Mission: For over a century we've supported athletes in their pursuit of excellence, whether that means winning a medal, setting a personal record, or just taking steps toward a more active lifestyle. We’re proud of that history, but we’re even more ...
I have been working at New Balance full-time
The people; some of my best friends are here. Everyone works hard, is so smart, and has fun.
Job security; rare they'll ever have layoffs as they treat every employee like a member of the family.
Work life balance is great (depending on your manager of course).
Great benefits package & health insurance incentives.
-Leadership can't make decisions. The ones they do are decisions by committee so tend to be the easy decision vs the right decision, or their are very short sighted and narrow minded.
-Talk about taking risks to grow our brand, but NB is too conservative ($ and legal) to follow through on real breakthrough risks to get our brand seen.
-Because NB never lays people off and budgets are tight, there are just too many people with not enough to do!
-No growth path. You very quickly hit the end of your career growth at NB as soon as you hit Manager level. NB doesn't believe in titles making it difficult to recruit GOOD people, and difficult to leave because your title isn't on par with the rest of the world.
Advice to Management
Think bigger picture and long term repercussions when making decisions. Need to invest in the Brand to grow the brand, and shed some of the dead weight.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at New Balance in October 2013.
I applied online, and received a call back from a recruiter. The recruiter encouraged me to visit the location I applied for to get a sense of it, and then set up an in-person sit down with the Area Manager. The last step in the process was a phone interview with the District Manager.
Negotiation is done through the recruiter for all management associates. Don't be afraid to counter-offer!