Boater's World

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Boater's World Reviews

9 Reviews
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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Woodbridge, VA

    I worked at Boater's World full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work if it didnt go out of business

    Cons

    Lack of organization from the district up managers. No consistent communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Excellent working environment, Excellent organization.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Annapolis, MD

    I have been working at Boater's World full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Modern Stores, up to date products, chance for advancement, flexible schedule, good product training by experts in the industry, employee discount.

    Cons

    Dealing with a clientele that wants a discount above that already offered. The starting wage for an associate is well below the industry standard

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    it was just wonderful

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Boater's World

    Pros

    daily customer intertaction which was great

    Cons

    low pay but fun workplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have none

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    Finally Went Bankrupt

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Boater's World

    Pros

    Employee Discount. This is probably the only reason to work there. Flexible Schedule. Co workers can be fun to hang out with.

    Cons

    The company only cared about selling extended warranties and membership cards. you could never get popular products in because everyone in upper management was clueless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the company went bankrupt because of poor management. they never wanted to hear what store level employees had to say. serves them right.

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    At the moment many things should improve as it is a new restaurant and need more time to grow.

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    Current Employee - Chef De Partie in Bath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Chef De Partie in Bath, England (UK)

    I have been working at Boater's World full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good service, great customer service, friendly staff.

    Cons

    disorganized, long hours, rota never on time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more PR, staff appreciation, better management , rota schedule and staff friendly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I had a very good experience working at Boaters World

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Boater's World

    Pros

    Benefits, employee purchase program and advancement oppurtunity.

    Cons

    Management can be assigned additional work without additional compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck on your future endeavours.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too Bad

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    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

    I have been working at Boater's World

    Pros

    Work with great people. Associates and most customers. Great benefits. Lots of contests and prizes.
    Always the ability to learn about the newest boating products.

    Cons

    Retail wages, Incredible amount of travel. The company wad driven by buyers. Not customers needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people in the field know a lot more than you give them credit for.

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Upper management ruined a great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boater's World

    Pros

    The work environment and the people you work with.

    Cons

    The manner in which the company was ran. It was impossible to take initiative to satisfy customers. BW employees tried to go the extra mile and only had to fight upper management and time constraints to do so,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who actually deal with the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Job

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    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

    I worked at Boater's World

    Pros

    This job allowed for detailed as well as "big picture" decision making. Boater's World was a good company to work for, decent pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    There were not too many downsides to the company. At times it felt we were behind the curve as far as technology went but all-n-all no complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Any advice I could give the would be a moot point by now. The company is out of business. If I had to do it over again I would push for more big sales that are easier for the public to understand and easier for store associates to facilitate.

    Recommends

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