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Arc'teryx Reviews

Updated 19 June, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good benefits, great environment for creativity and self expression, healthy environment for" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Arc'teryx attracts really great people, many of which who are outdoor or sport enthusiasts" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "hard to have work/life balance with retail hours" (in 3 reviews)

  • "As with all growing companies, there are growing pains" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "TBD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arc'teryx full-time

    Pros

    Great people and good culture

    Cons

    So far my experience has been great


  2. "operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arc'teryx full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    awesome workplace to be working at

    Cons

    less career enhancement options available

  3. Helpful (2)

    "My not so enjoyable time in the Arc'teryx retail store"

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arc'teryx (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good gear discounts. Thats about it. I did meet some cool likeminded outdoorsy type.

    Cons

    Micromanaged, acting like a robot. No freedom of expression. Cleaning up after disrespectful patrons and sucking up to them.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the staff to act more natural when interacting with patrons. Throw more team-building events for the staff.


  4. "Dealer Service Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arc'teryx full-time

    Pros

    Great life balance and schedule flexibility.
    Awesome culture !

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities.
    Lower wage than the market (for similar position)


  5. "Uninspired work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arc'teryx full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits packages. Flexible schedules and work-from-home options depending on your role and manager.

    Cons

    The place is very uninspiring for high achievers. Many talented individuals (with knowledge) have either left the company during the last 3 years or have mentally checked out.
    Unfair employee treatments in some departments (eg. Some people can leave early or work from home and others doing the same job can't).
    Unequal distribution of work and pay (some people have to do unpaid overtime to finish their tasks while their supervisor chat around and doesn't spent more than 8 hours in the office).
    Management appears to be lacking adequate leadership and interpersonal Skills. Many leaders fail to model the behaviors they want to instill in employees.
    There's a number of discontent employee's abusing the system (leaving regularly for few hours without consequences, waisting time on Facebook or Amazon, visiting the pub next door, scheduling unecessary meeting with friends, etc.). It's a major demotivator for those stuck working alongside them.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fairly.
    Hire inspired leaders that display integrity and honesty in what they do and hold their staff accountable. People will want to work for them.
    Make sure your managers are good role models. Good employees want to work, but don't want to be led by people with proven LOUSY track records. Hold your managers accountable.
    Reward the hard workers instead of the great talkers or the buddies. This will encourage good performance.
    Stop forcing people to attend 'unpaid team activities' after work. It should be done on a voluntary basis.
    Do a management performance survey


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arc'teryx full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture and community

    Cons

    Mixed messages from the leadership of where is the company headed


  7. "Fantastic Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arc'teryx part-time

    Pros

    Fantastic company culture and supportive staff environment.

    Cons

    So far so good, no complaints here.

  8. "Product Guide"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arc'teryx part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    discount that you get on the clothes and product

    Cons

    the work hours at the store were tough

    Advice to Management

    more hours flexibility


  9. "less pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arc'teryx part-time

    Pros

    working environment is good, staff is friendly.

    Cons

    pay is too much less

    Advice to Management

    no


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Retail Job Ever"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arc'teryx full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The place usually isn't very busy. Most of the people are nice.

    Cons

    Honestly I really regret working here. If you know someone "higher up" in the company you cant get fired, even if you take 2 hour breaks and watch Netflix during shifts. On the other hand if you dont have the connections management can do whatever they want.

    Advice to Management

    Try to repair your stores staffing a little.


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