Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Roanoke, VA – June 9, 2017
Orvis is an all around great company to work for. The company cares about it's employees and ensures you are set up to succeed. The hardest part of the job, at least in customer service, is dealing with difficult customers, but that's just a part of customer service.
IT Systems Analyst (Current Employee) – Manchester, VT – January 30, 2017
Great management and atmosphere. Always enjoy coming into work. Everyone in the building is like a large family. With the growth in the company they have done a great job of finding talent that is really driving the products and company name.
Great if you are in "the club," all others should beware
Web Production Specialist (Former Employee) – Sunderland, VT – October 5, 2015
MIddle management has a strong tendency to show favoritism, and based on what I saw this is not a concern for HR. There is a "type" of person that seems to do well at this company, and it has nothing to do with work ethic or job performance. If you don't fit their "image," good luck improving your station within the company.
There was a lot of incivility in the workplace at Orvis. Rudeness was common, even from team managers.
Executive level management was often out of touch. Upper management considered the web to be "new technology," and could not understand why customers want to shop on mobile. Not good signs for a company whose web store is keeping the business alive.
Out of touch leadership, unprofessional atmosphere, little or no opportunity for advancement.
Productive place to work where I can use my passion and knowledge for fly fishing.
Men's lead and Key holder (Current Employee) – Tigard, OR – June 18, 2015
A typical day at work involves working closely with customers, receiving new product, sales, supervising employees and merchandising. I have learned how to teach fly fishing to newcomers to the sport. I have learned how to train new and current employees. I learned how to plan and promote events using social media. I increased my knowledge and skills in merchandising products and how to place new merchandise in areas that will increase sales as well as sales of the surrounding products. The hardest part of the job is merchandising. It was difficult to learn and determine how to organize the store and create displays that will maximize sales. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to talk to customers about fly fishing which is my passion. It was very enjoyable to teach fly fishing to different individuals.
Work in fly fishing industry
Low pay, few options in upward movement in the area.
Assistant Store and Fishing Department Manager (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – February 24, 2015
It's great to work for a company that really understand the concept of "internal customer." My experiences range from teaching thousands how to enjoy the sport of fly-fishing to creating my own marketing campaigns and hosting dozens of special events, schools, trade shows and clinics. My management of large teams prepares me for any employer in their respective competitive industries, bottom line.
Sales Associate (Seasonal) (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – January 13, 2015
-Conduct sales and new sales -Carry out administrative duties -Implement and oversee the social media marketing strategy -Expanded my sales experience and strategy, learned how to better engage potential new business and how to market through social media -My co-workers were supportive and knowledgable, they made my learning curve steeply rise -The hardest part of the job was swaying a customer on the fence about a purchase to do so without being pushy or negating their other transactions -The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to engage with new customers and build a customer base of loyal clients during my short time with the company
Flexible but long hours, competitive pay and great atmosphere
The manager sucked she had no clue about retail or wanted anyones help. Everyone did her job for her she just collected a large pay check. The company itself is owned by to brothers and they run it as a hobby not like a retail company. The upper managment such as the DM's never come to the stores to vist. The store ran inspite of itself. All of the co-workers were great people the manager had no clue had good she had it. Great products and the life style they promoted.They just lacked the rest to support it.