At Trek Bicycle Corporation, 83 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 926 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.40. It was published on Sep 1, 2017. 42484 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People care about each other here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.

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: 29
Major Locations: Waterloo, Wisconsin; Johnson Creek, Wisconsin; Ontario, California; Swedesboro, New Jersey; Encinitas, California US Employees: 1,263
Employees Worldwide: 2,176 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.

  • Health/Wellness: Trek cares about the well-being of employees. There are lots of health and wellness initiatives at Trek that all employees and families can take part in including a free on-site fitness center, on-site clinic, on-site café with organic, farm to table meals, weight loss and healthy eating programs, cycling challenges, and discounted cycling and other outdoor products.
  • Scholarship Program: Because Trek views employees as part of the family, Trek offers scholarships to children of current Trek 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.
  • 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. In 2016, 42 employees participated in this program.
  • 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.
  • National Bike Challenge: Trek feels strongly about getting more people on bikes more often for people’s health and the health of the planet. The National Bike Challenge includes Trek employees from around the globe who are assigned teams. From May to September, the challenge is to log as many bike miles as possible for your team. Daily updates are posted for all to see. We throw a party to celebrate the beginning and end of the season. This year's fall party included 6 ride options and an after party featuring a live band, photo-booth, and lots of food and drinks.
  • ESOP: All employees are automatically enrolled in Trek’s employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) after six months of employment. It results in a year-end contribution where a percentage is allocated among participants in proportion to their compensation.


50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 4% 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 $10,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
Celebrating a great employee cyclocross race.


20 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 15 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
20 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 15 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 (Onsite cafe, onsite clinic including chiropractic care, mental health care and massages, onsite fitness center, access to 11 miles of mountain bike trails.)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 5 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)
5 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)

Community and Environmental Impact

$2,400,000 Philanthropic donations in last year Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • President is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Creative spaces for creative minds.


Casual lunch rides are a common occurrence at Trek.

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

500 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 6% Job Growth
25 Average applicants per opening 19,750 Total job applicants
5% New hires by employee referrals 10% Openings filled by current employees
45 Recent graduates hired 7% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
19% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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