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"Anonymous Employee"

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Former Employee - Industrial Designer in Morgan Hill, CA
Former Employee - Industrial Designer in Morgan Hill, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Specialized Bicycle full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Potentially interesting product categories. On site food options, On site gym, road bike ride during lunch (longer lunch hour), Discounts on products.

Cons

Complete lack of direction within departments. Limited to no reviews of status within department. No clear goals or guidance for employees. A very hire and fire culture constantly trying to keep up the insane margin demands.

Conservative and limited foresight into the potential of new concepts and directions. Limited to no research done with departments making for clouded and biased decisions.

Zero growth potential.

Road bike ride during lunch hours is limiting as there is pressure to be on the ride. Without other options (even biking options such as MTB) this practice is both alienating and ridiculous as it spurs on favoritism with departments.

Morgan Hill is not actually in the Bay Area. It is very very far from both San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Although it still comes with the high cost of living, however salaries are not adjusted for it.

Advice to Management

Learn to be a manager. Specialized is not a motivating place to be.

Other Employee Reviews for Specialized Bicycle

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great products, but human resources are mismanaged and grossly underpaid in many categories."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Morgan Hill, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Morgan Hill, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Specialized Bicycle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, on-site gym and health-focused cafe, great product, lunch rides, casual dress, dogs allowed at office.

    Cons

    No work/life balance, pressure to work insane hours, random layoffs to keep "top producer" fear-based culture, located in Morgan Hill.

    Advice to Management

    Need to grow/cultivate talent and individual strengths better to retain good talent - set real goals and provide training/mentorship more. Definitely need more competitive salaries for cost of living in larger Bay Area!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "A company run by fear and intimidation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgan Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgan Hill, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Specialized Bicycle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free bike for as long as you work there and lunch rides, plus a great social place to work.

    Cons

    No job is as the job description describes, people are pushed into positions they are not competent for and then judged and fired. HR is there but does not function. Benefits are very poor. People find their own position on the career site while working in that position....very intimidating! Only people that survive are the job preservation specialists willing to throw anyone under the bus, happens all the time at SBC. Unfortunately the own is not seeing this or willing to see it.

    Advice to Management

    Get a management course

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