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Patagonia Reviews

Updated February 7, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great people, incredible benefits, fantastic work - life balance" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, caring coworkers, and a company that truly gives a damn" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay which seems hypocritical given the values the company purports- particularly not being paid for responsibility" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Management has little to no follow through" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Patagonia part-time

    Pros

    Great work culture. Awesome chill coworkers

    Cons

    retail customers can be a bit rude.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Great Benefits, Great Everything!"

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture - they give you time off to support community causes.

    Cons

    It's retail - but probably the best retail organization out there.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing team of people, great mission"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Patagonia part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The management was amazing and really cared for the employees. Patagonia takes their mission statement seriously as well as the well-being of their employees.

    Cons

    None. Patagonia is a great place and the turnover for sales associates is pretty quick, but I have enjoyed everyone I have been able to work with


  4. "One of the best companies to work for."

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    Former Employee - Environmental Point Person in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Environmental Point Person in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patagonia part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, room for internal growth, great work environment and an amazing company mission.

    Cons

    Can be competitive when trying to move beyond retail level positions.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

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

    I have been working at Patagonia part-time

    Pros

    Value-driven team and company, good employee perks, and strong company leadership

    Cons

    Retail can be repetitive and unrewarding


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patagonia part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A company that actually cares about what their affect is on their consumers, company, employees and planet.

    Cons

    Shifts can be long, but you get half hour or hour break depending on shift length.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Patagonia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, fun work community and the chance to work on some pressing environmental issues.

    Cons

    Retail isn't always the bees knees but the benefits far outweigh that.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Loved it!"

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

    I have been working at Patagonia part-time

    Pros

    So passionate about their mission, invest a lot of time into their employees so that everyone is well educated on environmental issues. Very positive atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    The only cons are the general consensus of working retail


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Ego Problem and Sustainability is a Joke"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Patagonia part-time

    Pros

    Great workers, dedicated, motivated and bright.

    Cons

    Minimum wage and/or extremely low wages are not a living or sustainable wage.

    Advice to Management

    Support your workers. Advocate for your staff for adequate compensation. Is it time for new labor laws? Ask your workers if they can live on what you offer them? Be in touch and real. There is an elephant in the room. Dare to talk about it!


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Can be a great experience, depending who your manager is."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patagonia full-time

    Pros

    Work is driven by the company's mission and values. Employees are smart and hardworking.

    Cons

    The company's culture is very specific: politically left-leaning, environmental issues over everything, outdoor-loving, extreme pride in working for Patagonia. People know it's hard to get a job there, so when they have one, they often reek of smug superiority. Honestly, working there felt kind of like being in a cult. Definitely not a place for everyone, but excellent for a certain kind of person.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of how your middle managers treat their subordinates.