AP Sound

  www.allprosound.com
  www.allprosound.com
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good pay, but serious improvements need to made

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Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Pensacola, FL
Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Pensacola, FL

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

Pros

decent pay for sales...but that's about it....

Cons

no chance of career advancements past sales, long hours, poorly ran, low morale, terrible benefits package, no paid vacation time, no paid sick leave, companies policies and procedures are at times confusing and convoluted and can change at any given time without your notice....this company went out of business in early 2011 and the pieces was picked up by an investor that retooled the company but left prior management in charge (yeah that makes sense), not sure how long he will keep the ship afloat until he pulls the plug....its best to have a back up plan if you work here

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start understanding the struggles of what your employees have to deal with everyday, crucial improvements and upgrades need to made for better efficiency....also understand that you have to find ways to make employees happy and enjoy coming to work...happy employees = profit.....but you don't seem to get that, good luck

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

4 Other Employee Reviews for AP Sound (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Fun job, but ugly underbelly.

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    Former Employee - Residential Tech in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Residential Tech in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at AP Sound full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyday is new and exciting, pay is good. Learning about the newest equipment and how to use it is always a good time.

    Cons

    Absolutely no room for advancement, management rarely send correct equipment to job sites, company has forgotten its ma&pa root and shifted to a corporate atmosphere that only cares about raw numbers, not employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will not succeed going this direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This is what happens to a company with a ton of potential is run by someone without a clue.

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    Former Employee - Senior Lead Technician in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Technician in Pensacola, FL

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

    Pros

    Great pay for installers, ( because of all the over time. The jobs are screwed by the designers who approve prints.) Great location, the office is centrally located. and the checks cleared ( mainly because they are now owned and finically backed by Sweet Water. Which I hear is a great place to work.

    Cons

    The install side of the company changes operating procedures faster then people who work in the office change job tittles. If someone in the office lost a lot of money on a job, or a couple of jobs they would just get a new title. ( if you were in the yes man group, If you were not you just got replaced)
    imagine being out of town for 4 weeks and then the Thursday before you are supposed to come home they canceled your plane tickets. Because they sent a designer to program the system. Why not send the guy you payed to be a programmer. Fire people because you say they are losing you money, but you micro manage.The persons you fired were doing the jobs the way you told them too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff better. Don't send an employee home because of lack of work, without pay for a week, then fire them Monday morning. They could have been looking for work. Not sitting at home thinking they will be at work making money on monday. When you hire someone to do a job say, designer. Hold them accountable when nothing in the design turns out to work the way they designed it. Replace upper management with someone who actually knows something about the audio industry, and how to treat people with dignity. Every customer I dealt with thought the figure head of the company was a lot like George Bush Jr. "Yup, He is the president but he has no idea what he is doing to the people or the country (company).
    If you wish to keep your sells up I also suggest you drop the 300% mark up and get with the times. People are able to price check equipment and labor with a smart phone the very minute you give them a quote. Wake up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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