YETI FAQ

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27 English questions out of 27

3 January 2020

Does YETI pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Good work culture (if you work at Headquarters), discounted food, free gym, lots of company discounts.

Cons

Company culture not consistent across all company locations. Minimum-wage temp employees are treated as disposable.

Advice to Management

Continue to invest in the right people, and make a conscious effort to bring the company's culture to all work-sites.

Good work culture (if you work at Headquarters), discounted food, free gym, lots of company discounts.

3 January 2020

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27 July 2018

Does YETI offer parental leave?

Pros

Great YETI experience, nice people, cool products, very authentic to the outdoor world. great leadership with strong presence. great sales results

Cons

vacation time is limited and earned over time. maternity leave policy is not great, no paternity leave.

maternity leave policy is not great, no paternity leave.

27 July 2018

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6 August 2020

Does YETI offer employee discounts?

Pros

Great Products and great employee discount

Cons

Horrible environment, disconnected management. Terrible pay. No work/life balance, you have to clock in and out and you get one hour for lunch. Chained to your desk to answer very upset customer calls and rightfully so because production is a complete mess and the company takes orders (=money) that they can't fulfill in any reasonable amount of time.

Great Products and great employee discount

6 August 2020

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28 May 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at YETI?

Pros

Passionate colleagues, highly collaborative, emphasis on creating quality products, autonomy to affect change, standard benefits/PTO/perks.

Cons

Career paths/opportunities are unclear, lack of transparency from senior leadership, no official work from home policy. Heavy workload and high tendency for shift in priorities. Could easily work 12 hours/day if you let yourself. Not a ton of diversity.

Advice to Management

Be transparent about goals and company strategies. Set clear priorities and try not to change them from week to week.

Career paths/opportunities are unclear, lack of transparency from senior leadership, no official work from home policy.

28 May 2020

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14 November 2018

How are the career development opportunities at YETI?

Pros

YETI is a strong brand with great products and many people are attracted to it for those reasons. YETI succeeds at recruiting engineers with any of the following: experience, with great personality, a desire to do great work, good contributions to the team. There is, in theory, great potential and opportunity to envision, plan, and write really great software. Generally speaking, people are very glad to work for YETI. The mood is generally positive. The facilities are nice (despite distracting, open-concept office). There are opportunities to learn about other departments of the company, to "rotate" into other positions for exposure and career growth. Coffee bar (with great baristas) and lunch catering service are discounted (50%) and the coffee and food are quite good. Gym facilities are clean and well-equipped, with nice locker room and showers. Everyone has powered, adjustable desks. The internet is wicked fast. Fun events, etc.

Cons

Software engineers inherit a lot of legacy code written by contractors. YETI invests too much into contract labor, "throwing people at the problem", in the pursuit of unrealistic and mismanaged project deadlines. YETI doesn't invest enough in empowering its full-time software engineers to plan and execute projects. The "bottom line" reigns supreme over producing quality code; frequently, deadlines are rushed, bugs are introduced, and not enough time is budgeted for refactoring and improving code. YETI chases small, short-term goals at the expense of long-term software quality. Lots of technical debt. YETI has had a difficult time finding and keeping a manager for the software engineering team. High turnover. Open-concept office is distracting, not conducive to calm environment for software engineers. No admin rights on machines; days and weeks are wasted when a new member joins the team and needs to install apps and tools on their laptop since they have to go through IT to do it, even for VS Code. No employee stock purchase plan (as of yet).

Advice to Management

Don't burn out your software engineers. YETI still needs to learn how to have a healthy relationship with an internal software engineering team if it wants to have a team that truly owns the code that is being written and wishes to stay at YETI for a meaningful period of time.

There are opportunities to learn about other departments of the company, to "rotate" into other positions for exposure and career growth.

14 November 2018

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