Timberland
3.5 of 5 31 reviews
www.timberland.com Stratham, NH 5000+ Employees

Timberland Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2014
Timberland – UK – “EHQ atrium”

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3.5 31 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Timberland Vice President, VF Corporation and Group President, Outdoor & Action Sports Americas Steve Rendle

Steve Rendle

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62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good company to work for with great benefits

Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee)
London, England

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

ProsBenefits are great: Handsome discount at most VF retail stores
Flexible
Gym and Travel payment scheme
Good management structure
Volunteer work in the community is paid for by the company.

ConsCommunication can be slow on important issues or sudden on big impacts on business.
Sometimes management would become lazy.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay on the ball and communicate more, otherwise doing a good job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I giant waste of time and effort.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
London, England

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

ProsThe people, the people absolutely made it for me, they became a second family to me. To be honest these wonderful (but crazy people who have stayed there so long) are the only reason I have been able to stand it there for so long. I hope they escape someday...

ConsMinimum wage for an often tiresome, chaotic and stressful working environment/job. (Either first or second best money making store in Europe often consistently).
Consistently asked for more for less or nothing at all.
Management could be disorganized/lazy/moronic in their decision making and often on the shop floor for no more than 45 minutes max in a full day.
Ever since VF have owned the company it has gone downhill: Less holiday time, discount is now only 20% and there are no signs of considering the ones who are actually making the money lower down the food chain.
Promises of change never kept.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo the ones who worked at my store, listen to the sales assistants they are the most involved in the moneymaking aspects of the business and communication needs to desperately improve. Don't make promises you cannot keep. E.g pay rises and opportunities for positions and development.

To the management above them who I consider the biggest set of monkeys I have ever heard about and have unfortunately met, you need to come down off of your high horses, work in one of the busiest stores in Europe and seriously ask yourselves: would I ever do this for minimum wage for 40 hours a week? As far as I know they only care for the digits they get emailed at the end of the day for how well we had done compared to how many customers had entered the store. I trully hope I never have to involve myself in such a stingy non-cooperative company such as VF again.

The Swartz family should never have handed their brand over to that addled bohemoth I know as VF.

There is a good chance no one from head office or anyone in management under Timberland will read this, but for god sake you've got to listen to the people you work with and strive for change, otherwise people are simply not going to work for you or want to work for you. Please change for the better.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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awesome

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL (US)

I worked at Timberland part-time for less than a year

Prosproduct was great as well as employees

Consthere was none every one was great

Advice to Senior Managementpay the sales people more money it can be a fast past job to get done right

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good, very informative and a lot of technical information

Fashion Consultant (Former Employee)
Pune (India)

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

Prosgood, technical, technology, winter wear, new fashion merchandise, accessories, shoes, very nice store layout in India.

Consunder reliance in India,

Advice to Senior ManagementIndian market: no marketing done, market potential can improve if marketed well. NO PR done, price bracket too high for the Indian Market. Target audience not justified in India. Targeting premium customer is not the way to go about for timberland. Timberland caters to different social catogeries depending on what intent the product is being purchased for

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Simple retail position; easy

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
King of Prussia, PA (US)

I worked at Timberland part-time for less than a year

ProsLeadership was cool and everything was straight forward.

ConsTypical retail hours and like any other retail position, favoritism exists. People who were cool with the store manger outside of work had more leeway to do as they pleased.

Advice to Senior ManagementWatch who you make your store managers. The manager was younger and not all that experienced with a managerial position.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Brand, poor retail managers

Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee)
Sunrise, FL (US)

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

ProsGood benefits and employee discount

ConsPoor Management and training lacks. sink or swim

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Lake George, NY (US)

I worked at Timberland part-time for more than 5 years

ProsFriendly people, good discounts, quality clothing

Conslow pay, hard work not recognized

Advice to Senior Managementtake care of the employees who really work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good, was fun and simple

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Niagara Falls, NY (US)

I worked at Timberland part-time for less than a year

ProsFast, Fun and tons of guys

Conshigh shelves , and a lot of moment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall good company

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

I worked at Timberland part-time for more than a year

ProsOffer a quality product and they really care about their employees. Free shoes. Heavy discounts up to 70% off. Offer paid community service

ConsHard to advance in retail

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Manager

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Timberland full-time

Prosgood family business well established through time

Conslimited opportunity with management aim to be acquired

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