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Brooks Sports Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great People to work and run with (in 6 reviews)

  • Great people, laid back atmosphere, lots of fringe benifits (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Operations Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Operations Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brooks Sports full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules and great lunch options

    Cons

    Not very great pay, but good at distracting you from that


  2. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great boss and fun environment.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of


  3. "Brooks Sports review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Seattle, WA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The majority of people are fun and have similar interests. Brooks needs to make sure they continue to hire people that share the culture and values they promote.
    Healthcare benefits are pretty decent
    Great gear and employee discount
    Leadership is fairly transparent and conveys what is happening with the company and industry

    Cons

    Pay is not up to par with cost of living in Seattle
    Not a lot of open opportunities to grow internally and inconsistency of managers supporting employees with career growth/goals
    There needs to be a bit more effort to boost employee morale when times are tough


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  5. "Retail Project Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Project Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Retail Project Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brooks Sports (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor planning for further advancement for contractors


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Not Overly Impressed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Onsite Gym, Laid back atmosphere, Nice People, Discounts on gear

    Cons

    Low pay, Disconnect from inter happens of the company, under appreciated, no future career path or development


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Unique brand with a lot of energy and passion for running."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location, focus on running, wholly owned by Berkshire Hathaway, genuine kind and caring culture. Inclusive environment; employees and company promote and enable active engagement in the sport and product of running

    Cons

    Organizational structure obstructs innovation; running industry has its limitations; lack of diversity in experience and thinking among employee base. Struggling with identity as mid-size corporation versus niche manufacturer.


  8. "Guru"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Flexible Schedule, fun work enviroment

    Cons

    Can be at times long hours


  9. Helpful (7)

    "lack of entreprenuerism"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good intentions and willingness to help employees.

    Cons

    Stuck in old way of thinking that consumers care about a "vertical running brand". Delusional thinking around the power of the run and its ability to move apparel. CEO surrounds himself with only those who agree with his out dated world view.

    Advice to Management

    wake up and smell the coffee. E commerce is changing the game and you are stuck wishing the world were different. bring in people who disagree with you. Your business has not grown in 2 years now despite better product.


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Do your homework."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited sick time and up to 5 weeks vacation starts when you are hired.

    Cons

    why did Brooks lay off so many valued employees who dedicated their lives for over 10+ years? Why weren't the new "hirers" laid off?

    Advice to Management

    Management in certain departments needs a refresher course in "respect" quit thinking about yourself think about your team. Your team is a reflection of YOU!


  11. "Sales Representaive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brooks Sports full-time

    Pros

    Outside sales, great culture, great support

    Cons

    Constantly lowering commission rates, block you from selling other products



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