Ron Jon Surf Shop
2.8 of 5 8 reviews
www.ronjons.com Cocoa Beach, FL 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 6, 2014

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Debra Harvey

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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One of the best working environments I have ever experienced

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Cocoa Beach, FL

I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time for less than a year

ProsI love the atmosphere and the immersion that Ron Jon has created within the stores. It just makes everyone happier and there are very few times where a customer is unhappy.

ConsThe jobs can be very repetitive at times, especially if you are working seasonally. However, they do try and rotate you so that you get experience in other parts of the store as well.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think that the company has drifted more towards a retail store rather than the "surf shop" it used to be. It is still a fun place to work though.

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

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A mess.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time for more than 3 years

Pros25 percent discount and first dibs on new merchandise. Up to 60 percent discount on hard goods through an employee program. Consistent hours.

ConsUnorganized. Poor communication. Corporate is detached from what is going on in their stores. Incompetent employees frequently hired. Return policies aren't followed.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend some more time listening to your loyal employees because they aren't going to be there forever if you don't take complaints into consideration.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Would not recommend

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Sunrise, FL

I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time for less than a year

ProsFull Time work either AM shift or PM

ConsThe management does not care about you. You are expected to act as a security guard and chase after people if the alarm goes off as they leave, even if you are in the middle of a transaction. It is very high stress when at the front registers. Within a year after I left, only 3 or 4 of the associates were still there. All the management had been replaced and most of the other employees quit. The remaining employees I visited, said that they were miserable they just couldnt afford to leave and had not found other work.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a security guard so the employees can focus on the customers who are legit and give some training on counterfeit money.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Cashier (Current Employee)
Cocoa Beach, FL

I have been working at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood insurance
Same days off
Same working hours

ConsHard or impossible to move up in company unless your are well liked
Unquaified people are given better jobs because they are friends with mangers
Company motto is "we make dollars not sense"

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more helpful than hurtful, give others the better jobs

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Work and lots of room to be creative at Ron Jon's.

Retail Buyer (Current Employee)
Cocoa Beach, FL

I have been working at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFun place to work
Work in Jeans, Flip flops
Less pressure than other Corp Jobs

ConsSmall Town ... may need to travel for entertainment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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All work, no rewards.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Cocoa Beach, FL

I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFun environment
GREAT Customers
International Customers
Great Benefits
Fun Training
Long Company History

ConsDisorganized Management
Often nothing to do
Terrible Pay
Bad Music
No opportunities for growth
Impossible goals

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter the promotion rate, better the pay and stop in-fighting.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good employee going no where

Cashier (Current Employee)
Cocoa Beach, FL

I have been working at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood Medical Benefits if you get sick

ConsIf not well liked from day one" no advancement", lots of theirs friends hired over you for jobs that pay more.

Advice to Senior Managementyou continue to hire people for a job over and over never giving long time employees a chance

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

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Fun Place to Work

Merchandise Buyer (Current Employee)
Cocoa Beach, FL

I have been working at Ron Jon Surf Shop

ProsRelaxed Corp Surf Shop- Still A Fun place to work.

ConsAdding more stores has it growing pains.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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