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Rocky Brands Reviews

Updated October 29, 2017
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  1. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rocky Brands full-time

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Good management

    Cons

    Needs to walk the talk when it comes to promoting work life balance


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nepotism, dictatorial leadership, zero work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nelsonville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nelsonville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rocky Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great reps, established brand, consistent business, uncapped commission

    Cons

    If you want to work for a dictatorial leadership, Rocky Brands is the place for you. The management makes it abundantly clear though their leadership that they care nothing about sales representatives having any sort of a life outside of this job. There is zero positive reinforcement, let alone constructive criticism, and management rarely if never travels with reps in order to see what is actually going on in the marketplace.

    Reps are also tracked using an iPhone app that is able to determine their exact location, and management uses this to monitor their activity daily and reprimand those who aren't traveling according to their liking. Daily travel and nightly hotel stays are required. Reps are also required to see a certain amount of accounts per week, per month, etc., but then are limited in the amount of mileage, hotel stays, etc. they may accrue. If they don't stay within guidelines, Rocky will not reimburse business expenses. It's a Catch 22.

    The management "re-negotiates" its contracts with reps on a yearly basis, which means that when one starts making too much money, their commission percentage is lowered, or accounts that are doing too much volume are given to key account managers.

    This by far was the most miserable company I've ever worked for, and I would not recommend it to my worst enemy.

    Advice to Management

    Make Rocky Non-Toxic Again

  3. "Agent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rocky Brands full-time

    Pros

    Rocky Brands were very flexible with schedules

    Cons

    However training processes should be easier for new hires.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good ole boy co."

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

    I worked at Rocky Brands full-time

    Pros

    Paid time off, vacation

    Cons

    Very micro managed company.... lead by intimidation

    Advice to Management

    Take some management courses in how to effectively lead by example


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Applier Beware"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Nelsonville, OH
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Nelsonville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rocky Brands (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the benefits are decent and the vacation times are flexible.

    Cons

    Upper management is a dictatorship. Upper management are not involved with any field sales, micro management and absolutely no quality of life balance. Expectations are unrealistic with product design and execution is poor at best. Quality control issues, and steady increase of pricing making goals exceedingly unrealistic to obtain.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging and source better products.


  6. "Low Pay"

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

    I worked at Rocky Brands full-time

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, Small town feel, Employee discount, Summer hours, OU Sponsorship, Christmas Party

    Cons

    Severely underpaid, There was a huge separation between upper management and everyone else. A lot of upper management were over-paid for doing nothing


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice work culture, low pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Casual, fun environment that allows you to contribute and collaborate. Offer little extras like summer hours, employee appreciation meals, live music, sports tickets.

    Cons

    The pay is low compared to the national average.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Communication is key"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nelsonville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nelsonville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, generally a Mon - Friday schedule, pay isn't too bad but could be better.

    Cons

    The communication is awful - conflicting information/instruction given. Training is almost nonexistent. Benefits are offered but are not all that great.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure communication is across the board, training is complete and understood. Pay employees for a job well done


  9. "Vp operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Expanding into new product markets, means opportunities to transfer skills, footwear is an otherwise very specific industry

    Cons

    Location: of head office and operations isolated region of Ohio nelsonville. Means 45-hr commute to live in closest metro community which is Columbus. All upper management have families live in Columbus and drive at least an hour each direction.


  10. "Vp operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Rocky Brands (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    growth and diversifying into new markets

    Cons

    geographic location remote difficult commute to have any metropolitan life


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