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"over rated"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Do not have to work too hard

Cons

No room for advancement and growth

Advice to Management

Stop micro-managing. Upper management baby sits incompetent employees and does not allow supervisors who are responsible for P&L to implement change.

Other Employee Reviews for Brooks Sports

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work if you're a runner or having a baby"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Employees are ncouraged to run or go workout daily during work hours or lunch
    - Free onsite gym
    - Easy comfortable dress code: You can wear Brooks gear and running shoes all day/every day
    - Very understanding about maternity, paternity, or illness leaves
    - Can be a fun place to work, they try to make it so
    - Nice running trails right outside the door
    - Lots of free gear/shoe samples distributed on fairly regular (but unexpected) basis--an email goes out and stampede begins
    - They'll sponsor employees fees for certain (number of) races each year
    - LOTS of encouragement for people who run in events
    - Great operations team, especially in distribution center
    - Once they get to know you, most people are generally nice--except the running cliques

    Cons

    - Boys club environment--especially in management, sales, and footwear
    - Management lets sales call the shots
    - For a small company, seriously poor inter-departmental communication
    - Strong competition and certain amount of secrecy between silos (Sales, Marketing, Footwear, Apparel) makes collaboration difficulty
    - A work culture based on competitive long-distance running seems to breed a competitive, non-collaborative environment
    - Company fractured into exclusive cliques, often based on age, sex, and running times
    - Sales team = frat boy atmosphere that's condoned by upper mgmt because "Boys will be boys"
    - Lots of promotions to men, not women, even when the woman is better qualified/better candidate
    - Success here is often decided on personality, not competence
    - If you don't have a cheery "FUN" demeanor or personality, you won't make it
    - If you're not a runner, you will feel like an outsider the whole time you're there

    Advice to Management

    Be decisive
    Be bold
    Be consistent
    Don't put the cart before the horse (i.e. "let's be green!", before you're actually green)
    Cool the "frat boy" atmosphere


  2. "Brooks"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Sales in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and employees at Brooks.

    Cons

    The commute to Bothell can be long from Seattle.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push the ingenuity and creative envelopes.

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