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"A friendly environment; not the best place for the ambitious"

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Former Employee - IT ASSISTANT in Petaluma, CA
Former Employee - IT ASSISTANT in Petaluma, CA
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

I worked at CamelBak in an intern-type position. The people there were very friendly and helpful with questions. The average age was fairly young and active, which matched the demographic of their products. CamelBak can be a good learning experience for college students; plus there is lots of swag.

Cons

The company didn't seem interested in moving beyond the status quo, something that was frustrating for me as a very ambitious person. Also, the younger work force didn't seem very committed to their work.

Advice to Management

The IT department sometimes lacked necessary attention. Other than that, I felt that the younger workers needed more motivation (i.e. stock options, etc).

Other Employee Reviews for CamelBak Products

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Hard working company, progressive, aggressive, intuitive, looks ahead to the next challenge with enthusiasm."

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

    Pros

    Great teams, collaborative environment, back to health initiatives, interesting projects, strong CEO leadership, work life balance. Opportunities to give back to the community through volunteer projects.

    Cons

    Weak calendar management to align deliverables on time, often no clear direction, upper management does not provide leadership direction for advancement, no profit sharing.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear opportunities for career growth, share profits past the VP level to the people who work so hard to hit the numbers.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A great company with potential to be greater"

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

    I have been working at CamelBak Products full-time

    Pros

    CamelBak is a company that understands its consumer, its brand and it shows in the products we make. The company environment is more like a community with plenty of gatherings and opportunities for social interaction with team mates. At its core, it is a positive environment to work in. One of the best companies on employee health and wellness. Benefits are pretty good as well. Seemingly a great place for young people to start their career.

    Cons

    While innovative in the development of products, business innovation isn't a strength. Organizations seem fixed in eras long past and functions seem disconnected from one another. The leadership spends more time on product design & development than evolving the business. Process, knowledge and technology tools in general seem to be an after thought or not well utilized. Goals are lofty, while headcount & compensation are low. This seems to work well for shareholders but conflicts with employee satisfaction. Professional growth opportunities are limited.

    Advice to Management

    The Best Places are measured by more than dollars, profits and fun company socials. CamelBak is a great company that has the potential to be greater but its going to require more than just adding or replacing foot soldiers. Leadership needs to engage more to help move the needle. Building great products is great but building a great company that builds great products is better.

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