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American Junior Golf Association Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  1. "Great Organization to Work For!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tournament Coordinator in Braselton, GA
    Former Employee - Tournament Coordinator in Braselton, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Junior Golf Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a very team-oriented, positive atmosphere to work in. The management team cares about each individual employee and will help them in any way possible. The company entrusts all full-time employees with a significant amount of responsibility and backs it up with full confidence and all the training one could need.

    Cons

    This is a job that will consume your life. As an operations staff member you are on the road between 120-150 days a year and travel a lot. While it can be fun at times, it definitely takes a toll.

    Also, most of the staff in the operations department are between the ages of 22-28 which can result in clique like behavior more often than one would like.


  2. "Great learning experience!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Tournament Operations in Braselton, GA
    Former Intern - Tournament Operations in Braselton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Junior Golf Association as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Opportunity for full time
    -Chance to really learn
    -Not like other internships
    -Travel

    Cons

    -Long hours
    -No days off
    -Little pay

    Advice to Management

    Increase the stipend

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great working with teammates and traveling the country"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Operations Intern in Braselton, GA
    Former Intern - Operations Intern in Braselton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Junior Golf Association as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Travel the country with little to no expenses
    Meet a ton of great juniors, parents, and sponsors
    Full time staff willing to accommodate requests to meet up with friends during off time
    Did some awesome stuff on time off including baseball games

    Cons

    Food on the road is horrible and affects the work
    Training week is long and incredibly boring
    Never called at the end of internship to let you know you had not received a full time or tournament assistant position


  4. "Summer was loads of fun but loads of hard work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Tournament Operations in Braselton, GA
    Former Intern - Tournament Operations in Braselton, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Junior Golf Association as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You're traveling with a team of eight that will eventually become your best friends of the summer.
    Tournament directors and tournament assistants are young, very relateable
    All travel, housing, and food (under budget) is paid for.

    Cons

    You are away from your family for an entire summer (could be a pro for some people)
    You work long hours!

    Advice to Management

    Operations interns and Communications interns are completely different, make sure tournament directors are operations and communications friendly.


  5. "Tournament Operations Summer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Tournament Operations Summer Intern in Braselton, GA
    Former Intern - Tournament Operations Summer Intern in Braselton, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at American Junior Golf Association as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for travel, networking with parents and golfers, networking with top professionals in the golf industry, excellent corporate mission and values.

    Cons

    Long, long hours, lack of performance evaluation, lack of openness to innovation and creative problem solving.

    Advice to Management

    Though you see a lot of new employees each summer, most are actually interested in receiving constructive criticism and improving through out the summer. We also appreciate when you reach out to ask our opinion on everyday TTP's.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Started with high hopes and expectations, was disappointed with my experience."

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    Former Intern - Operations Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Operations Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Junior Golf Association as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best part of this job is the travel. You get the opportunity to visit beautiful parts of the country, interact with families, and be outside.

    Cons

    Each tournament is run by a different tournament director, many of whom have never held a management position. This leads to drastically different work environments from week to week. The company emphasizes it is a nonprofit, but is very wasteful with its ($10 million+) budget.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting money.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible place, no freedom"

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    Former Intern - Tournament Operations in Braselton, GA
    Former Intern - Tournament Operations in Braselton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Junior Golf Association as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    get to travel around working tournaments

    Cons

    full time staff is horrible
    people play favorites
    most of the full time staff knows nothing about golf
    supposed to be non-profit but top executives make huge salaries
    they implement way too many rules for interns and do not allow any freedom

    Advice to Management

    stop making so many rules for interns. Your limiting their potential.

  8. "Great Place to Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Operations Intern in Braselton, GA
    Former Intern - Operations Intern in Braselton, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at American Junior Golf Association as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was able to travel all over the northeast working junior golf events. Got to stay at great resorts and meet wonderful people.

    Cons

    You have to basically live out of a suitcase for the duration of the internship. You travel from week to week with very little time off.


  9. "An amazing internship opportunity for anyone looking to further a career in the sports industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great golf courses, amazing staff, opportunity to travel the United States, acquire multiple pieces of nice golf apparel, build lifelong friendships

    Cons

    Long hours working at least six days a week, on the road for 13 straight weeks living out of hotels and with host families

    Advice to Management

    Keeping interns motivated is the key, especially through the last few weeks of the internship. Otherwise, unbelievable opportunity provided by your organization.


  10. "Communications Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Junior Golf Association as an intern

    Pros

    If you are interested in getting into the sports industry this is a great platform to start that with. They truly care about their interns and their internship experiences as a whole and they show this through intern events, gifts, and more.

    Cons

    They have great mobility when it comes to Tournament Operations post-internship, but there are few in the communications and marketing side due to their internal staff size and needs. It is also a very time consuming internship that is not simply a 9-5pm job, however, if you are looking to get into sports this gives you a realistic view of that industry!

    Advice to Management

    I would try to increase cross-training with the interns, so that if a communications assistant wants to move up to Tournament Director status they have the skills and experience needed to do so.