5.11 TACTICAL Employee Reviews

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Plenty of overtime. Great discounts
Order Selector (Former Employee) –  Modesto, CAJune 1, 2018
Good place to work overall. Lots of overtime, work isn't too strenuous. Supervisor structure a bit lacking. Weekend work mandatory (no option) No holiday pay.
Pros
Discounts
Cons
Lacking good managment
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5.0
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Excellent company to work.
Order Selector (Current Employee) –  Modesto, CAFebruary 17, 2018
I had a great time working for 5.11 and can’t really say anything negative about them, they are relocating and that’s why I’m currently looking for another job
Pros
Free lunch on Friday and Saturday, bring surprise snacks, several holidays off, reasonable pay, excellent management team.
Cons
The breaks are short
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4.0
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Good company
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Modesto, CAFebruary 17, 2018
511 is a very respectable safe and relax company that I ever had the chance to work for they take care of their employees they respect their employees
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5.0
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Very fun
Order Operations Associate (Current Employee) –  Lathrop, CAFebruary 9, 2018
They take care of you and they feed you at once a week. I would recommend this job to a person that has no kids and is able to work long hours and overtime
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4.0
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free lunch fridays/HR does not do a good job
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Modesto, CAJanuary 24, 2018
work almost every other Saturday - overtime always available - some people do their jobs well, other slack off and get away with it. I loved being a supervisor and working to pump up my teams attitudes to come to work every day
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5.0
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Great entry-level job
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Riverside, CASeptember 15, 2017
Flexible and understanding with your other life priorities, not much advancement, however, the product is great to work with and sell. It honestly sells itself.
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Terrible and childish
Custom Shop (Former Employee) –  Modesto, CASeptember 4, 2017
Good luck here! Unless you are clicky and fake you will not make it at 5.11. Make sure you have a weak personality and keep your voice on the sweet quiet side. Management takes third person information and forms an opinion of you rather than pulling you aside and learning about you on their own. This is an extremely toxic business built on fraud and running their company into the ground. Do your research.
Pros
Relaxed dress
Cons
People are childish and extremely immature....especially management
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This place is a real dump
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Modesto, CAJuly 31, 2017
This company is not what I expected
The people look like zombies and there is no night shift. The leads are supposed to helpful seems like they care less than the workers.
Pros
Free lunch on friday
Cons
Management is terrible
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2.0
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Great benefits. Better not make waves
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CAJuly 30, 2017
I was a shift supervisor for a store location. The HR department for 5.11 is terrible. I endured harassment and mistreatment from a manager for personal vendetta. They never offered true solution and I never felt protected. 5.11 offers great benefits. But unless you shuffle along and get along there is no room for advancement. I didn't expect for a company that hired me with promises of we are all family environment to treat anyone who brought up HR concerns would get black listed.
Pros
Benefits, comission.
Cons
Poor HR policies. No protection or support. Unless you are management.
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The company itself is great, fun. Management is awful
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Modesto, CAJuly 18, 2017
5.11 is a good company to work for, providing you are not in the customer service department. Management micromanages and quick to point out errors but not there to encourage. Once you get on their bad side, you're "dead" to them. VP and the higher ups, praise customer service team for exemplery dedication to their customers, then management destroys all comradary. There is no room for advancement unless you're their favorite.
Pros
Friday lunches, great benefits, matches 401K
Cons
Bad management
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1.0
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The story about growth is a lie.
Leader (Current Employee) –  IrvineJune 19, 2017
They're going to tell you that 5.11 is a great place to work, and that they're growing. That's a not true.

They've shrunk from a $300 million company five years ago to a $293 million company last year. Just google their earnings. That doesn't lie.

They're trying desperately to save this dying beast. That's where the stress and the issues come in. Their culture is a joke. You can feel the stress in the air.

The management is constantly pressing to try and save the company. They're always changing everything to try and save their own hides.

It's a boys club. As a woman, it was torturous. I paid less and treated poorly. It's a testosterone filled vat of misogyny. You're expected to fawn over the men in leadership and like their geniuses. When the truth is they're running this place into the ground.

P.S. They'll tell you it's amazing that their ethos accounts for half of your employee. It's a trap. It gives them carte blanche to base and deny you opportunity regardless of your performance.
Pros
Employee discount
Cons
Culture
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3.0
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Very Unorganized and No Communication
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Riverside, CAJune 17, 2017
I usually have great things to say about companies I work for, but this one not so much. There is no room for growth and the company has poor communication skills with their employees. Also, there is no room for growth within the company because they tend to hire outside the company as oppose to within. They also tend to have their mind made up of who they want to hire. This is a male dominated company and does well with female employees however they tend to favor the men that work for the company over the woman this is reflected in promotions and pay.
Pros
Amazing employee discounts, Great industry discounts and perks
Cons
No room for growth, Pay isn't great, Raises are far and few between
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4.0
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Great place to work
Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAJune 8, 2017
Was a great place to work. I would still be working there, but the supervisor likes to micro manage. I've been doing what I do for too long to be supervised like that.
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4.0
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work hard play hard
Material Handler/Packer (Former Employee) –  Modesto, CAMay 2, 2017
5.11 Tactical has a decent entry level pay rate with opportunity for overtime. The company is growing and has a fair and balanced management structure.
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5.0
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Fun place to work. Lots of fun people to meet.
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 15, 2017
Every day is a new challenge. We get to help people solve problems they didn't think they could. We get to help law enforcement every day with the products they need to keep them selves safe or productive.
Pros
Fast growing company. Interesting challenges everyday
Cons
Young company not a lot of room to grow at the moment
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5.0
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Great Place to Work
Custom shop employee (Former Employee) –  Modesto, CAFebruary 1, 2017
5.11 Tactical is a great place to work, willing to train and allow advancement. The management team is supportive, considerate and fun. Production is fast paced and keeps you busy.
Pros
Fun
Cons
low pay
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4.0
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Was a great place
Director (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAJanuary 24, 2017
Was a great place when the founder and his initial managers were there. Then during the TA years a new CEO and high priced consultant came on and changed everything.
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4.0
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productive place to work at with home gym
Forklift Operator/Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Modesto, CAJanuary 18, 2017
511 is nice to work at the people are friendly, everyone is willing to help eachother out, if you ever have a problem you can ask anybody.
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4.0
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Great Job
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Modesto, CANovember 27, 2016
People there are friendly and they have great hours. I didn't work there long but it was a good experience. Would work there again
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5.0
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Great Growing Company
Forecasting & Inventory Management (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAJanuary 14, 2016
Wonderful culture and good people. Experiencing some growing pains but growth is good! Management is pretty approachable. Unique business model can cause a learning curve.
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