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Updated December 15, 2017
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Under Armour Chairman, President, and CEO Kevin A. Plank
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  • Work life balance may be a challenge due to the amount of work (in 43 reviews)

  • Poor support from upper management (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Sales specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent starting pay for a entry level job.

    Cons

    Management take up most of the payroll in this company and ride on the backs of their employees. While they sit in their office and watch netflix, play on their phones, and sleep for hours at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you're getting over paid for. And acknowledge employees that work hard.


  2. "CSR"

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    Former Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Under Armour as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Discounts, free lunch at times, good co worker willing to help

    Cons

    only approve overtime to the one they like and not based by your potential

    Advice to Management

    stop with the racism and give people opportunity to grow base on their potential.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Was great...not anymore"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Finance in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with very intelligent and driven teammates.
    Casual environment
    Challenging responsibilities

    Cons

    no work / life balance
    promotions based on who you knew, not what you did
    attack everything mentality / strategy
    No free gym at a company like UA??

    Advice to Management

    Lead the COMPANY...Stop trying to do so much...FW, DTC, International, Women's, Connected FItness... employees and other capital are overworked and strained
    Listen to your employees
    Don't forget to sell shirts and shoes
    UA employees do not need a huge campus with overpriced food, etc. They need to be respected, compensated and appreciated.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Underpaid and overworked just to get it done. done. done."

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are employees at UA, especially the ones who have been working there for 10+ years that really believe in the company and put their heart and soul in their job day to day. It's truly inspiring how much commitment they have to this brand.

    Cons

    However, there's little room for growth, especially salary wise at UA. Employees were willing to take a salary cut because of the prestigious name, but now that the name has taken a hit in the last year, there's little to no incentive to take a lower pay.

    With the lack of a work-life balance, lack of recognition for hard work, and extreme mismanagement in leadership, employee discounts on merchandise isn't enough to improve morale nor retain high performing employees.

    Advice to Management

    - Pay your employees at a competitive salary
    - Upper management needs to become more involved in the day-to-day workload and issues in order to understand and empathize with the chaos lower level employees have to face everyday.
    - Provide more opportunities for training
    - Create more structure and coaching for the younger employees


  5. "Favortism, poor management, sexism"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Under Armour part-time

    Pros

    Okay pay
    Good entry level job
    Descent location
    401 k offer

    Cons

    Favoritism (it’s in your favor if you’re a guy)
    Unprofessional managers
    Creep managers (senior male on younger female relationships)
    Long hours
    Lack of centralization

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the company


  6. "Avoid if you can"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Under Armour full-time

    Pros

    Two breaks thats it sadly.

    Cons

    Team leads, managers do nothing. They will get onto you if you do not work fast enough. Long hours, mandatory overtime for no reason even during slow times most cases.

    Advice to Management

    Do some actual work instead of playing ping pong in the break room.


  7. Helpful (12)

    "Squandered Potential"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product discounts, benefits (Health). 401k match is average, but it is nice that there is no vesting period.

    Company still has a lot of potential.

    Cons

    Company has potential but is terribly misguided.

    HR is useless. Promotions from within seem to be restricted to moving from true entry level (retail or customer service) into assistant professional/professional. Very difficult once you are salaried to move up the chain.

    Travel budgets get cut every quarter, making it very hard to build and sell product. Company can afford to sponsor UCLA (why?), but we can't afford to call on accounts, do market research, or product development.

    Company opened the Port Covington offices, and the Lighthouse, then stopped the shuttle service connecting the three. How does that work for anyone who walks to work or takes the water taxi? Penny wise, pound foolish.

    Advice to Management

    The August layoffs were window dressing. Not enough people were let go that should have been let go (good old boys club). And the people you let go cannot be let go again... so the next time you are scrambling to make cuts to the budget, the same people that got us into the mess are going to be the same ones looking for who else to throw overboard (not realizing they are the ones who need to be tossed).

    During "onboarding", the HR team kept talking about how great UA is/was because "UA is a new company every 6 months!". They say this as if we are new because our business shifts, which I guess at one point it did. Now we seem to be a new company every 6 months because the revolving door of outside executives keeps wanting to re-make UA in the image of their former company (VF, GAP, etc). Why not try to give everyone a breather for a year and see what processes are actually WORKING, instead of insisting on arbitrary change?

  8. "Under Armour Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Under Armour part-time

    Pros

    Great employees and co workers

    Cons

    Terrible management, low pay, lack of trust

    Advice to Management

    Hire better and more consistent managers


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Approach with caution"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Someone In Middle Management in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Someone In Middle Management in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a great sports culture at the company, and the company wants to win. Benefits and pay are competitive. There is opportunity for growth, but only to a certain point (see below).

    Cons

    There is a ton of leadership churn at the company. The most senior leaders at the company are friends of the CEO, and new senior executives are brought in from the outside, they do not have confidence in their internal talent. UA is less than fair with their noncompete clauses. The terms of these agreement are broad, but entirely legal. This is the only company that I have ever worked for where I would strongly recommend that you ask to see all of the paperwork before you accept an offer, and consult an employment attorney. Understand what you are agreeing to, and how it might effect you in the future upon either voluntary or involuntary termination.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what true leadership is; the next fancy hire or consultant won't save the company. Grow up, get rid of the old-boys club and hire some actual executives, let them develop your internal talent.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "former employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great discount for all employees

    Cons

    management and dirty customers at location


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