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Patagonia Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  • Upper management in this department has little to no knowledge (or education ) in apparel workmanship (in 5 reviews)

  • Typical retail nuances (grumpy customers, long hours, etc (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Incredible company and team to work with!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission-driven org
    Strong support from upper-management

    Cons

    On your feet most of day
    Slow career growth


  2. "Amazing benefits"

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

    I have been working at Patagonia full-time

    Pros

    child care, 9-80 work week, on site cafe

    Cons

    environment can be a bit political

  3. "great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    nothing at all. management is perfect


  4. Helpful (4)

    "They have all gone crazy..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ventura, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ventura, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home capabilities when it suits mgmt.

    Cons

    They have all gone crazy since the election. They are more concerned with activism then running a business. C-Level execs have been promoted to beyond their capabilities. Take a hard look at leadership and clean house at the VP and C Level. Unfair standards across depts.


  5. "Great life work balance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Patagonia full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are great.
    Very relaxed and easygoing atmosphere. Wonderful culture.

    Cons

    Not much of a chance for advancement.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patagonia part-time

    Pros

    Fun, exciting environment, you feel like you are contributing to something bigger

    Cons

    Wage is low other than that, few drawbacks


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company Ideals"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Patagonia full-time

    Pros

    Upper management has good morals and ideals sound good on paper

    Cons

    Management has little to no follow through. HR department will say one thing and will do another.

    Advice to Management

    Management should learn about real project development and think about the overall big picture- not so much about short term savings costs etc

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Don't do it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people who care!

    Cons

    Horrible managers, allowed to be horrible!

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow horrible managers to fire people for horrible reasons!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Beware"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Patagonia full-time

    Pros

    Cool company benefits and culture

    Cons

    Lots of sitting, talking to rude customers, immature management, 10 hour work days during the holidays, little recognition

    Advice to Management

    Get more professional supervisors


  10. "Not the typical retail experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Patagonia part-time

    Pros

    The company really holds fast to their mission of sustainability. It's part of everything they do. Do a great job of hiring people that share that goal.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better


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