FOX RACING SHOX Employee Reviews

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One of a kind
Line Worker (Former Employee), El Cajon, CAAugust 5, 2015
Pros: friendly people
Cons: lack of respect for lower ranks.
Its about who you know not what you know. Otherwise a good place to work. Employees work hard but no one really wants to stay due to pay and raises. i personally enjoyed my time there. it was a learning experience to say the least.
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Good Food & Good People
Production Worker (Former Employee), Watsonville, CAMay 23, 2015
Pros: Great food trucks, free t shirts and hats occasionally
Cons: short lunch, tight schedule
When I got to Fox in the morning the team would check the work orders to see if there were any "rush' orders. If there were we would do those right away. First pull the parts for the build from a wall of hundreds of numbered bins, gather together kits for sub assemblies, & then build them. After they were done the main shock or fork would be builds & cleansed in an isopropyl alcohol bath. Finally I apply decals & package the suspension in a box with pre-cut foam, sealing it with an order number sticker.
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good culture, little structure
Process Improvement Lead (Former Employee), Watsonville, CAMay 13, 2015
Pros: Great people
Cons: company doesnt set up employees for sucess
Fox is a company that is right by the beach, and the culture represents that. Many people there are really nice, but they lack structure. This lack of structure exists all the way up the ladder. Many management positions were hired in attempt to resolve larger systemic issues, but were given very little training, direction, or background of the issues. This was mainly because there was never anyone who know how/what to train employees, and work hand-offs were very poor.
Many newly hired management employees were fired shortly after being hired (most of them "permanent" positions) because they couldn't solve the systemic issues, but weren't set up to succeed.

Shortly after I was hired for Fox they were IPO'd. They didn't offer any kind of stock options or any benefit to their employees, including seasoned management. This is a company that does very little for their employees. They take advantage of their location close to the beach, where it is tough to find reasonable work, and offer meager employee salaries.
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Productive, Fun with great culture
Inventory lead (Former Employee), watsonville, caFebruary 20, 2015
Pros: discounts, free fruits
A work environment where time passes time quick with workers who are diversified and kind. Good management stuff along with a caring human resources crew
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Fox for life!
Sales / Technical Support / Admin Assistant (Current Employee), San Diego, CAJanuary 22, 2015
Best job ever! Great work schedule compared to other companies. The work culture is all race, all the time! Who does want that!
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It was a very productive job and a fun place I had ever work at.
Cell Lead (Former Employee), Watsonville, CADecember 19, 2014
Pros: i learn how to run a group of people and tell them what they had to do.
At Fox Racing I started my work day at 2:30pm went to a meeting with the supervisors and the boss to discuss problems and how production was going. Then went to packaging department and start setting everything up so when all the works came in everything was ready to star working. At 3pm all the people came in and I assign to each individual what they had to do or where they had to go. Then I check the orders that had to be pack that night. Choose one and gave it to my kizen which was the person responsible to check every fork and decided if it was okay to be pack and be ship. After that I etch a serial number to the fok and gave it to the next person so she/he could bag it and put it on a box. Print lables for each box and for each fork.
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Productive work
Assembly Worker (Former Employee), Watsonville, CAApril 19, 2014
It was a great job were to start working i really loved working in fox racing shox i was always punctual and never missed days of work. AT Fox racing Shox they make shox for bikes its such an enjoyable job .
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Great place to work
INVENTORY CLERK (Current Employee), Watsonville, CAMarch 26, 2014
Pros: great work environment
Cons: job security/advancement
Everyone works hard and has fun while working which makes it a great environment.
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Great place to work if you're into anything that goes fast.
OEM Account Coordinator (Former Employee), Watsonville, CAMarch 10, 2014
Pros: great products you got to ride, awesome culture, and a fun place to work.
Cons: relatively low pay compared to other industries.
Fox was a great opportunity to work in the outdoor industry. Motivated coworkers and a fun culture were some definite perks, but don't be fooled, you were expected to work hard and accomplish a lot.
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Great place to work, safe and enjoyable atmosphere.
Inventory Clerk (Former Employee), Watsonville, CAMarch 10, 2014
Pros: great hours
Cons: there could be lay offs
Great staff and lots of hard working employees, I love the fast pace, I learned a lot from the empolyees, I learned to work as team and alone as well. I found the job to be pleasent and easy.
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Exciting and challenging experience
US Aftermarket Sales and Customer Service Manager (Former Employee), Scotts Valley, CAFebruary 8, 2014
Industry leader in vehicle suspension technology. FOX provided a challenging and exciting work environment while providing excellent leadership and industry leaders.
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Rapidly growing business with excellent quality reputation
Buyer/Planner (Former Employee), Watsonville, CAJanuary 3, 2014
Pros: great place to work and grow, perks and employee discounts
Cons: stress and constant bqck stabbing
Building materials management program to support 30-40% growth thru 16 quarters. Difficult decisions were all top down with no real inputs allowed. Creativity suffered as a result.

Pressure on the system was constant and work load while bearable was not constructively optimized.

Employee turnover was very high and made consistency a problem.
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Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee), WatsonvilleDecember 11, 2013
Pros: you get a job
Cons: work like a dog, with no written instructions.
Top management threatens their employees in an effort to get them to work harder and faster. All employees get to stand at their workstations for 10 to 12 hours per day. I would be interesting to see if top manager could stands at the employees workstation for 10 to 12 hours everyday. Start time is 6:00 and their is a lot of overtime depending upon the season. Otherwise, the employees have to take their vacations or take the day off without pay. Management does have a clue how to run this business. There is a tremendous amount of idle time from part to part.
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fast paced work
Production Worker (Former Employee), san diego caMarch 11, 2013
Pros: good pay and good hours
Cons: very long hours
worked on a production line putting racing shox together for high end racing vehicles ive learned saftey is key in any job the co workers are very helpful and so are the managers
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Good working enviroment, not much room room for advancement
Machine Operator (Current Employee), Scotts Valley, CAFebruary 11, 2013
Pros: got to have day's off.
Cons: never get use to the work hours.
Good work place, wasn't happy with hours and there wasnt room for any advancement
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Headquarters
61 Wilton Rd.
2nd Fl.
Westport CT, United States 06880
Revenue
$500M to $1B (USD)
Employees
201 to 500
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FOX RACING SHOX website