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GoWireless Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
96 Reviews

2.5
96 Reviews
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GoWireless President & CEO Kevin Elder
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are driven and are willing to work hard you will make good money, but you are on your own, expect little help (in 4 reviews)

  • great products, friendly staff (mostly), decent pay, and pretty good commission structure (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The biggest con of working for Gow is the way upper management treats their employees (in 13 reviews)

  • 11 a hour for store managers kinda sucks (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Worked my way up to a raise only to have it taken away in one draconian cut.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    Pros

    Company had progressive pay plan based on building store volume up to certain levels. HAD good bonuses at times.

    Cons

    Bonus structure changed too often, inventory levels were inadequate to really build up the business. Eventually upper management made the decision to drop mangers to a low hourly wage rather than continue salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your sales force is your lifeline to making sales. Treating them as commodities that can be paid hourly wages took away all incentives to work for this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A once great place to work run into the ground.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Commission upside if you pay VERY close attention as it changes frequently.

    Cons

    Dj Postle is quite likely the worst person you could ever work for. Constant belittling, no positive reinforcement for front line staff and a general 'better than thou' attitude has driven many great & long term employees away from his district.

    Too much differentiating in culture from one area of the company to the other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the pay cuts and when your whole staff points the finger at someone who is treating them poorly then make a change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Ok but Entry level Dont expect anything or you will get hurt

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Fountain Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Fountain Valley, CA

    Pros

    IF you have no Sales Experience or are young and want to learn basic management then these is the place for you. Or if your a college kid.. U can make good money if your working in the right store and if have good leader,..

    Cons

    They cut throw you for the dumbest reson. they have Sales Managers that Should never be Manager and or have amenability to be a sales teacher or leader... There are Rules over rules but they never enforce them cause there so stupid even they don't like them... ITS A WHO KNOWS WHO GAME NOTHING MORE OR LESS. Funny how I have 8 yrs of Sales management but u rather put a 20yr that cant sell in charge cause he has a kid and family...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop firing good producers over stuff they never did or so small can barley warn a write up. Stop putting ur friends and young people that don't have any quite how to lead or teach and r nothing more then yes men.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    worked here for 3 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great products, friendly staff (mostly), decent pay, and pretty good commission structure.

    Cons

    hours, management, communication between sales reps and higher ups is delayed and diluted quite alot it seems. products NOT related to cell phones having a almost unobtainable quota on them, i.e direct Tv, Timewarner, etc. etc. micromanagement

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Unsatisfactory

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wireless Consultant  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Wireless Consultant in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    The chance to earn a base pay along with commission is really great. If you work hard and learn good selling techniques, you can earn a pretty nice bonus check. Pretty much guaranteed 40 hours a week. Honestly it can be a pretty easy job (depending on management).

    Cons

    Management sucks big time. I'm talking upper level management. HR, LP, Regional Sales Directors, Sales Directors, District Managers. They all suck. Poor organization and man management. Way too much turnover rate. Way too many contradicting rules and procedures. No real way to motivate. Overall, they don't care about you or the customer; just themselves. The company is filled with lies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage. You are horrible at it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Worked there for 2 years, really not bad but it seems like they will hire anyone.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    Pros

    Sometimes super busy and sometimes downtime, industry where things are changing often which makes it more fun to work there. Helping customers is fun.

    Cons

    Worked at three different stores and mostly I was the only girl working with 4 or 5 guys, most of them were nice but some of them were horrible and it was hard for me. The pay really isn't very good for managers.. Used to be better but they've lowered the base pay so its the same for everyone and only increases by a dollar or two with advancement, if you're a store manager you make the same base pay whether you are brand new or have 20 years experience, for example. I personally like it, but if you work really hard you can make decent commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more selective of the people you hire!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A decent employer for intro to the sales imdustry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wireless Consultant  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Wireless Consultant in King of Prussia, PA

    Pros

    Decent training structure
    Hourly plus commission

    Cons

    Lack of communication with management
    inferior management structure
    lack of accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold yourself accountable
    you don't need to ask permission to discipline an employee that isn't performing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Love it!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    work hard, play hard, if you have the time, you can talk with anyone, everyone is open to discussions if you just approach them. continual learning to keep up with new technology

    Cons

    there are many whiners that want to do less and get more time off and more pay. they are more willing to complain than put forth the effort to work hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    each department is in their own world and they need to interact more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ethically and morally, there was no standard.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with my co-workers.

    Cons

    Customers were lied to regularly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish an ethics or moral conduct code. Focus on developing long term relationships with clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Micromanaged to death.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    Pros

    The store staff was terrific. Assisted many great customers.

    Cons

    Horrible benefits, high pressure sales culture is not winning repeat customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training and ethics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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