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Unfair work practices

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Former Employee - Home Theater Sales  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Home Theater Sales in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Co-workers were experienced and knowledgeable.

Cons

Poor Management
Awful employee pay model
Long hours punctuated by free(to hhgregg) labor

The company is commission based only, despite up to 12 hours weekly you must be dedicated to improving the store, with no compensation. Utterly ridiculous. 2 hours before store opens to set up the place up. (no customers so no pay), 2 hours post close to clean the place (no
customers no pay) multiply this by 3 or 4 times a week, and you are donating 12 hours+, rarely less to HHgregg for free. I have a family to feed, can't donate 12 hours of my time so store is pretty and equipment is ready for sale. No problem working the 60 hours a week, but not when 12 hours of it are a donation. Utterly absurd pay model. Commissions are non-existent unless you sell a very poorly reviewed, service plan, that eventually comes back and haunts you in the form of dissatisfied customers. Delivery handled by outside agent who either messes up the shipment, or because they are so ill handled, just botch things up. Never enough staff in warehouse, you end up having to get your own product from the back and waste more of your un-payed time. Almost all of the experienced staff left within the first 4 months of employment. Replaced by inexperienced job seekers willing to take any abuse doled out. Pay model favors the company completely, with their goal to get as much free from their employees as possible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If your plan is to work employees for no pay, then I have no advice, because all benefits are to the firm, with none to employee. On the other hand if you want loyal hard working employee base, change the pay model

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    WORST JOB I'VE EVER HAD

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    The discount which is "Landed Cost". And your co-workers, who are like family, although everyone is looking for a new career....

    Cons

    I've have over 20 years of retail management and sales expericance, and hhgregg by for is the absolute worst company I've worked for. As a sales associate you will work a min of 45+ hours / week, and if your lucky get 4 ups a day. Management is not consistent they are all bark but no bite. The culture in the store is horrible, no one wants to work there, and this all stems from the store general manager. He still has yet to realize the stores negativity all comes from him.

    Hhgregg Downers Grove is currently hiring.... But I would not recommend this job to my worst enemy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't work sales people 45+ hours/week (during the holidays this is fine, but not during the summer).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you can take the flip flopping

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    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales in Wilmington, NC

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

    Pros

    You can make money if the customers come in but lately not a whole lot there. You can move up if you can take the hours.

    Cons

    Your life/work balance is not there all there way. Management tends to play favorites. They want you to sell a product but not train you on it. To learn how to do it (activate a cellphone) you must split the sale with another employee that knows how to do it. So in other words you must pay someone to to sell the product.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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