add value based on your analysis, etc.   Answer Question
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YETI 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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Pledges & Certifications

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

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