Part-time Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) - Milpitas, CA - January 16, 2020
Working at Columbia has shown me a lot the work was great, but it was that some of the management would stir up unnecessary drama and would cause a lot of stress on the whole team. I would recommend working here, and if you’re given the opportunity to move up in the company, I suggest you take it.
I appreciated working in a new contact center during a growth period and through organizational change. However, once the objectives shifted to production it became a daily grind. Much as the company emphasized work-life balance, the customer contact environment was no more than KPIs and metrics.
Great amenities, comparable to other outdoor apprel companies
Working at Columbia is great because they are flexible on my hours and they are very friendly to employees and customers. Managment understands and tries its best for all employees to be successful and succeed in the company.
It's a good company for beginners in the work industry. The current managers are very friendly and they have made some changes in corporate, so the company feels safer to climb the ladder, if you wanted.
The genuinely care about how people are treated and now show it. I love the flexible hours and the ability to do more than one career, if you choose.
Not much room for creativity, constant manager changes
It is in the mall so it's very open and at the same time, hard to find a place to rest or sit down. This is the only reason why they got 4 star to me. Beside than that, the manager and all the colleagues are very nice and easy to work with.The negative side of the job is sometimes they force you to get a specific goal in that hour.
Shipping/Packaging Crew Member (Former Employee) - Portland, OR - December 17, 2019
Typical warehouse stocking and picking. Not much to it, same thing every day. The work was pretty independent, I don't think i really even knew the names of the other people i worked with. We just showed up, did our jobs and went home. Very inclusive though, I feel like they hired people from all walks of life. So if you're in a pinch and looking for work, this is a good place for steady employment.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) - Portland, OR - November 30, 2019
I worked at this company for a couple of months. It was a very good experience, very friendly, great management, the company really cares about your family life and will bend to make sure they are right.
If you are looking for a fast pace, fun environment, this is not a great choice. It lacks leadership and this is not a company that truly cares about its workers. They do not consider that you have a life outside of work and they will not help you if you have a conflict. Lots of gossip and backstabbing... exhausting and unprofessional.
The management is horrible.They sit in the back while everyone else struggles up front.They get angry when you don’t know the policies of the store even if you don’t know what they are.They will put you in places you don’t know.This was a horrible store
stoker/cashier/customer service (Former Employee) - seattle premium outlets - November 12, 2019
I had a lot of fun at the Columbia branch and got the opportunity to learn lots of cool facts about the products. I was also able to get to understand how the whole processing system works. From when they get the product to when they sensor it and put it out onto the floor for customers to buy.
I liked being able to connect and help customers on a personal level. The only thing that caused me to leave was that my sales output wasn't matched with bonuses or commission and I couldn't afford to live on just their base salary
DC Associate (Current Employee) - 1425 Max Brose Drive - October 29, 2019
Learned gladiator technology to due with placing orders in boxes for other companies. Constant fast paced work area at all times, not for someone that is slow or low energized. Hardest part would be maintaining the same job for more than 2 months as there are multiple lay offs within the 3 month contract period. The people are very kind and supervisors are very straight forward people, very easy to work with.