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Timbuk2 Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Merchandissing Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Timbuk2 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Analysis of tons of data, team work, product launch

    Cons

    Small company, lack of resources


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Whatever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Positive atmospher and diverse culture. A since of community in the bag messanger world. Handmade bags in the US are the best products. Great warranty.

    Cons

    Bro mentality and heavy drinkers beer is always on tap and there are always parties happening. Lack of communication throughout the company in each sector of the business. Its all about making money and spending the least amount of money to do so. ...including for their employees. Get them drunk, they will forget.

    Advice to Management

    Make them money and don't bother them....with anything.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Timbuk2 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are amazing. Super fun work environment.

    Cons

    Hard to move between departments. Not a lot of career growth options.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Growing Pains"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Timbuk2 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people & cool product; rich history. Decent benefits with bonus pote tial.

    Cons

    Too much of a perpetual start up, shifting upper management & constantly battling with brand identity

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward those who work hard.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Chaotic but with Great Potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Timbuk2 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are passionate, fun and great at their jobs. The office is open and most positions allow you to come in and work and get your job done when you need to get it done (no strict scheduling outside of Sales/Customer Service). They offer work-from-home days, lunch twice a week, office bike share and commuter benefits. Many customers are crazy-fun diehards of the brand.

    Cons

    There is a lack of brand direction and a lot of confusion about who the target consumer is or should be. There is minimal internal process that results in double work or constant catch up. There is minimal job and position framework and there are almost no career pathways or opportunities for internal promotion. When one employee leaves, their position is absorbed by leftover team members who are already over-worked.

    Advice to Management

    Articulate who the target consumer is or should be and then map out how to best serve that consumer. Provide and update job descriptions and share the company organizational chart to eliminate redundancies and help make everyones' roles more efficient. Offer employees career path options for staying with Timbuk2 - keep the good people happy, let them do good work and help them stay with Timbuk2.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good"

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    Current Employee - Office Worker in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Office Worker in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Timbuk2 full-time

    Pros

    Pretty relaxed atmosphere. Sometimes fun culture. Work life balance is very good. Dogs in the office.

    Cons

    There are few chances to move up the promotion ladder. The board members micromanage the company's day to day activities. There is too much work and not enough workers. People who leave the company are not replaced which causes more work for everyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire people to replace people who leave.


  7. "Inside Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very cool and open work environment

    Cons

    More transparency from leadership team

  8. "Fun, but a little like running around a hamster wheel."

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    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Timbuk2 part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, flexible scheduling and friendly clientele make showing up a pleasant experience.

    Cons

    No real opportunity for advancement, unless you count remedial tasks without the pay raise. Some days the shop will be so slow you'll want to take a nap. Communication from upper management isn't great.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Brown-Nosing gets you everywhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Timbuk2 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, 20 PTO days available per year, good health insurance, amazing discount, pretty decent company culture

    Cons

    People who really should be let go get shuffled from department to department, the only way to get ahead is NOT to be good at your job, it's to suck up to the right person at the right place. Little opportunity for growth. When people leave it takes months to get them replaced, if they are ever replaced, causing confusion for communication across all channels. Pay in certain channels/positions is laughable, with few incentives or options to make more money. Every good idea is run through committee 900 times until it's no longer viable.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the money to have full teams of people so that everyone can do their ONE JOB, and not have to do the jobs of four different people in the same department.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Dead end"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Timbuk2 full-time

    Pros

    Cool people and fun events

    Cons

    Terrible upper management and no way to move up or departments

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the guy from Austrlia.


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