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International Junior Golf Tour Reviews

Updated January 9, 2017
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  1. "Leadership Conflict"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contract Staff in Bluffton, SC
    Former Contractor - Contract Staff in Bluffton, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Junior Golf Tour as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The IJGT truly cares about its customers, who are leading junior golfers from around the world.

    Cons

    While most actions prioritize the customer's experience, the organization falls short in not taking advantage of opportunities that leave market share on the table. Its ownership and management structure lacks focus to ensure alignment and efficient decision making/action.

    Advice to Management

    Formalize plans, expectations and more on paper for comprehensive understanding of the team and all that work with them. Adhere to this commitment and allow for time to achieve milestones.


  2. "Good Experience, but has room to improve`"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Hilton Head Island, SC
    Former Intern - Intern in Hilton Head Island, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Junior Golf Tour as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to see all aspects of the company (operations, marketing, accounting, sales, customer service) Had a good ratio of time spend in the office and on a golf course. Got to get outside a few days a week, and always had at least one day off a week, which is rare in the golf industry.

    Cons

    The management does a poor job communicating with the entire staff, even if they are just interns, they still need to know information because are the ones dealing directly with the customers. They are behind on their bills, and finances were all screwed up when I was there. Hopefully they fixed that.


  3. "A terrible place to work if you want to have your own life."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilton Head Island, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilton Head Island, SC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Hilton Head Island and lots of golf
    Kids are mostly fun to be around
    Not brain surgery - work isn't real challenging

    Cons

    They are looking for slaves not employees
    Management does not like to share information for employees
    If you don't drink the kool-aid you will be fired for not being a team player

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the people you have and don't treat them like pawns and morons. Take a close look at some of your leadership team and how they treat their "teams". You have a good model, but you treat people like crap.


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  5. "Move on...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tournament Ops in Hilton Head Island, SC
    Former Employee - Tournament Ops in Hilton Head Island, SC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pretty free to do whatever you feel like doing. Leadership will completely trust you to do your job.

    Cons

    While leadership will completely trust you to do your job, they will not tell you if you have done something wrong until they come to fire you.

    Poor leadership.
    Leadership thinks they are hot-to-trot, when they actually are mocked and laughed at due to their incredibly elitist attitudes.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up!


  6. "Overworked"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Junior Golf Tour as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked as an intern, and the other intern staff was amazing. Free housing, great location, and the occasional free golf.

    Cons

    Working 60+ hours a week with little pay and 0 recognition from tournament directors. You are treated as a work horse and nothing more. They also do absolutely nothing to help you find a full time position after the internship ends.

    Advice to Management

    Show a little appreciation towards your interns!!!!!!!!!


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    "Just...Don't."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Junior Golf Tour as an intern

    Pros

    You get to be on a golf course, A LOT. That's not as entertaining as it seems. Especially considering what you're doing on that golf course. Do you remember when your parents told you you were going to the store, and you'd get excited, and then you'd find yourself being miserable at some home improvement store? Yeah, it's like that. And just like that, then you get to do all of the work with the stuff they bought.

    Cons

    All? Honestly, the entire management structure is filled with people who fail to take responsibility for their roles in this place's downfall. The CEO rarely speaks to any of the new interns, except for a few "pep" talks where he attempts to come off as being personable. It fails. In addition, they have people in roles where they're getting promotions based off poorly performing numbers because everyone is in the same clique, and they want their friends around.

    You will be used as a full-time employee, but be treated as an intern, or worse. They're not even trying to hide that as an intern you have no real role in helping the business grow. You're more than anything there to keep this place afloat, but it's like keeping a sinking ship from going down with the use of some Solo cups.

    YOU WILL NOT GET A FULL TIME JOB WITH THEM AFTER YOU INTERN. DO NOT EXPECT THIS. THEY WILL WORK YOU FOR NEXT TO NO MONEY, PUT YOU IN STUDENT HOUSING WITH CHILDREN, AND THEN TREAT YOU LIKE YOU'RE ONE OF THE CHILDREN.

    Advice to Management

    Fire sale. Just start over. If you'd actually hire people who were dedicated to doing their jobs, or had some sort of background in their fields, it would be fantastic. But instead, you hire your friends on full-time who don't have any business being in their position, and then you let the few good hires work their tales off to the point that they can't handle it anymore, and they leave. Over and over again.


  8. "A terribly run company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Junior Golf Tour full-time

    Pros

    Hilton Head isn't a terrible place I guess. Honestly, besides that, not much is very good about this company.

    Cons

    This company could not be run any more poorly. They don't pay their bills on time and everything is so poorly organized. there have been instances of vendors physically showing up to the office demanding their check, since they are never paid on time.

    Advice to Management

    get it together


  9. "Avoid at all cost"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at International Junior Golf Tour full-time

    Pros

    There are honestly some pros of working here, especially if you can make it work for a short time. Many of the students and parents that you meet through the tour and academy are great people, students are hard working and are passionate about what they are training for. Opportunities in the market are really good, but that is probably the only thing keeping this company working.

    Cons

    C-level management is beyond terrible. They consistently lie to employees, vendors, partners, and even customers...have even gone as far as cook the books to make the company look better/different than what it really is. They encourage making promises that are impossible to keep, both to customers and employees. They are obsessive micro-managers yet the CEO is there half the time and the COO is there between 10 and 4, but leaves constantly to take lunches, go to the gym, and get her hair done. She even brings in her two young children and makes the employees babysit for hours at a time.

    They haven't had a profitable year in at least 3 years, probably much more than that. The only thing keeping the company afloat is the private equity group that owns it, but is currently trying to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Don't drive the company in the ground and then force employees to talk to bill collectors for you.


  10. "Company that does not appreciate their employees and lies to employees about opportunities."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Junior Golf Tour as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Location
    Golf Industry
    Get to Travel throughout Northeast and Southeast US with some West Coast Exposure
    Good Connections within the golf industry
    Work around some of the top junior golfers in the world

    Cons

    Long Hours without compensation
    Terrible communication throughout management
    Lack of leadership skills with supervisors
    Lies about chance for growth in company

    Advice to Management

    Work on communication throughout employees and make sure supervisors have leadership skills.


  11. "Can't pay their bills or employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at International Junior Golf Tour full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's an opportunity to work with young people who are working hard toward achieving their dreams of playing college golf.

    Cons

    This company is in shambles. They haven't paid outstanding bills from over 6 months ago and employees are using personal credit cards to pay bills for the company - and those employees are now getting stiffed on those bills.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management is too full of themselves to see the problem is their decision making. You should also reward employees for good performance instead of stealing their credit.