Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Huntington Beach, CA – November 20, 2018
Jack’s surfboards was a great first Job. They will help you build character and the job will teach you how to work with people and become a situation solver. My experience was great just no room for the advancement I wanted.
Working Jack's Corporate Office isn't what its cracked up to be
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) – Huntington Beach, CA – September 28, 2018
I was hired as a Data Entry Clerk for the Purchase Order Department at the corporate office in Huntington Beach. I decided to quit after the fourth day because two of my coworkers complained to management that I wasn’t learning the job fast enough. The manager then came to me and said she will give me one more day, but she wasn’t sure if it was going to work out. I didn't know if I should get upset or to laugh by this. I’m very computer savvy and perfectly capable employee to do simple data entry and I have NEVER have heard of a company expecting you to know the job only after working 3-4 days. Really unfair and totally unreasonable! Btw, this position has had a very high turn over of people quitting after a week or so of being there.
Mostly really nice people that work there and 30% store discount.
No benefits and low pay, alot of people quit working this position after a week.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Newport Beach, CA – April 17, 2018
I learned about merchandise in the store, and how certain clothes are supposed to fit. The hardest part of the job was unloading and loading merchandise off the truck, which was actually very easy. A typical day at work consisted of me helping customers and trying to meet my personal sales quota. I also maintained the floor and made sure merchandise and sections looked clean and professional. Management didn't act like they were managers. Most of them stayed on their phone the whole shift. There were two out of five managers who I thought actually had leadership qualities and actually presented themselves professionally.
Store Sales Clerk (Former Employee) – Huntington Beach, CA – March 30, 2018
This job was weak. It was a popularity contest. They wouldn't put anybody to work in the surf or skate section if you didn't dress a certain way. The owners of the company are not surfers-they are middle eastern businessmen so there's a weird dynamic to it
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Dana Point. CA – May 24, 2017
good store, nice food next door, flexible hours and lovely lovely people who would come in and enjoy the clothes I would throw at them. the managers were very welcoming and able to fluctuate with my hours and if hours did not work out shifts were able to be covered
Sales/Register (Former Employee) – Newport Beach, CA – September 27, 2016
A typical work day at jacks would be a mellow day. You tend to know most customer that come in because they have ben shopping there for years on years. The management is awesome and fun. The most enjoyable part of my job would e working with my friends and loving what i do at the same time. ``
Cashier/ Sale's Associate (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – November 17, 2015
Great entry level job with very flexible hours. Management is very friendly yet efficient with maintaining store duties. You work on a commission system so you are very motivated to make sales, it is not difficult to sell $15,000+ a month. Great group of employees which create a very pleasant workplace, everyone is friendly with each other.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Hermosa Beach, CA – October 6, 2015
It was fun working in retail at Jacks. I learned a lot, how to sell items and strengthen the skill of customer service. On a typical day I moved around from different sections of the store helping customers and being in charge of the dressing rooms. I'd clean up the store after my shift, I liked a lot of things mostly working with the customers, helping them one on one.
Social Media Manager (Former Employee) – Orange County, CA – August 3, 2015
Jack's Surfboards has a very special place in my heart. I started working here a week after turning 16. I was shy, insecure, and quite lost in life. I started from the bottom working the dressing room and ended working at home as their Social Media Manager. I got a collected 25k organic followers within the 1 year of me taking over their Instagram. For other work than Social Media, I ran fiscal reports, weekly reports, counted in/out registers, was a key holder for 3 years, worked 4 years of 13 hour shifts 15 days in a row of the oh so wonderful US Open of Surfing, took photographs for events, and was my boss's right hand (wo)man.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Huntington Beach, CA – January 2, 2014
A typical day at work would be going to a section you were told to work in and fold clothes, help customers, clean up, dust, sweep, there was always something to do. I learned how to address customers and how to sell, it was my first job so it taught me a lot of what I needed to know for the future. The managers were all very nice but strict when they needed to be, it was well balanced between fun and work. My co-workers were awesome and it was nice getting to know different people, it wasn't cookie cutter surfer image like I had expected. The hardest part of the job was finding someone to cover your shifts! The most enjoyable was the whole job, I loved working by the beach and people watching and having a good time at work.
Great/fun place to work productive with always something new to do
Sales (Current Employee) – Hermosa beach CA – August 19, 2013
A typical day at Jacks starts with the morning shift coming in and taking care of the usual morning duties. Basically getting the store ready for when customers come in to shop. After that we work on project to make the store more appealing and help our sales numbers. By this time customers start coming in and we're helping them out the rest of the time.
Jacks has taught me so much when it come to customer service. Dealing with people isnt always the easiest but its up to us to make their experience as smooth as possible. That sometimes means bitting your tongue and just doing your job.
Managers at Jacks are awesome along with all my co-workers
The hardest part of Jacks is probably carrying heavy boxes full of clothes.
The most enjoyable part is getting to meet new people each and everyday.