Visions Electronics

  www.visions.ca
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Not as financially rewarding as it used to be...

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Sales in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

I have been working at Visions Electronics

Pros

You get to sell the latest tech toys, there is the capacity to make a decent living if you want to, usually a good group of people to work with.

Cons

Horrible upper management, "boys club", never get rewarded for the work you do, everything is based upon the amount of sucking up you do. People are given positions based on who their friends are, while others that have earned promotions get tossed aside. Margins have declined dramatically, and commission structures change frequently to make sure the big shots at head office can afford their private jets, while the salesperson starves.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize that the real people that are making you all rich are the ones in the trenches, and start paying them better.

Doesn't Recommend

10 Other Employee Reviews for Visions Electronics (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great staff, great superiors, always fun working with new technology

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Sales in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Always get to play with the newest electronics, leadership was great. Absolutely no complaints regarding management in any regard, throughout all of Winnipeg. Sales staff are all quite respectful, there is not a lot of "stepping on each other's toes", and if there is, it's quickly resolved. Great company to work for all around.

    Cons

    Only con is top-up repay. In the slow months, you need all you can get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you're doing. There's a reason turnover is low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The worst three years of my working life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, overall. Support staff tries to be supportive, and enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    With the managers there, their job is to placate to their bosses who are on Mount Olympus. You address your concerns to them, but it feels like they are on deaf ears, as they are inflexible to change.

    On pricing: it can be negotiated, but to the point they want you to go as low as you can to close the deal, but they harp on you for low gross profit numbers. Granted you want to be compete with your rival retailers for pricing, but your ceiling should be your retail pricing, not your sales pricing.

    Compete with others in terms of technology: only on their bread and butter, Home Audio and Video. Nothing else. They have no computer department, as notebooks are the only "computer" thing they really sell. Because of the vacuum left by a retailer that closed shop in the area, they could have picked up the slack, and filled in that hole, but they're short sighted on that aspect.

    Before I left, it was an old boy's club. If you didn't work a particular manager back in the day, you weren't handpicked to be a manager at another location, when there is a spot open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training, better support to your staff when it comes to giving them the tools to do proper selling, have managers create a positive culture instead of shaming people with low numbers. You need a more user friendly website that is not made from the 90's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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