5 questions with Trek’s Director of Human Assets
David Durfey is charged with bringing the expertise and the enjoyable to Trek. With lots of of open positions at Trek headquarters, world workplaces, and retail shops all over the world, Trek is actively recruiting candidates to affix the corporate and assist in our mission to make the world a greater place with bikes. We sat down with David to speak about what units Trek aside and what our recruiters search for after they’re reviewing purposes.
1. What makes Trek an amazing place to work?
Finally, your office is a mirrored image of your colleagues. In the event you’re surrounded by nice individuals, you’re extra prone to be glad and get nice work carried out. The best way we see it, no matter good Trek has carried out on this planet or will do sooner or later comes from the individuals who work right here.
So it’s our job to seek out nice individuals, rally them round our mission to make the world higher via bikes, and provides them the sources, freedom, and steerage to do nice issues. To draw and preserve nice individuals, Trek invests in distinctive advantages you gained’t discover many locations, together with an Worker Inventory Possession Program, which all U.S.-based workers, together with retail workers, are robotically enrolled in.
2. How do Trek values and mission present up at a Trek retail retailer?
Trek retail shops are Trek. Whereas some firms might have a little bit of a divide between retail and headquarters-based jobs, we don’t see it like that. The identical issues that make Trek headquarters an amazing place to work make Trek retail shops an amazing place to work.
It’s true Trek retail may be an superior place to begin a long-term profession with Trek. And there are various progress paths a Trek retail worker can take. Some will take a path to a place at Trek headquarters, whereas others will discover paths of progress throughout the retail realm, increasing to new territories and districts or a number of shops.
The important thing factor is that whereas we put money into applications and advantages that make Trek retail positions nice positions to have, there are additionally many alternatives to study and progress into new positions outdoors retail.
3. Trek was simply named considered one of Fortune Journal’s greatest workplaces in retail for the second yr in a row. What do you see as the important thing elements that earned Trek that recognition?
The most important issue is that Trek is out to make a distinction, and no matter your position right here—whether or not it’s in Trek retail, manufacturing, advertising and marketing, gross sales, engineering, or another division—you’re a part of our mission to make the world higher via bikes. This goodness exhibits up in every little thing we do: the merchandise we make, the way in which we make them, how we deal with our clients, how we welcome new riders to the game. When your work is backed by a better good like this, there’s extra that means to it. And that’s one thing everybody deserves.
4. Trek has hundreds of open positions, lots of that are in retail. What are you on the lookout for in a retail worker?
We’re after individuals who have nice hospitality abilities and are excited to assist individuals. In the event you don’t know bikes (but), don’t let that discourage you from reaching out to us. Belief me, we will train you every little thing you’d ever need to learn about bikes. The qualities that make an amazing retail worker are enthusiasm, humility, a willingness to study, and a real drive to make a distinction in somebody’s life by sharing the enjoyment of bikes.
5. What closing recommendation would you’ve gotten for somebody making use of to Trek?
Be your self. Trek is a spot the place you’re celebrated for what you deliver, so don’t really feel like you have to match some type of mannequin of a motorcycle firm worker. Trek has discovered success due to a range of concepts, backgrounds, and experiences that come from every kind of individuals. At Trek, you’ll typically hear individuals say, “First who, then what.” We glance to individuals first—our workers are an important think about our success—after which we discover the place the place their skills and expertise can shine.