Specialized Bicycle Components Employee Reviews

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Productive, fun work environment friendly people. One big happy family
Picking and Packing (Former Employee) –  London, OHJanuary 25, 2019
The most enjoyable part about the job was i never got judged about my mistakes i made at the job site. They helped me until i got the assignment right
Pros
Deals on bikes and end of the month dinners
Cons
None
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PRODUCTION SPECIALIST (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJanuary 1, 2019
Specialist is a great and friendly place to work. Great management and they really respect you as an employee and try to meet your needs. Also way too many benefits to list!
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Good job for a few years
Distribution Lead (Former Employee) –  Groveport, OHNovember 10, 2018
Fairly fun and relaxed atmosphere. Pay was a little low, but benefits and discounts were excellent. It is a good place to gain experience if you're looking to move up in future roles. They will give you plenty of new tasks to learn and you will have opportunities to fill in for management, but you will not be paid for these new skills and will not likely be promoted. They prefer to hire management from the outside.
Pros
Great benefits, atmosphere, free stuff, great discounts
Cons
Low salary, fluctuating hours, poor work/life balance, no career potential
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3.0
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no easy ride
Leadership (Former Employee) –  Morgan Hill, CAOctober 29, 2018
phenomenal cycling culture & genuine, passionate people.
underlying management by fear, ruthlessness & unethical behavior at the top. if you are comfortable being uncomfortable, plenty to learn in this entrepreneurial, fast paced environment. as its approached $1B in size the # of mtgs, internal politics, lack of cohesive vision & lack of repeatable processes are tiresome.
Pros
high caliber riding & world class bikes/gear
Cons
see review
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5.0
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Awesome place to work
Outbound Lead (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTOctober 2, 2018
The culture is amazing, the products are well made and there is a lot of job security. Management was great. I loved the people who worked there and how they like to hire from within.
Pros
cereal bar, parties, discounts, benefits.
Cons
long hours
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2.0
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Lack of Trust from the Top
Anonymous Management Position (Current Employee) –  Morgan Hill, CAAugust 28, 2018
Tough place to work. Old boys club, way of managing employees is favoritism and people can quickly turn and stab you in the back here. Would not recommend. You unfortunately will not learn any skills to take on to your next company because things are really dysfunctional.
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3.0
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Trying to find there way
Service Technician/Sales (Former Employee) –  Costa Mesa, CAAugust 27, 2018
No weekly meetings or meeting at all about what was happening with sales or discounts. Very little direction from management. Any questions you needed to find the answer yourself.
Pros
Nice customers
Cons
Low management skills
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Stressful work environment with little reward
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Morgan Hill, CAJuly 11, 2018
The people you work with are great but management can be very frustrating, a few times in the 6 years I worked there there was a survey taken by employees regarding how the staff perceived management and their overall quality of life at work. The results were awful (for management), then management stood in front of the company and swore to take action to make things better, they didn't. 3 years later we took the same survey and results were the same.

The other major concern is the low pay considering you have t live in silicon valley.. Specialized being in the recreation industry cannot afford to pay it's employees what they need to survive in this area. As a result you have employee's that share rent by living with 5 people in a 2 bedroom town house, or living in the parking lot out of their microbus.

Lastly, in the 6 years that I worked there overhead had ballooned out of control and sales were waning and as a result merit increases were not issued and bonuses were cut out, regardless of the fact my performance review was flawless.
Pros
Bagel Friday!!
Cons
Cut-throat co-workers
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Its true what they say, this place is perfect for an ex pro-cyclist or aspiring pro-cyclist
R & D (Former Employee) –  Morgan Hill, CAMay 29, 2018
One of the best companies to work for in the world for an aspiring professional in the sports industry, particularly in cycling sports. SBC is the pinnacle of the bicycle industry. The very top! If your blessed enough to make it here, good luck on security.

SBC recruits the best of the best. Your colleagues are from other top brands and engineering firms too high-level to mention.

A bit of advice, do great work, keep your head down, computer and paperwork in-hand at all times, and the most important thing no one tells you...DO THE LUNCH RIDE, or you may not be there too much longer (seen as unworthy). Your work will go to market without you.
Pros
All access S-Works! International travel is plentiful.
Cons
California
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Fake fake fake job posting
Candidate (Former Employee) –  Morgan Hill, CAMay 5, 2018
Internal recruiting told me not long ago that they have found their perfect candidate that can sing, dance, whistle, but they keep on reposing the job. Fake job listing.
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Poor Management
Administration (Former Employee) –  Morgan Hill, CAApril 20, 2018
Poor management from the CEO and President, pushed down through executive team and middle management.

Irrational, emotion based decision making.

Managers are required to give 25% of their staff poor reviews, otherwise face retaliation from executive management (e.g., everyone cannot be a top performer).
Pros
Cafeteria, lunch rides, gym
Cons
management
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Productive and all around great atmosphere
Distribution Specialist (Former Employee) –  Groveport, OHJanuary 15, 2018
On a typical day of work, there will be competitions between coworkers to see who can safely get the most work done. Every day you learn something new whether its a new position in the warehouse or you are learning how to operate a new piece of equipment. The management was amazing everyone is friendly and actually cares about their employees. The hardest part of the job would be when it gets slow and you just clean the warehouse until it picks up again. The relationships that were created at work makes coming into work and getting everything done more enjoyable.
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4.0
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Great Brand but company has outgrown CEO
Executive (Former Employee) –  Morgan Hill, CAJuly 18, 2017
The employees at Specialized are fantastic, hardworking and dedicated to the company's mission and each other. They are all have common interest in health and wellness as well as cycling.
Pros
Lunch rides and positive attitude of employees
Cons
Culture (tops down management style) needs improvement
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If you love bikes, this is the place to work
Regional (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 10, 2017
While the upper management may be an interesting partnership, direct management was beyond helpful for personal growth and development. If you love to ride bikes, this is THE place to work!
Pros
great culture
Cons
changing corporate vision
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4.0
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Passionate
Performance Road Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Morgan Hill, CAFebruary 3, 2017
High demand company. Was fun and rewarding most of the time and I learned a tremendous amount but the culture does not work fr most who start here. High turnover especially in the mid-level positions
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5.0
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Great Company
Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Morgan Hill, CAJanuary 31, 2017
Here is where I learned how to sell. I already had a good understanding of how to make sure the customer is happy from my previous job and was able to take that skill and sell our bikes.
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3.0
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Great enironment
Retail Care Rep (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTNovember 3, 2016
Good work culture and good friendships. observations of everyone's contributions. Great benefits and compensation packages.
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Close knit group in SLC
Retail Care, Quality Assurance Technician (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTNovember 3, 2016
Good company to work for. Great benefits and a cycling culture. Encourages fitness and health culture. Observes everyone involved.
Pros
lunch rides, tight community, friendly and welcoming, Friday doughnuts and bagels
Cons
Advancements are few, sometimes long hours. Not a long term company.
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All the pace of Silicon Valley with none of the benefits
N/A (Current Employee) –  Morgan Hill, CAAugust 2, 2016
After working there for an extended period time, I have seen the company spiral into what it is today. A workforce that is doing all it can to meet expectations of management at a pace equal to or even faster than a company just 10 miles away that would pay 40% more for the work being done. The reality is you are working for your discount on bikes and bike parts, and at a certain point it's just better to work at a tech company who will support the ever increasing cost of living in the bay area, and pay full retail for bikes and parts. If they really want to retain people they would stop building new facilities or making "building improvements" (a dog park, really?) and start paying them more. It may seem like an okay place to work with all the positive glass door reviews, but hey instead of doing any actual work, the HR department likes to make false accounts and create those reviews, instead of any actual work.

Management expects growth and is putting the pressure on. It is partly due to the CEOs constant micro managing and his pressure he puts on all senior level management, which is basically the only thing that trickles down at this company.

What I've learned: Just because it sounds like a good place to work, no "benefits" outweigh the pace.

Best part of the job: It's a beautiful place to work, and you get to be around bikes all day
Hardest part of the job: It's in Morgan Hill.
Pros
Bike discounts, Gym, Lunch ride
Cons
Fast pace, CEO with no sense of self, HR department run with duct tape and string
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Fun and Innovative place to work
Global Supply Chain Leader (Former Employee) –  Morgan Hill, CAJune 6, 2016
Great place to work at, lots of opportunity for learning. The pace is very fast and the lack of process makes the work environment very dynamic.
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