Fletcher Music Centers

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Fletcher Music Centers Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
4 Reviews
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Fletcher Music Centers President and Owner John Riley
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    Sales Review

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    Former Employee - Sales in New Port Richey, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in New Port Richey, FL

    I worked at Fletcher Music Centers part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Morals And Values Good Product.

    Cons

    Over Priced Products, No Insentives, No Benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer Insentives To Employees, Lower Prices Of Products, Offer Benefits Package.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    No loyalty to staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fletcher Music Centers full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you can sell you can make money

    Cons

    No consideration for family time, holidays or personal life. Expected to be happy to work 7 days a week for no compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with all staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    WHAT IS SAID is NOT at all what is happening, no chances

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/PA

    I have been working at Fletcher Music Centers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Getting to meet cool clients and play music, if and when not busy wasting time and efforts doing silly promo work that makes no change in profits, nd making tons of calls that bug people at home. It is losing good people and money at every turn. See unfortunate end looming near...

    Cons

    Where to start...
    Stress levels are SUPER high because these products are so difficult to sell; they target old people with money to spare. Their management, from the top down, is outdated and very much likes to throw more and more jobs on low wage workers. It feels like you can see that they are poorly trained to lead and like to be the TOP salespeople, as opposed to leading their sales team. Teams are a joke. The management takes all the commissionable deals, leaving the salespeople out to dry.
    LUCKY if you last a year.
    It is hostile working environment and negative meetings that waste time and resources... too many things to list

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure, or collapse under the weight of pride

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Was once a great place to work, Now the customer base is dying off. Seriously.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Fletcher Music Centers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun products: If you like making music and have any level of keyboard skills, you will be entertained at your job. Amazing clients: I have met some amazing people with amazing life stories working here. Flexible Hours: Although sales hours come with a sales job, the smaller family-style environment made getting days off easier even if you weren't a manager. Weekly pay. Good company values. Management maintained a more family style atmosphere and due to the company size, was able to spend more personal time with the front line.

    Cons

    Company was once booming with sales and locations in the mid 90s. However, as the culture has changed, retired seniors (the only client base) have relatively less disposable resources and different interests than home organs. Lowrey, the only company left which manufactures the home organs which Fletcher Music sells, is also downsizing and moved their production plant from Chicago, Illinois to Indonesia in 2011. Obtaining new customers was extremely difficult: I'm talking the top stores getting awards for 3-5 new customers a month. As a result of the above, company morale is down and the company's future is grim unless major change in the product offerings occur. Starting pay is a commission against draw plan with draw being minimum wage. more than half of the company makes the minimum wage and is thousands of dollars "in draw" so it is basically impossible for them to sell their way out of it. Store manager pay didn't seem to be much better from what I could tell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The big looming problem would be that the customer base is, unfortunately, dying. Perhaps exploring different offerings would be beneficial.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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