Billabong - Surf company trending toward becoming wal-mart model of effenciency and profits,at expence of employees at lower levels. | Glassdoor
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"Surf company trending toward becoming wal-mart model of effenciency and profits,at expence of employees at lower levels."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Dalles, OR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Dalles, OR
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

set schedule,enough work,nice area to live in,

Cons

low pay,filthy working conditions,lack of facilities on site(enough bathrooms,break areas,lockers),forced overtime(white slavery),demanding physical work,lack of security(located in prison property with no exterior lighting)no chance for advancement or learning new skills.

Advice to Management

step up and pay employees a living wage,you may have to skip on doubling up on your porsche payment once a year.but it will be worth it in terms of morale ,productivity and pride.turnover will cease to be a cruel joke on trainers.overall quality of workers interested in the jobs will rise.
we're not asking for the moon,just a reasonable wage that allows a person to support a household.
as it stands 70% of the workforce makes minimum wage or a dollar over,and the people who got you this far don't make much more.highest known paid non-management personell is only paid 13.usd/hour. many people doing the exact same work are paid far less and as a result have suffered adverse health effects,undue stress due to financial situation,and many are on public assistance.most work a second job even after working a forced 50 hours a week at your slavepit.
Stop being a company that only cares about profits at the expence of it's most vulnerable assets and do something,
even pay for jobs would be a start,minimums for permanent employees ahould start at 11USD/hr and scale up to about 15usd/hour,that doesn't sound greedy or malicious on our part does it? if it does,then maybe other actions should be the avenue to success.

Other Employee Reviews for Billabong

  1. "Administrative Assistant/Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Billabong (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a Great place to work

    Cons

    No longer exists, moved operations to USA

    Advice to Management

    Come back to Canada!


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Billabong full-time

    Pros

    cool brand to work for

    Cons

    small team, less learning opportunities from peers

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