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Quiksilver Reviews

Updated 17 January 2019
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Pros
  • "I had the opportunity to gain experience in various departments and enjoyed the laid back work environment" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Great place for work-life balance" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "poor management, unorganized, low pay" (in 11 reviews)

  • "No growth potential, too relaxed, poor management" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great fun company but very driven"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were great

    Cons

    No cons great benefits n salary

    Advice to Management

    None,did a great job


  2. "Great company, great people and great values"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything was fun in the company, from opening, to stocktaking to sales!
    The people who works there are just fantastic! They are all travelers of the world and have million stories to tell.
    The opportunity of promotion is OK, I saw a couple of people getting promoted after a couple of years.
    The management is great, all very friendly and hardworking.
    The values of the company are great.

    Cons

    Somehow, the stores in London didn't make enough money to keep open...

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, they did their job perfect.

  3. "An enjoyable working experience"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Sheffield, England
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A fantastic, enthusiastic team with a good mix of retail professionals and people with a board riding background, ideal to sell and offer advice on the Quiksilver clothing and accessories range. Good, fair management with support inside and outside of the job.

    Cons

    Sometimes there were few hours for part-time workers however obviously this can't always be avoided.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure to hire people with a board riding background to ensure an immersive and helpful experience for customers whilst also creating a great work environment and sales team.


  4. "Lots of pain - no gain!"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Cardiff, Wales
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Quiksilver full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    free clothing allowance
    amazing co-workers
    cool product

    Cons

    No career development
    No rewards
    No Thanks

    Advice to Management

    Notice and remember who is doing the hard work you and reward them for it.
    Don't make a hard worker of over 8 years, on £13500 feel like they're wasting their time running a store for you for 7 months, clawing back daily targets for no extra pay, only to then give the Manager job to a person who runs the place into the ground.
    Very disappointed and I guess I'd be somewhere better off by now and not working a 10hr part-time contract in a lifestyle branded store I hate if you hadn't made me feel so useless, worthless and unappreciated. I was really keen to give another 8 years, more!, to Quik'. Who am I though eh!

    Also, employ more active 'core people in upper management - and in store for that matter!
    Don't bring people over from L'Oreal or Diesel or wherever!?!?! What the hell do they know about 'core board sports, the lifestyle and those who love Quiksilver want?????
    I was the only member of staff who was a Surfer, Skater and Snowboarder. No one else did even ONE of those!
    Get people who know what they're talking about. Who live and breath Surfing et al, And get those people in your surfing Dept. Same goes for the other sports.

    Board sports is a living, breathing, active and extreme lifestyle and Quiksilver should be the heart beating inside of it, full of passion, excitement, and desire to get out there and be the No 1 brand.

    "Our roots run deeper" you say. I say, "Don't forget them then!". JH


  5. "Great"

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

    I worked at Quiksilver full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome environment to work in.

    Cons

    Did not compensate well enough


  6. "Sales Associate for 6 months at Quiksilver & Roxy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I worked at Quiksilver (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going sales job. Laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    No direction from management. Management never present. Team left to sort out everything alone.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on improving the culture of your own store location. Never ignore the atmosphere and how your employees are or are not communicating with each other. The team dynamic -if bad- will severely influence your sales.


  7. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Miami Beach, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Miami Beach, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quiksilver (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Culture and opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    I really dont have any cons about the company.

  8. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quiksilver full-time

    Pros

    Great structure and heritage. There is history to show you what worked and didn’t work in business

    Cons

    I was told the boys club was a strong game there

    Advice to Management

    Manage your team, not your personal best interest.


  9. "Good Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Square, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Square, NY (US)

    I worked at Quiksilver full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment with passionate people focused on results

    Cons

    Some employees get away with a lot of things that should not be tolerated; HR is not a valuable resource for staff


  10. "Sales Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Quiksilver full-time

    Pros

    Freedom, people, clothes, travel, environmant

    Cons

    Corporate, brand strength, location, Salary