Magnolia Audio-Video

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Magnolia Audio-Video Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
11 Reviews
3.4
11 Reviews
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Magnolia Audio-Video Senior Vice President, General Manager, Home Business Group Mike Mohan
Mike Mohan
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  1.  

    Working with sales professionals and discerning clients

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Magnolia Audio-Video

    Pros

    Great sales experience and business pros

    Cons

    Lots of hours and always on call

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Headed Downhill

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Magnolia Audio-Video full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Slavery

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    Current Employee - Systems Designer  in  Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Designer in Sterling, VA

    I have been working at Magnolia Audio-Video full-time for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN

    I have been working at Magnolia Audio-Video full-time for less than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magnolia Audio-Video

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not a good company to work for - Stay away!

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    Former Employee - Systems Designer  in  San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Designer in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Magnolia Audio-Video full-time for more than 5 years

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    This highly competitive and lucrative commission sales environment is a great opportunity to earn a living.

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    Current Employee - Systems Designer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Designer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Magnolia Audio-Video full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team environment, good training, good incentives.

    Cons

    Must be self-motivated, many hours put in outside of store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The Original High End Hi Fi Store started in Seattle.
    One of the better experiences in custom audio video.

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    Former Employee - Systems Designer  in  Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Designer in Mission Viejo, CA

    I worked at Magnolia Audio-Video full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Open ended sales position the more you sell the more you make. Customer focus and satisfaction is up to the individual designer. Personal feel with Big company support.

    Cons

    Some of the shine is dimmed by being located in the Best Buy retail low cost environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right people for the job, then support them with the right tools and on site store management. Macro manage individual designers and let them develop a client base and be confident that what they promise gets done on time and with consistent professional execution. Over deliver on quality, experience, value every time to every client.

    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't look for satisfying fulfillment from your job here.

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    Current Employee - Audio Video Specialist  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Audio Video Specialist in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Magnolia Audio-Video

    Pros

    Access to industry accommodation pricing on audio video gear.

    Cons

    Being treated like an expendable item, with an old-croneyism corporate mentality not befitting a once proud, family owned business. Dilution of unique, higher margin selling opportunities through lowest common denominator promotions mostly dictated by buying office politics with key vendors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your own people, especially those on the "front lines" in retail sales! Look beyond your MBAs for free insight given from colleagues who share your desire to grow business.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Time Consuming

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magnolia Audio-Video

    Pros

    Meet a lot of people.

    Cons

    Hours worked each week. yikes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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