Golfsmith

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A good place to work, advancement takes years.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

I worked at Golfsmith

Pros

Great people, good product and employee discounts. Good benifits.

Cons

Low wages to start, seasonaly cut back to 30 hours a week and less.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Draining is the best way to sum up Golfsmith, long hours

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Golfsmith

    Pros

    Offered ok starting wage $56k
    Health Plan
    Lots of free giveaways, clubs, drivers, bags, free repairs and come and go as I please.
    Never get corporate visits and very few regional visits.
    Being able to sell and sign items for what we like.

    Cons

    48-60 hour work weeks, yes can come and go as you please but present for opening closing a must.
    Constant disappointed customers, always complaining.
    No Bonus.
    No real thank you's.
    No corporate direction.
    No training programs
    Constant recounts of inventory and its never right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Golf people sell golf equipment. When you get good staff do everything possible to keep them. Commissions paid by golfmart, dicks and sports authority are way better than ours.
    Don't bring tennis back!
    Better audits of shipments to stores.
    Not every store is the same size, hello.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not all fun and games.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Golfsmith

    Pros

    Great golf perks. If you like to play, hit a bucket of balls at lunch and have access to try equipment then you'll appreciate working at corporate. As long as you make sure, and the time, to take advantage.

    Cons

    Results continue to be disappointing and as long as the stock stays low don't expect things to change. Ridiculously high senior management salaries mean everyone else does twice the work without support. Top 2 execs make more than all others combined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If things are so bad then take a pay cut. Stop laying off people and spread the work load around. We are a struggling specialty retailer not Microsoft. Prove you care about the employees and not your own pocketbook.

    Doesn't Recommend
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