Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Studio City, CA – January 24, 2019
staff is really cool and friendly. store was very easy going until tourists or the holidays came around. manager was always trying to help you grow as worker and developing skills. staff helped train you as best as possible.
IT Specialist (Former Employee) – Huntington Beach, CA – December 20, 2018
Because the clowns that ran this company were not business people, but they were greedy and irresponsible. So sad that a surf company became ruled by politics, greed, and let's make it cheaper in China. Hopefully some lessons will have been learned.
To start, the wages sucked, especially if you have never worked for the company before. Second, poor is not even the word to begin describing the management and low amount of hours I received each week. Your bills would never get paid on time if you work in this company, you'll be growing more gray hair than anything.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Park City, UT – October 15, 2018
One of my favorite activities at Quiksilver was hosting skateboarding and snowboarding competiitons. It was fun getting everything together and seeing the outcome of your work. Everyone would have a great time and it was a good way to get the community together.
Accounts Payable Manager (Former Employee) – Huntington Beach, CA – August 22, 2018
I would have retired from there actually I really have not by my design though. I really miss the people USC alumni was the best mentors to work with. Had the best opportunity's for advancement and lead by example management.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Cabazon, CA – August 12, 2018
The company is perfect to work for if you are a young student other than that it's not recommended. I learned about training and developing my team. The management their was atrocious. So many corporate take overs and inconsistency at corporate office that directives and company policies changed almost every season. The culture there is amazing and the people you work with become your family.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Ontario, CA 91764 – July 25, 2018
They train you for a week or 2 but don't give you all the information that needs to be known when it comes to handling with customers. They expect you to know everything and do it yourself with little training. Manager sometimes sends you home within short hours of working if they feel you're not working proficient. After a month you don't get enough hours with little pay. Horrible management and co workers.
Most fun I've ever had at work, but corporate changes lost the Aloha.
ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER (Former Employee) – California – July 10, 2018
I learned so much from working at Quik. They encourage promotion from within the company rather than outside hires, and their mission revolves around Aloha, or creating a family vibe for employees and customers alike. After their bankruptcy, however, the changes up top were so dramatic that there were very few "leaders" that even knew what the company was about or even stood for. Some corporate "leaders" were there for less than a year, despite imposing drastic changes to the daily operations. Shortly before our store closed, it seemed that gone was the Aloha mentality to be replaced by just your average corporate structure. One huge misstep was when product shipments were cut off from Outlet stores for MONTHS leaving them with little to no product. This caused a nightmare for trying to make sales goals, and it ended up being the main reason for our location closing. Maybe they learned from their mistake and will make improvements. I will say, though, that I made some life-long friendships in that store, and for that I will be forever grateful.
Amazing people to work with, great in store vibe, awesome products to sell
Part-time Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Jersey shore Premium outlets – June 23, 2018
The job will teach you to engage with customers and educate you on how to properly make sales. The job does not demand much of you, you just show up and do what you are supposed to do, I would recommend the job to anyone that wants to build retail experience.
I fit right into quicksilver ! I absolutely love this company. It provided me with a home and a family at work. The aloha attitude is a wonderful thing to practice. Career advancement did not happen for me though because the space was not available. I am sure eventually I would have been able to advance. It is a very relaxed and very family oriented company. Hoping quiksilver can continue to push forward and make more sales. I will always notice the logo when I am out and about. Thank you quicksilver for being a kind, genuine, caring company ! Would love to return !
Wonderful people, great working hours, teamwork, amazing training, lifelong friends
Retail Associate (Former Employee) – La Jolla, CA – June 17, 2018
The people were fine, normal, surfer attitude, but the management at the time was poor, and even tended to lash out at times by messing with hours to an impossible degree to "get back" at employees if they had done anything disliked. The culture tended to be a little hostile when it came to certain other employees. The relaxed, chill attitude was enjoyable, as well as the discounts, which were probably the best part.