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Ron Jon Surf Shop Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Oakland Park, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Professional Culture Great Benefits Work/Life balance available

    Cons

    Slow Growth Limited promotional oppurtuntiy

    Ron Jon Surf Shop2015-08-19
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Cocoa beach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work the same schedule always, unless they ask you to vary. 2 days off consistently in a row. PTO decent and employee discount a real benefit.

    Cons

    management and corporate. Never worked at a more disfunctional place. Corporate micro manages based on spreadsheets. Store hasn't changed in 10 years because Corp. Management hasn't, plus it won't most management in early. 40's. Encorage growth but reward favorites. Claim requirements for advancement, but do the opposite. Play the game you will go far, the less you do the more you're rewatded, regardless if they want...

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    Advice to Management

    All the good employees can see the disfunction. Start listening to everyone, you know who is a good employee, not necessarily a favorite. We come to work everyday and go beyond everyday, we deserve better. Going to loose the good employees you can hire no background check people.

    Ron Jon Surf Shop2015-08-17
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Employee at Ship Bottom NJ location"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time

    Pros

    Make great relationships,discounts on clothing

    Cons

    More of a corporate attraction than a surf shop, Management treats you extremely poorly they rush you for no reason,make the job stressful and yell at you when something's not done as fast as they wanted it to,can't use your employee discount on surfboards and standup paddle boards, couldn't help customers that needed help in a different department because you can't leave your "zone"and that loses money

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and maybe they'll want to stay, give them the opportunity to make sales and be more free and open with the customers and then maybe Ron Jons can maybe one day become an actual surf shop.

    Ron Jon Surf Shop2015-05-14
  4. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good morale in the store

    Cons

    Pay rate is not the best

    Ron Jon Surf Shop2015-03-13
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits but lousy communication"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL

      I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time

      Pros

      Ron Jon has excellent benefits for full time employees including medical, dental, vision and life as well as employee discounts and education reimbursement. The customers are genuinely happy to shop and appreciate good service. Having a set schedule with the same days off each week was also nice.

      Cons

      Corporate management is very secretive and treats store management on a need-to-know basis. This makes it difficult sometimes to effectively run a store. Minimal support from corporate.

      Advice to Management

      Communicate more with your stores and your employees. Acknowledge the hard work of the store employees rather than finding fault with everything little thing.

      Ron Jon Surf Shop2014-10-23
    • Helpful (1)

      "Lowest man on pole"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Ron Jon Surf Shop

        Pros

        You can cash their checks

        Cons

        The way they treat you

        Advice to Management

        Just because you can dosnt mean you should

        Ron Jon Surf Shop2014-08-19
      • Helpful (5)

        "MANAGERS SIT DOWN THE ENTIRE DAY JUST WATCHING AND YELLING AT THE REST OF THE EMPLOYEES - Ron Jon Ship Bottom, NJ"

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        Former Employee - Seasonal Store Staff in Ship Bottom, NJ
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Seasonal full time Same hours Same day-off days

        Cons

        Wage salary is too low for the amount of stress Managers don't give clear orders, confuse others with different tasks at the same time. The place is dirty everywhere, they make the employees clean the bathroom, the floors, everything before opening and yell at you if you dont do it fast and perfect...we were never told we would be janitors, cashiers, customer service and security guards...

        Advice to Management

        Improve communication and give the example doing a job well done before yelling everybody.

        Ron Jon Surf Shop2014-07-28
      • Helpful (1)

        "Retail management was put in place by corporate because they don't want the headache of customers or hourly associates."

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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 for more than 5 years

        Pros

        The discount if you stay long enough. Cool environment, most customers love to be there. If you are passionate about beach life, you will have a good time with your customers. Except for locals. The current h.r. manager and advertising manager were two of the best people I have ever worked with in a job. Both very intelligent, fair, willing to share and listen to ideas.

        Cons

        Corporate has little interaction with the store, except during holidays. When they are required to work at the store, they look down on hourly associates. Advancement will only occur out of need by corporate or friendships with corporate or store management. Pay takes a long time to get to a point you could consider it a career. Retail managers are deemed not " smart " enough to work at the corporate office. Many of them...

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        Advice to Management

        Share ideas with all team members. Many young people that work there have some great ideas that could be incorporated into your business model. Show appreciation for established employees or those with previous work experience. They can add value to the organization. Stop with the nepotism and favoritism that has earned people created positions at corporate or in store management. Develop a program to mentor hourly associates....

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        Ron Jon Surf Shop2014-04-20
      • Helpful (2)

        "One of the best working environments I have ever experienced"

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        Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cocoa Beach, FL
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        I love the atmosphere and the immersion that Ron Jon has created within the stores. It just makes everyone happier and there are very few times where a customer is unhappy.

        Cons

        The jobs can be very repetitive at times, especially if you are working seasonally. However, they do try and rotate you so that you get experience in other parts of the store as well.

        Advice to Management

        I think that the company has drifted more towards a retail store rather than the "surf shop" it used to be. It is still a fun place to work though.

        Ron Jon Surf Shop2014-03-06
      • Helpful (1)

        "A mess."

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        25 percent discount and first dibs on new merchandise. Up to 60 percent discount on hard goods through an employee program. Consistent hours.

        Cons

        Unorganized. Poor communication. Corporate is detached from what is going on in their stores. Incompetent employees frequently hired. Return policies aren't followed.

        Advice to Management

        Spend some more time listening to your loyal employees because they aren't going to be there forever if you don't take complaints into consideration.

        Ron Jon Surf Shop2013-12-27
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