New Balance Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

New Balance Reviews

Updated 10 August 2018
309 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.7
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
New Balance President and CEO Robert T. DeMartini
Robert T. DeMartini
148 Ratings

309 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Everyone is passionate, great benefits, and competitive salaries" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, great people and very good work-family balance" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "No room for growth within the company" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Senior leadership (not all) is not strong and unable to make the company competitive" (in 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Retail"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Good starting job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. Helpful (6)

    "horrible place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Sales associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New Balance part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a good laid back environment. I enjoyed helping customers figuring out what kind of shoes they needed.

    Cons

    None really I thought it was a good entry level retail job.

    Advice to Management

    None management was great

  8. "Account Service"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New Balance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Staff. Healthy lifestyle. Location

    Cons

    No room to advance within company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "Assistant sales manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New Balance full-time

    Pros

    Great interaction with people, great discounts on shoes and apparel for family and friends. Coming across a lot of people you are able to network.

    Cons

    Having to deal with problematic people that have bad feet problems and don’t know what they want.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice to management is that when I do find a new job they going to have to do a better job with making sure people are being taken care of and explaining the product better to customers that are coming in to the store.


  10. "New Balance Factory Store sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New Balance part-time

    Pros

    People are friendly and chilled

    Cons

    It is good for a summer job, but not a full time


Showing 309 of 327 reviews
Reset Filters