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Rocky Brands Reviews

Updated January 15, 2017
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Rocky Brands President, CEO, and Director David Sharp
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  1. "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


  2. "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.


  3. 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.


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    "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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


  8. "great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - International Sales Specialist in Nelsonville, OH
    Current Employee - International Sales Specialist in Nelsonville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They really do care about their employees and strive to make our workplace and environment great.

    Cons

    Depending upon your position, the compensation could be better.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "VP Sales"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in Nelsonville, OH
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in Nelsonville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Medium size company with decent reputation and an apparent opportunity to move up with positive results.

    Cons

    It's really a family owned company that hides that fact from potential employees, particularly in the Executive Suite. The reality is that it is run by some highly incompetent people who are poorly educated and trained. Often the have little or no experience outside of Rocky. They do not understand what they do not do well and simply refuse to listen. Within two years it became the worst professional experience of my entire 25 year career. Be careful....and check last names!!

    Advice to Management

    Get some outside help with experience at world class companies and listen to what they have to say. Focus on quality and customer service. Two of the companies weak points.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "An okay job"

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

    I have been working at Rocky Brands (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people and an interesting industry

    Cons

    Lack of support from management, not trust, and the company is now just a retirement plan for the CEO.


  11. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    family tradition in business and salary.

    Cons

    Business model is to lower cost of sales and reduce high expensed employees in favor of a young, cheaper workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Get a customer centric focus and hire new a new design team.



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