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MotoSport Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. "Great People!"

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MotoSport full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun company to work for that cares about Portland employees and its powersports customers. Good activities like payday barbecues, ride days, adventure contest as well as lots of employee recognition. The work is challenging and meaningful. The MotoSport management team is transparent and communicates with employees through monthly all-hands meetings as well as weekly 1:1’s with employees for feedback/coaching. This year, MotoSport is off to one of its best starts in years and has a solid multi-year growth strategy. You don’t need to ride a dirt bike or motorcycle to work here, but it’s cool if you do! Great employee discounts.

    Cons

    Young, but driven management team, making up for what they lack in experience with passion, drive and customer service. In addition, MotoSport is not always the top priority business unit within the broader organization, but the MotoSport management team works hard to make the most of it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep getting better at what you do, keep spreading opportunities to grow to employees.


  2. "Mostly Great"

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

    I have been working at MotoSport full-time

    Pros

    MotoSport has great benefits and a pretty incredible group of people work there. Work-life balance is pretty great. You don't need to be into Motorcycles to work there but it's awesome for those who are. The discounts are good.

    Cons

    MotoSport's mothership owner is too hands on and really has nothing in common with MotoSport. They seem to exit good people but not exit people don't need to be there. Average salary is low but the benefits and work-life balance can even that out.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate and keep the great employees. They are your backbone.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MotoSport (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Casual environment where you are expected to be exceptional (if you are not somehow exceptional, your work there may be less fun). Regular ride days (Dirt, ATV, track riding) and occasional special price tickets for motocross / supercross events. Good social environment.

    Cons

    Being exceptional means that sometimes you work long hours so you can be exceptional on deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being Motosport. Don't be the other company.


  4. "Good place to work but..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MotoSport full-time

    Pros

    Not a lot of micromanaging (for employees who actually do their job)
    Nice discounts
    Good work environment
    Good co-workers
    Cares about their customers

    Cons

    Low pay increases last couple of years (doesn't even cover cost of living increases)
    Lack of company direction / good ideas but lack execution
    Limited by Parent company / hinders our growth by not allowing company to fill important positions to help grow the company

    Advice to Management

    Push to get BC to spend some money on open positions, bring up salaries of current employees you want to retain, communicate an actionable plan for growth.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good for those starting out their careers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Linn, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Linn, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Motosport is a great place for people starting out their careers:
    1) You can get really good exposure to an e-commerce firm's operations. Because it's a smaller subsidiary, it's possible to work closely with people in different departments and broaden your skillset. If you find something that interests you, you can likely get involved.
    2) On the other hand, since it's ultimately owned by a much larger company, you have access to much better benefits that can no longer be matched by really small companies.

    Cons

    Motosport seems to have limited opportunities for growth and promotion. This is the biggest surprise about the company, considering that it has grown so rapidly over the years.
    *I got the perception that it was important to always "appear busy" rather be busy doing meaningful things that moved the business forward.
    *As the years went by, I watched people always running around like chickens with their heads cut off, but never really going anywhere. I wondered if people were being directed to do meaningless work.
    *Regarding the limited opportunities seen here: I have since realized that this might be common to mid-size firms around the Portland market....I have worked other firms and seen the exact same thing.
    My final advice: Get a couple years of experience at Motosport, and get a pay raise when you move elsewhere. DO NOT STAY TOO LONG.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place To Work But Has The Potential To Be Better!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MotoSport full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Good friendships built within teams. Good Work/Life Balance. Okay employee discount. Ride days are nice. You get to work around people who love motorcycles!

    Cons

    Like mentioned in a previous review, company morale from time to time can be a little low. Seems to stem from pay (could be a little better) and little recognition from some but not all of the management. The contact center is micromanaged. Things move a little slower since merging with BC. There are opportunities for growth within, but it is rare.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation would be a plus. Figure out a way to take the company culture to the next level. Recruitment process could be improved upon to find more skilled employees. Weed out the negativity.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Its not that bad if you never want to get ahead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southaven, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southaven, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MotoSport full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    decent pay
    free medical
    easy standards such as producation standard, absentie policy, and dress code

    Cons

    no hours - i was avg 25 a week as ft
    little room to move up
    move you around a lot

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Company Moral"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    For the love of Motocross.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth and a lack of recognition that any employee has a career path.

    Advice to Management

    Employees should feel that they are appreciated and make a difference. Moral is as important as the bottom line.