Why Work for Kathmandu

Why join our team?

We see our team as integral to our business, and endeavour to provide opportunities for our employees to develop skills and retain healthy lifestyles. We believe in celebrating success and rewarding performance. Our team receive a number of benefits including generous staff discounts, competitive remuneration including bonuses and incentives, and opportunities for career development.

Training and Development

  • Regular new season Product training for all our team
  • Thorough induction program
  • Management Development Plans
  • Individual Development Plans to foster success planning and internal progression
  • First Aid Training for Managers
  • Regional Meetings
  • Direct contact with the New Zealand and Australian based Product Design teams


As a company full of people passionate about the outdoors we take social and environmental responsibility to heart. We aim to conduct our business with a set of ethics closely aligned to the values of our customers, our team and the community. We passionately believe that the choices we make today help to ensure a sustainable outdoor lifestyle for generations to come.

Employee Discounts

We offer a generous discount to the entire range of Kathmandu products and extend this discount to your immediate family. In addition to this, twice a year we also offer these discounts to extended family and friends, with our Family and Friends and Community promotions.

Reward and Recognition

We regularly recognise achievements throughout the year including community support, outstanding customer service achievements, high sales achievements, support for other members of our team and store of the year.


All Managers and Assistant Managers are eligible for bonuses providing certain targets are met within the store. These bonuses are paid quarterly and are store and company performance based. Inter-store competitions are also run throughout the year, such as Recreation Budget Incentives, Regional Manager Star Performer awards (which recognise outstanding contribution to the company, team or community) KPI Challenges, and Annual and Half Year awards, with prizes awarded to the winning teams or Employees.

Photo Shoots

Imagine getting paid for climbing in turkey or hiking through Africa? Twice a year we welcome applications from the Kathmandu community to join our Summer and Winter photo shoots. Not only will you have the chance to travel the world seeing some amazing sites, but you will also get to test our newest products out first hand.