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Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Palm Desert, CA
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Palm Desert, CA

I worked at Golfsmith full-time for less than a year

Pros

they spend money send you for an extensive training program away from home...give you access to reaching buyers and regional manager ...provide great in store training for caddies

Cons

Little follow thru from upper mgmt...buyers respond too little too late...product always behind the demand chain instead of ahead. Pay is terrible for most of staff who are doing a great job..hence employee dissatisfaction for a job well done. No profit sharing so same goes for hard working store mgr. Suggestions aren't taken well since this is a huge corp run from a central buying office . With shareholders to answer to employees will be last. UPPER mgmt changes direction constantly by having you hire then fire. You are set uo for failure and not coached to succeed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to mgmt team in each store or why hire them. Take a lesson from Apple and make employees. Happy at work and they will perform and love coming to work for you. Give everyone more responsibility and credit as they are far better than you know!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

51 Other Employee Reviews for Golfsmith (View Most Recent)

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    Great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Golfsmith part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexible schedule great co workers and managers

    Cons

    retail stores need some TLC but they are o.k.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not a bad place to work.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Golfsmith part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Commission. Co-workers are friendly. Some sales contests.

    Cons

    Lack of training. Hardly any communication between management and sales people. Commission rate is slowly declining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the commission, have sales contests - without those it would just be any other retail job. Also, train your employees more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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