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Updated 22 January, 2018
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Pros
  • Work life balance is also encouraged (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, great environment for creativity and self expression, healthy environment for (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Because of this, sometimes work/life balance are difficult to maintain (in 2 reviews)

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

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  1. "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.


  2. "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


  3. "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


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  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. 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.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "was great but going downhill now"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arc'teryx full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people, gym at work, regularly company wide communication

    Cons

    Culture changed a lot during last 2 years, poor management, product quality decline, more and more focus on making money rather than make best product.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Culture"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in North Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Software Developer in North Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your coworkers have energy, care about their job, and believe in the corporate values.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as competitive as it could be, but it was slowly improving.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Toxic environment with high-school politics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arc'teryx full-time

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility in role and no micro-management

    Cons

    Lots of infighting
    Only managers who have been there for 5+ years are accepted

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of those managers who are playing games so that you don't keep losing those employees and managers who are doing great work in order to keep this company moving in the right direction


  11. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you love the outdoors and love opportunity, this is the place to build a career. With so much change on the business front in the last few years, there are ample ways of getting involved and being part of something really special.

    Cons

    As with all growing companies, there are growing pains. if you love complaining like some of the negative reviews on here, my question is what did you do yourself to have influence and effect change? It's all about cause and effect.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening and engaging to find solutions to drive the business forward culture first.


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