Columbia Sportswear

Columbia Sportswear Reviews

139 Reviews
139 Reviews
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Columbia Sportswear President, CEO, and Director Tim Boyle
Tim Boyle
82 Ratings

    A solid company to work for, as far as retail goes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

    I have been working at Columbia Sportswear part-time (less than an year)


    I don't think I could have more fun working in a retail environment. Management did a fantastic job of hiring all of our staff (head office and HR were heavily involved which is more than I can say for allot of other retail store opens), there isn't a single person on the team who doesn't get along. The management are fair, supportive, and genuinely seem to care about their employees.


    Perhaps the only real con that comes to mind at current time is that Columbia Sportswear only hires "part time" floor/stock staff despite many of us continually working full time hours, I.E essentially a way of skirting benefits. I understand this is common practice in the industry but it would be nice to see a progressive company like Columbia be more supportive of its employees.

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    Offering benefits to part timers

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Columbia Sportswear Interviews

Updated 13 Oct, 2014
Updated 13 Oct, 2014

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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Columbia Sportswear in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    gave my cv to a shop ,10 days later I got a call for an interview.Nice woman ,nothing difficult just where I live ,described the job and prepared me for the salary talk.Actually it was more like "please we need someone to work for 25 hours per week for 250 E ,(316E with taxes and insurance).I said it was really low the salary she said I know,no bonuses no nothing.I told her I 'll think about it.(no way).

    Interview Questions
    • nothing special,not even commented on my past experience in economics.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Low salary .

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1938
Type Company - Public (COLM)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (CAD) per year

Gertrude Boyle is proud to be called one tough mother. The octogenarian chairwoman and star of Columbia Sportswear's popular "tough mother" and "tested tough" ads heads the top US skiwear seller and one of the world's biggest outerwear makers. The company popularized the Bugaboo jacket, a parka with weatherproof shell, and put Columbia on the map in upscale outerwear. Columbia also makes leather outerwear, sportswear, accessories, and boots and other rugged footwear. The company's brands include Mountain Hardwear, Sorel, Montrail, and Pacific Trail among others. The Boyles... More

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