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Culture going backward

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

ProsIf you love golf, you'll like working at GS. Good deals on clubs and chances to experience the golf world.

ConsThe GS culture took a big hit this past year with the exit of the two leaders in HR that drove the change in the GS culture. The culture has reverted back to the old school approach to managing. Leadership training has stopped and the development of people has been put on the back burner. The company doesn't seem to be looking to the future, except maybe to sell it. The hiring of very expensive senior managers have strapped the company financially. Does a company this size really need to pay a COO $400k + living expenses + stock?

Advice to Senior ManagementStop making decisions on a quarterly result. Look to the future, not the next 2 months. More realistic exec salaries would give the employees a feeling you really care about the company, not just your back accounts.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent place to work at

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    I worked at Golfsmith full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: If you like golf, It'll help you overlook everything else… Cons: High turnover in the corporate office Low pay in corporate They will… Advice to Senior Management: Care for your people!!!!! Money is not all it matters.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    No reason to be loyal and truly want to work at Golfsmith.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

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


    Pros: PUD clubs once a year, and a cost plus 10 discount throughout the year.… Cons: The company is not innovative at all. The biggest stand alone golf retailer and they… Advice to Senior Management: Try to incorporate local courses and junior play more, as… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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