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Billabong Reviews

Updated July 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Laid back work environment where you are responsible for your own work and success (in 10 reviews)

  • awesome work environment with lots of room to grow (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is afraid to make a decision so no one does until it is passed deadline (in 8 reviews)

  • Typical retail cons: low wage, long hours etc (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Successfully navigating the retail apocalypse surf"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Working with coworkers around the globe in an exciting and fast paced surf apparel company makes you feel very connected to the success of product and brand initiatives.
    • Supportive and collaborative work environment within each department.
    • Every department within the company has a unique fun energy about them.
    • Everyone is always passionate and focused on the projects they are tasked to.
    • Newly appointed upper management is steering the company in the right direction.
    • Laid back work environment where you are responsible for your own work and success.
    • Great employee discount and benefits.

    Cons

    • There are a few outdated pieces of internal software which could use some updating.


  2. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Billabong part-time

    Pros

    They have a great variety of apparel for a broad customer base

    Cons

    The bash register system is old

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great companyt"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Middletown, NJ
    Former Employee - Designer in Middletown, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at Billabong full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    fun brand, nice co workers , good work /life balance

    Cons

    small design staff, so you need to be able to wear many hats, but you learn alot


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Photo Retoucher"

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    Former Employee - Photo Retoucher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Photo Retoucher in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Billabong (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Performed photo retouching and color correcting for Billabongs spring 2017 and summer 2017 photo campaigns.

    Cons

    no cons, loved working here


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Billabong full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment. Fun and lots of perks.

    Cons

    Is kind of a mess. Revolving door of employees. Depending on which department


  6. "Visual"

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    Former Employee - Road Meechandiser in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Road Meechandiser in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Billabong (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great family based company. Loved my job and miss it everyday.

    Cons

    Spending lots of money on growth and cutting down on employees


  7. "Epic"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything about the whole experience

    Cons

    slow days sometimes, but that's it really

    Advice to Management

    open more stores

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Buyer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Billabong full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, enjoyable work, amazing co-workers. My boss, Ed Leasure, is an amazing visionary and I learned so much from him.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any cons. I loved my time there and would encourage anyone who in interested to apply.


  9. "Fun employees and relaxed atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Stock in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Stock in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the co workers enjoy being at work, the managers are easy to approach, and they recognize when you do a good job.

    Cons

    Weren't always happy when you had to call out.


  10. "Great Job in Team setting"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Billabong part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is there to have fun and work hard together. You have your own weekly goals but its nice to work in such a great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Sometimes you are unable to meet your goals depending on how the sales for the week go.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing! Its working!


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