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hhgregg Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
511 Reviews
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hhgregg President, CEO, and Director Dennis L. May
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great company to work for and great opportunity to make good money (in 24 reviews)

  • Decent employee discount (if the product has any money in it) (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible work/life balance - Managers hired on to work 45 hours, actually end up working 55 (in 28 reviews)

  • Its retail, long hours with very little reward or just enough of a reward to keep you afloat (in 56 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a desperation job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronic Sales
    Former Employee - Electronic Sales

    I worked at hhgregg (less than an year)

    Pros

    Discount, potential to earn a lot of money if you know how to swindle customers on warranties.

    Cons

    Horrible work-life balance. Draw. If you go into "draw" (where you don't make enough to cover minimum wage), they will loan you the money to take you up to minimum wage and deduct it from your next paycheck. Take the cost for uniforms out of your paycheck, which is ILLEGAL if it is unsuitable to wear outside of work, such as having a company logo, or causing you to be paid less than minimum wage. Make you go to unpaid training. Coworkers fight like children over customers. Job is commission only. If you get stuck in slow hours you don't get paid. Hire too many people for holiday season, not enough sales to go around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just be ethical, and don't make sales deal with online sales where they earn nothing for their work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Audio/Video Sales aren't what they used to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Theater Sales in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Home Theater Sales in Champaign, IL

    I worked at hhgregg

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Wow Where should i start? Training is lackluster-No support when you start out. Its pretty much like learning how to swim in shark infested waters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of management is here today gone tomorrow so I would be wasting my time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hhgregg

    Pros

    None its a horrible job

    Cons

    Everything, a lot of operational work your not paid for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go finish your degrees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Currently an operations lead for hhgregg and am under paid for the work load that I handle.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    I have been working at hhgregg full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are no pro to this position. None at all!
    The company sucks
    Upper management likes to over micro manage.

    Cons

    Would never refer anyone to work at hhgregg, you do all the work while the general manager stands in one place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at hhgregg full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You could make a lot of money if you sell your soul and lie or mislead people.

    Cons

    Commission structure is terrible. If you make less than the minimum wage times your hours worked in commissions they give you the difference but you have to pay it back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close everything. Best Buy will always win.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Stay Away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at hhgregg full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good initial training. Emphasis on product knowledge is very good. Good product line up with aggressive pricing. Very good product knowledge from management.

    Cons

    Income potential exaggerated. Customer count low. Constant problems with delivery. Extremely high turnover and very low morale. Not even a water fountain (broken for over a month.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow what you preach. I see no indication of care about your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent pay, Horrible managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at hhgregg full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Potential to make great money if in a good location. 100% commission.

    Cons

    Managers are horrible/two faced. Upper management is a joke too. None of them care about the employees. Constantly cheated out of money and commission from corporate. Managers want the sales associates to do tasks they do not get paid for such as set planograms, clean, etc. 100% commission so you only get paid to close sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire them all. Management is a joke.

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

    Job is basically SLAVE labor.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at hhgregg full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The GM was really the only outstanding part of this job. He was very talented, but unfortunately, had his hands tied by corporate.

    Cons

    Long hours, always being boondoggled by "landed price", whatever that means on any given day. Long, painful hours, especially over the holidays and any major sale. And, worst of all, non-paid training and putting up signage for late nights. Added to this, even being one of the top salespeople in our market, you couldn't make a living wage, which is terrible and shame on corporate. The huge pressure of selling warranties is also ridiculous, as they keep going up, but the salespeople's wages keep going down. The warranties are just an absolute joke there, overpriced and over pressured.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat and pay your employee's better, give them a honest living income! You lose really, really talented people by many empty promises. Find another way to deal with the silly signage that changes twice a week, and PAY for training and offer better benefits. Simple really.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    worst place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Salesman in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Salesman in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    cool people to work with

    Cons

    long hours
    HORRIBLE MANAGEMENT
    not good pay
    a lot of free labor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace entire management team. Get people who care about the employees and actually do their job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at hhgregg full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Any idiot can get hired !

    Cons

    Poor store management and middle managers aren't much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more QUALIFIED employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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