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Under Armour Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Under Armour Chairman, President, and CEO Kevin A. Plank
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  • Work life balance can be a struggle (in 31 reviews)

  • Upper management is constantly changing (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Management is arrogant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for part-timers who have no other options.

    Cons

    Arrogance and ineptness starts at CEO and trickles down through organization.

    Advice to Management

    Change the CEO


  2. "Great Product, Poor company to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great product
    -Benefits are amazing
    -company culture is great if you work in Tide Point, doesn't trickle down to the field
    -CEO is determined to catch Nike

    Cons

    -no work/life balance, managers are expected to work all the times and vacations are only approved once in a blue moon
    -there is a lot of talk around people work for people, but this company only cares about the bottom line at the end of the day!
    -sales goals are not obtainable even running a 20%+ comp which makes it tough to motivate your teams to drive sales when your goals are ridiculously high
    -poor management in retail, DM's spend their days watching cameras to find a reason to remove teammates from stores
    -DM's do not develop their management team, simply complete a checklist and move on to the next store
    -very little growth opportunities in the field and great leaders leave the company constantly

    Advice to Management

    Take a long look at your management hiring practices and the favoritism out in the field. There is a reason so many great leaders have left UA!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Two faced people everywhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like frat parties, can BS your way through anything, are under 30, and will accept a below market wage to work at a "hip" place, then UA is for you.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency, development, personal interest in families, below market pay, immature behavior, no leadership or vision, etc. This place has fooled itself and its people. No direction for the company an employees suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror and grow up.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Pay You? Maybe. Pregnant? Good Luck!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount and some of the people you will meet there.

    Cons

    If you have any kind of scenario where your pay would be different than your regular paycheck, they may or may not pay you. If you're on maternity leave, they may not pay you (I'm not the only one this happened to in my district). When they don't pay you, they will talk to you like you are wrong and are the idiot even though it's YOUR PTO that YOU EARNED and they should disperse it the way you tell them to so you don't have to go almost a month without a paycheck after just having a baby. Also, when you return from maternity leave, they may not pay you correctly. Finally, when you realize you don't have to work for an employer that treats you like dirt anymore and get a job somewhere else, they will probably not pay you correctly on your final pay either. What? Donald Trump gets elected and all of a sudden it's okay to keep people form their hard-earned money that they need to survive? Save yourself the trouble and go make more money somewhere else-- the pay isn't that competitive to begin with anyway. This is not a female-friendly employer. I slayed it four years at this company (steady career progression with plenty of results) and then when all of a sudden you are adding to your family and need to lean on your company to help you out (aka maternity leave and Short Term Disability), the view on you changes. Especially, when you decide to take more than 6 weeks so you can bond with your child.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people what they are due and pay them on time. This is not something to be taken lightly. Your employees give you their blood, sweat and tears and then you treat their pay like it's a handout to be begged for. Also, your treatment of mothers is embarrassing. Sorry, I'd rather not work somewhere that treats employees like peasants.


  6. "Pros and Cons"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GREAT 50% off everything discount, really thats the only pro..

    Cons

    disrespectful to their college student employers was told " it is not my job to make sure you are passing your classes"... RUDE!

    Advice to Management

    Get new managers, ones who respect the employees and realize they have a life outside of UA. Expecting them to stay 2 hours after end of shift and getting mad if they dont is ludicrous


  7. Helpful (6)

    "IT is a Nightmare"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - IT Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Under Armour full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great teammates and facilities. On campus gym is exceptional. Opportunities for charity work.

    Cons

    Started in IT at UA nearly 5 years ago, and have seen many changes for the worse and a few changes for the best in my tenure. Our newest CIO brought in an entire new crew from his old company and has turned a hard working scrappy team into a robotic and depressed silos. The teammates are great people, but the leadership leaves much to be desired. When leaders miss timelines or renege on promises there are no consequences. The company culture changed from that of a startup to a geriatric and slow moving corporation. It's impossible to advance in your career unless you are a part of the "Under Charmer" clique. UA was a dream job that has slowly turned into a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Get your budgeting process under control. When your teammates provide feedback - listen and take action, don't just pay lip service.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "A truly awful experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Under Armour full-time

    Pros

    Great people at the entry levels up to management. Nice physical work environment.

    Cons

    Terrible Managers. There is no leadership at the mid level and a gaping whole between KP and Directors; Directors and Managers. Management is under incredible pressure and don't have time to cultivate the Teams. Terrible communication between cross functional partners. Teams have a cut throat mentality due to pressure to perform. People are taken advantage of, with lean teams and low salaries. Employees are not heard

    Advice to Management

    Lead the younger talent. Force management to follow through on performance plans to elevate the employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awful"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only positive thing was the discount.

    Cons

    Awful management, played favorites, worked there for a little over a month and was sent home early almost everyday because we were over staffed every day. Barely got any hours, this was the worst work experience that I have ever had.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking your better than everyone because your the manager of a retail store. Pathetic.


  10. "Seasonal sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was a Great environment

    Cons

    The customers messing up all your hard folding

    Advice to Management

    I think they did an amazing job


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Negotiate your title up-front, because you'll only get one shot at a promotion unless you are part of the inner circle"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Cool events to attend if you are a director or above
    - Great discounts - but that's a given at most companies
    - Great health benefits - again a given at most companies
    - Pockets of down-to-earth people
    - Kevin Plank is an amazing public speaker - lots of energy with a clear message
    - Great stock options - again price of admission for any worthwhile company
    - Bonus
    - Accountability (double edged sword)

    Cons

    - Work/Life balance non-existent, if you aren't prepared to give 200% of your life (not just time, I repeat life) and be available 24/7/365 this may not be the job for you
    - Nepotism/Cronyism - as others have noted, if you aren't in the inner circle don't bank on a promotion - you may get one if you exceed expectations (true for any company) and if your boss fights for your promotion. If and when you get that promotion - negotiate as hard as you can at that point to get the most you can for salary/benefits/bonus/options.
    - Hero-to-Zero - As others have mentioned you can go from hero-to-zero in no time flat, it's real and you need to be aware of this. I doesn't take much to go from hero-to-zero with the constant turnover - you can have a great boss one minute that supports you and a new boss the next minute who wants to bring in their people.
    - High turnover - especially at Executive level, this has a huge impact on moral and direction of company which changes frequently based on who's 'in-charge'.

    Advice to Management

    - I spoke with someone recently who has been at UA for over 10 years (only a handful of people make it 5 years, let alone 10) and they said the culture is more aggressive then when I worked there a few years ago. More stress and higher expectations.



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