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  1. "Great Company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petaluma, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CamelBak Products

    Pros

    Great company. I worked for a summer, learned a ton about the industry. They set me up for success later in my career with other companies

    Cons

    Pay was low. But I knew that going in. Really no complaints. Everyone was always really busy. Sometimes project turn around was slow as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making awesome products. Hope to come back one day.

    CamelBak Products2016-01-15
  2. "Great Brand, Great People, Focus Focus Focus"

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    Current Employee - Product 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CamelBak Products full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Love the product, the culture, the people. Really enjoy building products that help people enjoy and thrive in the outdoors. Great product team and design group.

    Cons

    Lots of missed opportunities, false starts and a lack of focused marketing behind the product. Really need to focus and streamline SKUs. This is happening now, anxious to be a part of the change and new growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus and steer us back to growth. We have done it before. Ask the hard questions and stick to it.

    CamelBak Products2019-03-08
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Epic Fail"

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

    I worked at CamelBak Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Free snacks -Nice office / location -Unique product -Outdoor industry

    Cons

    -Total lack of communication. -Lack of direction as a brand. Seems to be flailing around vs. mission-focused. -Lack of career path & mentorship. As one long-time employee said to me, people quickly move to greener pastures (6mo-1.5yr) or never leave bc they're "stuck". -Corporate structure is spread out with no connected tissue between brands or teams -True leadership is non existent. Some higher level employees *think*...

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    Advice to Management

    -Hire visionary, true leaders. -Pick a direction. Stick with it. -Communicate. Be transparent. -Find a different parent company (V.O. sucks) -Don't over-engineer the product. -Retain talent!

    CamelBak Products2019-02-02
  4. "Camelbak"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at CamelBak Products full-time

      Pros

      Great group of people to work with. Multiple ongoing projects keep things interesting and exciting.

      Cons

      Communication from management and between teams can be improved.

      CamelBak Products2019-01-06
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      "Needs work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at CamelBak Products full-time

      Pros

      Great product Great people Casual environment

      Cons

      Serious lack of communication No organization or leadership No direction or focus I feel CamelBak has lost its direction. They dont seem to know what to focus on, and I don't see the company lasting much longer.

      Advice to Management

      Pick a direction and stay with it.

      CamelBak Products2018-11-06
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      "CamelBak Review"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petaluma, CA

      I have been working at CamelBak Products full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Great Corporate Culture and great people and products

      Cons

      No growth for employees and low wages

      Advice to Management

      Invest in training of employees and increase wages to a living wage for the area

      CamelBak Products2018-09-16
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      "Summary"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at CamelBak Products full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      The outdoor industry attracts a fun group of people. Most everyone I worked with was great. Lots of fun parties and events. Ability to grow in the company.

      Cons

      My boss was a nightmare and very catty. She only had praise and respect for people who were super outgoing and perky. HR is not your friend.

      CamelBak Products2017-11-14
    • Helpful (5)

      "Restructuring, Cutbacks, Needs Better Training"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petaluma, CA
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at CamelBak Products full-time

      Pros

      I love their products and so it was a no brainer to accept their offer when I was applying. The build great products and have a strong brand name on the market. The culture was awesome with lots of social/team building events and cool product perks and discounts. It's a great culture for young people. Benefits were okay, but I came from a previous company that paid for it so I am kind of spoiled.

      Cons

      Its about an hour north from SF so living there isn't exactly exciting for recent grads or single people, but if you have a family - its okay. The pay was low - very low in my opinion - for being in the bay area. But I took the job for the brand name and to move on somewhere else or to get promoted. However, there seemed to be little growth for career opportunities (in my field) and salary increases were a joke. There...

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      Advice to Management

      Provide clear opportunities for career growth, better continued education/training options, better profit sharing for the workers who actually do the work and not just the VP/executives.

      CamelBak Products2017-03-23
    • Helpful (10)

      "Big changes after recent acquisition"

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      Former Employee - Manager in Petaluma, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at CamelBak Products full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Historically, CamelBak has been a great place to work. Nto perfect; no place is. But it has been a group of committed people (sometimes overworked) who have worked passionately to build not only a great brand but a great place to work. The last two leaders of the business have been very skilled and committed to the business. The present leader seems very capable as well but hasn't been there long enough to know yet......

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      Cons

      After the recent acquisition by a larger entity (with roots in the gun and ammo business), the culture is changing rapidly. The new entity is a matrix organization (which isn't inherently a bad thing) and that structure is moving decision-making largely outside of CamelBak's control. Matrix organizations work best when the matrix is staffed by world class talent. From my vantage point, the folks at the upper reaches...

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      Advice to Management

      If you are going to pay top dollar to acquire a company, you need to be a lot more thoughtful about rapidly changing the management team. Make sure you understand thoroughly what you are changing before you actually change it. As you are about to find out, I fear, brands are more fragile than you think and you don't have the talent at the top of your matrix to ensure safe passage through this type of rapid business...

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      CamelBak Products2017-01-07
    • Helpful (3)

      "A great company with potential to be greater"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at CamelBak Products full-time

      Pros

      CamelBak is a company that understands its consumer, its brand and it shows in the products we make. The company environment is more like a community with plenty of gatherings and opportunities for social interaction with team mates. At its core, it is a positive environment to work in. One of the best companies on employee health and wellness. Benefits are pretty good as well. Seemingly a great place for young people...

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      Cons

      While innovative in the development of products, business innovation isn't a strength. Organizations seem fixed in eras long past and functions seem disconnected from one another. The leadership spends more time on product design & development than evolving the business. Process, knowledge and technology tools in general seem to be an after thought or not well utilized. Goals are lofty, while headcount & compensation...

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      Advice to Management

      The Best Places are measured by more than dollars, profits and fun company socials. CamelBak is a great company that has the potential to be greater but its going to require more than just adding or replacing foot soldiers. Leadership needs to engage more to help move the needle. Building great products is great but building a great company that builds great products is better.

      CamelBak Products2016-02-06
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