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MarineMax Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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  1. "Extremely supportive"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MarineMax full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at MarineMax is because we change peoples lives. You only live once, why not experience life on the water.

    Cons

    There's only so much sunlight in the day. Boating in the Northeast is short, never really realized we ship our customer boats north-south seamlessly.

    Advice to Management

    Passion days out on the water with the team needs to be mandatory


  2. "No advancement or"

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

    Pros

    new office that is decently nice

    Cons

    management is deaf to employees and focused on old ideas

  3. Helpful (1)

    "The Marine industry is very challenging."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lewisville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have the goods you can make a pile of money. Recreational boating is a lot of fun and the culture of the industry tends to reflect that trait. Given the seasonal nature of boating management is often very flexible with employee scheduling during the slow seasons.

    Cons

    Given the small percentage of Americans who actually purchase recreational boats the sales pie, so to speak, is very small and there are always a lot of hands reaching for a slice, especially from within the dealership itself. Competition is fierce and you either sink or swim in this industry (no pun intended). You have to develop top-notch sales skills to maintain long-term success. Nepotism and politics can be a bit of a problem in this industry. The playing field is hardly ever level and a person will often windup on either the benefiting or suffering side of unfairness.


  4. "Accounting Associate"

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

    I worked at MarineMax full-time

    Pros

    Great people with high work ethics, some very knowledgeable and competent managers.

    Cons

    High deductible Health Plan

    Advice to Management

    Could be a little more employee friendly


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not for the little guy..."

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    Former Employee - Headquarters in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Headquarters in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most folks are friendly. Work schedules are the norm.

    Cons

    Company is growing & incredibly profitable. Financials are public check them out. However, this company just laid off tons of folks. No raises or acknowledgement from managers during time there. If you aren't an executive you don't count. Executives go on company paid trips & are highly compensated, lower level employees get a whopping $100 Christmas bonus. Does that sound right for a BILLION dollar company?

    Advice to Management

    Offer higher wages & make all employees feel valued. Not just sales staff, executives, & family members. Offer opportunities for advancement & treat people fairly. Stop pinching pennies when it comes to PTO & benefits.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Take Advantage of Customers"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pricing is way out of line. They call it free go boating package. There is nothing free.

    Cons

    The pricing is way out of line. They call it free go boating package. There is nothing free. Way over priced. It's like a bad car dealership!

    Advice to Management

    Stop the greed.


  7. "Sales Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    If you work hard you can make a lot of money. You get to meet some great people. Once in a while you get to take out the boats.

    Cons

    There are too many bosses. You never know who you should be taking orders from. Very cutthroat industry. Lead and customer "stealing" happens quite frequently. Not much room for growth. Your money is made on the weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better compensation plans. Be more transparent with directions and the incentive programs.

  8. "General"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company and very nice co-workers. Salary was on par with similar positions in the area.

    Cons

    Upper management, namely the GM.

    Advice to Management

    Strive harder to keep good employees.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Marinemax"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MarineMax full-time

    Pros

    Great technicians to work with and upper management is very friendly. Everyone is like a family member there. Very relaxed atmosphere even in a fast paced work place.

    Cons

    The company is a corporation so it is all about the money versus the people that bring in the money. It is nearly impossible to get a raise or get them to appreciate your sweat, blood, and tears while they sit in the air conditioning with their criticism on your work all because they don't have to give out a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the people that battle the elements every day bring you the best marinas in the United States. Without good pay and benefits the workers moral and job performance starts to wither away. There is nothing worse than being at a place of work where they don't recognize you for the excellent work you produce with lack of pay.


  10. "Business manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the hours and pay scale where great

    Cons

    too many chiefs and not enough Indians.

    Advice to Management

    delegate responsibilities in each department.


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