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YETI Coolers Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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YETI Coolers CEO Matt Reintjes
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  1. "Really great values and enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a really laid back place to work with some great co workers and perks.

    Cons

    There is big communication problem! Also a lot of departments get forgotten about.


  2. "Once upon a time a fun place. Never realized their potential."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at YETI Coolers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - The employees are some of the best and brightest. They applied thinking YETI is the company they portrayed themselves to be in branding/marketing.

    - Looks good on a resume

    Cons

    - Don't do things required to actually become a great place to work

    - Quality has dropped in a chase for dollars

    - Unreasonable goals and ridiculous launch timelines

    - Can't give timely reviews and feedback to save their life

    - Don't pay well

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to "YETIfy" everything. Companies have been giving performance and compensation reviews for decades. Pick a format and stick with it. Also, don't keep things that affect employees such a big secret.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "The worst place I have ever worked...because of management"

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

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

    Pros

    At YETI, you really had the chance to work with some great people. There was incredible talent when I worked there and everyday was an opportunity to learn, grow some great relationships and work on some pretty neat products.

    Cons

    YETI really had the opportunity to create an amazing corporate culture from the ground-up but with their growth all I can say is that they royally screwed it up. Upper management showed absolutely no compassion or enthusiasm for the people doing the actual work. For a company that prides itself on being "cool" there was a lot of pressure to come in early and stay way late. Work-life balance was non-existent and you were expected to be on-call and responsive even during your hard earned and scarce PTO days. Out of the country on PTO? Expect to get a call demanding that you return days early...atleast they'll look up some flights for you so you don't have to do that.
    Sense of urgency...thats a core value to YETI. Their definition of sense of urgency is something like this - find something wrong with a product or process, get really pissed off and red-faced about it, yell at everyone or berate someone for hours and then run around like your head is on fire. Good luck.
    Absolutely no real investment or understanding of innovation. Have a great idea? keep it to yourself because your ideas are not "YETI" and you'll be told it's a waste of your time and value.
    You're held to a high standard and that's great in any company. But the standard at YETI was beyond reach. There was no margin built in to any project so if you ever ran in to any roadblocks on the way which are inevitable, you immediately were behind schedule. Then its about acting with a sense of urgency and we all now know what that means. You could expect to get called into a room and then get your head chewed off for an hour about how unreliable you are and how you're not being accountable. Accountability is a 2-way street though isn't it? It's not fair if management couldn't be held accountable for the way they treat and act towards their employees.
    There's a previous review where someone mentioned blame-storming. It's real.
    What about growth opportunities? Think again. Promotions and opportunities were promised but the only thing that ever happened was someone got hired over you. I guess the silver lining in that is the extra buffer between you and the uppers.
    Huge lack of diversity.
    Rumors about IPO really put a strain on things internally. Guess some people gotta get paid.
    Maybe it's better now but some of the policies such as PTO, health plans and other HR functions were just way behind.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't really matter because nobody in those positions really care. They're making a crapload of money and are waiting to cash out.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Outfitter"

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    Current Employee - Outfitter in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Outfitter in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and working environment is great!

    Cons

    The pay is lower than most companies pay for the amount of work you take on.

    Advice to Management

    The management has changed a lot but they are moving in the right direction


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Outfitter"

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    Current Employee - Outfitter
    Current Employee - Outfitter
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. Fun office environment.

    Cons

    Low pay. No support from executive level.

    Advice to Management

    YETI is no longer a startup, and it's time to pay employees a competitive salary.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YETI Coolers full-time

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, Friday happy hour, awesome product

    Cons

    Low pay, changing from privately owned small business to more of a corporate environment, bit of a boys club

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they're worth.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Authentic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Products, decent pay, lifestyle brand

    Cons

    Need to be completely autononimous

    Advice to Management

    More structure and fair compensation.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work, and Trending Up"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inventory Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family-like atmosphere. High-quality employees. Everyone gives a damn, everyone pulls their weight, and they don't have to be poked and prodded in order to do so. Though productivity is through the roof, they also manage to pull off a rather laid-back overall vibe (relaxed attire, lively debates on things like the best breakfast tacos in the city or what does and does not constitute a sandwich, beer/wine on Friday afternoons).

    Cons

    Difficult to focus for introverts/people with social anxiety. Lots of people in a small area, in the office all day, every day. Little to no opportunity to find a quiet space to focus, recharge, knock out some work without distractions, etc. However, this is not a 'con' that applies to the majority of people, and I believe it will be addressed later in 2017 with the move to their newly-constructed headquarters.

    Advice to Management

    Most of my advice would be to keep doing what you're doing. Company is very successful, and it seemed to me like they care about continuing to improve upon the existing benefits year over year. Continue your current hiring methods; slackers were difficult to identify/non-existent from what I could tell. Overall it is a great company and a wonderful place to work.


  9. "Amazing Recruiter, Highly Intelligent Senior Management, Very Thorough Interview Process"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YETI Coolers full-time

    Pros

    responsive, very clear about what the status of the job is and candidate pool and your standing. Asked questions that are relevant to how a person would fit with the team and the position. Truly cared about background and future goals. For a growing company, they are very organized and professional.

    Cons

    YETI is growing and has high expectations. This is not a con if you are an achiever and a hard worker but know your strengths and be ready to hit the ground running.


  10. "DATA OPS"

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    Former Employee - Data Entry Operator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Data Entry Operator in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Had the opportunity to work autonomously or in a group setting.

    Cons

    Time management was not used effectively in the work place.

    Advice to Management

    May need some training in Human Resources and overall team management.


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