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Entry level job for minimum wage
Part Time Stock Associate (Current Employee) –  Carlsbad, CAApril 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.
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Customer Service
Part-time Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Allen, TX 75002February 16, 2018
Working in customer service at Columbia Sportswear was fun because of the opportunity to meet different people. I love interacting and learning new things.
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Good place to work
Product Developer III, Sorel (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORDecember 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.
Pros
Great culture.
Cons
Poor advancement opportunities.
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Overall not a bad place, friendly coworkers and a supportive managment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Lutz, FLOctober 11, 2017
Most work days are laid back and allow you to work freely and talk to customers making it easier to connect. Often times customers and upper managements changes would make tasks difficult.
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Business Systems Analyst II (Former Employee) –  Portland, OROctober 2, 2017
Columbia was a great place to work due to the laid back pace of work. Projects are timed out to allow a lot of time to complete but it must be perfect when it hits the production environment.
Pros
Free Beer
Cons
no room for growth
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A place to retire
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORSeptember 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.
Pros
Free gym
Cons
Management
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Great Company
Financial Planning and Analysis Intern (Former Employee) –  Beaverton, ORSeptember 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
Pros
lunches, volleyball, people
Cons
not enough cross functional teamwork
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Productive fun workplace with Thirsty Thursday fun.
Organizational Change Management Specialist I (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORAugust 14, 2017
The culture of the company is open, honest and collaborative. There are many people in management that really believe in the company and want the best for the employees and the company.
Pros
Free beer on Thursdays, great culture and people.
Cons
Disconnected campus and no parking
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Great - for retail
Floor Supervisor (Current Employee) –  OrlandoAugust 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.
Pros
Promotes a healthy lifestyle in health benefits
Cons
Disconnected buyers, corporate promotional standards
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Fun, upbeat sales crew.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJuly 28, 2017
Merchandise geared toward a younger demographic which necessitated staying current with product knowledge. Worked with an amazing and diverse crew to achieve sales goals.
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Innovative Workplace, Great Work-Life Balance, Positive Environment
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJune 9, 2017
Columbia Sportswear is a great place to work. They really care about their employees. It is an innovative company. There is a focus on work-life balance.
Pros
Innovative
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great company
Footwear Merchandise Intern (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORMay 26, 2017
Great people work at Columbia SC. A lot of changes continue to come down the pipe with the challenges in retail in the US. It is a great company to work for.
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A way to kill time
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Allen, TXMay 5, 2017
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
Pros
30% Discount, friends and family as well
Cons
Management is the Issue with this store location. Lot of favoritism here, Also lack of training.
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Good Environment
Senior Product Developer (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORFebruary 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.
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Great environment to work
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJanuary 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.
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boxy work place, but well cultured.
ASM (Current Employee) –  Pooler, GAOctober 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!
Pros
great discount, upstanding employees
Cons
very structured
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Very poor management
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Michigan City, INSeptember 11, 2016
Not enough hours low pay. Management was poor. They give you maybe 2 days a week then change schedules not letting you know they changed it. To much drama and no respect for employees.
Pros
They do give you a 30% discount.
Cons
Start you off a minium wage. Very few hours.
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They make products that stand the test of time
Quality Assurance Agent (Former Employee) –  Central AmericaAugust 15, 2016
Working in Columbina Sportswear was my best time un muy life since they gave me excelente technical skill support to perform muy duties.
There is a nice enviroment to work.etc
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Productive workplace, strong team
Resource Center Specialist/Intern (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORApril 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.
Pros
Relaxed workplace with great food and fun events
Cons
Long distance mail deliveries on foot in harsh weather
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Different challenge each day
Upstate NY / PA Outside Sales (Current Employee) –  New York , PASeptember 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.
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