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Ron Jon Surf Shop Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The hours. 40 hours a week. No leaving early if it's slow. No OT.

    Cons

    Management stands around doing nothing. You stop to rest for 1 min and they hound you to start doing something. The mall closed a month ago so all you do is re fold all the same shirts over and over again. The GM is bipolar and is nice to an extent then freaks out on you for no reason and they all get in your face and yell at you. Can't go outside on your breaks. One of the managers told me that corporate told them to...

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    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to be more involved with stores. Management needs to help and do everything an employee would do. Stop thinking your all that cause your the GM of a store. There are what 14 stores in the company. Your not that great.

    Ron Jon Surf Shop2017-03-09
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Live and learn"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser/Inventory 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits full Time schedule

    Cons

    Doesn't care about employees corporate is a joke

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to actually care about the people in your stores.

    Ron Jon Surf Shop2016-09-11
  3. "Fun place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cocoa Beach, FL

    I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The atmosphere is nice, the work isn't really hard and people are usually on vacation and in a good mood. The managers are always there to help.

    Cons

    You'll be standing all day which is really not a bad thing but if you don't normally stand it will take some getting used to.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on bringing meaning to the job for your employees. I think if it were presented as more than just a retail job it would feel better working there.

    Ron Jon Surf Shop2016-06-09
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Blah"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay. Easy job for simple people.

    Cons

    Favoritism. No room for moving up they hire outside. Boring job. They worry way too much about the little things even if you're doing a great job. You mess up one time there on your back and watching you for the rest of the time until somebody else messes up. Really way too much drama and gossip really annoying. Again favoritism. Management does nothing but sit in office.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new management.

    Ron Jon Surf Shop2016-06-29
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop

      Pros

      store manager doesn't take the job seriously at all. Definitely gives the company a bad name

      Cons

      Bad management, low pay and turn over rate is at all time high.

      Advice to Management

      Coperate should pay attention to payroll and keep an eye out on management stealing company time.

      Ron Jon Surf Shop2016-06-29
    • Helpful (1)

      "not too bad of a place to work"

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      Former Employee - Lead Stock Person in Myrtle Beach, SC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      guaranteed 40 hours, health insurance, PTO, 401K

      Cons

      disorganized corporate management, poor company communication, in-store favoritism

      Advice to Management

      improve communication, offer regular employee incentives

      Ron Jon Surf Shop2016-04-05
    • Helpful (2)

      "Gossip Run"

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      Current Employee - Sales Associate 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      I loved having a set 8-5 schedule and the same days off every week the other sales associates are generally good people

      Cons

      Management is inconsistent in how they want things done being a primarily female work place, gossips runs the day to day conversation and can be quite annoying if you get caught up in it, on top of that associates get in trouble for gossiping while management is behind the scenes doing the same thing pay could be better supposed to be a surf shop but you cant even wear flip flops or have colored hair or facial piercings...

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      Advice to Management

      treat your employees better act your age and stop the gossip help out on the sales floor instead of spending your whole day in the office and then blaming the associates if something goes wrong.

      Ron Jon Surf Shop2016-04-15
    • Helpful (4)

      "Favoritism & Lack of Training"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cocoa Beach, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time

      Pros

      The company it self has decent benefits. 2 weeks paid vacation, they don't start you at minimum wage, & you get to work at a surf shop. The company hosts a Christmas Dinner every year for employee's to award employee milestones, and a stripped down version of the companies progress/goals. The company has wonderful vender discounts that are offered to staff after completing simple tests. Also no one makes commission so...

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      Cons

      I worked at the main store (Cocoa Beach). I'd say the greatest weakness to this location is its management & overall training. I'll go over the managements shortcomings first. Management: There are only GM's & Assistants for the most part. The problem with this approach to management structuring is having no "Section Lead" or "Department Lead". This results in favoritism since Assistants & GM's have to directly deal...

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      Advice to Management

      I know most of what I wrote was about the shortcomings of the management staff, but that is not to say that ALL the managers are terrible. Some of you mean well, and reflect the companies values. Some of you, well...not so much. I think you know who you are. There are many more details I could go on about, but since I'm taking time out of my day I feel this is adequate. Over all I feel the company means well since they...

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      Ron Jon Surf Shop2016-04-04
    • "great job"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop

      Pros

      fantastic job learned alot about sales and hotel industry

      Cons

      schedules not sit in stone all the time

      Advice to Management

      make sure you recognize good worker which you do do already.

      Ron Jon Surf Shop2015-09-09
    • Helpful (1)

      "Not the best or worst"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Full time set schedule. Long breaks. 25% discount.

      Cons

      Corporate doesn't spend nearly as much focus on managers as they do to the rest of the staff. The staff suffered from lack of true guidance from the gms they hired the last handful of years. Environment can be hostile. Didn't really see a lot of promotions.

      Ron Jon Surf Shop2015-08-22
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