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Columbia Sportswear Reviews

Updated August 8, 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 job!!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Columbia Sportswear part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Perhaps the best management and coworkers I have ever worked with. I enjoy going into work every shift and love that there is always something new to learn.

    Cons

    The "slow" days can be a bit boring

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing

  3. "Columbia sports"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Clarksburg, MD
    Former Employee - Team Member in Clarksburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy going atmosphere, great discount, great staff

    Cons

    no hours, short shifts


  4. "An Awesome Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great People
    Good Benefits
    Rewarding Work
    Learning Opportunities

    Cons

    Pay is not the most competitive


  5. "floor supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Columbia Sportswear part-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment and team members

    Cons

    Disgruntled customers and short shifts


  6. "Easy job, but can't work retail my whole life"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Carlsbad, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Discounts, Easy Job, Lots of products, next door to prana

    Cons

    Hardly any customers because it was a company store - employees only. Bad Management - hardly any communication, difficult goals to reach due to limited amount of people in store.


  7. "Stock Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends

    I have been working at Columbia Sportswear part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment. It's a great job if you're going to school.

    Cons

    Can be slow some days

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  8. "Great Place"

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

    I worked at Columbia Sportswear part-time

    Pros

    Great management, flexible hours, and very polite co-workers.

    Cons

    Not any really, other than if you wanted to move up in the company it could take some time.


  9. "Solid place to work retail in the outdoor industry"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Columbia Sportswear part-time

    Pros

    Lots of pride in the brand and customer service. Great attitude and support from store and regional management

    Cons

    POS and computer systems are outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Update technology infrastructure


  10. "It was a job...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbia Sportswear full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were better than average.

    Cons

    Career advancement opportunities were very limited.


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