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3.2
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Amer Sports CEO Heikki Takala
Heikki Takala
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "The industry as a whole is filled with great people where you can see the passion that engulfs many(in 4 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and people are great to work with(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Classic example of a parent company trying to centralize control and create dependency rather than enabling brand strength(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company atmosphere and passionate employees"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amer Sports full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Best part of this company is the employees. Being an outdoor sporting goods company, the passion for the products runs high. I enjoy working for this company.

    Cons

    We are a part of a larger matrix organization. Sometimes reporting lines are difficult to understand as well as who reports to who and who is accountable for who.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are our greatest asset, remember to treat them as such.

    Amer Sports2013-05-28
  2. "Great place to work overall"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amer Sports full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth and advancement, BUT you have to work for it

    Cons

    Complex matrix, publicly traded company

    Advice to Management

    Simplify layers and platforms

    Amer Sports2019-02-11
  3. "Truck Loader NightShift"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amer Sports full-time

    Pros

    Easiest money you can make. Laid Back

    Cons

    Leads play favorites and other employers are very partial to people of their race.

    Advice to Management

    Get Better

    Amer Sports2018-07-27
  4. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ogden, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amer Sports full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    ski pass and good benefits

    Cons

    department cliques make it hard for advancement.

    Amer Sports2018-04-10
  5. "Great Place for the Sports Enthusiast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amer Sports full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off policy, work atmosphere

    Cons

    Strategy and direction changes too frequently, a lot of restructuring

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and stick to it

    Amer Sports2017-08-07
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Global Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amer Sports full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours Growing business Portfolio of great brands

    Cons

    Lack of agility in the marketplace

    Amer Sports2016-12-10
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amer Sports full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great portfolio of brands, great culture, great people, and solid benefits

    Cons

    Their portfolio of brands are segmented so at times there was a complete lack of communication, structure, and direction

    Amer Sports2016-06-14
  8. "SAP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Amer Sports

    Pros

    You will have a lot of small problems to work on

    Cons

    not well paid and not very fair

    Advice to Management

    people matters

    Amer Sports2016-05-23
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Dealer Service Representative in Ogden, UT
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amer Sports full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The industry as a whole is filled with great people where you can see the passion that engulfs many. Employee benefits relatively nice in comparison to many. Growth is strong and the company seems to be heading in the right direction.

    Cons

    Many changes occurring internally to further develop, without clear leadership or direction. Internal communication and moral seems to be decreasing with a lackluster care for employee growth. Also, departmental cliques seem to exist.

    Advice to Management

    Need for stronger leadership and better interdepartmental communication. Initiate a fostering HR and employee development/career track. Loss of moral seems to apparent, and care for employees at all stages seems to be slipping.

    Amer Sports2015-11-17
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amer Sports full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Pros were to work for a larger company. that had stable funds. flexible work environment. strong parent company morals and values which didn't necessarily translate to the brands that operated separately.

    Cons

    Downsides were that the leadership totally lacked and support from the board to the upper management as well as performance at retailers were not positive. Classic example of a huge corporate parent company trying to centralize control and create dependency rather than enabling brand strength without providing any tools to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more and support your employees and your sales and marketing employees with tools. If you hire someone let them make a positive impact to the brand. Listen to them and your bottom line will improve. Don't act like a robot, you need to listen to make changes for the positive to turn around a business. Let brands run as their own brands rather than dictating employee responsibilities without being able to give...

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    Amer Sports2015-11-10
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