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The North Face Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  • Seasonal employees do not get the same product training as part time and full time employees due (in 12 reviews)

  • If you're a full time employee you have to have open availabilty (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Currently I am a vice chairman of a multinational sourcing house in Bangladesh."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apparel Sourcing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Apparel Sourcing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The North Face full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is no reason but I believe that I could do better in this company.This company can get from me a better things.

    Cons

    There is always a chance to recover from any challenge.In the apparel process it is more realistic than the other sectors.

    Advice to Management

    I am the perfect person for you


  2. "Fresh Talent & Inspiring Work in Marketing Department"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The North Face full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Marketing leadership/VP is highly collaborative and empowers a positive team culture where you don't feel defined by your title. What some previously might have called "risky hires"...these bold moves have brought new blood and fresh, challenging perspective to the work. As of recent, employee stoke and camaraderie at an all time high (I've worked here for over 4 years). Great work/life balance (Flex Fridays, or work remote; appreciation and respect for PTO - especially if it's for time spend in the outdoors).

    Cons

    Pay is not as competitive for the Bay Area as it should be - especially for a global brand our size. Incredibly fast-paced, sometimes solid individuals/great minds can't deal with this.

    Advice to Management

    Add headcount to teams to offer more support at base and entry level. There are literally thousands of passionate young minds interested in the outdoor industry. It could be as simple as an internship program. The most significant influence on good work not being great is internal resources.

    Keep empowering employees to live the brand. This is our best recruiting tool and most authentic way to learn and listen to our consumers.

  3. "sales associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Allen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The North Face part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    50% off discount
    bonus if you meet your monthly target
    sales club benefits

    Cons

    limited hours during summer time
    change of bonus benefits every other month


  4. "Stock/Restock Associate"

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    Current Employee - Stock Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The North Face part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I still working regularly part times right now.

    Cons

    I like to work team

    Advice to Management

    I am a great job performance.


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The North Face part-time

    Pros

    the people you meet can be great

    Cons

    the hours are not too great


  6. "Store manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The North Face full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to manage your staff your own way
    Great Work life balance
    Employee discount

    Cons

    upper management micro manages to much .

    Advice to Management

    Trust your store leaders


  7. "Very politically charged (and I'm not talking about the current US administration)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The North Face full-time

    Pros

    For the most part- the people you will meet throughout the organization are the best thing about this company. There is a very collaborative team spirit for the teams stuck in the weeds doing all of the development work... that and a pretty sweet discount.

    Cons

    Middle management level team members have a WAY too holier than thou approach to basically anything to do with someone subordinate to them. This varies by department with its severity, and also varies based on how much you are wiling to bow down to the sorority girls on a power trip stuff that the "managers" will try to sneak in on you. Be prepared for a lot of mind games, unclear communication, unrealistic expectations, and don't bother going to HR for help bc they'll just tell your manager word for word what you said...

    Pay is low for the area- but is consistent with other retail giants based here.... yay for horrible bay area cost of living making everything just a little bit worse than it absolutely has to be.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the resources and time allocated to new hires and don't expect someone who has been there less than a year to memorize the constantly changing supply chain. Don't measure employees against a yardstick that you yourself cannot even meet. Take your own advice about helping someone when they are struggling instead of using their struggle as a reason to pounce on them and exascerbate the problem.

  8. "Hold tight as company goes through turbulence!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The North Face full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Appreciation of outdoors and active lifestyle. Even part time employees are eligible for PTO and sick time.

    Cons

    Upper management is experiencing a lot of changes and nothing is consistent right now. Not a great time to be with this company, although it used to be an outstanding place to work.


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at The North Face part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative, flexible with schedule, understanding and very casual enviroment

    Cons

    sometimes there can be some toxic coworkers that steal sales


  10. "Great Company, great incentives, quality products"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The North Face full-time

    Pros

    great employee discounts, busy, outdoor activities, quality products

    Cons

    Low wage and pricey products


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