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US Music Reviews

Updated Nov 12, 2018

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Found 8 reviews

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  1. "US Music"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Mundelein, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Music full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great industry, Great people fun environment.

    Cons

    Constant change, not much security

    Advice to Management

    diversify, explore Hispanic market.

    US Music2014-08-08
  2. "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Music full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours and was able to fill in at different departments.

    Cons

    Not enough employee benefits, salaries were low.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees and show that you are thankful for what they have to offer.

    US Music2018-11-12
  3. "USMusiccorp"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Music full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great guitars, good people with a lot of heart

    Cons

    bad management, They do not care about there employees

    US Music2017-11-30
  4. "Cheap instruments, rushed through the door and shipped out to unsuspecting customers all across the world."

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    Former Employee - Stringed Instrument Technician in Southhaven, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at US Music full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you like doing super quick guitar setups and minor (incorrect) repairs then you might like this job.

    Cons

    You're expected to do those quick setups and minor repairs 45 times a day. On the plus side, the majority of the employees fudge those numbers and just play on their smart phones and throw paper at each other all day.

    Advice to Management

    Learn something about musical instruments and create a Q.C. checklist that can be enforced.

    US Music2015-01-24
  5. "Pro and Con of working for US Music"

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Music full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This job is very enjoyable building strong relationships with music stores and their owners and staff, solving problems and helping folks grow their business (especially "mom & pop" local music stores).

    Cons

    Bonus structure did not reward reps who strongly overachieved in "all but one" categories, if the one category's annual quota was missed due to lack of sales of that type of product in that region.

    Advice to Management

    reps on commission work HARD for their bonuses. It is unfortunate that the company requires the same % quota of each different line, because in some regions specific lines just don't sell. for example, country music is big in some areas, but not in others, so the music stores will not sell many dobro's or mandolin's in some states. Overachieving in many lines while underachieving in a "certain" line causes one to miss...

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    US Music2014-12-03
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Winter can be a problem"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Assistant Manager in Mundelein, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Music full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Your around great musicans all day long

    Cons

    They have a problem with men not the same as them

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within

    US Music2013-10-31
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poorly run by owner at the time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Music

    Pros

    Working in the music industry and my bosses were great people to learn from

    Cons

    Owner wasted money and did not plan

    US Music2013-03-15
  8. "Good bunch of folks working under tough times selling into the Independent Music Retail Channel"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Music full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Empowering management team, good brands

    Cons

    Meddling from Canadian parent company who does not have a grasp of the US market

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there

    US Music2012-10-10
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