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Golf Town Reviews

Updated 11 October, 2017
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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Golf Town part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic management, good discount, easy place to work

    Cons

    Little hours in the Winter season


  2. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Golf Town part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great managers, easy place to work, good discounts

    Cons

    Would like better training for new hires

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Golf Town (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and very knowledgeable, discount on products, good working environment and atmosphere with in he store.

    Cons

    Limited storage and too much stock held, general and other managers should order their own stock for the store so that too much stock is not being held and the expenditure wouldn't be more than the income on or in certain circumstances.

    Advice to Management

    General managers to place orders for own stores.


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  5. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Golf Town full-time

    Pros

    -always friendly co-workers
    -very relaxed management
    -customers are always looking to be helped and engaged
    -good employee discounts on everything in the store

    Cons

    -raises are very unlikely
    -you are more likely to spend you paycheque on the beautiful equipment you are selling
    -customers at times can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    keep hiring young people passionate about golf, and hiring people who know a lot about golf in general. the golf industry is dying so it's important to revitalize it with youth.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks. Free Golf. Clothing discounts. Free balls.

    Cons

    Low pay. No consistent employment opportunities.


  7. "Employment review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    One positive is the expert level fitting experience which is offered to customers by seasoned employees committed to the custom fitting process.

    Cons

    Absolutely zero additional compensation for employees with expert skill sets. They get paid the same minimum wage as a cashier or apparel employee.

    Advice to Management

    If this organization expects to hire and retain strong employees than they should embrace commission or increase wages. Currently there is zero incentive to do well. Additionally, a serious lack of wage dollars is contributing to a decline in personalized service, formerly a staple for the GT customer service framework.


  8. "Meh."

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    Former Employee - Club Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Club Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, mostly great customers, no problems discussing the schedule with management regarding vacation, days off, etc.

    Cons

    Shoddy pay, no information about benefits I was entitled to from day one, (that is on Head Office). Little or no acknowledgement for a job well done. After 5+ years of dedication, was sacked 15 minutes after walking in and being informed the store was to be closed. No severance. Thank you, Golfsmith for putting this before the courts.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your people. These guys are on the front line every day.


  9. "Golf Town"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saskatoon, SK
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saskatoon, SK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Golf Town (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, fun atmosphere, usually good relationships with customers, good place to learn how to interact with customers and learn how to work in a retail environment

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement or raises as an associate, little communication with head office so frequent confusion at the store level

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff feedback more


  10. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Golf Town (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people who worked there were awesome. They were the best part of the job.

    Cons

    - Terrible management, could never rely on anyone to stay. We were always understaffed when management left multiples times and basically had to do their job being underpaid.
    - Expected to work on commission based program but never earned commission

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect others to do your job.


  11. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Golf Town part-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work, great relationship with customers, good place to build professionalism and etiquette

    Cons

    Head office was terrible at communicating with the store level, prices are high and customers would complain about it

    Advice to Management

    Be more accommodating to staff with their requests for changes in the company and listen to staff suggestions more


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