Converse - Great young, casual office environment and work-life balance, but lacks career development opportunities | Glassdoor
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"Great young, casual office environment and work-life balance, but lacks career development opportunities"

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Former Employee - Brand Marketing Intern in North Andover, MA
Former Employee - Brand Marketing Intern in North Andover, MA
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Shoes are everywhere! It is cool to see the creative process and see models that are being tested and some that won't be released for a year or two.
- Great work life balance; there is a small gym in the 5 floor office, which is a renovated historical factory mill; very cool office setting, yes it is mostly cubicals (low walls which is nice), but with a loft/urban feel inside it provides a great environment to work in. Always music echoing from random peoples cubes; from an outsider it might look like little work gets done, but that is hardly the case
- Casual dress attire; a t-shirt, jeans, and chucks or jp's is most of the office attire; The only people wearing suits were people visiting
- Good benefits; great discounts at Converse, Cole Haan, Nike, Hurley; occasional free products and shoes
- Summer hours

A business that is performing exceptionally well right now b/c trends fall in line with the brand, but hard to say 2-3 years down the road if that will be the case. With this industry, things happen FAST!

Cons

They're awesome! haha, get it, this field is titled "Cons", which is a common name for Converse shoes ;-) I'm an idiot ...

- NORTH ANDOVER; by no means a glamorous town; its a solid 40 minute commute from Boston if you are young and wanting to live in the city (where there is actually stuff to do)
- Run very lean - not that it is hard to progress your career, it will just take a very long time to do so
- Food options for lunch - a few decent restaurants nearby, a so-so caf with a neighboring company
- You have to be brand loyal (obviously); so, if you were to say have a wardrobe of competitor clothing, say goodbye to it Monday-Friday!

Advice to Management

Promote from within vs. hire from the outside, long--term this will be more beneficial.

Other Employee Reviews for Converse

  1. "Casual Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    *Work with great team
    *ALways something to do
    *LEarning new stuff

    Cons

    *Not much career prospect
    *Management can be nicer

    Advice to Management

    Can be nice to staff


  2. "sales associate"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    Pros

    favourite brand, full used of time

    Cons

    hard work, low salary, short rest time

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