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3.8
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74%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
Approve of CEO
Steve Rendle
73 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great discount of 50% of everything at TNF, including the other brands under the VF corp(in 38 reviews)

  • "Employee discount: 50% on all VF brands (incl(in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • "Will need to get a second part-time(in 16 reviews)

  • "Few opportunities to go full time(in 12 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Sales Assocaite"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at The North Face part-time

    Pros

    Great Team, very flexible hours

    Cons

    not a lot of growth,

  2. "sales associate"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate 

      I worked at The North Face part-time

      Pros

      Decent pay, great discount, and fun environment

      Cons

      slow days due to hot temperature

    • "Ups & downs"

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      Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at The North Face full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Great product, innovative technology, overtime sometimes, great discounts, mostly great team members, meet and help customers going everywhere in the world who rely on your expertise

      Cons

      traditional retail schedule, holiday customers, reactive instead of proactive corporate team, antiquated computer systems, disconnect from retail store to corporate retail team.

    • "Its like any other retail job."

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at The North Face part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      50% discount on all vf retail companies

      Cons

      no hours, no commission, low pay.

      Advice to Management

      Northface makes a lot of money, you'd think they'd take better care of there employees ft or pt.

    • "Awesome environment, great benefits"

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      Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at The North Face part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      It's a fun place to work, and you get a great discount at The North Face, Vans, Timberland, and a bunch of different brands.

      Cons

      I haven't really experienced many downsides because all the coworkers at my store treated each other more like a family . I've heard some stores are run more strictly (and thus, aren't as fun), but it depends on who the manager is.

      Advice to Management

      More towards corporate: listen to your stores and what they need from you. Don't just decide what each store is going to sell because demand is different regionally. And make more of the product that actually sells well, because people will buy it.

    • "Great entry level work place"

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      Current Employee - Sales Associate 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The North Face part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Great Management - Acquire great sales experience - Amazing discount - Fun Atmosphere

      Cons

      - Pay - Not enough hours

    • "An okay place to work at"

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      Current Employee - Sales Associate 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at The North Face part-time

      Pros

      Flexibility of hours are great, the employee discount is huge, great co-workers

      Cons

      Low wages for amount of work expected, Irrresponsible managers with aimless leadership; one manager often instigates conflicts with hard customers

    • "I was proud to work for TNF"

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      Former Employee - Director in Alameda, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at The North Face full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Passionate employees who love the brand and the outdoors

      Cons

      Lack of diversity at the upper levels

    • "North Face Seasonal!!"

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      Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Woodbridge, VA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at The North Face part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      salary was great for a teen location was a bonus commission helped

      Cons

      not enough hours given rude managers who had favorites

      Advice to Management

      be fair to everyone despite personal connections made, just because there's a connection doesn't mean they benefit to the company ( generating sales, actually greeting customers, not clocking out days).

    • "Great job if you love the outdoors"

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        Former Employee - Senior Designer in Rocklin, CA

        I worked at The North Face full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Get to design innovative fabrics and styles.

        Cons

        Not a good job for work life balance.

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