Mission: We begin by challenging design assumptions. Solving problems from a clean page gives us the freedom to think beyond current materials and construction.
I have been working at Arc'teryx full-time
I've been working here for 3 years, and can say I've never worked for a company as well rounded or just straight up awesome.
If improvements can be made, they are made. Not just in your localized work group, but company wide. Whether that's introducing better process, more transparency, or just making the workplace more inviting and welcoming, stuff gets done.
There's no pretense and if you voice your opinion, it is heard.
Opportunities for progression aren't as common as they might be at start-ups or smaller companies—but that's because people tend to stick around.
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Arc'teryx (Vancouver, BC) in January-2011.
The interview itself was really quite brief and vague. It didn't go much beyond somewhat awkward small talk, and the obligatory past salary, expected salary, future goals stuff.
The real thing is the pattern making test, which if you're a competent pattern maker you'll fly through. You're allowed up to three hours to make a pattern for a current product from a block.
I didn't negotiate anything.
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