hhgregg Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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hhgregg President, CEO, and Director Dennis L. May
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Uncaring Company that cant find its identity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at hhgregg

    Pros

    Provides a paycheck. Sells Interesting items.

    Cons

    Poor Upper leadership. Employees are just numbers. Cant find its identity. Fear is the main motivator.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be a waste of time to advise leadership. They are not interested in hearing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. Terrible place to work!

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Lafayette, IN

    I worked at hhgregg

    Pros

    Make what you earn, but that's also a negative side through a slow week

    Cons

    100% commission
    Long hours
    All weekend, Every weekend

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Absolutely horrible company. Stay as far away as possible.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at hhgregg

    Pros

    None come to mind. Maybe the employee discount but that's it.

    Cons

    Everything. Horrible management at store level, horrible management at corporate. All around horrible company. Paid on 100% commission as a sales associate but they expect you to do tasks such as remerchandise the whole store instead of selling. They want you to lie to the customers. Sell them a horrible "premium" service plan that isn't even worth the value of the pamphlet they hand out to the customers. hhgregg is by far one of the worst companies to work for. I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't even know where to start. They wouldn't listen to the advice anyways. Be honest with your employees and customers. hhgregg is following the same path as Circuit City. I would not be surprised if hhgregg was closed within 5 years due to lack of quality management at store level and corporate level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at hhgregg

    Pros

    None or its so bad I can't remember

    Cons

    The worst company and people to work for hands down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. hhgregg employment

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    Former Employee - N/A in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - N/A in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at hhgregg full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are some great caliber of people/coworkers that are loyal to the hhgregg family and work hard to provide for their families.

    Cons

    There are some cut throat coworker/managers who would rather see your demise then to build you up and perform as team players.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is not competitive. Leadership is biased to favorites not work ethic or loyalty. Only perk is benefits/and some vacation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful

    In two words: BAD MOVE!

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at hhgregg (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Discounts on merchandise. I knew there was something I missed...

    Cons

    BEWARE!
    HR will tell you that the bad HHGregg reviews are only written by a few disgruntled ex-employees. Not so. Check out the quantity of bad reviews then ask "Why are there so many negative reviews for such a small(regional) company.
    As a GM of 5 years this was the most horrible experience of my leadership career. There is absolutely no time for a GM to lead, create a culture, or drive the processes because he or she IS the floor manager, customer service coverage, merchandiser, inventory manager, and truck checker in'er. Did I mention that the base pay is crap and the promises of huge bonuses can't possibly happen (and remember-you're too busy tasking to drive sales and customer service which results in increased sales). The stock is tanking and the cuts are severely cutting into floor and support staff as well as managers(yes, right now in 2015). The end is near. Unless you are a 25 year old that wants A quick management line for your resume then please make a smart decision and steer clear at all costs. Really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Target is digging its rear end out of a giant hole dug by this guy, then nicely drove Radio Shack into bankruptcy. So you put him in charge of HHGregg? Did you miss that he has no vision, doesn't understand a commissioned sales environment, drives short term profitability only by cutting essential customer facing staff, lacks critical people skills, and can't motivate a turnip? Hmmmm, maybe you do.

    Your brand is everything....when the customer service and sales costs have been purged then what's your next genius move?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Don't work here

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at hhgregg

    Pros

    Cool People to work with

    Cons

    bad pay and free labor. management is horrible and do not care about employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire all management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Great local team (Delivery/Distribution Operations), horrible leadership as a whole

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at hhgregg full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with at local facility
    Provided experience in retail and logistics leadership (via individuals, not company training)

    Cons

    Leadership has terrible communication, poor recognition of talent / talent development, micromanaging to the extreme, inability to find real, tangible, practices from successful facilities. Everything is about how to save a dollar with hhgregg. No investment is made into those who make aspects of the business successful. With a 51%, and growing, turnover rate; it is clear to see that hhgregg would rather deal with turnover; since they don't train people anyway, than to invest in their future with existing, hard working employees. Hhgregg will continue to be in the top 10 or top 5 worst companies to work for until they change their company culture/values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to re-evaluate the training program(s) as a whole, pay the people who have proven to be an asset what they deserve, and learn to listen to those who are successful rather than implementing battlefield promotions to under-qualified people, and individually developed SOPs. These both cause more issues and loss than if you had just paid someone who was qualified and proven, and listened to others who have been successful for development of best practices/SOPs.
    A - "What happens if we invest all of this time and money into training our employees and then they leave?"
    B - "What happens if we don't, and they stay?"
    "People don't leave bad companies, they leave bad leadership"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Don't waist your time please!!!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at hhgregg

    Pros

    good pay, good hours (when your on the schedule)

    Cons

    management sucks, a lot of work goes unfinished and they expect you to finish it while everyone else goes home, poor customer service and lack of customer satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't hire someone for part time if you know you don't have enough hours!!

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. Lots of Empty Promises

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    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Manager

    I worked at hhgregg full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working with some great staff members. Potential for uncapped compensation.

    Cons

    Long hours at work. Open for many holidays that others are not. Dealing with customers who demand things that are not common sense or practice. Negotiating pricing instead of paying retail price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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