At Trek Bicycle Corporation, 85 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1081 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.31. It was published on Sep 5, 2018. 43270 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I can be myself around here.
People care about each other here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.

What They Do

We asked Trek Bicycle Corporation to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Trek is the global leader in the design and manufacture of bicycles and related products and is committed to breaking down the barriers that prevent people from using bicycles more often for transportation, recreation and inspiration.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Other
US Headquarters: Waterloo, Wisconsin, 53594 US Sites: 60
Major Locations: Waterloo, Wisconsin, 53594; Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, 53038; Ontario, California, 91761; Swedesboro, New Jersey, 08085; Encinitas, California, 92024 US Employees: 1,492
Employees Worldwide: 2,636 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1976

Costumes are required at our annual employee cyclocross race.

Perks and Programs

We asked Trek Bicycle Corporation to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • On-site Fitness Center/Riding: Trek cares about the well-being of employees. There are a plethora of health and wellness initiatives at Trek that employees can take part in including a free on-site fitness center. The fitness center includes a free weight area, cardio equipment, bicycle trainers and a newly installed, rock climbing wall. The fitness center is also equipped with a gym-like area where our Wellness Coordinator runs classes in yoga, cardio exercise, weight training and more! Employees are welcome to utilize the fitness center and attend fitness classes as they are able to throughout the day. Or if the weather is nice and employees don't want to be inside, they can get outdoors for a run, walk, ride or whatever they would like at their convenience.
  • Scholarship Program: Because Trek views employees as part of the family, Trek offers scholarships to children of current employees who have two or more years of service. These scholarships help Trek families with the costs of post-secondary education at accredited colleges, universities, and vocational / technical schools. Scholarships are awarded based on the students’ accomplishments and anticipated financial need.Throughout the life of this program, Trek has given out more than $4 million in scholarships.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Trek encourages employees to improve their job performance and prepare themselves for even more challenging positions by taking classes or working toward an undergraduate, technical, or advanced degree. Trek reimburses 75% of employees' tuition costs up to $10,000 per year. Since starting the program, Trek has contributed more than $2 million towards tuition reimbursements for employees.
  • Work/Life Balance: There are a variety of work schedules available at Trek to help employees balance their work requirements with their personal or family responsibilities. Some options include: part-time hours, adjustable start/finish times and the ability to work remotely. Most managers at Trek try to give their employees the same flexibility that they would enjoy.
  • On-site Clinic: As a way to attack rising costs of healthcare, Trek added an on-site clinic for employees and their families in 2014. The clinic was added as a way to provide high quality, affordable care for employees and their families, to which costs for most procedures range anywhere from $0-$20. Aside from medical services, our clinic has ancillary programs such as acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic care, nutrition, mental health and physical therapy services. Along with cost, convenience is also a big benefit - this perk in our backyard! Annually, Trek employees will have nearly 10,000 unique visits to our clinic.
  • ESOP: All employees are automatically enrolled in Trek’s employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) after twelve months of employment. It results in a year-end contribution where a percentage is allocated among participants in proportion to their compensation. It is viewed as a secondary retirement account. However, this is fully contributed by the organization and allows employees to have a piece of ownership with all of the work they do on behalf of the company.
  • Family Friendly Benefits: Trek continuously strives to provide family friendly benefits. As part of our disability plan, Trek extends 8 weeks of paid maternity leave for the birth of a child so that new mothers can focus on bonding with their child instead of worrying about the financial burden of taking unpaid time off. We also understand that it is not always easy to start a family and the cost associated with fertility treatments can be high. Therefore, Trek has added a $10,000 fertility benefit to its health plan, which will allow more employees the opportunity to take advantage of such services.
  • Healthy Eating (On-site Cafe): Trek has an awesome on-site café, where farm to table is the approach we take. Trek cares about the quality of food and nutrients our employees put into their bodies. Not only is the food nutritious, Trek also highly subsidizes the cost of most meals that we serve. Our salad bar, stocked with 100% organic fruits and vegetables and homemade dressings, is priced at a minimal 30 cents per ounce. No entrée is priced above $8. As of 2017, Trek also eliminated all soda sales from our café in efforts to eliminate excess sugar being consumed by our employees.
  • Trek Trails: Employees have the ability to ride/run/walk/snowshoe on multiple sets of trails throughout our campus. Trek has a full-time custom trail builder, who grooms and maintains 8 different mountain bike trails, conveniently located a half mile away. Trek also has a dedicated team of cyclocross trail engineers, who maintain our on-site cyclocross course for employees to use at their leisure. Our course hosts the US World Cup Cyclocross Championships, to which our own employees are able to race and compete against the world’s best cyclocross athletes.


50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary70% Company-paid health coverage for employees
70% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 70% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $5,000 Average Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
The Trek-owned mountain bike trails include a couple bonfire sites. Great for building camaraderie and awesome fires.


10 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Sick Paid time off 10 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
5 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (80% use it)
  • Telecommute option (20% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (85% have access)
  • Medical facilities (only at headquarters)
  • Onsite Amenities (on-site clinic, on-site cafe, on-site fitness center, on-site health coach, 11 miles of Trek-owned mountain bike trails, cyclocross trails.)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 40 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$2,165,000 Philanthropic donations in last year Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • President oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Creative workspaces for creative minds.


Even if you don't ride in the employee cyclocross race, spectating can be just as fun. Beer, food and entertainment!

How to Get Hired

We asked Trek Bicycle Corporation for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

It’s no surprise that many of us at Trek love cycling, and finding candidates who are cycling enthusiast is a huge plus.  However, the most important characteristics we look for center around our core values as a company.  We focus our efforts in finding candidates who are high energy, positive people.  In addition, we look for candidates who can demonstrate the motivation to get things done and are good at making decisions while maintaining the highest levels of customer services.  These characteristics, along with having passion for what you do is what makes for a great fit at Trek.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

The thing that stands out the most when we’re looking for the right candidate is always energy. If we’ve had eight phone interviews with different people and each one has a similar experience level, the differentiator comes down to being able to feel that energy. Someone who isn’t giving it their all won’t thrive here. The person that is animated and articulates their passions is who we’re excited to keep talking to.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Trek Bicycle is looking to hire energectic, passionate individuals to join our growing retail base. Sales associates will have an incredible opportunity to enhance cycling in their community and get their foot in the door with a great company.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates should check out Trek’s postings on, reach out to one of Trek’s recruiters via LinkedIn or find a Trek employee on a bike trail in their local community.

hiring Outlook

775 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 12% Job Growth
1,021 Average applicants per opening 26,553 Total job applicants
8% New hires by employee referrals 9% Openings filled by current employees
51 Recent graduates hired 15% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
32% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

Follow Trek Bicycle Corporation

Related Companies