Tennis Express

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Tennis Express Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
11 Reviews
2.9
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to grow

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tennis Express

    Pros

    Fast pace, always learning new stuff in different departments.

    Cons

    Needs better organization, time off they are awesome, as long as your shift is covered they will work with you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your team often vs once a year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Don't work there

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tennis Express full-time

    Pros

    I liked working there because I've been playing tennis for a long time, and know the game. Still friends with some of the people there.

    Cons

    Horrible work conditions for starters. There was never any positive feedback for the good work you were doing, but always being talked down to like you're nothing. It made going to work miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on being better people and don't be cheap. All parts of the store should only do what they are hired for, and not doing 5 other jobs that don't pertain to that area. Maybe things would actually get done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun Job for a High School/College Student

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Tennis Express part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were great people. Fun after school job. If you love the sport, then you'll love what you do.

    Cons

    Low pay, high turnover rates due to management hiring incompetent individuals just looking for a job, micromanagement, not much room for growth unless you're the boss's pet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who actually care about the sport. Stop micromanaging like everyone else has mentioned.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Experience, Terrible way to get it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tennis Express

    Pros

    The company is fun, and most of the employees are young. Hours are pretty flexible, and they will work with your schedule, except for one manager. Team meetings once a week are good for learning products and meeting co-workers. Store manager, Roddy, is a great guy and should be running the company one day.

    Cons

    CEO is very much a micro-manager, he makes it impossible to get a task done because he would constantly call you into his office. Certain long-term employees thought they were running the company as well, and it made things kind of heated knowing they were like spies for the boss. Don't forget, low-pay, no training, high turnover rate, and surrounded by incompetent employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As someone suggested, I too suggest hiring a manager to make day-day operation decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It was okay job, but temporary. Nobody stays there for long time. People always come and go.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tennis Express as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice personnel, great people to work with

    Cons

    Salary is very low, no potential to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise salaries and be more understanding to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fast paced, growing company with lots of energy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Partner in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Partner in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Tennis Express full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, opportunity to learn and grow, friendly workers and great customers. Listen to staff ideas. Quick to change and implement. Fellow workers swap shifts.

    Cons

    Weekly Team Meeting can be a little boring if it does not apply to your department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoy the weekly training. Try to make it more personal for each department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Time

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

    I worked at Tennis Express full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Management, Fun co-workers great environment.

    Cons

    Long hours, no chance to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the employees pitch ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Would never work there again

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tennis Express full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employees were great. Loved coworkers. Great people.

    Cons

    Micromanaged at work. Boss had a nasty temper and was constantly acting like he was Gordon Ramsey by yelling at employees. Quick fixes were always desired over actually addressing the underlying problem. Work could not be done because of constantly redirecting focus by boss. Impossible to complete tasks without being called into office and given a new task. Boss would set up "spies" in the office to report anything going on to him. Employee of the week was used as a manipulating tool and not based on actual work performed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a manager. Stay out of the day to day and let someone else worry about that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Okay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Call Center in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Call Center in Houston, TX

    I worked at Tennis Express full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Overtime, health benefits, flexible schedule, raises offered upon reviews.

    Cons

    Management over all is unprofessional. Mandatory weekends and nights. Company typically hired outside rather then promoting within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't tolerate the level of unprofessionalism. It brings the company down as a whole.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    I cringed every time I walked in that door

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Tennis Express

    Pros

    Relaxing if not trying to meet deadlines
    Gives raises but only minimal amount ($0.25)
    Praise from manager when you do a good job
    Great co-workers
    Flexible schedule
    Weekly meetings and training, great learning opportunities

    Cons

    They treat employees as disposable workers
    Management has superiority complexes (like the previous reviewer stated)
    Only given 10-15 minutes for lunch
    The level of micromanagement is off the charts
    The boss will make you come to work even when you're ill, unless you are dying/coughing up blood
    Impersonal and absolute disregard for employees' work/personal life balance
    Level of education and professionalism of upper management is as low as dirt
    Workers in the back would openly discuss drug usage, booze, and party life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanagement and kick up the level of professionalism within the company! A little sincerity with your employees goes a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend

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