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  1. "Graphic Designer"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adventure 16 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly coworkers that make you feel like family. Good leadership and fun work.

    Cons

    They didn't have an online store at the time which was worrisome but they do now. :-)


  2. "Sales Associate - West LA store"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Adventure 16 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gear discount, beautiful store, nice co workers

    Cons

    Management is disastrous and is taking this place down the hole. Anger and passive aggressive attitude are common business. They seem to hate their job and threat their employees with very little respect. This attitude radically changes whenever the CEO/owner pays a visit to the LA store. As soon as he leaves, it's hell all over again.
    They are responsible for the very high employee turnover. I wouldn't be surprised if a lawsuit was brought upon the business as a result.
    If I remember well, I was deemed "not competent enough" to work on the floor and was assigned to the cashier for several weeks. As soon as I started selling on the floor, I was responsible for the highest sales' numbers among all employees. That's what I call poor judgement from the upper management...

    Advice to Management

    I now work for a large consulting firm. If I were to provide my services to Adventure 16, I would advise the upper management to proceed to a more thorough review of the West LA store (including interviewing current and former employees).
    The CEO is a lovely fellow, but he didn't seem to see the reality.

    People who work there do it because of their love for the outdoors, not for the money.. I have an MBA, I didn't work at A16 to make it a career. I did it because I love the outdoors, I love this store and I wanted to provide my skills in helping this place thrive (especially given the strong competition coming from online retailers and places like REI)

  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Adventure 16 full-time

    Pros

    Excellent service to customers. Knowledgeable staff.

    Cons

    Lack of market competitive strategy

    Advice to Management

    Improve market strategy


  4. Helpful (1)

    "It's a fun place, good humans here."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Adventure 16 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -great gear deals
    -great hiring practices, everyone is fun, smart, and kind
    -vast majority of customers are great and like to support this business specifically
    -quality products, not selling inferior items
    -if you like the outdoors you will meet some great people here

    Cons

    -slow days are tough
    -low pay for all employees gives staff blues

    Advice to Management

    -staff feel out of the loop
    -more group outings
    -i never see an ad from us
    -nobody takes CEO seriously when he mentions desire to improve pay. nice guy but needs to be more visible.


  5. "Fun job"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Solana Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Solana Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adventure 16 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best reasons to work here is the gear. You get sweet deals and learn a lot. Its pretty chill with respect to what you have to do while working (its still a retail job). People who work there are super nice and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Pay... I spent most of my paychecks pro-ordering gear.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay if possible


  6. "A fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Solana Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Solana Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can move up in the company. Great deals on gear. Fun place to work because you deal with gear and people going on cool adventures.

    Cons

    Gets a little monotonous, pay is pretty low.

    Advice to Management

    More Key vendor hook ups