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"Culture going backward"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

If you love golf, you'll like working at GS. Good deals on clubs and chances to experience the golf world.

Cons

The GS culture took a big hit this past year with the exit of the two leaders in HR that drove the change in the GS culture. The culture has reverted back to the old school approach to managing. Leadership training has stopped and the development of people has been put on the back burner. The company doesn't seem to be looking to the future, except maybe to sell it. The hiring of very expensive senior managers have strapped the company financially. Does a company this size really need to pay a COO $400k + living expenses + stock?

Advice to Management

Stop making decisions on a quarterly result. Look to the future, not the next 2 months. More realistic exec salaries would give the employees a feeling you really care about the company, not just your back accounts.

Other Employee Reviews for Golfsmith

  1. "Was a great place to work at"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Golfsmith (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    As far as being a manager was concerned, corporate headquarters in Austin, TX pretty much let you run your store and didn't micro-manage too much.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, too many changes in upper-management were just too much for the company in the end.

    Advice to Management

    Too late for advice.


  2. "Sales Caddy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Golfsmith part-time

    Pros

    Fun job, great sales environment, commission based

    Cons

    They were already struggling, not great management

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