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  1. "Not bad, not great"

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    Former Employee - Bicycle Mechanic in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Bicycle Mechanic in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bicycle Village part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great discounts on bikes and parts. Plus, a free ski pass made it worth working at. Everyone there loves bikes too, so that's always nice

    Cons

    High rates of turnover. This is probably due to the managers not necessarily coming from a managerial background and being run from the corporate level down.

    Advice to Management

    Stick around long enough to make a difference


  2. "The company that does not care"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - Free Season Pass
    - Industry Deals

    Cons

    - Equal pay for cashiers as well as sales staff
    - Poor leadership within store and corporate
    - Will not remove employees who are negative to business and have multiple complaints from staff and customers
    - Do not care about employee growth or opinion

  3. "Great Summer Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Sales in Colorado Springs, CO
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bicycle Village part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, laid-back environment. You get to sell quality products with (mostly) quality people. The ski and summer downhill discounts are killin'. It's nice for the customer that salespeople don't work on commission here.

    Cons

    Part-time meant only 15 hours a week, although I was constantly asking for more hours. Pay starts low and raises slowly with each added year of experience. It might be nice to get rewarded somehow for making a huge sale, but as I said above, salespeople at BV don't get commission.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps include more incentives for selling well and completing product training workshops such as Trek University.


  4. "Westminster location is the best!!"

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    Former Employee - Salesman in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Salesman in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bicycle Village full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers with tons of experience, Huge inventory with many bikes to choose from, roads in the area are really bike friendly, and it is close to the 36 bikeway.

    Cons

    We didn't always carry super high end models, company buyer taste in hard-goods seems to be stuck in the early 2000's.

    Advice to Management

    Please talk to your employees and take their advise. Don't have one buyer who only looks at spreadsheets and margins when buying product!!


  5. "Too cool to treat employees nice"

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    Former Employee - Sales, Ski Tuning in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Sales, Ski Tuning in Littleton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Discount at affiliated stores was cost +10%

    Cons

    Mid managers were more about being bike snnobs than anything else.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers to manage, not bike mechs who want more money.


  6. "Fun, but very low pay and politics abound."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales in Denver, CO

    Pros

    It can be a fun place to work, but best enjoyed as a part time job for additional money. Management squashed the employee discount, so don't expect to get a huge price cut on bikes or gear.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities outside of becoming an assistant manager, i.e; paid slave. Management rewards those who sell, sell, sell rather than those who actually help the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for performance, hire folks who actually ride bikes, focus on getting the customer what they need, not just selling them as much crap as possible.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bicycle Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Bicycle Mechanic in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Bicycle Mechanic in Boulder, CO

    Pros

    Very flexible to my needs so I could race on weekends.
    Clean work environment.
    Good relationship with other employees.

    Cons

    Low pay.
    Poor work quality was encouraged by the amount of work per employee that was expected. AKA had to half arse things.

    Advice to Management

    Don't offer free lifetime service. This reduces the quality of work. Give your mechanics more support as they are the ones that keep your store rolling.