Kathmandu Reviews

Updated 7 Dec 2020

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4.1
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Kathmandu CEO and Managing Director Xavier Simonet
Xavier Simonet
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment, great staff discount, great training and lot's of opportunity to for career growth(in 15 reviews)

  • "I was working with a great team, with a supportive manager(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Support is hard to get from Head Office when down on management team(in 8 reviews)

  • "Not many opportunities for career progression(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great, personal company, terrible pay"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Loved the small, boutique feel of the shop. Everyone made a great team, and any conflicts were resolved courteously and professionally. Excellent at scheduling, never had an issue if I had to change. Loved my manager.

    Cons

    The hourly pay, even after a raise, was terrible at £7.20 per hour. Even working a 20 hour part time week, I wasn't close to being able to pay my bills, based on the London Living Wage.

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  2. "Great ethos and culture"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kathmandu part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The culture in store is great and the incentives as an on the floor employee are amazing. The company is also quite transparent and you don't feel you're left out of what's happening as a shop employee.

    Cons

    Lack of career development and opportunities to move up.


  3. "okay"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Perth, Western Australia

    I worked at Kathmandu full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good entry level position for student/young person

    Cons

    low pay and little progression

  4. "business that doesn't treat employees like numbers. gave everyone bonus when they had a good year"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - 3IC 

    I have been working at Kathmandu part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good staff and training opportunities

    Cons

    retail work can be menial and you can get bad customers

  5. "Great company culture!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Marketing and Media Graduate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kathmandu full-time

    Pros

    Good staff discounts. Growth and development. Really good training and KPI tracking. Great products.

    Cons

    Long hours. Weekend work. Challenging technical products.

  6. "Great retail experience and work evironment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Brookvale
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discounts Relaxed working environment Great team

    Cons

    I did not find any con while working there

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  7. "Obnoxious management, mediocre products"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Perth, Western Australia

    I worked at Kathmandu part-time

    Pros

    Some of the other staff were friendly

    Cons

    The products were overpriced yet they continually pushed us to upsell customers with add on items

  8. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks and staff competitions, laid back and sustainable company

    Cons

    Quite a lot of repetitive work

  9. "Great Environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kathmandu part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing environment and supportive team Able to share love of outdoors with fellow employees and other customers

    Cons

    Just like any other retail job, this comes with the cons of dealing with negative customers

  10. "Fun and organised"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Part-time Sales Advisor in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Good people, well managed and good company ethics. Enjoyed selling outdoor equipment

    Cons

    Sales targets can be demanding and work can be strenuous. Shift work can be unreliable.

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