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Updated August 22, 2017
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Pros
  • You can make some good money here, pay is good (in 6 reviews)

  • great pay and great people to work with (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor Management in entry level positions, hours can be tough must be available for long hours during high season (holidays) (in 7 reviews)

  • Retail hours, busiest days are the weekends (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Best Store on the Planet"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coolest electronic and appliance store on earth

    Cons

    this place has no cons

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good, innovative work.


  2. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abt full-time

    Pros

    Best place to work for in Chicago land area

    Cons

    never have enough of this place

  3. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They care about their people

    Cons

    none at all don't make me enter five words

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. "Need to trust employees more"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abt full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers but that's about it

    Cons

    Micromanaged - there are more cameras watching employees than there are the merchandise

    Abt Response

    Aug 7, 2017 – HR Director

    Glad you like your fellow workers as it is important to have a friendly work environment. We are a retail store and have more cameras over merchandise on our sales floor and warehouse to prevent... More


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glenview, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abt full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, as far as retail goes, there isn't anything better. Owners are awesome, pay is good, benefits are good also.

    Cons

    Longer hours during the holidays, but it's retail, comes with the territory.


  6. "One Of A Kind"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abt full-time

    Pros

    Generous Salary, Commission Structure, built-in clientele, top-notch reputation.

    Cons

    Trial-by-fire training, slow-turning wheels when change is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize with company-wide, corporate-sensitivity training.


  7. "customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abt part-time

    Pros

    awesome place to work and incredible team. everyone helps one another and the management could not be more supportive. I enjoyed going to work every day because you know you are a valued employee.

    Cons

    really are no downsides. as long as you are willing to actually work

  8. "Warehouse Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Friendly atmosphere, Constantly Busy

    Cons

    Constantly on your feet. Invest in a good pair of shoes


  9. "Excellent place to be employed"

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    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Glenview, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abt full-time

    Pros

    Very laid back environment, very flexible, really nice family to work for.

    Cons

    You have to work weekends. Both Saturday and Sunday as a sales person.

    Advice to Management

    A rotating schedule would be very nice for sales people.


  10. "Custom audio"

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    Current Employee - Custom Audio Installer in Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Custom Audio Installer in Glenview, IL

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Decent health insurance.

    Cons

    Unorganized. Hours can be long. Passive aggressive punishment. Pretty much impossible to get off early. PTO is non existent first year.

    Abt Response

    Apr 10, 2017 – HR Director

    Thanks for the high rating, although it appears to be an error or distorted based on your comments that follow.

    A couple of facts to clear things up:

    • PTO is earned in the first year;
    • We... More


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