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Former Employee - FT CS HYBRID to PT WAH FLEX in Saint Petersburg, FL
Former Employee - FT CS HYBRID to PT WAH FLEX in Saint Petersburg, FL

I worked at HSN part-time (less than a year)

Pros

Great pay for Florida. The pay out on the upsales, credit card aplications and contests are good. The product fairs are great, with lots of information and free samples.

Cons

What you are trained to do and what is expected on the floor are two different things. Sales is paid one wage and customer service/hybrid a higher wage. Sales is expected to take CS calls. In training you are told to transfer the customer over to CS as that's what they are there for. Even though my sales and upsell numbers were excellent, and customer compliments were docimented I was terminated for not doing the CS job while making a sales wage with sales metrics (197 seconds or less per call). The deny everyone unemployment. U r reminded daily your employment is "at will".

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All management needs to go through the training program once a year for their department. 23 years on the same job and they are unaware of what's being taught in the classes. Management needs to be hired from the lower ranks, not from other companies where they never were a worker bee. Straight from college to a management position. They have no clue. The best managers were recent promotees from the call center floor.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Not for me

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    Current Employee - Copy Writer in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Copy Writer in Saint Petersburg, FL

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

    Pros

    Has quite a few very talented people and pretty cool cafeteria since the campus doesn't have too much food around.

    Cons

    Very micro-managed environment. Do your job and don't ask questions even if they could help improve the company and efficiencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great friends and experience to see what corporate life is like.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at HSN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many PTO hours, Volunteering hours and Bank holidays.
    Great people who work there.

    Cons

    Upper Management.
    Low salary in comparison to other workplaces.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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