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"Notorious Turnover"

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Former Employee - Corporate Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Corporate Employee in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The company sells interesting product. The focus is extremely sales and revenue oriented. Nice building and location. Friendly co-workers. Dynamic environment.

Cons

The company has a notorious reputation for turnover for corporate employees. There is zero job security here. The company is privately owned and staff are cut whenever needed to cut costs. Since working at Road Runner, I have met no fewer than seven people who have worked at the company at the corporate level who say the same thing. Moreover, each asks about former co-workers and no one knows them as the turnover is so high. Everyone has worked with a different set of employees.

The owner of the company is highly entrepreneurial and tries to develop new divisions, yet many are not successful, i.e. branching out into sports equipment and women's clothing sales, retail stores, etc. He routinely puts on a mandatory "History of Road Runner Sports" presentation which essentially focuses on his own personal success.

Corporate employees are expected to occasionally work in the warehouse picking inventory, sometimes coming in on weekends.

Advice to Management

Consider how decisions to benefit short term goals cost in the long term. When a company develops a notorious reputation for layoffs it becomes difficult to attract top talent.

Other Employee Reviews for Road Runner Sports

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Job!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fit Expert in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Fit Expert in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company provides excellent pay scales and the bonuses are great. The management is very considerate with your other obligations, communication is really easy and the other employees are excellent at what they do.

    Cons

    The organization of merchandise is occasionally hard to work with and the corporate policies dealing with procedures and returns are awkward and unnecessary sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    The company is great and provides awesome customer service, but the company could use help with stock replenishment and taking care of inventory a little better.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Be Wary"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people in my department and the great friendships I have developed. The relationships with the vendors.

    Cons

    Incompetent management. The company has terrible ethics both with customers internal and external. I enjoy work for the paycheck but Management has no sense of balance between life and work for the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what it means to be Proactive rather than Reactive. The company typically thinks something sounds good, so they go with it, without much research, then when things do not work, they simply pull the plug and typically the customers suffer.

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