West Marine Reviews

Updated Jan 10, 2021

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3.8
70%
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71%
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Ken Seipel
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "great work environment and great employee discount and benefits(in 43 reviews)

  • "Customer Service Experience, Nice Coworkers, Good discount (when I was working there, it has changed since)(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay heavy items at a fast pace lots of walking(in 32 reviews)

  • "Upper management can be clueless about how stores are run(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Naples, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at West Marine part-time

    Pros

    perfect you know it is

    Cons

    there isn't a downside, really they are flexible. I guess it would be how they are flexible

  2. "Store associate"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at West Marine part-time

    Pros

    Friendly workers loved what I did.

    Cons

    Low pay other new employees were paid more then we with same job experience.

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  3. "Down hill but store dependent experience"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Braintree, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at West Marine full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment, coworkers are great

    Cons

    Corporate direction is bringing the company down. Private equity firm bought the company out and its been going downhill since. Pay for comparable work elsewhere is way below

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  4. "Great Learning Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at West Marine full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Quality management. Communication between team members is key.

    Cons

    Always on the move. Boating season can be busy and keep you from being on your own boat

  5. "Sales Associate / Assistant Manager"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Anacortes, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at West Marine part-time

    Pros

    nice breaks nice people nice lunch your boss will buy you lunch sometimes

    Cons

    bathrooms and just certain old people that dont work there

  6. "Good Company"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at West Marine full-time

    Pros

    Associates , Industry, health insurance, Environment

    Cons

    Retail salaries can be challenging

  7. "Work Life"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assocaites in Brick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at West Marine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Learning Experience and Friendly Staff

    Cons

    There are no major ones

  8. "My view"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Merritt Island, FL

    I have been working at West Marine full-time

    Pros

    Good job great discounts fun place to work

    Cons

    Pay sucks for what they want u to do

  9. "Learned a lot. Not great pay"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at West Marine part-time

    Pros

    Had the chance to work and learn a lot about the marine industry.

    Cons

    Did not get paid well.

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  10. "Fair"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at West Marine part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits for part-time employees

    Cons

    No room to advance. Poor wages. Poor management.

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