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Under Armour Reviews

Updated May 22, 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 33 reviews)

  • upper management turnover leads to instability (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Manager"

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Woodbury, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Woodbury, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The discount was one of the only positive thing about the company.
    they provided very flexible hours and fairly easy work .

    Cons

    Did not care about employees, bad promotion methods, would hire just about anyone that walked in the door, very little loyalty to employees


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Could be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Curtis Bay, MD
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Curtis Bay, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    50% discount is the biggest reason to work for this organization. There are also some decent events and good people.

    Cons

    Disconnect between the business and the real world. Bend over backwards for non-exempt teammates for fear they rise up. Don't adequately deal with issues for fear it negatively impacts the brand reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes


  3. Helpful (9)

    "Strong brand with a culture that is becoming increasingly difficult to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Finance in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a part of a great brand, employee discount, dress code, strong benefits package

    Cons

    Below average salary, unreasonable bonus goals, little to no development. and above all else the issue of 20% of the people doing 120% of the work with little to no recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with the teammates, create a more focused strategy that can be easily communicated both internally and externally, reward your eagles and starve your turkeys....and above all else, don't forget where you came from a humble and hungry environment that did not tolerate mediocrity. Also, INVEST in your team both monetarily and from a development aspect.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Product Line Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Line Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Product Line Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented teammates, good benefits, and energetic + young company culture

    Cons

    Poor leadership team, every day is a fire drill, and consistency re-org (3x a year or more) due to growth in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have management course to help improve teams


  6. Helpful (13)

    "Not what you think from the outside"

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun culture
    Company parties
    Great gym
    Great colleagues

    Cons

    Unfortunately this place is a bunch of teenagers playing adults. No one actually knows what they're doing but they run around acting like they do.

    Took many cooks in the kitchen. Everyone is fighting to be the loudest in the room.

    Women are not respected as they should be or allowed the same growth paths as their male colleagues. Double standards run rampant. Male is career driven, outspoken, aggressive - great! A woman is, "can you believe how she's acting?". I've seen men act in ways that if a woman ever did the same she would be fired.

    HR is TERRIBLE. I can't stress this enough. Nepotism at it's finest. It's shocking what's allowed to fly there.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house with HR. Hold people accountable. I'm confident 95% of the company doesn't actually respect you.


  7. "Really make sure before you decide to work for UA"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Marysville, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Marysville, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great sales employees. Amazing assistant managers.

    Cons

    Lack of communication amongst the management (especially the store manager), lack on appropriate training for associates, lack of compassion, hours and availability.

    Advice to Management

    We are your employees, not mind readers, and your supposed to be our managers/captains. Set an example and guidelines. Berating your employees for something they are not aware of doesn't help you anymore than it does us. We really care about the brand, but you guys don't make it easy.


  8. Helpful (9)

    "Do Not Recommend"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Business is growing
    -Campus on the waterfront with coffee shop, cafe, gym and free parking
    -Baltimore and Locust Point growing and improving bc of UA
    -Employee Discount
    -Catered corporate events and parties
    -Bonus opportunities

    Cons

    -Many of the company sponsored events and opportunities are for the few chosen ones
    -There is a lot of backstabbing, pointing fingers/throwing people under the bus, talking about people behind their backs, cage matches, one second you are a super star, the next being walked out the door
    -Upper management is constantly changing
    -HR is unhelpful and lets unethical/bordering on illegal behavior occur. My manager has put the majority of our small team on a performance plan and half have been fired (and brags about this)
    -No clear path for growth and people are not set up for success

    Advice to Management

    -When Kevin Plank talks about the company he created and grew you wonder if he's talking about the same company you work at. Need supportive mentors and HR partners and clear path for development. Putting people in quadrants and ripping them apart in front of an audience is not helpful.


  9. "Don't do it"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Juliet, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Juliet, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Under Armour full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture, some of the people, the breakdown was fun, the place is clean and big that's all I can think of.

    Cons

    The place is hot or cold depending on the season, pay is awful, typical where house work some positions easy some hard..don't quit your job to go there.


  10. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX

    Pros

    Great college job and flexible schedule. easy money

    Cons

    management tends to be very pushy


  11. "Sales Associate."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Under Armour (More than a year)

    Pros

    The discount is wonderful at 50%

    Cons

    You have to wear current UA clothes so a lot of pay went to clothes

    Advice to Management

    Take away the current requirement.


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