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Business Intelligence Developer

Golfsmith International Inc. Austin, TX

Golfsmith International is looking for an experienced BI Developer to join the growing Business Intelligence (BI) team. The ideal candidate will be… Glassdoor

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Jerry Cook
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    I love golf, but this job is a bit soul sucking.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Golfsmith full-time (more than an year)


    I enjoyed working in golf and not being at a cubical. It was a very relaxed job (pro and con).


    Commissions have gotten cut enormously. Something like a 1% commission on the thousands of dollars worth of golf clubs I would sell every week. It is every person for themselves. Working the register is terrible, you are up there by yourself, handling three phone lines, and a line of 10 people. The cashiers get bashed often by unhappy customers, when it's not their fault. The POS system is often incorrect and its often a goose chase to find something in the back. Customers can often get more of a discount than employees. PUD is only once a year, and you have to work all year to get the 40% discount. Management has very high turnover.

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    Keep a good manager for an extended period of time. I worked for 8 different managers in the 15 months I was there at two different locations. Bring the commissions back up, they are insultingly low. Give employee discounts that are more than 10-15% on items that I know what the cost is. I didn't get cost + 10% when I worked there. Encourage employees to do more, rather than keeping everyone mediocre.

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