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Straight commission sales, pretty good if you are very aggressive. Not for the timid or laid back personality types.

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

I have been working at hhgregg full-time (more than an year)

Pros

If you are very aggressive and don't take no for an answer, you can do pretty good. The job is straight commission and you have to hustle if you want to make potentially good money. If you are good at selling electronics and can attach accessories you will do well.
The employee discount is good depending on what you are buying, some products have much more markup than others and you can buy things slightly above cost.

Cons

You are limited to who comes in the store to shop and many days you get extremely slow traffic. Many customers want to negotiate, and price match other stores, which can get you a sale but cost you lots of commission. The hours can be very long and tiring, especially when there is a sale or during the holiday season. If you do not sell enough to cover your hours worked, you get paid a draw and have to pay it back when you do make money. You can't just sell naked TVs all day. You have to attach accessories and extended warranties or you won't make much money because there is very little profit in the TVs alone.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some sort of hourly or daily pay plus commission structure would work better than straight commission. Many days are so slow that even the best sales people cannot make money and it has caused MANY good sales people to leave.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing! Worst retailer I've worked for in 30 years of retail

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Employee discount. nothing else good.

    Cons

    Management doesnt care about associates what so ever. Dishohnest management encouraged by corporate. Rules change constantly.

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    Treat employees like people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Management lies during interview and training processes.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Appleton, WI

    I worked at hhgregg full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Store carries nice electronics and appliances brands if you can afford to work there long enough to qualify for employee discounts (at landed cost). Other hourly staff are mostly good people, but the most popular topic of conversation is how crappy and crooked the company seems to be.

    Cons

    No real concern for customers or employees; customers are just money sources to be squeezed for every single cent, and employees are the leeches to get it out of them. That's not unusual in a competitive business sales atmosphere, but sales staff are made to feel that every single potential customer should be instantly and constantly hard-sold, and if that customer does not buy (and buy a LOT including expensive service plans), you are not trying hard enough...You're told in the interview and training processes that you will make $16-$18 per hour on the sales floor if you are just average, much more if you are especially good. So how is it that out of eight original appliance sales associates, maybe one (and possibly none) of us made even $7.50 per hour over the course of Football Season Kickoff, Grand Opening, and Columbus Day sales (about 6 weeks)? Needless to say, people quit as soon as they could find better employment, but even then with the appliance sales crew down to three associates, we still barely made enough to cover the $7.50 "draw" amount, not to mention that $1000 or more of any amount above that will go back to the company due to the lack of business in the aforementioned sales. Maybe it was poor market research here, or maybe the company is just overall poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest in the hiring process; don't set unreasonable expectations.
    Be supportive in the day-to-day operations; hourly employees will make mistakes when no one takes the time to properly train them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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