Confused organization attempting to find themselves with no vision, culture, or employee understanding.
Pros: The Team YOU build. The culture YOU create. The empathy YOU provide.
Cons: No company culture or core values, unrealistic expectations with hours provided, high turnover, poor pay, feared leadership tactics, strenuous workloads, poor District Leaders
Unfortunately the company has lost control of what made Eddie Bauer a super powerhouse brand for the outdoorsman. Of those being heritage, culture, product, employee relations, and the simple understanding of a humans well-being. I have never worked for an organization that did not embrace constructive feedback, creativity, leadership, and evolution. If you can relate to any of the words just mentioned, this is not a place you will come to embrace as they will certainly not embrace you. Coming from a very competent and intensive training background I have never experienced an on-boarding/training process so unorganized, sporadic, poor, disengaging, and utterly pathetic than with Eddie Bauer. The company embraces a herd mentality and exhibits brutal and unrealistic expectations from their employees which is apparent with such abnormal turnover rates. They only wish to employ those who they know they can easily control and manipulate through feared leadership. They are still trying to compete and quite frankly mimic with brands outside of their root system such as Under Armour, Lululemon, Nike, and other major athletic brands. Eddie Bauer is attempting to grasp a more youthful demographic and it is destroying its core customer who has remained loyal to them for many generations who is is beginning to turn away. The young consumer will never associate Eddie Bauer into their wardrobe because it's always been known to be worn by their fathers and grandfathers. Don't change what works... Very disappointing to see this company struggle to figure itself out at this point. It will very likely be sold once again in the near future as the company is funding the wrong elements in order for sustained growth.