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Columbia Sportswear Reviews

Updated October 15, 2018
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Columbia Sportswear President, CEO, and Director Columbia Sportswear Company Tim Boyle
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  • "On the down side, there's no work/life balance" (in 9 reviews)

  • "No room for growth, really bad pay and management" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Exceptional Company"

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

    I have been working at Columbia Sportswear full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great, active community, modern campus amenities including a gym and bar, top notch benefits and competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Ma Boyle is getting older. I hope she lives well past her century mark!


  2. "Great Place to Work!"

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

    I have been working at Columbia Sportswear full-time

    Pros

    Management has always been helpful. Co-workers are pleasant.

    Cons

    I do not have any complaints.

  3. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Columbia Sportswear full-time

    Pros

    Brand, Leadership, Global, Family Owned, Employee Discount

    Cons

    Large company - hard to get movement sometimes


  4. "Production Artist"

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

    I worked at Columbia Sportswear full-time

    Pros

    Great personal and work environment. Owners of the company are amazing

    Cons

    Hard to advance in career quickly


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbia Sportswear part-time

    Pros

    Easy to get high commissions
    Able to meet people coming in and out of the city
    A range of diverse co workers

    Cons

    Management is very goal minded and you'll be reminded daily upon achieving that goal
    Manager continues to pressure employees to sign customer up for the rewards program despite that some customers don't have a local phone number or local address


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, has it's flaws."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia Sportswear full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible time, nice people, relaxed dress code, pays decent. Better working environment than other large OR companies.

    Cons

    Slow moving, can be political, definite hand-holding culture. People struggle at basic things. PTO and benefits could be better, especially when compared against Intel or Nike.


  7. "Good Work, infrequent schedule"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbia Sportswear part-time

    Pros

    Work was fast paced, easy, rewarding

    Cons

    Schedule changed alot, hours weren't consistent

  8. "Columbia Sportswear"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Columbia Sportswear full-time

    Pros

    Fun and casual environment, friendly coworkers, great discounts

    Cons

    Few women in leadership, very slow moving, not competitive compensation


  9. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Columbia Sportswear part-time

    Pros

    good atmosphere, friendly management, fun

    Cons

    bad hours, too much staff


  10. Helpful (4)

    "OK place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia Sportswear full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally good work life balance (depending on the manager/role). Decent insurance plan and PTO.

    Cons

    Despite constant budget cutting (which goes straight to executives) and constant record profits, pay is below average to the industry. There’s no maternity/paternity leave, no employee stock purchase plan. Upward mobility in the company is extremely limited.


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