Payroll Associate/Data Entry Specialist (Former Employee) – Herndon, VA – December 27, 2016
The office environment is very open, both socially and physically. They encourage open communication with co-workers and management to avoid potential missed opportunities as well as conflicts.
My experience with management was not the greatest. It felt to me that management had no concept of how much work could be fit into any given time frame. And, that regardless of how hard we worked, we could still only work as fast or slow as the systems we used. This caused a fair amount of friction.
Additionally, management does not plan well for training new hires. For my position, which was new to me, I was given about 5 days training to learn everything there was to know. Couple that with co-workers not having time to respond to questions and things were bound to collapse, which they did.
I will say that overall I enjoyed the environment and the people. Although there were tough times, I hold no grudge against anyone.
My advice when applying to this company: Have plenty of previous experience in the position to which you are applying.
Weekly Catered Lunches, Flexibility with breaks/lunch, Holiday Events
Gossip is rampant, IT Dept can be condescending, Temps are often treated as outcasts
Executive Chef (Former Employee) – Greenbackville, VA – November 7, 2018
Billy Casper Golf is a third party management company that only really cares about the bottom line. They don't care if the patrons are happy, they only care about how to get their piece of the pie. The General manager that I worked for was the most selfish, self centered, egotistical person I have ever met. After multiple complaints to the HR department at VOS with no result, I finally gave up. Upper management was pleasant, but ineffective which made support non existent. Golf operations is their specialty, upper management cares very little about Food and beverage operations which affects the consistency of their end products.
REGIONAL ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – November 1, 2018
As a General Manager, you're tasked with updating daily reports, scheduling and training staff, coordinating with vendors, overseeing inventory control, monitoring rate fluctuation, social media marketing, program and event marketing, and responding to online reviews. Typical work week is 70+ hours of on-site and after hour working.
General Manager (GM) (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – August 19, 2018
LONG hours, zero support from upper management, no resources or training offered, very low salary, disconnect between culture at VSO and the courses, no communication, lacks innovative thinking, poor client relations.
Chef (Former Employee) – Lakeland, FL – July 18, 2018
I was told that I had reached my pay cap, at the same amount I had started at. I was told I was better off finding something better, and that I was going nowhere in the company. I felt very underappreciated.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – May 3, 2018
Great experience that I would not want to do again. It was eye opening that there were adults stuck in the same position as me without little to no room for advancement within the company. I had a great personal relationship with my manager but the general manager was anti-social and stayed to himself.
Groundsman (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – April 20, 2018
Not the highest paid but fairly relaxed work environment. Could be fast paced at times but overall if the team was communicating things would get done in a timely manner. The main problem is the lack of cash outlay from corporate to maintain courses they feel arent' bringing enough money in. As a result less people come and they are willing to spend less money and hours get cut and the course falls from grace as a nice place to golf.
General Manager (GM) (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 18, 2018
Working with Billy Casper Golf has been enjoyable. They have ample opportunities to grow with the company. Support is is always available as needed. The company respects their staff and treats you like family. If you're looking to be coddled and given a sticker for every good thing you do, then you should work somewhere else. Honestly you should not work in the golf or recreation industry.
Upper management needs to be let go. Not impressed at all with upper management professionalism.
Banquet Server (Current Employee) – Illinois – March 3, 2018
Not really impressed with upper management. Lots of favoritism in company. I shouldn't have to teach VP management how to skirt a banquet table . Ha! What a joke. I stay because of my fellow co workers. I would never work for them full time . Strongly recommend seeking new management at many locations.
Greenskeeper (Current Employee) – Wheeling, WV – February 27, 2018
Where do I begin, well first the pay is not great for the work you have to do its considered extremely underpaid. The company wants you to think that they care, but they really don't care at all! You have plenty of work until Autumn then you go from 40+ hours a week to just under 20, and in some cases 0 hours a week. If you're part-time you won't get vacation, or benefits. They say after 10 consecutive months you can get full-time its hard to when your busiest season is spring and summer.
GM (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 5, 2018
I worked for BC as a General Manager and it was one of the worst experiences I ever had in the golf industry. The management was horrible, the pay was way too low for the responsibilities, the hours will kill you. They own you and you will have no life. If you love the golf industry and value your work/life balance DO NOT WORK HERE.
It was an okay place to work at. The buildings are in very poor working condition and the station I worked had walls rotted away. Therefore I was constantly exposed to the environment. I also had no equipment for night operations or a heater for working in the cold.
High responsibility, low pay and treated very poorly
Worker (Former Employee) – Canton, MI – December 16, 2017
Extremely poor management Does not properly staff for work day Days tend to be 12+hours with high responsibility and low pay and appreciation Violates Health Code in Kitchen Allows staff to drink on the job Corporate office knows of issues of health, discrimination and alcohol abuse and does not act appropriately