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Golfsmith Reviews

Updated February 13, 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 19 reviews)

  • Company has a great, laid-back atmosphere (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Out of Business due to upper management (in 16 reviews)

  • Moderate advancement opportunities, minimal training, low pay (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Golfsmith reviews. Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Golfsmith full-time

    Pros

    Family environment. Fun work environment

    Cons

    Out of business. Bad store locations


  2. "Company filed for bankruptcy and is shutting down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to have an impact

    Cons

    Company filed for bankruptcy and is shutting down


  3. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Golfsmith full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Golfsmith is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Company closed due to bankruptcy


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  5. "Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Golf Professional in Mansfield, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Golf Professional in Mansfield, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Golfsmith full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff and great environment to work in. Also love serving and hanging out with the members who are very fun to be around. Flexible hours

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better and benefits as well. Other then the pay I have no other complaints about working at the country club.

    Advice to Management

    Increase budget for golf professionals as we work long hours especially during the summer. Other then that you have provided a great place to work and I thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere.


  6. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    fun, low stress. meet an incredible number of people

    Cons

    inconsistent pay due to seasonal nature

    Advice to Management

    poor leases killed company


  7. "Just missed being awesome"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Golfsmith full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The experience, the coworkers, the product.

    Cons

    New, young executives changing 40 years of doing things causing the company to go bankrupt.

    Advice to Management

    Update your resumes.


  8. "Good IT Team"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Operations in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Golfsmith full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very hard working IT team, environment very helpful in expanding your skill set

    Cons

    Weak business leadership, ton of bad decisions.


  9. "Good Company, Out of Business"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Golfsmith full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    Too bad the CEO make bad choices and the company went bankrupt

    Advice to Management

    Never should have merged with Golf-town, that decision sunk the company


  10. "Assistant Store manager"

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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

    Pros

    Great people at our location

    Cons

    Overly micro-managed by home office

    Advice to Management

    Trust and give more autonomy to your people.


  11. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golfsmith full-time

    Pros

    Was an exciting company to work for

    Cons

    Bought out by another company

    Advice to Management

    Very High paced in the In-season



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