Senior Product Designer & Brand Strategist (Former Employee) – Waterloo, WI – May 20, 2018
We’ll run company. They definitely know their business. Good culture of cycling. Family environment. Pay isn’t high but that’s the price you pay to work in the bike industry. Flat org. Not a lot of advancement.
It was repetitious but gratifying in the warehouse
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Ontario, CA 91761 – May 19, 2018
I would liked to have had more training and an opportunity to work as a forklift operator. I did not see myself working in a warehouse after receiving my Bachelor's Degree. I wanted to start another career that can make more money with job opportunities to grow with the company.
Great management, friendly co-workers, bad ones get weeded out, and they only hire great employees such as myself. Absolutely LOVE my JOB! Best place I’ve ever worked ever! And I love the fast paced warehouse environment, it’s like constant exercise which I love, keeps me busy, keeps me healthy, I’ve lost weight. Nice 45 minute lunch breaks, not 30 like the last place I worked at. The difference in employment is night and day, and management really cares about their employees and they even adjusted my schedule to allow me to see my son for visitation. I want to stay with them and excel, and I hope positions open up in a year or so for management so I can excel in that. Thanks. Definitely recommend, they however, don’t hire often. And the people they hire stay with the company.
Great employees everybody pulls their weight, friendly work environment, paid time off, great humanistic management, great work place, management cares about their employees! Work hard for an honest wage, benefits
sales associate (Former Employee) – PA – October 4, 2017
mandatory overtime without compensation, incompetent people in charge, older age people unwanted in company, expected to travel for company without compensation, they want feedback but you are punished for honesty
Import/ Export Intern (Former Employee) – Waterloo, WI – October 2, 2017
The company culture is very flexible. For individual who likes to ride a bike, feel free to bring the bicycle to the office. During the day, employee can go out and ride bike, if his/ her work schedule permit.
Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – August 25, 2017
Awesome place to work. Fun and Fast paced. Great teams in all the stores. Training is top notch training with great online classes. Management is always looking to improve product knowledge with the associates.
Retail Bookkeeper (Former Employee) – Waterloo, WI – January 23, 2017
Even after I told them in my interview that I wanted very specifically a 40-hour work week, I found out later they expected me to completely live and die for Trek Bicycle Corporation. NO work/life balance whatsoever. The workload was actually 60 plus hours per week and that is why they encourage working from home and give you your own laptop. Not as a perk but as a way to get more time and work out of you, they still expect you to be in the office for work at least 4 days per week; yeah you can also work from home one day per week...and work from home on weekends just to keep up. They load you up with retail clients way beyond anything reasonable for the average person, knowing you will work long hours nights and weekends to keep your job. It's stressful and there was very little training. You are on your own to try to figure everything out, really. The only good thing about working here was the cycling culture and the deep discounts you get on gear. Otherwise, it is not the place for you if you want to have a single moment of time with your family and/or have any social life outside of the company.
Marketing, Sponsorship & Event Manager (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – November 2, 2016
Working for Trek Bicycle was an incredible opportunity that has helped me grow from College Intern to Capable Manager. My position was an oddity as I was working remote for Ray's Indoor Bike Parks and handling several varying jobs each day-- but I wouldn't change those years for anything. I found myself most comfortable developing client relationships that were mutually beneficial and enjoyable to manage. The hardest area was alternating between the proper state of mind to handle the tasks of Sales, Creative, Accounting, Events, Marketing, Social Media, or whatever else found it's way to my desk. But that's what I signed up for with this position and while challenging as it may have been I believe I'm a more rounded person because of it.
My one criticism would be that as a large corporation with such a vast oversight in operations the Ray's business unit went largely unmanaged on a number of occasions. The Ray's business was largely autonomous however as a part of a larger operation having management check-in and give oversight from a top-down vantage point could have immensely helped focus and streamline our unit.
The most enjoyable part of this job was the ability to spread positivity and joy while making an honest dollar-- that's what I saw every day at Trek and Ray's.
Awesome company but not much opportunity for advancement.
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Ontario, CA – September 11, 2016
Monday through Wednesday are mandatory 10 hours, if needed. Smaller scales warehouse that gets you involved. Opportunity to learn the ins and outs of operations. Most of the supervisors are related in some way or have been close friends for years, so there is a conflict of interest there. Co-workers tend to be awesome but the good ones tend to leave for one reason or another. Nepotism and favoritism is a problem, making it the hardest part of the job. Also makes people believe that there is not much opportunity for advancement. Relatively easy job, that allows you to work independently.
Maintenance (Former Employee) – Waterloo, WI – August 15, 2016
had a great super and lead, work was none stop, the team that I was on was like family, the hardest part of the job was trying to please people that had no idea of what they wanted made or done, the best parts of the job seeing all my hard work being use day to day
the boss and lead i had alway had a plan for the day
Service Dept Team Leader (Former Employee) – Downers Grove, IL – June 13, 2016
This is an excellent job to have, but not exactly a career. I love the people and making relationships with the frequenting customers and other employees. And the mechanical aspect of the jib was fun in itself. The reason I left was because there was no where to advance to.
Enjoyable work with good benefits for the outdoorsman
Advanced Composites Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Waterloo, WI – November 29, 2015
Most of the training for this job was done on the fly and if you didn't know how to do something or where something was, all you had to do was ask and the other employees were usually glad to help you out. Tasks often had to be sought out by speaking with co-workers. There was an emphasis on asking "how can I help" and taking the extra step to help out others. The pay was pretty low, but there was access to some pretty amazing deals on just about anything you could want outdoors related which made up for it.
employe (Current Employee) – swedesboro nj – August 11, 2015
management is abusive towards individuals they do not like No job security No growth possibility dead end job Usually hires for summer lets you go in fall Pay raises are 1-2% if at all Do not hire full time to avoid having to pay benefits Negative atmosphere Verbally abusive managers and supervisors use profanity towards employees Brutually hot in summer and very cold in winter Lacking in communication Schedule changes based on needs no business no hours Punish employees who make mistakes by cutting hours Favoritism is rampant management does not understand the daily procedures and causes issues do to lack of understanding Strongly recommend you avoid this place
Fork grinder (Former Employee) – Waterloo, WI – April 20, 2015
a typical day at work was grinding bicycle forks before there where painted and assembled to the bike. what I learned was how to make sure the forks where strait and how to use a hand grinder as well as a sand blaster. management was good they worked along side us and did the same thing we did. my fellow co-workers where fun to work with. the hardest part of my job there wasnt any hard part. the most enjoyable part of my job was when I could learn and do something new.
Group Lead (Former Employee) – Swedesboro, NJ – March 17, 2015
Neer knew when I was leaving because the warehouse was always under staffed. Always had to fight against management to get some tools to finish jobs in a timely matter. Had great guys to work with and was able to make some good friends.
Human Resource Specialist/Generalist (Current Employee) – Waterloo, WI – January 7, 2015
It is very apparent that Trek values employee input and allows employees to share their knowledge and suggestions to keep them engaged.
Trek provides employee empowerment by allowing team members to make customers happy using their own discretion and common sense, for everything from greeting and welcoming customers to problem solving.
At Trek there is Excellent communication between management and staff.
There is a huge sense of family among team members.
Trek gives employees the freedom to learn and grow.
Trek provides a culture of continuous improvement.
Trek does a great job paying attention to employee recognition and appreciation and having a special way to recognize and honor good work.
But most importantly, Trek is the best at recognizing that laughter and fun on the job can make a difference in the way the job is done.