Magnolia Audio-Video
3.5 of 5 8 reviews
www.magnoliaav.com Kent, WA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated May 6, 2014

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Magnolia Audio-Video Senior Vice President, General Manager, Home Business Group Mike Mohan

Mike Mohan

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    Great Company Culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Richfield, MN

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed upper management dedicated to Magnolia. Focus on improving processes prior to opening more stores.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a good company to work for - Stay away!

    Systems Designer (Former Employee)
    San Ramon, CA

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

    ConsNo 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Systems Designer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat team environment, good training, good incentives.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Systems Designer (Former Employee)
    Mission Viejo, CA

    ProsOpen 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire 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.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Audio Video Specialist (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsAccess to industry accommodation pricing on audio video gear.

    ConsBeing 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 Senior ManagementListen 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Time Consuming

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMeet a lot of people.

    ConsHours worked each week. yikes

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was tolerable

    Home AV Installer Technician (Former Employee)

    Prosinstallers get overtime very often.

    Consrelocations are difficult to get, and a long process to go through.

    Advice to Senior Managementconsideration for your employees goes a long way to making sure you retain them.

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