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New Balance Reviews

Updated 23 January 2019
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  • "Senior leadership (not all) is not strong and unable to make the company competitive" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Full-time work only available if a manager or work for corporate" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New Balance full-time

    Pros

    Treat staff well
    Many benefits

    Cons

    Can be a challenge to change thinking


  2. "Retail"

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    Former Employee - Management Accountant in Warrington, North West England, England
    Former Employee - Management Accountant in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New Balance full-time

    Pros

    very good life balance and friendly environment

    Cons

    lack of career opportunities

  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England

    I have been working at New Balance full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment. Managment genuinely cares for each and every individual and tries to cater for your needs. Get to learn a lot including different technology in products. Very good ongoing training. Decent salary.

    Cons

    Really cannot find any negatives at this point.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue inspiring the team.


  4. "Good starting job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Castleford, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Castleford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New Balance (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, nice staff, average pay flexible hours and overtime

    Cons

    Be expected to work overtime could be a con for some

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the rewards Keep up the rewards Keep up the rewards Keep up the rewards


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New Balance full-time

    Pros

    Good company to Work for

    Cons

    Poor communication from the top to the bottom


  6. Helpful (8)

    "horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the soaps in the toilet are lovely

    Cons

    no one ever says please or thank you, its as if everyone was raised by wolves. Ive been working at the company for 10 years, but last year i came o the end of my tether. I went to the supply closet to grab some of my own personal paper clips and to my dismay they were all stolen. At this point i was working with thieves and liars and i knew they were all plotting against me. This is why new balance is a horrid place to work, because they are all backstabbers..

    Advice to Management

    sack everyone except for Margery the dinner lady. Lovely women and she makes delicious fairy cakes.


  7. "Family to friends rather than a place to work"

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

    Pros

    Great environment. If you have an idea or want to try something then they will let try it out

    Cons

    Communication can be a little slow and not always the most forward thinking

  8. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kissimmee, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kissimmee, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New Balance part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It’s decent. You don’t do much, but ask people if they need help finding a shoe.

    Cons

    No full time, company is doesn’t want to give insurance benefits.


  9. "Great During Holidays"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wesley Chapel, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wesley Chapel, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New Balance part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Management, Good Discounts, Pretty Easy Overall

    Cons

    70% of the time the store is dead, if you prefer to make sales back to back this isn’t the job for you

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your lower level associates more.


  10. "Salesperson"

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

    I have been working at New Balance part-time

    Pros

    Great team, flexible schedule, and get to help people

    Cons

    I personally do not like retail