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Pure Hockey Reviews

Updated October 26, 2016
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  1. "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great owner and he loves he employees. Growing company with a lot to offer if you want to pit in the time.

    Cons

    Some ups and downs with getting things right and the team side is a mess.

    Advice to Management

    Find talent outside the box. Don't settle for the average.


  2. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Discounts on hockey equipment.
    Occasional pro coming in.

    Cons

    Deal with some characters from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You learn a lot about hockey equipment and how to deal with different types of people/customers. Helps you stay up to date with the latest technology, which is cool if you play hockey yourself. Employee discount. Culture was laid-back and everyone was able to joke around with one another when the store wasn't busy.

    Cons

    They didn't use an online scheduling system; instead, you had to visit the store or ask a coworker to find out when you were scheduled to work for the following week. My manager occasionally scheduled me to work on days that I had previously told him I was unavailable. There were times when no one gave me a rundown of the new products that came in, so I didn't know what to tell customers. Frequent problems with computer, printer, and POS system.

    Advice to Management

    Shift scheduling system to online so employees can access it anywhere. Better communication with employees. Purchase newer technology that won't be down as often.


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  5. "Good sales experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good staff and even better atmosphere

    Cons

    Slow days, very repetitive, management decisions were questionable


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Exploits Young Individuals"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Medford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Being around hockey and Lacrosse all the time, part time schedule is ideal for high school or college students looking for part time job

    Cons

    Upper management disconnected from what goes on in stores, policies not communicated well, no room for growth, horrible pay for young full time individuals, constantly forced work extra/long hours, 60 hour weeks typical for managers making little money, no recognition, terrible bonus system...was a key holder working ridiculous hours with a lot of accountability at 20 yrs old making $11 an hour, then an assistant manager making $14 per hour working 60 hour weeks with no benefits at all

    Advice to Management

    Better policies to increase morale of dedicated employees, better training for new employees, available dates for vacations for managers, better hiring practices


  7. Helpful (1)

    "it was ok."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Can be a fun work environment depending on who you are working for. I've heard both sides from people who work at other locations
    They have a lot of room to make customers happy, which can make the job easier
    it was fine for college. manager was good with schedule

    Cons

    little to no room for growth. Part time to full time gets you like an extra dollar an hour.
    managers could be frustrated and overworked sometimes. I can't really blame them.
    company policies are really all over the place. i don't know if anything changes but it used to be almost impossible to know if you were handling things correctly.

    Advice to Management

    communicate polices better. It might be worth the extra money to keep your better employees at the company.


  8. "Has potential to be great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pure Hockey full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment. Opportunity to meet professional athletes, and attend events.

    Cons

    Long hours, blackout dates (but thats retail..) executive level employees are disconnected with the market and has no real sense of whats best for the company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people vested in the sport. Put people in the right places.


  9. "I love my job! Great part-time for teens and young adults"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburg, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburg, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Flexible work hours
    -Great staff and management. Management really is there to help you and keep you motivated
    -Get to work with and in the hockey and lacrosse industry
    -Customers share the same passion
    -Growing company
    -For a part-time retailer, wage isn't bad

    Cons

    -Tough to get hours, especially depending on season
    -Sometimes can get VERY boring with almost nothing to do in the offseason because of lack of customers
    -Very limited room to grow

    Advice to Management

    I love working for Pure Hockey and I would love to grow more within the corporate side of the company, however there is not much room to grow.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to grow with"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pure Hockey full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great place to get in on the ground floor and to grow with. The company is growing every year and creates more opportunities. The benefits are not bad.

    Cons

    Mixed messages from upper management.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A great learning experience."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Extremely upbeat and friendly working enviornment.
    The guys that I worked for were very intelligent and had undescribable work ethic. You will always appreciate that no matter how much work you have on your plate that your boss is dealing with atleast triple the work load as well as micromanaging his/her department.
    Very flexible as long as time that you request off is in the off season.
    Medical insurance was implemented on day one as well as a 401k matching option.

    Cons

    Salary compensation.
    Some internal communication issues.
    Things are done on a whim more often than not.



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