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Arc'teryx Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2019

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Jon Hoerauf
15 Ratings
  1. Helpful (7)

    "Great Company with a Few Growing Pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arc'teryx full-time

    Pros

    - Work/life balance - People committed to getting stuff done! - SUPER outdoor culture - Great discounts - The people are just amazing - Climbing gym/normal gym - Flexible hours - Onsite manufacturing equipment and freedom to play with the materials - Amazing parties - Bike room/culture around biking - Open lay out and culture (you can walk up to anyone and chat) - Growing very fast! - Management are improving...

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    Cons

    - Low-Mid level pay compared to industry average - Can be an odd divide between employees hired in certain time periods - Slow advancement - Career paths can be very unclear with little direction on how to evolve and grow if you are a motivated person (But if you push hard enough for long enough you can get there!) - Values quality and product, but less tangible values (Other then profit) are a little confused

    Advice to Management

    - Reward people for the work that they do with traditional means as well as parties and freedom, some valuable people are motivated by things like career advancement, so give them the path to get there! - Give mid. level managers ability to reward their employees

    Arc'teryx2016-02-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arc'teryx full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I have found that there are always opportunities to develop and learn new skills. Work is at a fast pace, and there are always challenges. Good benefits, RSP matching, and a bonus program.

    Cons

    Company is growing fast, so at times you are left to sink or swim. Dogs in the office isn't something that I like, and there are dogs everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to listen to staff, and address the concerns that they have. Communication is key. With out it, staff will fill that vacuum for you.

    Arc'teryx2015-07-10
  3. "Product Guide"

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    Former Employee - Product Guide in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arc'teryx part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team culture and awesome customers

    Cons

    Small team so limited flexibility

    Arc'teryx2018-11-02
  4. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arc'teryx full-time

    Pros

    It was a good place

    Cons

    Inaccessable to lower class hikers, dealt with lots of yuppies who didnt do outdoors stuff and just used the gear for fashion

    Advice to Management

    Make cheaper products as well

    Arc'teryx2018-09-23
  5. "Full Time Keyholder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arc'teryx full-time

    Pros

    Great staff Arc'teryx itself is a great company Access to top of the line gear Arc'teryx opposes selling out Fellow employees have a genuine passion for the outdoors

    Cons

    Owned by Amer Sports It seems that Amer's wet dream is for us to become the next North Face

    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring upper management who are passionate about the outdoors

    Arc'teryx2018-07-28
  6. "Great Reliable Job"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Tulalip, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arc'teryx full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -great client base -great pro deal -awesome on staff managers

    Cons

    -wasteful packaging -refusal to grant overtime even when understaffed and in holiday season

    Arc'teryx2018-01-09
  7. "Great product, poor treatment of sales staff"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arc'teryx part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    best pro deal in the business, and access to almost all AMER products really good experience for retail, really high quality gear lots of training fun team, often do activities or volunteer good way to get in the door for working for Arc'teryx headquarters

    Cons

    it took them way too long to bring us up to Seattle minimum wage worst benefits for Seattle outdoor retail companies no overtime you don't act as an Arc'teryx employee, you are an AMER employee

    Advice to Management

    AMER should treat their sales associates better

    Arc'teryx2017-06-01
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arc'teryx full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic product. Great people working with in the B2C team. Rapid growth of business.

    Cons

    New to retail so it can be a challenge getting the company to think from retail mindset.

    Arc'teryx2015-04-23
  9. "Love the culture and people, but lack attractiveness for potential top tier hiring candidates"

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    Former Employee - Junior Software Developer in North Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arc'teryx full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Amazing working environment - Promotes great work life balance - You're never asked to stay at your desk just to hit full 8 hours. As long as you've done your work daily. - Great managers

    Cons

    - Decisions take a long time to be made and even when made there is a lot of ambiguity. - Pay is not up to standard many other places will pay you more for the same work - Benefits are decent - Very hard to get a promotion unless someone leaves

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to improve decision making process and try to meet the salary standards.

    Arc'teryx2019-06-04
  10. "Solid!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arc'teryx full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good culture, great people, inspired workplace.

    Cons

    Vancouver is an expensive place to live

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building and retaining talent.

    Arc'teryx2019-05-31
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