Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Washington, PA – April 13, 2018
PT work with little advancement. Had my hours fixed to the same day and times each week. Worked most of my hours Fri, Sat, and Sun. A bit rough as it was a lot of 11am-7pm or 2-10pm, the busiest time of the day.
Part Time Stock Associate (Current Employee) – Carlsbad, CA – April 7, 2018
This is an entry level retail job, most workers are college students, co does a good job being flexible around classes but at a cost of making minimum wage with no career advancement and no benefits other then a 10% employee discount which covers sales tax and paid sick time off only because state of CA requires it.
Product Developer III, Sorel (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – December 30, 2017
Good company culture, great co-workers, but the company goes through periodic upheavals that can be stressful. Advancement is slow or non-existent except for the most driven employees. Recognition of success does not automatically mean you will be considered for advancement.
Analyst (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – September 26, 2017
Columbia Sportswear has a lot of great points, good pay, benefits, onsite gym, team activities. There were a lot of projects going on, but insufficient human capital (they did not utilize outside consultants). It seemed the company lacked direction on what they were focusing on and it allowed people to go in many different ways. Management in my department was not interested in developing their employees and looked down on them when they showed interest in growth. People seem complacent in their jobs and happy to spend time in the fun activities.
Financial Planning and Analysis Intern (Former Employee) – Beaverton, OR – September 19, 2017
I was an intern at Columbia for their ecommerce division and I appreciated the culture, fun during the summer time, workers are all nice and easy going and the volleyball during the summer internship was great
Floor Supervisor (Current Employee) – Orlando – August 2, 2017
As far as retail goes, it has been the best so far. It definitely promotes a more positive, less competitive environment than past ones. However, corporations are corporations and it stills harbors some of the same negative qualities as the worst of them.
Typical day at work is walking around in circles all day. Management is extremely unprofessional and jejune, The store manager does nothing but sit in the office all day long and shows no support to others and is scared of conflict. The assistant store manager is petulant and cant handle stress to save his life and is extremely disrespectful and the Freight manager Does absolutely nothing at all wasting company time.
If your looking for a job where you do nothing at all this is the place to work.
Most enjoyable part was going home
30% Discount, friends and family as well
Management is the Issue with this store location. Lot of favoritism here, Also lack of training.
Senior Product Developer (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – February 2, 2017
good work life balance, very hands on role. The bets pat of the job is the people I work with. The worst part of the job is poor management with no experience in the filed they manage. They cannot be a support system to their team at all as they do not know what we do, how we do it, or why.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – January 6, 2017
Columbia Sportswear is an excellent company to work for. They obviously are leaders in the outdoor industry, but more importantly they take care of their people. As long as you are getting your job done at the highest level possible, they allow you to do it your way and don't put too many restrictions on you. They really let you grow professionally and individually in your own way.
ASM (Current Employee) – Pooler, GA – October 25, 2016
Very boxy and organized. So leaves very little "room to roam" in the sense of employee incentives, training techniques or strategies. Although I very clearly understand why, I feel the leash is very short from the out of store management to the in store management. Benefits are great! in store culture is great! teamwork is great!
Resource Center Specialist/Intern (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – April 28, 2016
In a typical day at work would check campus inventory, run mail, complete and distribute projects, answer benefits questions, and prepare conference rooms. I learned a lot about sales, marketing, and corporate business function overall. The management teams were great and coworkers were kind and supportive towards one another. The hardest part of the job was completing long tedious projects for national and international sales pitch meetings. The most enjoyable part was building relationships with coworkers.
Relaxed workplace with great food and fun events
Long distance mail deliveries on foot in harsh weather
Upstate NY / PA Outside Sales (Current Employee) – New York , PA – September 28, 2015
Great company to work for. Family oriented large company. Seasonal goals and travel can be challenging, but that is what makes the job exciting. Most enjoyable part is the presentation of new seasonal product and the account base I have built.