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Timberland Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Timberland Vice President, VF Corporation and Group President, Outdoor & Action Sports Americas Steve Rendle
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance in a casual environment (in 6 reviews)

  • Employees are very community service minded and passionate about the brand heritage and products (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, had to deal with some unsavoury people, many colleagues went on smoking breaks regularly (in 5 reviews)

  • Poor management with no experience (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Very disappointed...wanted to love it and stay for a long time"

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    Former Employee - Product Development in Stratham, NH
    Former Employee - Product Development in Stratham, NH

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

    Pros

    1) There are many fantastic people working at this company
    2) This company does a great job of taking care of its employees -- excellent benefits, many perks, very few late nights, very light workload (compared to what I'm used to)
    3) Rather posh office environment (compared to what I'm used to)

    Cons

    1) Some very old-fashioned men in positions of power here -- -- never would have expected this from Timberland -- this was shocking to me, I'm used to working with people who value input from all genders equally
    2) Had to travel/work in Asia on a holiday -- never would have expected this from Timberland, either
    3) Atmosphere was not particularly welcoming -- especially from many employees who have been there long-term -- it felt somewhat cliquey and was difficult to connect with people, as I was an "outsider"
    4) I expected a collaborative environment -- but it was actually rather competitive
    5) Timberland professes it wants to innovate, but unfortunately I did not see a process in place to actually facilitate innovation in terms of product development -- there was a lot of exploration of ideas that already exist, but not a lot of thinking outside the box, in my opinion
    6) Too many long and incredibly boring meetings
    7) Way too many Excel documents
    8) Inappropriate comments made towards women at meetings -- again, never would have expected to experience that at Timberland
    9) Not much accountability for certain directors
    10) I don't like being bored, so I moved on

    Advice to Management

    Teach your managers how to utilize their teams -- ask for feedback from new hires before 6 months go by -- don't require people to travel to Asia / work in Asia on American holidays -- and make sure everyone takes the harassment training required by VF seriously -- especially directors -- it's 2017, not 1950


  2. "Operations Manager/Co-Manager"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Stratham, NH
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Stratham, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Timberland (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to meet a lot of different people from all parts of the world. Teach and help associate to expand their skills.

    Cons

    No room to grow, I got pass numerous time, not that I did anything wrong. I have worked 8yr in this company and receive numerous exceptional customer comments for great service, because it does not make financial sense to them. They rather bring someone else for less money in

    Advice to Management

    Look at what your long time employees have done for you.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Timberland"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Timberland (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, working under a large corporation equates to job security, good benefits, paid time off, bonuses when sales goals are attained

    Cons

    working for a large corporation means there is constant change, must work holiday and weekends, ever-changing schedule

    Advice to Management

    be aware of employees needs and concerns, upper-management hear our long term employees ideas and suggestions, consider recruiting from within


  4. "Data Analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Stratham, NH
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Stratham, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Timberland as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance in a casual environment. Nice amenities at the headquarters for employees to utilize. Overall a positive place to work.

    Cons

    Inconsistent workloads and some operational system deficiencies. Not many options for growth or permanent employment. not much training or assistance provided early on in employment.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Reasonably good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratham, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratham, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic team of intelligent, thoughtful people

    Cons

    Not at teams are created (or treated) equally; was sold on work-life balance, which didn't exist in my role

    Advice to Management

    Level the playing field


  6. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - IT Developer in Stratham, NH
    Former Employee - IT Developer in Stratham, NH
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good place, nice offices, great discounts.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities. Many senior managers unapproachable or disinterested.


  7. "Wonderful crew to work with and many great customers."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relationship with staff, team environment. Benefits are decent, raises not so much. Great perks at the Holidays for the staff. Good quality product.

    Cons

    Quotas are difficult to meet at times. Promotions are few in a store, not many higher positions to fill. Company values are decent, changed after the company was bought out, but would be fine for new employees with no comparison. As with any retail position, the Holidays are chaotic.

    Advice to Management

    Think through changes thoroughly and do it once.

  8. "Simple retail position; easy"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Timberland part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership was cool and everything was straight forward.

    Cons

    Typical retail hours and like any other retail position, favoritism exists. People who were cool with the store manger outside of work had more leeway to do as they pleased.

    Advice to Management

    Watch who you make your store managers. The manager was younger and not all that experienced with a managerial position.


  9. "Great Brand, poor retail managers"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sunrise, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and employee discount

    Cons

    Poor Management and training lacks. sink or swim


  10. "Great brand, passionate team, a chance to learn a ton because the direction changes a lot!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratham, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratham, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to:
    -- Work on a global brand with lots of consumer appeal
    -- Take on big projects from start to finish with limited oversight
    -- Live in Seacoast NH (near Boston, the mountains, universities)
    -- Balance work & life (true for most, but not all jobs here)

    Cons

    -- Salaries are low (even by NH standards)
    -- Limited upward mobility


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