YETI Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2020

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3.9
72%
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81%
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YETI CEO Matt Reintjes
Matt Reintjes
101 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Work/life balance can be hard to find(in 10 reviews)

  • "Fast paced-growth company-always making adjustments to be better(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Territory Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YETI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company has a great vision and care

    Cons

    There are no real cons

  2. "I've worked for some great companies..... but YETI takes top spot!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YETI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great team atmosphere - Fast Paced - Constantly evolving - Proud Brand advocacy - Get it done attitude required!

    Cons

    - Everyone asking for a free piece of merchandise or a code to get YETI discounted! - Change is constant, could be a bad fit for someone who doesn't like that


  3. "Life at YETI"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YETI full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Emotionally intelligent work environment; driven towards innovative thought; collaborative workforce; socially responsible senior leadership; and phenomenal commitment to YETIzens & the YETI brand.

    Cons

    Accepting the reality our resources will not allow us to drive change in all areas currently in need of change.

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  4. Helpful (8)

    "Great, until it wasnt......"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at YETI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Perks and discount - Office space - The people

    Cons

    - Pay - not competitive whatsoever, as much as HR claims it is - Lack of upward mobility - Lack of transparency from leadership - Long work hours

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  5. "Hhhhh"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at YETI full-time

    Pros

    Love the products they produce

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think off.

  6. Helpful (13)

    "Culture and Value Shift"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Position in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at YETI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good office environment. Break rooms, open desk floor plan, scenery, lunchroom, cafe, and gym. Recognizable brand and company Meaningful founding story

    Cons

    People are not a priority. Only the bottom line. PR around statements regarding community and care from the brand and CEO are not reflected internally. Individuals that look good on paper but are poor fits for the company continuously get hired. Insights for NPD and consumers are based on chasing opportunities rather than creating opportunities. The GTM process has become an incredibly daunting and ineffective exercise from design to branding to sales. The products are becoming more quick-strike opportunities rather than disruptive. Our CEO deems innovation is the new colors for our drinkware line. YETI went public and made the Senior Leadership Team very wealthy as well as the board members yet still no option plan has been openly discussed for YETIzens. YETI struggles daily to scale to the actual size it should be performing at. Global expansion, IT requirements, marketing exercises, and legal support are constantly stifled with micromanagement and inapt priorities of leadership. Our Talent department has proven, through its actions, that it is not an advocate for the employee, but rather risk mitigation for the company. Typical of larger corporate companies that I have experience with. The facade of this company shines brightly with strong values, hard work, and innovative spirit, but that is far from the truth. Internally the culture is no longer a part of the founding core values.

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    YETI Response

    SVP, Product

    Thank you for your feedback. We want to address your concerns as they have been shared, beginning with the importance of our people. We are incredibly proud of the work that our talented YETIzens have produced and thankful for their efforts. Our CEO, Matt Reintjes, and the SLT recognize and thank their teams both internally and externally and are thankful to be surrounded by such dedicated colleagues. With regard to our hiring practices, YETI is committed to hiring based on merit and qualifications. Rather than looking for someone who is a culture “fit,” we’re looking for employees who can be culture “adds” for YETI and match our passion, drive, energy and humility. As for our New Product Development and Go-To-Market processes, we are constantly looking for new ways to innovate and provide new or better products to all our customers. Our Consumer Insights team works tirelessly with cross-functional partners to strategically analyze data and find opportunities to better serve our new and existing consumers. In terms of our innovation, our YETIzens innovate in different ways every day. Whether it’s coming up with new products and entering new product categories, launching new colorways, or updating our processes and finding new and better ways to achieve our goals, our leadership team recognizes the creative spirit that all of those actions take. With regard to our Talent team, we feel fortunate to have an involved and supportive HR function that continually provides opportunities for learning and development. Our Talent partners strive to provide support for our employees and our business as a whole. The team meets regularly with YETIzens at all levels to ensure they can appropriately advocate for employees across all functions.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Life Changing Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Consumer Experience 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YETI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I will be forever grateful for my years at YETI. I was surrounded by people who are so talented, smart and brave. They were such a large part of my WHY and made me smile daily. They dare to dream and put in the work to make those dreams happen. If you are looking for a place that invest in their people, want to create something really great and truly is making a positive impact on the world, YETI is it. I learned so much during my time there and I am a stronger person because of my experience with them.

    Cons

    Scaling a large company is not an easy task and requires you to be 150% invested, which often times leads to long hours.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Loved it!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YETI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company with a lot of passion.

    Cons

    Sales team was severely underpaid for the amount of work they put in.

  9. COVID-19
    Helpful (6)

    "Don't be fooled by brand reputation - terrible place to work"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at YETI full-time

    Pros

    Onsite cafeteria and product discount

    Cons

    On the surface YETI seems like it would be a good place to work - nice office, strong brand following, Austin company, however, that is all a facade. When it comes to what really matters, this place is not on par with other Austin companies. Zero work life balance and flexibility, this is a "butts in seats" organization. Executive leadership values how much time you spend in the office and your physical appearance instead of the quality of your output and skills. You can't trust HR because they are looking out for the executive team and not all levels of employees.

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    YETI Response

    Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. We want to address your concerns as they’ve been shared, starting with work/life balance and flexible work arrangements. YETI strongly encourages our employees to take PTO throughout the year to relax, recharge, and spend quality time with friends and family, whether it’s out in the wild or relaxing at home. We will continue to work with our employees on flexibility now and post-COVID to help ensure they meet their life demands outside of work. We foster an open communication pathway between managers and employees to discuss flexible work options as needed. Regarding your comments about our Talent team, our Talent partners strive to support our employees and do what’s right for our business as a whole. The team meets regularly with employees at all levels to ensure Talent can appropriately advocate for YETIzens across all functions. It is unfortunate to hear that you felt there was a culture of fear during your time at YETI. Our Core Values are at the heart of our culture and we would never condone fear tactics in our organization. Employees with concerns have many avenues to express them, be it directly to their managers or any member of leadership, to a member of the Talent Team, or through our anonymous YETI Ethics Hotline. All investigations and concerns from our YETIzens are taken extremely seriously and we’re hopeful that current employees will make us aware of any issues they may be having so that we can help rectify them.

  10. COVID-19
    Helpful (12)

    "Laid off 100+ people in May, some of their best employees"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at YETI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The employee discount on products.

    Cons

    Lots! The first few years were amazing! The last year, terrible. I know companies change when they go public, but yeti lost what made yeti...yeti when it went public. HR grew from a few people to a LOT of people. Multiple people in HR with Director titles, but people that are in and deserve a director title don’t have it or the pay. About the pay...they claim to use comps in the area/same job etc. I call BS. I’ve been in my job type for almost 20 years and I took a massive pay cut to work at a place I used to enjoy. The compensation program for the sales reps is a joke. I’ve worked at a Fortune 1 company, I know what a real comp plan looks like. Morale is horrible. After they laid off 130+ employees claiming COVID, but somehow they are still reporting growth to Wall Street. I call BS again. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a lawsuit against them. They claimed to have to restructure due to COVID, but some of the amazing people they laid off, now have their job posted, but worded differently...so they can claim it’s a new job. The first person laid off that they hired back...one of 2 HR employees. It’s sad to see the state that a once great company is in and how terrible their current employees feel.

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    YETI Response

    Thank you for your feedback. We’d like to address your comments as they’ve been shared, beginning with the reduction in force that took place in May. This exercise was not due to budgetary considerations or as a cost-saving measure, but rather was to best position the brand for the current and future uncertainties we may continue to face in 2020. This included eliminating positions across the organization, initiating structural updates, and opening new roles that support the long-term interests and well-being of the business. Due to these changes and the continued hard work and dedication of our YETIzens, and the strong performance of our DTC channels, we’ve been fortunate to continue to see strong business results. Many of our former employees who left YETI are eligible for rehire if interested. If there is a new position for which a former YETIzen may be qualified, we want to initiate a conversation with that person if they want to return to the company. We have had a handful of former employees rejoin us recently in departments including eCommerce, Marketing and Finance. Some of these individuals returned to roles similar to what they were doing before, while others pursued opportunities in new areas within YETI. We are pleased to welcome them back and look forward to all they’ll accomplish. We pride ourselves in offering a competitive total rewards program relative both to the market and the employee’s scope of responsibilities. YETI consistently evaluates compensation as one of its business practices to ensure we stay current and competitive.

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