was great and fun at first then up keep on the flowrider started to become bad
Flow board instructor (Former Employee) – Clearwater Beach, FL – May 1, 2017
I loved working there until they decided to stop keeping care of the flowrider and I started to get sick and I couldn't breathe during my shift and would not be able to make it some day due to that and was fired because of it
Not a good company to work for if you are looking a good salary and job security.
Manager (Former Employee) – Orange Beach, AL – April 28, 2017
If you are looking for a long term job with advancement, benefits, and security, this is not the job for you. The pay is only decent during spring-summer but you work 80 hour work weeks and constant doubles to make a decent paycheck. You won't have a social life in the summer and everyone MUST work 6 days a week. Most of the management is lazy and not organized. Employees come and go like a revolving door. A typical day for management consists of processing new merchandise. Typically, you work the cash register since employees don't show up regularly. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting different people from different places.
Working with different people from different cultures
Pay is terrible, no room for advancement, job security, lack of benefits, oversheduling & no time off, managment is lazy. I don't recommend this company to anyone.
Co worker (Former Employee) – Gulf Shores, AL – April 17, 2017
My experience working for this company has been so far the worst experience ever. The manager is horrible. They don't know how to talk or treat their employees, nor does the District Manager either, that's why they have a big turn over rate. This is not the company that cares about you or your families well being. They don't train you for real. They lie about your pay. This is not a healthy stable place to work. This is not a career for no one at all.
Cashier/Crew (Former Employee) – Treasure Island, FL – April 1, 2017
As a cashier clerk you are tasked to manage the cash register but you ALSO have to explain store policies to customers CLEARLY (Surfstyle, like many tourist stores, has a NO RETURN POLICY especially for swim wear and beach accessories), fill out damage reports, organize hangers, fold clothes on the floor (when there is no line), and help the manager with restocking, stickering/labeling new merchandise, re-arrange displays (the mannequins change clothes more times than the average man, joking, but they do change a lot)
At the dressing room you are responsible for managing the rooms, refolding/hanging the clothes customers have tried on, and again helping managers with tagging and stickering new merchandise.
On the floor, you basically have ONE job: keep the store clean by constantly folding clothes unless the manager has another duty to dump on you.
All in all, it is an easy job for minimum pay. The environment depends on the people you work with and how well you get along with other people. You learn customer service through your interaction with customers, which can be pretty interesting since the most of the customers are tourists from all over the world. You learn to manage the cash register, eventually...
Floor Associate (Former Employee) – Clearwater Beach, FL – March 6, 2017
Working at Surf Style was a fun experience. Surf Style was my very first job and I loved working with all of the staff. Everyone there was extremely friendly. I came to work everyday with a smile on my face, and left the same. Working retail I got tons of experience talking to people I didn't know and overcame most of my shyness.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Clearwater Beach, FL – July 20, 2015
The managers are amazing and will treat you like family (some) but the ceo and district manager give you really hard times and everytime they came in the store everyone had to have their nose up and become their official robot. They are a very religious company and if your jewish they give you more opportunity, the pay does not add up to the hard work you do. air condition is broken most the time and customers are very rude (tourist). Great place to work until district and ceo are in the building then its H*ll....
Cashier (Former Employee) – Orange Beach, AL – January 27, 2015
I loved working here! Typically folding shirts and straightening up hangers is what you will do. Help customers find what they are looking for. This was a very busy retail store in the summer near the beach.
Management was great! Coworkers were my friends from school.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Panama City Beach, FL – July 28, 2014
A typical day at work was to come in, clock in, than listen to the managers instructions, and then do your job. At this job, I learned how to properly fold clothes and also how to hang them. The manager at work were all really nice people and great to get along with. The co-workers there are mostly people from other countries that knew barely any English, so I don't know much about them. The hardest part of the job in my opinion is to multitask. On a busy day, it is likely that you are required to do many things at once, and it sometimes gets too overwhelming. The most enjoyable part of work was meeting new people that come in daily and engaging in a short but meaningful conversation.