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Great company

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Golfsmith

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great people to work with who really care about golf and the golfing customer

Cons

The headquarters building is a warehouse

Advice to Management

Keep the people happy

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  1. Quite simply - the WORST

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golfsmith full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    An upside of working at Golfsmith are the relationships developed with those outside of Golfsmith such as vendors, customers, suppliers and other golf enthusiasts. Golfsmith's heritage of two brothers building a fairly successful mail order business out of their garage is an interesting story but is now forgotten and completely irrelevant to the current Golfsmith culture.

    Cons

    Everything else about working for Golfsmith is downside. The lack of leadership is the paramount issue at Golfsmith. Leadership's resistance and incapability to implement any meaningful strategic plan, process or system to run a fairly straightforward retail entity is embarrassing. It really does a disservice to every employee and those who do business with Golfsmith and ultimately has the most negative affect on the customer. The customers that will never again shop at Golfsmith far outnumber those that have had even one positive shopping experience with Golfsmith. The culture at the Golfsmith headquarters in Austin is quite toxic due to the ineffective leadership, the general malaise and complacency that permeates the entire organization. I would advise any prospective employee to do their due diligence before joining this sub-standard company.

    Advice to Management

    To every current C-level leader at Golfsmith: Please stay in your current role. Please do not poison any other company in any other industry with your lack of retail business management knowledge, your inept leadership skills, your immaturity, your inflated ego, your greed and deception. Your lack of business ethics and general moral fiber is reprehensible and best kept insulated in the cesspool that is Golfsmith.


  2. Great company History and Culture - Lost

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX

    I worked at Golfsmith full-time

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

    Pros

    Fun industry to be a part of in selling golf equipment. Customers are buying something they want and not what they need. Growth potential as there aren't any dominant retailers in the industry.

    Cons

    At the moment, a negative work environment of department silos with accusations and blame being the dominant activity.

    Advice to Management

    People are the most important part of any company and that was forgotten. Poor business decisions can be overcome, but not taking care of your middle-management and associates may be irreversible.


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