Columbia Sportswear

Columbia Sportswear Reviews

135 Reviews
135 Reviews
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Columbia Sportswear President, CEO, and Director Tim Boyle
Tim Boyle
80 Ratings

    I had an overall pleasurable experience. It's retail, and retail is monotonous work that is mind-numbing, but CS is ok.

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Brisbane

    I worked at Columbia Sportswear part-time (less than an year)


    Discounts, Meeting Internationals, Getting People Excited About Adventuring


    Monotony, Pay, Mind-Numbing, Not as good as Gore-Tex

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing alright.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Columbia Sportswear Interviews

Updated 13 Oct 2014
Updated 13 Oct 2014

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Interview Experience


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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Columbia Sportswear in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    gave my cv to a shop ,10 days later I got a call for an interview.Nice woman ,nothing difficult just where I live ,described the job and prepared me for the salary talk.Actually it was more like "please we need someone to work for 25 hours per week for 250 E ,(316E with taxes and insurance).I said it was really low the salary she said I know,no bonuses no nothing.I told her I 'll think about it.(no way).

    Interview Questions
    • nothing special,not even commented on my past experience in economics.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Low salary .

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1938
Type Company - Public (COLM)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (AUD) per year

Gertrude Boyle is proud to be called one tough mother. The octogenarian chairwoman and star of Columbia Sportswear's popular "tough mother" and "tested tough" ads heads the top US skiwear seller and one of the world's biggest outerwear makers. The company popularized the Bugaboo jacket, a parka with weatherproof shell, and put Columbia on the map in upscale outerwear. Columbia also makes leather outerwear, sportswear, accessories, and boots and other rugged footwear. The company's brands include Mountain Hardwear, Sorel, Montrail, and Pacific Trail among others. The Boyles... More

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