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Pure Fishing Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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  1. "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Spirit Lake, IA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Spirit Lake, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job autonomy except when immediate production issues arise. Plenty of people with experience for new engineers across all departments. New to their positions top level people have giving others the opportunity to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Wide range of projects ongoing. Engineers can get differing directions at time regarding business needs outside of mechanical engineering department.

    Advice to Management

    Clear project priority that doesn't change every other week.


  2. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth in management. Will be successful if you do not need to be micromanaged.

    Cons

    Some changes through corporate acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep utilizing the work force who has worked there for many years and keep leading from the ground up.

  3. "Order Puller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pure Fishing full-time

    Pros

    The money and hours were great.

    Cons

    It was a lot of unnecessary drama you had to deal with.


  4. "CSCR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pure Fishing full-time

    Pros

    Good Company to work for

    Cons

    Boss micromanages to the extreme


  5. "A Special, Positive Culture Has Been Completely Dismantled"

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

    I worked at Pure Fishing full-time

    Pros

    During the time Pure Fishing was owned by the Jarden Corporation, the leadership team worked very hard to establish a positive, caring culture focused on coworkers, values, the company legacy, and providing high quality fishing equipment. Since Newell assumed ownership, any coworker with ties to the previous organization have been strategically eliminated.

    Cons

    Chaos and turnover has created a leadership vacuum. Targeted job elimination has resulted in poor coworker morale and a real gap in product innovation and quality. I can't imagine why anybody would want to work in this current environment.

    Advice to Management

    Develop some respect for coworkers who represent some of your legacy brands. Treat people like a world class employer.


  6. "horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Order Puller in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Order Puller in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing pro about working there.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and raises.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone and start over. There's a lack of leadership from the front office to the warehouse. Racism, sexism, sexual harassment, drug use, and alcohol abuse is rampant. No one from HR wants to address the issues. If you do talk to someone in HR it's a miracle. Never heard of setting an appointment to meet with someone about work problems. Had to walk off the job to further my career. Saw a lot of people fired or just left due to the work environment. No work balance. It's all about them and the money they make. No raises for those with warehouse experience. Anyone off the street can make the same as someone who has experience or been there longer. Don't take any problems to HR. The HR lady will have a melt down and cuss everyone out. Drug abuse inside the warehouse and outside. Saw deals made and employees using. Know of least two employees who would show up drunk, high, or both. In a two week period, saw four people fired and another walk off the job. They use metrics against the employees. Those who hit there numbers are most likely to be terminated first. Slower employees can keep there job. A lot of sleeping on the job with no one getting fired except one supervisor who fell asleep on the job. Won't ever work there again.


  7. "Decent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pure Fishing full-time

    Pros

    Fun working environment, good flexibility for work life balance

    Cons

    Too much change and does not retain talent

    Advice to Management

    Live up to your core values and invest in your current employees

  8. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - National Marketing Manager in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - National Marketing Manager in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pure Fishing (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great Canadian Team - great team atmosphere

    Cons

    In transition - parent company restruturing

    Advice to Management

    focus more on happy employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company until Newell acquisition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pure Fishing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leader in Fishing & Tackle, Successful and profitable

    Cons

    No longer an independent company and owned by Newell. Company has been ripped apart and the Newell organization has no respect for people or talent; just the bottom line. Insider's game only.


  10. "CSE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good environment to work in

    Cons

    slow off season in winter


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