PGA Tour HQ Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
The PGA Tour (stylized in all capital letters as PGA TOUR by its officials) is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played by men in the United States and North America. It organizes most of the events on the flagship annual series of tournaments also known as the PGA Tour, as well as PGA Tour Champions (for golfers age 50 and older) and the Korn Ferry Tour (for professional players who have not yet qualified to play on the PGA Tour), as well as PGA Tour Canada, PGA Tour Latinoamérica, and PGA Tour China.
The following piece was written by Tom Owens, who questions the integrity of the PGA Tour on theversed.com, "However, despite such impressive financial gain, according to an ESPN report, the PGA tour’s U.S based tournaments gave roughly 16 percent of their income to charity, compared to the industry norm of 65 percent. So where is the rest of the money going? Well according to Charity Navigator president Ken Berger, the biggest chunk of the profit pie is “going to big prizes, cash prizes for athletes and all the promotion around it, so it’s really pathetic, actually,” “Every single taxpayer in this country ultimately is bearing the burden of having to pay the taxes for this wildly inefficient organization that’s giving so little to charity.”
Former Employee - Production Assistant says"I worked at PGA TOUR full-time for more than a year Cons: The pay is minimun wage. The expectations are beyond realistic. When I worked here I was promised to be rewarded for hard work. Managers are not paying attention. They only care when you make mistakes. Managers will ask you about your personal life to guilt you into working overtime. For me, I was expected to edit features just for 14 bucks an hour. Bottom line, this is not a career it is an internship. The company does not have enough positions so they lie to recent grads that you can get promoted if you work harder than the next guy. It is the most cut throat work enviornment I have been apart of."
Former Employee - Coordinator says"I worked at PGA TOUR full-time for more than 3 years Cons: next to nothing pay, so bureaucratic"
Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator says"I worked at PGA TOUR full-time for less than a year Cons: Long Hours, Sexual Harassment, Unexpected goals, unpaid overtime. Late salary payments,"
Former Employee - Warehouse Associate says"I worked at PGA TOUR part-time for more than a year Cons: Not enough of hours. Only work a few days a week because they will call last minute and say there is no work. Some people work hard while others sit and watch. No benefits and low pay."
Former Employee - Media Logging Supervisor says"I worked at PGA TOUR full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Set-up for failure, lack of applicable training . Let go without sufficient explanation after 3 years of flawless reviews."
Former Employee - Food and Beverage says"I worked at PGA TOUR part-time for more than a year Cons: Poorly managed across the board. Food and beverage department is a mess and the director is curt and uninformed. Extremely disorganized"
Former Employee - Server says"I worked at PGA TOUR part-time for more than 3 years Cons: Arrogant food and beverage director, general manager that rules with an attitude of "it's my way or the highway", worst employee food program I have ever seen unless you like leftovers of leftovers, they promised to let us play the golf course but we rarely get a chance to play the course, and if you are not friends with the Management or the more experienced workers then you will be left out in the cold"
says"I worked at PGA TOUR Cons: No room for growth. Management doesn't care. Office culture."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at PGA TOUR full-time for less than a year Cons: -Nepotism plays a role in getting promotions -Low pay -Depending on the department, the amount of hours required to work coupled with low pay isn't worth it -Regardless of background, it's all about WHO you know -They preach 'culture' and all that nonsense, though it's meh at best"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at PGA TOUR full-time Cons: Pay scale is soooooooo top heavy"