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Golfsmith Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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David Roussy
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Pros
  • Really great people and I'm sad to say our store is officially closed (in 21 reviews)

  • It was a great place to work and developed a lot of great relationships (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • The poor upper management and sales model (in 17 reviews)

  • Moderate advancement opportunities, minimal training, low pay (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Golfsmith full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, many outside activities and flexibility with time. Small work force, so great communication amongst the team.

    Cons

    Lots of work on weekends and holidays. Office building is a bit dated and limited to the general public.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a more defined employee and job description manual. Be more consistent with procedures and the calendar of events. More team building activities.


  2. "Should have been better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Golfsmith full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people we worked with all had a passion

    Cons

    It was retail so the hours were crazy

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people and make changes to support the team.

  3. "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golfsmith part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    Sad to see the store close


  4. "Good golf company"

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    Former Employee - Receiving Specialist in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Receiving Specialist in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot about golf equipment. There were good resources at your disposal. Lots of perks too with discounts on clothes and golf clubs through vendor relationships.

    Cons

    Very low pay. Corporate decisions on new locations bankrupted the company. Doesn't work to have stores located within 5 miles of each other.

    Advice to Management

    None really, company went bankrupt and closed its doors.


  5. "Golfsmith review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golfsmith full-time

    Pros

    They give good ownership of the job and no micro management

    Cons

    The management is very unstable. They keep reorganizing the staff very often.


  6. "Assistant store manager"

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

    I worked at Golfsmith full-time

    Pros

    Salary, benefits was a great job till the end

    Cons

    Roatating vp's and lack of direction

    Advice to Management

    Bad leaders with contributed to demise


  7. "Good place, bad management practices"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Golfsmith full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, decent atmosphere and culture.

    Cons

    Management put people in positions to fail

    Advice to Management

    Stop setting up people to fail.

  8. "mixed experience"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Art Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Golfsmith full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some decent people to work with.

    Cons

    Some people were not so decent to work with (my boss being one of them).

    Advice to Management

    They were just recently bought out by Golf Galaxy, so my advice would be too late.


  9. "not a bad place..."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good deals.. friendly associates.. had good assortment of stock

    Cons

    had alot of slow times.. some management

    Advice to Management

    should have had tennis stuff in store too..more women's clothing too


  10. "Great Company if you like golf"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager in Lake Grove, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager in Lake Grove, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits if you're a golfer.

    Cons

    Company is now bankrupt, poor management

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


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