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Very Lean Company

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Former Employee - Territory Commercial Manager  in  Tampa, FL
Former Employee - Territory Commercial Manager in Tampa, FL

I worked at hhgregg full-time for less than a year

Pros

By having less employees at the corporate level it makes it "leaner." This allows decisions to happen a lot faster though they are not always the right one... The company is very aggressive with making sales wich can mean more money in your pocket being that your pay is either all or part commission. Customers will not have to wait to get assistance in the store because the associates have to sell to make money. Excellent selection of high-end appliances in certain stores.

Cons

The company is trying to expand to quickly. By being lean it often doesn't have the man power to accomplish goals. My biggest complaint was the lack of product, which forces an associate to sale a product to a customer that may not be right for them. This is very true in the store level because they work on commission alone, which also forces them to steal sales from each other and can ruin a potentially large sale in the process by a commercial manager. Another con is the lack of higher end electronics, which is made up for by very nice appliances but they aren't offered in all stores nor by commercial managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give an hourly rate to the store associates and increase product totals. Increase the amount of higher-end electronics and offer the high-end appliances in all stores.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Not bad for a retail gig.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Colonial Heights, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Colonial Heights, VA

    I have been working at hhgregg full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay for what your doing. Flexibility in doing what you want when you want. get to help people get what they need. It's not as bad as people make it out to be. If you are good at sales and dealing with the public, this job is for you, if you are not then you need to go somewhere else. I get to sell to people, make good money, and have fun, for the most part its relatively low stress, you just have to keep a smile on your face, money follows smiles.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to go through extra crap just to get paid properly, i.e commision filebacks for inproper pay. Schedule never makes sense, loopholes hurt pay with simple exchanges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to not be a manager, ive been hearing ever since I starting working how the sales people make more money, and even after hearing that, those good sales people for some reason decide to become a manager and then complain that "sales people make more money." sounds to me that people are being warned yet do it anyways and then are surprised that the pay is not as good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Draw Commission is very tough....

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    Former Employee - Appliance Sales  in  Avon, IN
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales in Avon, IN

    I worked at hhgregg full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good product, good people, conveniently located.

    Cons

    Pay based solely on commission but company does not have the customer following the larger competitors have like Best Buy so its very hard to stay afloat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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