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Timberland Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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Timberland Vice President, VF Corporation and Group President, Outdoor & Action Sports Americas Steve Rendle
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  • 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. "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Sevierville, TN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Sevierville, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Good work/life balance
    Volunteer community service

    Cons

    Vanity Fair bought the company
    No longer felt like family.
    Changed company direction and not for the better


  2. "Working in a Team of creative, knowledgeable and talent people"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Stratham, NH
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Stratham, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Timberland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong sense of comradery, supportive coworkers, good benefits, flexibility for working parent, provides a range of opportunity of growth within the organisation.

    Cons

    You have to drive to the office location as it is a remote location without easy accessibility by public transport.

  3. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dawsonville, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dawsonville, GA

    I worked at Timberland part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, easy work hours, first to pick through apparel perks. Not a bad company to work for for a high school student.

    Cons

    Low outlet mall pay, generally older customers are hard to deal with and sometimes irritating, management seemed disconnected with employees at times, lack of growth potential

    Advice to Management

    Understand your employees better and use that to make them work harder, not by being unfair or threatening


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lead technician"

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

    Pros

    Good people. Great company

    Cons

    Margin demands diluting product value


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Elizabeth, NJ
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get action hours, Paid not to work on your birthday. You get to Volunteer and still get paid for doing it. The discount is amazing 55% at the full retail store and 35% at the outlet.

    Cons

    You barely get any hours once the holiday season is over and the pay is no where near enough to pay any bills.


  6. "HQ Great, but not perfect."

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Stratham, NH
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Stratham, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Timberland as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing Workplace Culture. People work hard to get projects done. Some people stay late, others don't. But generally, you can feel everyone putting energy behind finishing what they started. Many departments have their A-Team, that really are made of some of the best in the industry.

    Solid Work Experience- interns are exposed to most things. The company expects interns to pull their weight, too, so there was little hand-holding. No coffee-runs! Made a lot of wonderful connections, friends, and professional networks.

    Large, company-wide meetings that keep all the departments in sync with one another- so you can work towards a common goal.

    Nice perks- tons of community/workplace events, guests, speakers, food, discounts, samples, the sample sale, charity events, deals, and local happenings.

    Cons

    Some teams are understaffed, underfunded, or under utilized.

    I was certainly given more than I could do, and was not taken seriously when I voiced concerns over it.

    Interns are often caught in between being a contractor and a full time employee. You get few protections from HR but are still expected to work 40 hours minimum. Oftentimes there were miscommunication on expectations. HR thinks the internships are only learning opportunities, whereas your team may just expect you to complete projects as your highest priority; professional development coming lower on the list.

    A bad manager can ruin the experience, especially if they don't try to professionally mentor you. You might be left out of meetings and kept out of the loop.

    Was told would have a full time opportunity, but the story kept changing. Eventually my contract ended and didn't have an opportunity to pursue other roles there.

    Advice to Management

    Mentor interns more. They may be cheap labor but that doesn't mean they should be excluded or exploited.


  7. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director of Finance in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Director of Finance in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits and work environment

    Cons

    some confusion as to job assignments

  8. "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratham, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratham, NH

    I worked at Timberland (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good shop
    Great team
    supportive staff members

    Cons

    I found my time at timberland not to have cons


  9. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbury, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbury, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with; treats you like family; most people can distinguish between fun and business; the managing staff can teach you a lot both business-wise and personally; you meet alot of people from around the world at this particular store; doesn't feel like you're working due to the characters at the store.

    Cons

    Poor management at times; cross-training needs work; huge lack of communication; unfair with certain jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Discuss things thoroughly amongst yourselves before bringing it up to the employees because it causes many "he said/ she said" situations. Also, everyone should be on the same page rule-wise. If associates are not allowed to have cell phones on the sales floor, neither should managers. Lastly, you should train all associates in every field.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A company that cares"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Timberland was a welcoming place to work from day 1. People who worked there loved the company and were passionate about the products. The hardest part about being there was that I always felt like a newbie, even after 3 years of employment. Some of my peers had been at Timberland for 10+ years.
    The office itself had loads of amenities for employees to take advantage of: cafeteria, on site daycare, room for nursing moms, company store, dry cleaning pickup, etc.

    Cons

    There wasn't enough cross-training for growth in other departments.


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