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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 for 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

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    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 for 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
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    Think out of the box -- no vision

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    Former Employee - Hard Worker  in  Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Hard Worker in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at AP Sound full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefit package 401k, Health, Life, Dental plans

    Cons

    Company struggles with no vision and lacks true direction. Company was an a+ rated company before 2007 but new management had difficulty in continuing the legancy and was force in 2011 to go out of business. New owners were convinced to keep executive managers and did not change the no vision policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate the current managers and replace where necessary. Define new company goals envolving current employes in the decision process. Otherwise prepare to sell off the assets and close the doors.

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