Sam Ash Music Reviews

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Richard Ash
25 Ratings
  • Good Job and Good People, pay could be better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Pros

    People, once you make it it is a kick it job.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great. Politics are an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure no one is unhappy. It looks like it's one small snowball at first, then you have an avalanche.


Sam Ash Music Interviews

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sam Ash Music (Buffalo Grove, IL).

    Interview

    Picked up paper application and dropped off same day. Received a call back in less than 1 week for an interview. Received job offer a few days after interview. Interview was sitting in a back room with the sales manager for about 20 minutes while he asks questions. Nothing hard or unexpected.

    Interview Questions

    • What experience do you have with music, have you done any sales before, etc... basic stuff.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Be aware, you will make hourly minimum wage and have to earn your bi-weekly minimum wage in commission before it starts to build up your paycheck. That means you have to earn your whole paycheck in commission before you see any extra. Very hard to do unless you work in the sheetmusic/band instruments side of the store

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Website www.samashmusic.com
Headquarters Hicksville, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1924
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Sam Ash Music (SAM) has been instrumental in many a musician's livelihood. The #2 musical instrument retailer in the US (behind Guitar Center), SAM operates about 45 stores in more than 15 states, including California, New York, and Texas. Besides instruments, the company sells sheet music, recording equipment, lighting, computers, and music software. It also sells online. In addition, SAM sells vintage guitars, offers custom-built instruments and music clinics, and buys used musical instruments. It also runs a pro services and parts division, Sam Ash Professional, and an... More

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