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Hicksville, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1924
Company - Private
Retail
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Sam Ash Music (SAM) has been instrumental in many a musician's livelihood. The #2 musical instrument retailer in the US (behind Guitar Center), SAM operates about 45 stores in more than 15 states, including California, New York, and Texas. Besides instruments ... Read more

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    I worked at Sam Ash Music part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relatively relaxed work environment. Get to work with music, be around people who are interested in music, and talk about guitars, pedals, and amps all day! Weekly paychecks.

    Cons

    Not enough money to live on, but it is part-time so what can you expect? Minimum wage plus commission, which is rather contrived by management so that even on your best months your average hourly wage is not going to be over $12-13/hr.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunities to earn extra money. Increase hourly pay by some small amount every 3 months worked, for example. Get a new computer system and stop using internet explorer.

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    Pro Audio Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA
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    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Sam Ash Music (West Hollywood, CA).

    Interview

    They are willing to meet you even with no work experience, even if you are out of college. They just want you to be very enthusiastic about the company and know that you are part of the family. They do require sales associate training program.

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