MarineMax Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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MarineMax Chairman, President, and CEO William H. McGill Jr.
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Get Onboard!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Headquarters in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Headquarters in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MarineMax full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I would disregard the most recent complaint, I didn't get hired through any connections. I've worked all over the country and and since I transitioned my career with MarineMax two years ago, I couldn't be happier. It's true that boating success depends on the economy but MarineMax survived one of the most devestating recessions in history with flying colors. Don't believe me? Look at their quarter results. They just opened two more stores. But i'll break it down: Culture: The company culture is great here, especially if you truly love boating. HR is always putting on events to bring people together. My department managers organize happy hours for us. Wages: I've seen MarineMax offer a very competitive wage to talented people and truth is I'm making almost double vs. my previous employer in practically the same position. No complaints. Work-life Balance: Vacation time offered is average but the company is very flexible. I have had numerous issues pop up and they have allowed me to work from home or take half days without any objections. Vision: The owner's son is one of the most caring and genuine people I have worked with. He dishes out praise and takes the time to meet with other departments to see how employees are doing. I have always felt like a part of the team. Benefits: Standard healthcare but not terrible. I've had some great plans in the past where I've had to pay $0 but those plans are nonexistent these days. So far I've had no trouble getting the doctors I want. The employee stock option plan is a great incentive and their 401k plan is matches much better than I previously had.

    Cons

    Only con I would have is the holiday calendar. We get very little national holidays off but I can't really complain when they often let us out early on Fridays.

    Advice to Management

    The company is doing well, keep up the great work into next quarter!


  2. Helpful (1)

    This boat is in rough waters and sinking

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Individual Contributor in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Individual Contributor in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MarineMax full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They pay you market rate but health benefits are bad.

    Cons

    This is from headquarters: - People come and go. The turnover rate is high and people are fired on a whim. Those admins that were cool and friendly...all of the sudden poof and they're no longer with the company. Nobody talks about what happened. Employees that have been there for 5, 10, or even 20 years were suddenly let go. Sometimes they're replaced with a friend of the family (CEO) or someone with no clue and earning a lot less. - Seems like they're cutting every corner to save a penny. Christmas bonuses are nearly non-existent for regular employees and parties/events are the same. Executives on the other hand go on cruises and get rewarded very well. - Boating industry is very dependent on the economy. When things are bad, things are really bad. When things are good, things get slightly better. - They will constantly give you more work and ask you to work more hours if you are salary but raises are non-existent. - They have the worst health plan in the city and blame Obama for the rising costs that are shared with the employee. Doesn't make much sense.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring your brother, son, cousin, friend, and instead hire some smart people with proven track record of success. Diversity is good.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Sales Consultant

    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at MarineMax (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great travel for work and team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Poor hiring of upper management.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    It depends on your location

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MarineMax full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits- a little expensive, but good coverage People- Co workers are great, locally and at the home office Hours- Variable schedule depending on weather Ability to be on the water, access to boats Great Customers....most are great peolpe

    Cons

    Fiefdoms on a regional basis..... napoleonic tendencies, with fascist overtones Refusal to make changes when needed....old relationships are more important than business decisions

    Advice to Management

    Rely on advice from location managers. Nothing changes until things change


  6. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clean in North Atwood, KS
    Former Employee - Clean in North Atwood, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MarineMax full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good at scheduling and laid back management

    Cons

    Having to bottom clean a boat

    Advice to Management

    You guys are great


  7. Helpful (1)

    Multifaceted view of the retail side of the power boat industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MarineMax full-time

    Pros

    Well paid, passionate team members, retains a mom and pop culture even though a very large business

    Cons

    short term goal oriented, not clear on strategy


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great company... focused on its people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Orange Beach, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Orange Beach, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay Relocation Opportunities Large Dealer Network Strong Training Programs Great Brand Portfolio

    Cons

    The biggest struggle I faced was the competing agendas among top management (C-Level), regional presidents, and general managers in relation to my career development. The lack of communication between each level and myself is what led me to pursue other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Open up the dialog a little more with your employees who wish to take on additional responsibilities.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Overworked/Underpaid

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MarineMax full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a job. Good people who work hard.

    Cons

    Company does not repay loyalty, dedication, seniority. Hire people with no boating knowledge in at more money than current employees. One store may have 4 separate employees doing 4 separate jobs - -one store may only have 1 person doing all of those jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Treat loyalty with respect and reward dedication if you don't want a lot of turnover. Employees will stay if they are paid what they are worth.


  10. Great Company with a Family Atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Technician in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Technician in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MarineMax full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people who really care about what they do.

    Cons

    There are no issues in my opinion.


  11. paid the bills, heavy turnover

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    chance to be on the water

    Cons

    turnover, you're just a cog in the machine



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