Employee (Current Employee) – Fairfax, VA – October 15, 2014
Overall a good group of individuals working at a fairly easy-going retail store. Corporate branding and promotion structure does not cater to all store sizes which makes for an extremely difficult situation if the GM has a "by-the-book" mentality.
The best improvement would be for corporate to give the individual GMs a little bit more power to tailor their stores to their customer market and store space.
Sales Floor Team Member (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – July 28, 2017
Worked with a great group of people, eager to move you up through the program if you show initiative in the job. Gain major knowledge about leading golf companies and advanced knowledge about golf equipment.
great discounts, certifications for clubbuilding
few full time positions, low benefits, poor compensation
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – East Brunswick, NJ – June 4, 2017
Amazing management and staff. I learned more about the game of golf than I knew. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping people improve their game and working with such amazing management and people.
Golfsmith was a great place to work for long period of time and took care of their employees.
Sales and Customer Service Support (Former Employee) – Texas – May 22, 2017
Golfsmith taught me how to be a customer Service and Sales Agent and made me want to continue in this field of business for the years to come. The management team I had relayed trade secrets and coached me through the years that now I feel comfortable helping the younger generations in this business to grow and prosper and to help the company reach success and make profit and have camaraderie while doing so. I will always be thankful for my time at this job.
Mandatory Overtime, however if I did not have plans for the evening this was sometimes considered a Pro!
Receiving Supervisor (Former Employee) – Oxnard, CA – March 17, 2017
Always should be working or on your toes. I was always running around to make sure everything was finished before the end of my shift. Most of the time I was covering for a call out or fixing the mistakes of fellow employees. As a receiver it was hard for me to make hours because my hours were either cut short or there was not enough for me to do to stay my full shift. there was times I helped in other departments to add hours I needed.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – March 13, 2017
My employment at Golfsmith was a short but positive one. I learned many of the crucial sales skills I intent to use in my career. I am grateful for my time with the company and I was sad to see it go out of business.
Floor Supervisor (Former Employee) – Mount Laurel, NJ – February 18, 2017
I got my first job when I was 15 at golf driving range/family fun center. My very first task was to pick weeds all day on the miniature golf courses. This was actually done to see if I'd stick around, they were surprised I came back the next day. I stayed at the job for just about 10 years when the business was closed. Throughout the years I went from the kid who picked weeds and collected golf balls to: inside pro shop sales; pro shop sales manager; assistant site manager; and then finally I was the General Manager the last two years. I strive to make myself better and advance myself in any position.
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Watertown, MA – December 23, 2016
The company did not evolve with the changes in the industry and ultimately went bankrupt. A company that was built on service failed as it chased after retail sales with high quantity discount philosophy.