Midwest Cellular Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
25 Reviews

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  1.  

    Love my job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Midwest Cellular

    Pros

    Love the pay, make as much as you want pretty much. My coworkers are awesome and my DM is the great to work with. They keep you up to date on everything with trainings.

    Cons

    Just the same cons that any other jobs will have, nothing major.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more base pay would be nice! Or raises.

  2.  

    Company cares about money and distrusts its employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Midwest Cellular full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is good money to be made with the company and it is possible to move up in the company faster than some others.

    Cons

    Upper management lacks direction, micromanages, and operates on subtle threats to invoke fear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and honest with your staff. Tell the truth and respect your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Problematic

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Midwest Cellular

    Pros

    The best and only reason to work for this company is the pay for entry level position.

    Cons

    By far the worst part of this company was the district manager that I had. The upper management treat people like dirt and I was mistreated by the higher people. Another concern is the lack of trust between the company and their emloyees. Employees are not protected because the business office serves as the company hr, which is a joke. Micromanagement lots of it. There is no flexibility to get time off and you work retail hours. You will not get a Saturday off ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better. You treat your customers so well why can't you translate that to your full time employees. We are not garbage. Realize we have lives outside of the company. You're company needs seriously improvement and better training of your district managers.

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  5.  

    Company full of lies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Midwest Cellular full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay at first
    good benefits
    paid time off

    Cons

    where to start...
    Micromanagement to the max
    Management constantly lies to you
    Company wants to you take as much of your customers money as possible
    no remorse for employees or customers
    want to be top name for at&t retailers but lack the professionalism
    constantly are changing the pay structure
    upper management will lie to you to get their way
    owner of the company has no idea what goes on
    management is a bunch of lying scum bags
    This business should be looked at by the BBB fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop treating reps like little kids. You want work done treat us right. Don't lie to us and low ball us threatening us with our jobs. I witnessed a great worker get fired recently for something so petty and silly. the guy was a great worker always showed up on time and worked his shift. hardly argued and what did you do. you lying scumbag district managers let him go. makes me think twice about starting with this company. Treat your people right

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Bunch of micromanagement

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Midwest Cellular

    Pros

    The commission structure is the only thing good.

    Cons

    Everrything. They micro manage every damn thing you do. They treat you like a number rather than a person. You can't even have a beard if you're a man. I was let go for nothing. The district managers treat you unfairly. The owners of the company don't even know anything about a phone. They consistently violate AT&T protocol in order to make money for their company. The only cool person who I ever worked with was the RAE. everything about this company is a lie. They use their cameras to check on you rather than text provides security. They want to make sure that they can control you to make them money. There is little to no employee trust and I'd be damned to say if they even cared about you. You can't even use Google on a laptop. this company is garbage and they don't deserve to have the ability to sell at T products. At T is a crappy company anyway. My advice don't ever work here!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating employees like grunts and get some ethics!

  7.  

    Potential to make a lot of money

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

    I have been working at Midwest Cellular full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    MWC has a great commission structure and good trainings. The company does teach you how to sell and does not cut your short on hours.

    Cons

    You get written up for every little thing and they micromanage you like crazy. There are cameras in every store and if they see something they don't like, for example, the store may be empty but if they see reps talking in groups more than two or three, they will call the store to let you know they are watching

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage so much. Trust that your employees will work to your potential and the reps wouldn't feel so much like lab rats. Other than that, business structure is great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Fantasic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Midwest Cellular

    Pros

    The money is good
    The DM's are great to work with

    Cons

    They give you Unrealistic deadlines
    They try to lead by fear

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Micromange Galore

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Hastings, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hastings, MN

    I worked at Midwest Cellular full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ok pay for a younger person

    Cons

    The list goes on but mostly just the way people are treated and gross micromangment of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chill out, quit micromanaging and trust your people a little more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    A company that invests in the employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at Midwest Cellular full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sales and customer service training, career development, ability to move up

    Cons

    Hours are retail. Sometimes have to deal with hostile customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    loved my coworkers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Urbana, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Urbana, IL

    I worked at Midwest Cellular full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    coworkers and meeting with ppl were the best part of the job, customers can be annoying

    Cons

    saturday morning meetings need to cease. they are pointless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some of your managers are ridiculous

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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