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hhgregg Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
529 Reviews
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529 Reviews
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hhgregg President, CEO, and Director Dennis L. May
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great company to work for and great opportunity to make good money (in 24 reviews)

  • Decent employee discount (if the product has any money in it) (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible work/life balance - Managers hired on to work 45 hours, actually end up working 55 (in 28 reviews)

  • Its retail, long hours with very little reward or just enough of a reward to keep you afloat (in 56 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart company, but terrible people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at hhgregg full-time

    Pros

    There is literally only one pro that I can think of. After 90 days, you get to buy anything at the company's landed cost (only really valuable on bedding and furniture). But if something is being sold under the landed cost in store, you still have to pay landed for it. (Huh?)

    Cons

    Full commission, Inconsistent schedule (often have to work late then open early, etc), absolutely no Saturdays off, one Sunday off per month, extreme pressure to perform better and meet company goals (which you will never meet)... Company stays down managements throat and sets goals they need to meet in order to get bonuses, so management stays stressed and is constantly rude and down your throat. You get paid at least minimum wage every paycheck but if you get paid less in commission than minimum wage, the difference will be deducted from the next pay period commission. There are more ways they protect themselves at the completely unfair cost of their employees; the list goes on and on... (Such as if you sale something that's on clearance and way below landed cost, they will take money out of your paycheck!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to care about the people that work for the company. They're humans and have to eat too...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Long strange hours, bad pay, pay nothing but commission for sales associates. Company doesn't believe in 8 hour days.

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

    I have been working at hhgregg full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no good reasons to work here. They do have good vacation pay.

    Cons

    Long hours, different every day and week. Bad pay, pay % of profit and they control how much profit a product has on it. Mandatory training on a day off with no pay. Not a job for someone with a family. Black Friday and December hours are awful. Feel like the sales associate is the scum of the earth. Business could care less about us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have monthly performance reviews with sales staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at hhgregg full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You have a chance to make alot of money. Great employee discount and they sale you up to become a great salesman

    Cons

    one of the challenges of working at hhgregg is the long retail hours and sometime the manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cashiers and warehouse need more hours and more workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Rough

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

    I have been working at hhgregg full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great sales team would like to take better care of employees....

    Cons

    Too many hours can't keep employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No growth for females..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough place to work

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

    I have been working at hhgregg full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can make decent money. All were full time so no part timers coming in and scooping up sales and not doing side work.

    Cons

    Felt used and abused. Do not treat their employees with respect. Lots of training but it is usually at bad times and you have no choice wether to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to treat your people. I interviewed for a managers position at the proding of my store manager. Was ask why I wanted the position of Manager in training. I said I didn't. He ask me why and I told him because I saw how badly they treated their managers especially the MITs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    A company in change.

    Former Employee - General Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - General Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at hhgregg full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Game plan solid. More detailed training then anyone in the industry.

    Cons

    Too much turn over in upper management. Many clear tasks but no clear direction. Treats store management poorly. Low pay and too many hours. Not a family friendly company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why do you train the best sales force and then take money out of their pockets by price matching everyone. Did you forget they're commissioned. Where the value for them to have all the knowledge and get paid like a clerk?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A downward spiral for a salesman on commission from where it used to be.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in North Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in North Knoxville, TN

    I worked at hhgregg full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Warranty pays ok if you can reach 1650.00 in a week. Can win products online in different ways and vendor contests.

    Cons

    Commission structure is heading in the wrong direction. Low commission on many items. Training trips take 1 of your 2 days off and get paid NOTHING! Lots of building and moving the store around all the time because warehouse can never do it. Alot of cleaning and dusting in work clothes while you burn up in the summer and the buildings are set on 75 degrees with customers complaining.Managers are short lived and quit frequently.Thanksgiving and Christmas doesn't even feel like a family holiday. CSM employees don't get paid enough along with warehouse. A great amount of things are never in stock. And always a whole lot of tagging and preparing the store daily is frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help the commission get back to where it was. If you are going to cut warehouse then get someone else to help with roll outs.Find a way to keep managers around.More items need to be in stock every day.Pay CSM and warehouse better.Pay these people for training trips when they leave town and take 1 of their days off. Less than 30 cents a mile on traveling doesn't cut it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Salespeople are nice. store looks nice. they have good products.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at hhgregg full-time

    Pros

    sales staff is nice and works together. They have the best sales pricing and delivery is wonderful.

    Cons

    Managers are not motivating just condescending. There is no motivation for improvement because it is a good old boys club and they all stick together. The hours are long and the money is not worth the long hours. It is sad because it could be a cool place to work if they had more traffic and management could lighten up. I think management is under a lot of corporate pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your commission sales people like you are paying them hourly. Release them when it is slow. hold them accountable for goals and help them but don't hover over them and ask them why they did not sell each sale. Respect your salespeople and trust that they can do the job. Remember that they are commission and let them have some fun if no one is in the store after all no one is getting paid then. Keep paper for the copier and tissues in stock.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not a place for everyone

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

    I have been working at hhgregg

    Pros

    Decent pay at times, mainly during holidays

    Cons

    Full Commission, Constant changes, and a lot of turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for. Great discount an flexible hours.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hilliard, OH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hilliard, OH

    I worked at hhgregg part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Employee discount, new electronics, and easy work.

    Cons

    Working holidays and cannot move up.

    No opinion of CEO

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