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AMF Bowling Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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  • Upper management lacked professionalism (in 18 reviews)

  • Freeze on merit increases for the greater part of my 5 year tenure, low pay (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lane Server in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Lane Server in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMF Bowling part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Managers are great
    Lots of hours if a good worker

    Cons

    Will employ anyone practically so it can feel like you are in High School again sometimes


  2. "For the love of Money"

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    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Attendant in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Attendant in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMF Bowling part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A steady paycheck, easy upward communication, fun regulars

    Cons

    Understaffed and worked hard, other employees with "tenure", long shifts

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your grunts because you hired them for a reason

  3. "Pay is bad for all positions."

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Bartender in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Customers. Staff tries hard.

    Cons

    Management is short, staff is short, attitudes constant, and most of all people that doesn't do their full job and do not care. Walking into orientation I could see this place needed a ton of love. I could also tell staff stopped caring a while before. Kitchen both foh and boh were so dirty i was amazed anyone would eat there. In boh dishes were so greasy that they would slip out of your hands. Pizza pans were such a mess after cleaning them, they were so bad that they got thrown out.

    Advice to Management

    Get better


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Unprofessional and unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Smithtown, NY
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Smithtown, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMF Bowling part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meet great friends, $1 bowling, free drinks, I have nothing else to say. Maybe the systems are nice? That's even pushing it

    Cons

    Where do I even start?? I was hired to be shift leader of one location, two months in im still "being trained" but I still have no real information or proof that anythings being done. I try to clock in my last shift and the systems deleted me bc old manager didn't fill out my two papers. Got screwed over and lied to enough. People who've been there for years are unprofessional and the ones who are newer have a better grip of reality. Also, overcharging the customers WAY too much for McDonald's grade food.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have enough time in the world to give you guys a nicer review. In short, get your stuff together. Don't do this to another person who really wanted to grow with this company.


  5. "A Part-time gig is a part time gig"

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    Former Employee - Lane Server in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Lane Server in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMF Bowling (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Fun co-workers
    Lively atmosphere
    Easy to make tips if you're a woman

    Cons

    Poor management
    Lack of direction
    Customers
    High turn over rate

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees better


  6. "Family"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMF Bowling full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay,flexibility, they make you feel like you guys are a family nd just people that work for them

    Cons

    Keeps important information away from employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat people how you want to be treated.


  7. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Lane Server in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Lane Server in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMF Bowling part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The bowlers were very nice and tipped well and sometimes it was a fun place to be. Some of the staff was great too.

    Cons

    Management is unprofessional and treated employees poorly. The hours were not the best either. A lot of people were disrespectful

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with a little more respect.

  8. "Decent job"

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    Former Employee - AP Processor
    Former Employee - AP Processor

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for career development and advancement

    Cons

    No 401K match, office interior is dated and unattractive.

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to morale and how your employees treat one another. One or two unhappy, unmotivated employees can make the environment unpleasant for everyone else.


  9. "Easily the most poorly managed company I have ever worked for--arrogant and totally detached from customers."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AMF Bowling full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The customers have been the only positive thing about my job. Many lazy employees and terrible benefits if you're even eligible.

    Cons

    Low pay, antagonistic management, ignoring customer and employee feedback, rumor mongering, repressive work environment, discrimination lawsuits, mistrust, favoritism, bullying; one big party for upper management, one big headache for the rest.

    Advice to Management

    Any advice offered thus far has been ignored so there's no point. This company isn't interested in evolving.


  10. "Lane Server"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lane Server in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Lane Server in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMF Bowling part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have a great general manager, he's nice and supportive and for the most part abides by our schedules. We have regular customers and get to form lasting relationships.

    Cons

    The corporate company is absolutely awful and has no consideration for us as people. We aren't even allowed to give someone a side of ranch without ringing it up or we might be fired.

    Advice to Management

    It is important that we have proper praise as well as discipline so that people who aren't doing what they're supposed to do are being held accountable.


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