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"Organisation complexe"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annecy (France)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annecy (France)
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Approves of CEO

(Translated from English)

Pros

Association de marques et des pratiques des sociétés. Société en expansion

Cons

Difficile de trouver une responsabilité particulière dans une organisation multimatricielle

Advice to Management

Simplifier l'organisation et les processus

Other Employee Reviews for Amer Sports

  1. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Business Development
    Current Employee - Business Development
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amer Sports full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    While almost no one outside of the industry knows the Amer Sports name, nearly everyone knows at least 2-3 of the brands - including leaders like Wilson, Salomon, Arc'Teryx, Precor, Atomic, Suunto, Mavic, etc. It always feels great to be a part of a collection of truly amazing brands that people love.

    Amer Sports is a portfolio company with over 2.6B EUR in sales. It's trades at a similar P/E ratio as Nike, reflecting how admired the company is. Spend a lot of time in the Investor Relations section of Amersports' website as it reveals a lot about the strategy. For me the three main points are:

    1. Value is created as much as possible within each brand. This means the group-level functions are limited and the focus is within each brand. As someone who works at the group-level (and engages with each brand), there is a huge variance across brands.

    2. As a portfolio company, there is expectations for each brand in terms of profit and growth. If a brand is meeting or exceeding both they are a winner. If they are not, there is three other quadrants they can fall into, which resulting implication on how much spend is allowed to grow. For the darling companies - Arc'Teryx and Salomon especially, the experience is fantastic.

    3. Each brand within the company has it's own unique culture. More so even, each division within each brand. So if you are interested in a role at a company, evaluate is narrowly. At the group-level, Amer is professional, KPI-driven, and filled with people who really genuinely love sports.

    As an AS-group level group level employee who travels to the Helsinki HQ multiple times a year, I find the Finnish culture a huge plus. Their education system is one of the best in the world and the people I work with are brilliant. The culture is direct, professional, and committed to following through on commitments.

    The management is largely from P&G, where the 'Cascade of Choices' reigns supreme. Read 'Playing to Win' for a fantastic primer on this. To me this is a strength, because there is a common set of strategy-related language and practices, which creates a strong drumbeat of business discussions. It's why the company has continued to grow.

    For Amer:
    -Strong leadership and amazing brands
    -Very clearly communicated strategy
    -Benefits vary by region greatly, but in the US are overall solid.
    -Great employee discount
    -Pay is mostly below industry average, but for some roles is great

    Cons

    Most Amer brands, as well at the group-level, are comprised of sports and fitness enthusiasts. This creates a super-authentic culture full of passion. It can also be a bit polarizing and imposture syndrome can be a real thing.

    Geography can be a challenge. The HQ is in Finland, so the US timezone difference is meaningful.

    The experience as an employee varies quite a bit from brand to brand, by organization, and even by office location. When a brand is below profit target and growth target, they are a 'bleeder' and the resulting actions can be quite dramatic. Certain divisions and brands have experienced this much more than others. Really no different than any other business, but the implementation of these actions can be dramatic and swift.

    Moving between brands can be done, but isn't as common as you'd think. Most brands operate very independently from one another.

    As of the date of this review, as with all major sports apparel, footwear, and hardgoods companies, there is a huge market shift. The company has shifted resources (i.e. layoffs) away from old-school ship to a distributer and forget about it, to a new omni-channel model. This is a strong long-term bet with some short-term pain.

    Pay varies quite a bit by function and company. In some cases, pay is above market average, while for the most part a little below market averages. It really depends on your role, location and what brand you work for.

    As a company, Amer Sports is a high say:do ration stock - in other words, they deliver predictable growth and profitability through sustainable building blocks. This has the risk of fostering a culture which can be risk-averse and slow in decision-making. Again, this varies greatly by team/division.


  2. "Great Place for the Sports Enthusiast"

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

    I have been working at Amer Sports full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off policy, work atmosphere

    Cons

    Strategy and direction changes too frequently, a lot of restructuring

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and stick to it

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