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  1. "Sole Technology Inc. on-boarding process and HR Department"

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    Former Employee - Key Account Sales Manager in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Key Account Sales Manager in Lake Forest, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sole Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They really have new hire on-boarding dialed. Their HR department went out of their way to insure that I had everything I needed my first week.

    Cons

    None, was not there long enough to tell. A shame really. I think that they have the right people and just need better internal alignment.

    Advice to Management

    Sales structure just needed better alignment.


  2. "Apparel Production Designer"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Apparel Designer in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Apparel Designer in Lake Forest, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, a company with a great vision, casual and laid back- yet very professional.

    Cons

    Like any company, they have their struggles to work through to make it in this day and age in completing with larger public owned companies… It will take some time to begin growing again. They will make it happen.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps take a step into youth classrooms and begin getting input from the younger generations that you want buying your product, because a lot of the these companies have people who are lifers when it comes to "their brands they wear"… Start young.

  3. "Field Services Manager"

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    Former Employee - Retail Marketing Manager in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Marketing Manager in Mission Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sole Technology (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall great company to work for

    Cons

    No Bonuses, really bad business decisions made, poor upper management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what employees have to say. Its easy to make bad decisions that have long term effects on the company overall.


  4. "Office Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Fontana, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Work in Traffic take care of all vendor compliance accounts along with handling our 3pl ACCTS
    Fast pace environment. Over look a team of 10 to 15 people, I am a hands on person .

    Cons

    Been with Sole for almost 9 years they will be closing down the end of June,

    Advice to Management

    I am fluent in vendor compliance, trafficking scheduling pick up and deliveries, more than familiar in shipping dept. Deal with all trafficking issues charge backs also research shortage claims overlooked IC for 7 years, quick learner reach daily goals


  5. "Good people"

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

    I worked at Sole Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people trying to support customers and have meaningful presence in action sports

    Cons

    Can be slow working with cross-functional teams (good to do so, just lots of meetings)


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Mis-managed company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sole Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are a FEW great employees who truly care about the company and take great pride in their work. Unfortunately, those employees are not valued by management.

    Cons

    Employee layoffs are still happening even though management will tell you the company is doing well. The employees who are left must take on the extra work load with no pay increases or bonuses.

    Management is clueless as to who the truly valuable employees are, and consequently, will promote base on social criteria rather than competency level and work ethics.

    There's zero accountability at this company, especially at the management level.

    Management really has no idea what they are doing...there are no initiatives on the horizon that would make this company profitable.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to CEO: Clean house by hiring an entirely new management team with real business credentials, then completely remove yourself from all business related decisions and let the true business professionals do their jobs.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Only if you're a skateboarder ..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sole Technology (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Casual, fun environment; Friday beer pong parties in the conference room. Free shoes every quarter.

    Cons

    Only take you seriously if you're a skateboarder and "one of the boys". No appreciation for smarts or hard work. Frequently promote people to positions for which they are not qualified. These people are often threatened by their subordinates who might be smarter than them.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the condescending attitude and embrace the of the talents of non-skateboarders.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "The owner that raves is, French, Pierre. How vain can you be? He has to say how wonderful he and his own company is?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you can stand the fake comrade and gossip, like a teenager, you'll love it

    Cons

    Behind every smile is a me, me, me attitude. Beware!

    Advice to Management

    Management is the worst assorted bunch of vain privileged humans to behold.


  9. "Waking up and having fun at what you do is a great thing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture made Sole Tech a fun place to work and you always felt like you were working with your family.

    Cons

    Tough economy and market place made it too hard to stay due to uncertainty.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, great culture."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Lake Forest, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sole Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sole Tech is a small to mid sized privately owned footwear and apparel company based in Skateboarding roots. Good processes, good people. Great culture.

    Cons

    Sole Technology is located way out in the foothills. Despite good intentions, elements of the executive leadership may be somewhat disconnected from the end consumer.

    Advice to Management

    Fortune favors the bold. Despite being privately held, Sole Tech is slow to move and react. Large public companies act more entrepreneurial.


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