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The problem with working with any of these brands is them being economic and weather dependent. The outdoor companies can face tough times if winter comes late or not at all. The athletic companies are dependent upon consumer spending, which is at a low. Sure, it is great to work at any of these companies- great salaries, excellent benefits, free/cheap product, but they are so volitile and get rid of employees at the drop of a hat.
It would be interesting to look at how many folks in these industries have been laid off or fired over the past two years, how many are still in Portland and not working, as well as how many new hires the companies have made.
I haven't found working for two of the big three in town to be stable any longer... everyone is always looking out for jobs at other companies and worried about getting laid off. It's not the dream job or industry most people think it is...
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