AMF Bowling Reviews

Updated July 12, 2015
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  • The league bowlers are the best training you'll get if you are in management (in 10 reviews)

  • It was a fun environment at times, if you had the right people working for you (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Very aggressive upper management and extremely bottom line driven (in 11 reviews)

  • Low pay, and the particular center I worked at REALLY needs to be updated (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Bowlmor-AMF dosen't work for all markets

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Flint, MI

    I have been working at AMF Bowling

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training and staff to work with. Corporate is helpful and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Bowling is a dying industry Restructuring doesn't work for every market area, increasing prices on bowling, food, and beverage to more than double the closest competitors.


  2. I miss it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMF Bowling full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff, fun atmosphere, great money

    Cons

    A few limitations behind the bar

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  3. Fun Atmosphere to work in

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at AMF Bowling part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff is fun and easy to get along with. I've been involved in the bowling community for a long time so it comes quite easy for me

    Cons

    A lot of technical difficulties. There are also a spew guidelines, rules, and expectations the company has for every employee to follow.


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  5. Hours stink, but league bowlers are awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMF Bowling part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The league bowlers and regulars know you by name and are great people

    Cons

    I would get home anytime between 3-5 AM when I worked weekends

    Advice to Management

    Don't overwork these people who don't make enough money to justify being away from their families, not getting to enjoy friends or go to church and worship on Sundays


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    Facilty Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMF Bowling full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many locations with potential to transfer

    Cons

    Communication, benefit cost, field spending, company direction. Customer service

    Advice to Management

    Home and field need to communicate better. Check spending. Realize people are #1 asset.


  7. Okay first time job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lane Attendant in Clovis, CA
    Former Employee - Lane Attendant in Clovis, CA

    I worked at AMF Bowling part-time (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management was flexible, but I suppose that depends on location. As long as you're clearly a hard worker, you'll get more hours. I started off doing 20 hours a week and was quickly bumped up to 36 hours a week. I requested less hours and they obliged.

    Cons

    Night time shifts are terrible. There are frequently drunk customers. Alcohol and bowling are not a great mix, a number of safety issues.

    Advice to Management

    Management where I worked was fantastic. They were very understanding and seemed to care for both the employees and customers.


  8. amf bowling

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMF Bowling

    Pros

    Serve bowling community, have fun, free or discounted bowling

    Cons

    Amf bowling has recently undergone corporation changes and is still reworking their business model.


  9. Borderline Acceptable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - World's Greatest Server
    Former Employee - World's Greatest Server

    I worked at AMF Bowling part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Do the job, tips are great. Walk in with the right mentality and you'll walk out a better human being

    Cons

    GM needs work, he's experienced but still newer to the company and needs work on social skills. Huge workload because of it

    Advice to Management

    Calm down Will..the job is easier when you aren't down everyone's back.


  10. I worked with a lot of people around my age (17 to 19 year olds) and some can be lazy.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMF Bowling

    Pros

    I liked how the place is not very demanding, considering not a lot of people come around like they used to.

    Cons

    Some co-workers can be very lazy. So be wary and bring notice to the manager. And if nothing is done, then quit and move on.


  11. Unless you

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at AMF Bowling

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay Fun work environment Great customers Variety! Never boring

    Cons

    Horrific work hours (70+ norm) Afternoon / Evening / Weekend hours means you never see your family or friends Company has no regard for work/life balance Revolving door of management at all levels

    Advice to Management

    Realize that work / life balance matters Stop the management turnover



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