Visions Electronics Reviews

Updated June 4, 2015
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  1. Good Place, Hard to make consistent money

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Visions Electronics full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Excellent team atmosphere, you are given the tools and training needed to sell. Flexible hours , you get to play with all the new technology.

    Cons

    Unless you build a customer base through referrals and have some customer loyalty its hard to make money when its the slow season,Upper Management is all sharks and not actual managers

    Advice to Management

    re work commission structure on controlables, more focus on building value for customers instead of just dropping prices.


  2. Good times, bad times

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Airdrie, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Airdrie, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Visions Electronics full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great earning potential, lots of learning, great discount

    Cons

    Cut throat environment, poor benefits, slow times are deadly on the wallet

    Advice to Management

    Make the business model more of a fair playing field. Don't lean so much on your top earners, there's other reps in the building that actually make the difference.


  3. Just Okay

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

    I worked at Visions Electronics full-time

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

    Pros

    Staff are friendly and your hard work does get recognized- just not so much in the form of a raise or allowance. The job is pretty relaxed but you're responsible for your own ongoing product knowledge.

    Cons

    Policy and procedures are highly inconsistent amongst all locations. You can get recognized for your hard work but it won't be reflected in your pay.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain consistency with policies and procedures.


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  5. The worst three years of my working life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Visions Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, overall. Support staff tries to be supportive, and enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    With the managers there, their job is to placate to their bosses who are on Mount Olympus. You address your concerns to them, but it feels like they are on deaf ears, as they are inflexible to change.

    On pricing: it can be negotiated, but to the point they want you to go as low as you can to close the deal, but they harp on you for low gross profit numbers. Granted you want to be compete with your rival retailers for pricing, but your ceiling should be your retail pricing, not your sales pricing.

    Compete with others in terms of technology: only on their bread and butter, Home Audio and Video. Nothing else. They have no computer department, as notebooks are the only "computer" thing they really sell. Because of the vacuum left by a retailer that closed shop in the area, they could have picked up the slack, and filled in that hole, but they're short sighted on that aspect.

    Before I left, it was an old boy's club. If you didn't work a particular manager back in the day, you weren't handpicked to be a manager at another location, when there is a spot open.

    Advice to Management

    Better training, better support to your staff when it comes to giving them the tools to do proper selling, have managers create a positive culture instead of shaming people with low numbers. You need a more user friendly website that is not made from the 90's.


  6. Great staff, great superiors, always fun working with new technology

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I worked at Visions Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always get to play with the newest electronics, leadership was great. Absolutely no complaints regarding management in any regard, throughout all of Winnipeg. Sales staff are all quite respectful, there is not a lot of "stepping on each other's toes", and if there is, it's quickly resolved. Great company to work for all around.

    Cons

    Only con is top-up repay. In the slow months, you need all you can get.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing. There's a reason turnover is low.


  7. Entrepreneurial work environment for the hard worker.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Car Install Manager in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Car Install Manager in Surrey, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Visions Electronics full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good pay structure, open minded mentality, great people to work with, 100% Canadian.

    Visions Electronics is definitely a place only for the hard worker if you want to be successful. Which is perfect for me because you get rewarded immediately for hard work. In a capitalist society it makes perfect sense (you get rewarded for what you do). The people at my store are great, everyone is focused on giving a great customer experience and we all have fun doing it.

    I like this company because it isn't "top heavy" upper management wise and when need changes need to be done, they really do listen. The company is very people oriented because it understands it's the people in the store that make the business successful.

    Cons

    Pay fluctuates during the year (commision based). You also have to put a lot of time in, just as if it were your own business.

    Advice to Management

    Update the website, it's the biggest bottleneck regarding image.


  8. If you like dealing with the public and being paid for it, you'll love visions.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Kamloops, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales in Kamloops, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Visions Electronics full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great environment, fun job, write your own paycheck, awesome discount on products, lots of incentives, great employees

    Cons

    Poor Upper level management
    Stress full at times
    Difficult to make decent money at slow times
    Terrible location and Parking
    High turnover of employees

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees better.


  9. Great company to work for, little lack of communication from Head Office

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

    I have been working at Visions Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great pay structure (commission) and always room to grow and develop. The company always fast tracks its great employees for promotions.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from head office, and very little training for managers.


  10. Complete waste of my life. Money is only good in December and January

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Visions Electronics full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible days, discounted electronics, good training in the tech world, good co-workers trying to help you make a buck,

    Cons

    Long hours, lot's of down time, too much merchandising, short staffed, terrible displays, dirty, cheap looking, all stores need huge facelift, poorly paid warehouse workers that quit every week therefore forcing you to do your own carryouts and sometimes even deliveries.

    Advice to Management

    need real training as there are too many old schoolers who's sales advice and pitches are tired and old.


  11. Excellent

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

    I have been working at Visions Electronics full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    This company takes its employee's very seriously, they are a growing company opening new locations every year (unlike other electronics retailers). The ability to pretty much write your own paycheck with the commission structure is now unheard of in this industry, as everyone else has gone to an hourly setup which breeds lazy employee's that aren't driven to provide the best experience to the customer. Have been with Visions for almost 10 years and don't regret a day of it.

    Cons

    Benefits are ok, but I don't use them as my wife's are much better.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you listen to all departments. We are all part of the team and contests and awards should apply to all.



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