Pros: laid-back/casual atmosphere, employee appreciation, camaraderie among employees
YETI is a great place to work! The work environment is very laid back and casual; no suit, no tie, no problem. Everyone in the office has YETI's best interest at heart and are constantly striving for improvements in business processes to make our day to day lives easier at work. We're a fast growing company, and things get hectic around here from time to time, but everyone is really easy to work with and keeps in mind that we all have the same goal.
I started last summer, and we're starting to get large enough that there is a level of middle management between employees and the executive team. However, while that level of middle management exists, the executives all have a very open door policy. I'm in the accounting department, and specific to my department, our CFO is always willing to take a few minutes to talk to you about any concerns you have or answer any questions you may have. If he's busy at the moment, he's great about coming by your desk as soon as he can to follow up.
I will say the pay is not the greatest in the world. However, the benefits are good, and YETI is constantly holding employee appreciation events and team building events to build morale...everything from company-paid small group lunches with the executive teams to occasional afternoon team outings to the laid back and very casual work atmosphere that allows for a frosty beverage or two on Friday afternoons in the office. In fact, two weeks after I started, YETI was in the middle of launching one of our newer products, the Tank, and we got to take a Friday off to float the San Marcos River for "product testing" purposes.
All in all, this is a great job, and I could not have lucked into a better first post-college corportate type of job.