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"Forewarned is forearmed, right?"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

There is some transitory pride in telling people you work for Nautilus, because it is a nationally-recognized brand. The building is oversized and impressive; just try driving past with a friend from out of town without pointing to the flags and saying "I work there."
Employees and their spouses have access to the large fitness center on site. In addition to the usual health insurance and 401k type benefits, several local vendors offer small discounts (5-10%) for Nautilus employees. If you want to buy fitness equipment, the employee discount is significant (50-60%). Depending on your department, time off can be flexible.
Each fresh, new face keeps hope alive that someday the corporate culture can change into something healthy.

Cons

The company as a whole is disorganized and communication is dismal: one hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing. Nobody seems to have (or care about) a grasp of the big picture. Computer systems are haphazard, and departments that should be closely related don't speak to each other.
The atmosphere continues to be vicious, even a year after the departure of the toxic former CEO. There is still no sense of community or team effort. In some departments, managers focus on what is best for themselves, and don't bother to train, support or teach their reports. Throughout middle management, there is a lot of infighting, backstabbing, namecalling, and use of aggressive and dishonest tactics to elbow out their peers.
Rolling layoffs and perceived secrecy from above keep everyone on edge.
In this corporate culture, you can just imagine the chances that your manager has time to recognize your value. (Heaven forbid he/she does, because then you will present a mild threat.)
On the plus side, if you can call it a plus, you develop thick skin after awhile.

Advice to Management

Please sell the company to good, honest people. Attitude comes from the top.

Other Employee Reviews for Nautilus

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Nautilus - Where is it headed?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Premier company with the best brands in the fitness equipment industry. The Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA area is a great place to live. The quality of life and affordability are excellent. Great schools in the area and easy access to the city and outdoor activities.

    Cons

    Incompetent management. Without question lacking in the ability to formulate a comprehensive company strategy and execute to deliver on its promises to its employees or customers.

    Advice to Management

    There have been far too many company lay-offs when the focus should be on the management team running the organization. Nautilus' issues can simply be solved by cutting costs. You are running out of people to lay-off!


  2. "Positive company to work for!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nautilus full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've been at this great company for many years - I've seen the good and seen the bad and this is definitely the best time to be here. We are growing, innovating and doing many great things that impact & improve the lives of many people around the world.

    Cons

    Global branding & online presence - we could so much more to lift our brand awareness around the world.

    Advice to Management

    Improve Global Brand Strategy - so each brand has its own image and is accessible to the end user.

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