Magnolia Audio-Video Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Overall good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Designer in Ramblewood, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems Designer in Ramblewood, NJ

    I have been working at Magnolia Audio-Video full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Great management
    Gained a lot of knowledge
    Learn great customer service and how to deal with tough situations

    Cons

    Work life balance is hard due to longer hours, not much area for growth within the company. Micromanaging is big and can get annoying

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Lots of organizational skills needed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Designer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Designer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Magnolia Audio-Video full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The discount, knowledge that you will learn,

    Cons

    Have to hustle the best buy sales floor sometime doing things that will not go toward your pay.

    Culture and value will depend on location.

  3. Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Installer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Installer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Magnolia Audio-Video full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great workplace good environment pay great job.

    Cons

    Long hours lots of overtime when busy. Lack of assistance occassionally. Traffic

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  5. So far so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Designer in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Designer in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Magnolia Audio-Video full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is great but benefits are better

    Cons

    Hours plus the work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Go back to being seperate from best buy

  6. Headed Downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Magnolia Audio-Video full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall I enjoyed working there. Solid focus on training of brands and products sold. Employee Discount is great. Great business plan until the most recent restructure. Salary is great for the industry and combined with the benefits it would be hard to beat.

    Cons

    work-life balance is poor. New restructure takes away the personalized service and ability to provide 100% Customer satisfaction. Micro-Management is a huge problem under new structure.

    Advice to Management

    Realign to previous structure. Remember that the employees and customers are what makes the business.

  7. Working with sales professionals and discerning clients

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

    I worked at Magnolia Audio-Video

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great sales experience and business pros

    Cons

    Lots of hours and always on call

    Advice to Management

    Need better work/life balance

  8. Slavery

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Designer in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Designer in Sterling, VA

    I have been working at Magnolia Audio-Video full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits and rewards programs from vendors.

    Cons

    Bestbuy management controls you, you work on draw and they force you to sell bestbuy products you don't get paid on. No support and no work life balance. Installers suck and management does not promote the best rather their friends so the brand is lost.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of best buy and rebrand Magnolia as stand alone.

  9. Great Company Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN

    I have been working at Magnolia Audio-Video full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Magnolia AV has great health benefits while offering a great work environment for Self motivated individuals

    Cons

    Magnolia AV is part of BestBuy, which sometimes can affect the agility of Magnolia's business operating model.

  10. Positive experience working for a growing company, however career opportunities are limited by corporate expansion

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

    I have been working at Magnolia Audio-Video

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A growing company that is still small enough to get immersed and have impact on multiple areas of the business.

    Cons

    Like any corporate business, implementation and approval on processes can be a difficult and lengthy process. System limitations.

    Advice to Management

    Need upper management dedicated to Magnolia. Focus on improving processes prior to opening more stores.

  11. Not a good company to work for - Stay away!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Designer in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Designer in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Magnolia Audio-Video full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good product selection, good benefits package, stock options are nice even though Best Buy stock is poor.

    Cons

    No career advancement opportunity, shady business practices, disorganization within company, bloated special ordering and repair services, lack of identity since Best Buy purchase, poor overall management. Very poor work/life balance.

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