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Quiksilver Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  • Poor upper management, poor scheduling (in 15 reviews)

  • No room for growth, top heavy with management (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Treated like family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You are treated like family. Many perks like insane discounts on clothing and 30% off 3rd items. Discount of ski lift tickets. Flexible hours so if you are in school then it's great.

    Cons

    It depends on what location you work for but it can be kind of slow and boring. The pay is low but it's also retail


  2. "Hire within the company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Quiksilver full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quiksilver has a great work environment, with some really amazing people.

    Cons

    Movement throughout the company is hard to come by.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales ops"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Sales Operations Coordinator in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Coordinator in Huntington Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing good about this company at all ! They don't care they fire people with no valid reasons. I insist terrible management support, One of the worst managements I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    Terrible management support! They did not give me the time to learn. They threw at me so much responsibilities within my first 30 days I couldn't keep up! Then the boss of the department left and I had no support of a supervisor. Then they told me that I was not doing a good job and they let me go.

    Advice to Management

    Terrible management! This company will not survive the already had a bankruptcy last year


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Director Strategic Planning & Alignment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Strategic Planning & Alignment in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Director Strategic Planning & Alignment in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Quiksilver full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Young dynamic and creative spirit has allowed Quiksilver to create a globally recognisable brand image that inspires world audience.

    Cons

    A lack in strategic response time to market competitiveness and anticipation to customer behavioural change has driven the company to a weak position in which its core advantages have been slowly but gradually diminished.
    A new (another) investor is currently reorganising the company.

    Advice to Management

    Company values and people power will drive the ship firmly, given the right captain to guide through the storm. Let's get it right this time around.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Accountant in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Huntington Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relax work environment, 50% discount on clothes, ok benefits, and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    No room for growth, weak pay, abrasive teaching environment, hasn't had performance reviews in 3 years, no raises, and unnecessary drama. Bad coffee in the break room. Have a history of doing annual lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    Cross train employees, stop micro managing, spread out the workload, and listen to employees ideas.


  7. "Fun while it lasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Product Design in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Product Design in Huntington Beach, CA

    I worked at Quiksilver full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Old crew of people were great, fun work environment, surf sessions, free product

    Cons

    Cut throat with layoffs at the time. Indecisiveness with executed decisions at times.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Use to be a great company filled with great and dedicated people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandising Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandising Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quiksilver full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Before they started laying off a lot of the people that started the company from the ground up:
    Loved the open learning environment, cross-training
    Open communication from any position
    Opportunities to work at headquarters and sent to company events

    Cons

    Quiksilver lost their soul. They hired a CEO that has no experience or love for the industry's culture. Cut out a majority of their professional athletes, and most of the most dedicated people at corporate. You can tell it shows in the stores because they are hiring managers that have no love for the company or industry culture

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the basics of the surfing industry culture. Quiksilver did not get to where they are based on uptight business analytics


  9. "Assistant Merchandising Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Virginia in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Virginia in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun working environment with fun employees.

    Cons

    Limited pay; created difficulty for living.

    Advice to Management

    Develop creative avenues for solution-driven individuals.


  10. "store manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. co-workers are friendly. learned a lot

    Cons

    terrible pay and unfortunetely, not a lot of opportunity to grow


  11. "Loved it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Quiksilver full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people and culture, laid back style, great product and insane discount

    Cons

    retail style shifts, no commission, low starting pay


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