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Golfsmith Reviews

Updated May 9, 2019

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Found 245 reviews

3.4
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43%
Recommend to a Friend
49%
Approve of CEO
David Roussy
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "Really great people and I'm sad to say our store is officially closed(in 21 reviews)

  • "Golfsmith is a great place to work(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "The hours are typical retail and not consistent, upper management sometimes made unreasonable requests due to pressure from above them(in 18 reviews)

  • "Company closed due to bankruptcy(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Golfsmith full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Respect for PGA professionals as employees. They offered advancement based on merit and performance

    Cons

    Company sold and new owners did not maintain same work life balance integrity

    Advice to Management

    Great

    Golfsmith2018-08-19
  2. "Such a shame"

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      Former Employee - Club Specialist in East Brunswick, NJ

      I worked at Golfsmith part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great company, friendly staff, flexible schedules

      Cons

      Can't believe they went bankrupt

      Golfsmith2019-05-09
    • "Sales associate"

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      • Compensation and Benefits
      Former Employee - Master Club Fitter 

      I worked at Golfsmith part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great pay for part-time employees.

      Cons

      Might have to work weekends.

      Golfsmith2019-02-19
    • "Swing Away"

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      Former Employee - Assistant Golf Professional in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Golfsmith full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great stuff. Free balls.

      Cons

      Tees on the conference room seats.

      Advice to Management

      Don't play from the men's tees.

      Golfsmith2019-02-13
    • "Great place to work"

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      Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Golfsmith full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great team members Loads of opportunity

      Cons

      Long retail hours Revolving CEO door

      Golfsmith2019-01-24
    • "Manager"

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      Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Westminster, CO
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Golfsmith for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Good people,fun work environment

      Cons

      The company unfortunately went bankrupt.

      Advice to Management

      Hire internally.

      Golfsmith2019-01-09
    • "Operations Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Golfsmith full-time

        Pros

        Ability to build relationships with members

        Cons

        Low pay for living in NYC

        Golfsmith2018-09-06
      • "Great pay and good customers"

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        Former Employee - General Manager in Greensboro, NC
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Golfsmith full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        The pay and the discount were both the reason people worked here. Had the latest tech for fitting clubs so beat the competition at the store level easily

        Cons

        The hours are typical retail and not consistent, upper management sometimes made unreasonable requests due to pressure from above them.

        Advice to Management

        Company was bought out so doesnt exist anymore

        Golfsmith2018-05-19
      • "Call Center Rep"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Golfsmith full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Flexible hours and discounts on products

        Cons

        Low pay and benefits while demanding more out of employees

        Advice to Management

        Improve pay and work place culture

        Golfsmith2018-05-04
      • "Security Analyst"

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

        I worked at Golfsmith full-time

        Pros

        Good experience, they are closed now though

        Cons

        low pay, they are closed now though

        Advice to Management

        do better next time

        Golfsmith2018-04-01
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