MarineMax
3.2 of 5 17 reviews
www.marinemax.com Clearwater, FL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Feb 12, 2014

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MarineMax Chairman, President, and CEO William H. McGill Jr.

William H. McGill Jr.

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53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Company with a Family Atmosphere

IT Service Desk Technician (Current Employee)
Clearwater, FL

I have been working at MarineMax full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat people who really care about what they do.

ConsThere are no issues in my opinion.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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paid the bills, heavy turnover

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Proschance to be on the water

Consturnover, you're just a cog in the machine

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Once a great Co. No loyalty to team members now. I worked for this 25+ only to be let go at days end & no explanation.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Clearwater, FL

I have been working at MarineMax full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat Benefits-Med/Dent, PTO, 401K , Stock purchase plan
Great customers
Can be fun at times
Great experience in boating/education as well
Nice co-workers

ConsLong hours
Pay raises far & few between
Must volunteer for weekend customer events
Work comes first then family

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on your Team Members if not for them where would Marinemax be? Cut out the annual December executive's Cruise, and reward you're Team Members instead. I'm sure that gesture would be very appreciated. Get back to a more family oriented company within. It would payoff in the long run.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It was a great experience and I learned a lot about IT and how to talk to clients on how processes should work.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at MarineMax

ProsHands on experience with hardware and software related issues. Had weekly calls on how current projects were going.

ConsNo onboarding process and did not have yearly reviews to discuss how you are progressing.

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Burnout Job in a Struggling Industry

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

I worked at MarineMax full-time for more than a year

Pros1. Large company with numerous resources one can use for personal development.
2. Good benefits, 401K, PTO
3. Potential to be a fun work environment and get to enjoy taking boats out on the water and participate in customer boating excursions
4. Good brands to sell: Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Bayliner, Nautique, Cabo yachts...
5. Good use of CRM to help sales associates organize customers
6. If your location is lucky enough to have a delivery captain, this person acts as terrific PR for your product, and can be an invaluable resource to new boaters
7. Great customer care and introduction to boating

ConsNote: Each of the 50 plus MarineMax stores in the U.S. is run by a manager. These stores are separated by regional groups with executive level management in charge of each region. Because of the way the company works, the experiences of one location's employees can vary largely from another's based on the way each manager chooses to run the location. During my time at MarineMax, I worked in a struggling location under unstable management. If you consider working here, make sure to consider how stable that location is before choosing to work there. In my experience:
1. New sales associates not properly trained to be successful
2. Management not trained enough to help employees succeed
3. Expectation to work long hours for weeks on end
4. Work more important than personal life, important family events
5. Managers will often get involved in deals to get a boat sold... this can very negatively affect commission even when managers make mistakes on the deal
6. Minimal pre-owned inventory, boats on lot not what customers looking for, so difficult to sell
7. More interested in making the sell than customer care after the sale

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care and nurture potential of sales associates so they will stay with the company. Make sure you set managers up for success, not failure.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Average sales and service

Service Advisor (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

I have been working at MarineMax full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat team effort to support customers and training for staff. Competitive pay and holiday pay (PTO).
Corporate visits to share reviews, planning and goals. Over all great company.

ConsAdvance in pay is difficult once your locked in. I've worked two years without a raise. Management changes often so direction of company gets lost, goals and ways of leadership continue to change with new managers. (Three new managers in two years)

Advice to Senior ManagementBuild your team from the inside-out. Be more efficient with those who can offer more and weed out the ones who do not make you profit. You have strong people within the company but are not advancing them. Reward those who make profit from the bottom up. Hire managers with boating experience and real passion for people not just the sale.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hard working loyal employees taken for granted

Yard/Rigger/Mechanic/Everything (Former Employee)
Somers Point, NJ

I worked at MarineMax full-time for more than 5 years

Prosgreat co-workers - could be fun at times

Consno incentives - don't let the door hit you in the a$% mentality from management - workload not evenly distributed - raises few and far between

Advice to Senior Managementreward hard workers - advance those who deserve it - be honest - be honest - be honest

due to financial reasons had to relocate - remember once hearing "if someone needed to relocate MarineMax would accommodate". over a month now and no return calls from anyone. took that long just to get my last check. this coming from a place that said they didn't want to lose me.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A Great company to work for!

Finance Director (Former Employee)
Pompano Beach, FL

I worked at MarineMax full-time for more than 8 years

ProsHas best customer policy in the boat business.

ConsNone that I can think of.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company for the consumer but not so much for the employee

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Clearwater, FL

I have been working at MarineMax full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood values, decent wages, a good product and track to run on

ConsToo micro managed and rarely appreciative of a job well done unless you're in sales

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide training, cut down management, do some cross training, cut fat from the top and reduce this marketing team to about half

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company yet poorly and overly managed

Accountant (Current Employee)
Clearwater, FL

I have been working at MarineMax full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat Team Members
Casual Friday
Great to Sales and Mgmt. employees

ConsMicro Managed
Inconsistency in expectations
Outdated software
No training
No recognition
Little wage increase
Large turnover

Advice to Senior ManagementToo many managers for small teams, too much inconsistency, too much micro managing of processes rather than end results, serious need to increase training as well as cross-training. I've seen people in their 90 day probationary period training others.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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