Wireless Advocates Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2020

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2.6
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Jim Pearse
264 Ratings
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  • "The communication from upper management is horrible(in 64 reviews)

  • "You work like a dog to prove yourself in the "acting" district manager position until they give you the real(in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - WSM - Military Channel in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wireless Advocates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have been here for about 7 months now. The company is Fast-paced, competitive, and commissions and bonuses are commensurate with your efforts. Both my DM and RD are good people always pushing me to be better than I think I can be.

    Cons

    No real cons for me

  2. "I liked it"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Jacksonville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wireless Advocates part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people that I worked with.

    Cons

    Corporate doesn't show that they care about employees.

  3. "The Good and Bad"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kiosk Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wireless Advocates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I was a WSE for 2 years and a KM for 2 years and very much understood the in's and out's. Simply put, the more you sell, the more you make. The Environment was always great, co-workers were easy to work with and Costco Management made an extremely friendly atmosphere. Keys to success: - Don't be shy -High volume days with large foot traffic allowed you to capitalize for when weekdays were slower - Potential to make decent money was great

    Cons

    The company is extremely demanding when it comes to sales metrics. Understanding that this heavily has to do to sales commitments with manufacturers and carriers, it is tolerable, but tedious nonetheless. The company will rarely go to bat for you and will sooner fire or move you than resolving an issue; often times it is better to rely on Costco Management for help rather than WA. KM's are expected to do paperwork, manage sales, keep up metrics, hire, hold WSE's accountable and a litany of other tasks all the while maintaining their own sales goals. Upper management has a strong lack of direction and disconnect in regards to training and communication in this regard- what is true one month may be completely different the next. Cons: -No room to move-up -Lack of communication -Mediocre pay (this is coming from a top 5% sales rep) -Large work order not commensurate of hours allocated

  4. "Good Company"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - WSE Wireless Sales Expert in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Wireless Advocates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hours were flexible, work environment was healthy

    Cons

    salary was minimum wage or commission

  5. "no room for growth"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Not Much Room for Growth 

    I worked at Wireless Advocates full-time

    Pros

    depending on store location, sales comes easy

    Cons

    There is no room for growth

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Kind of a mess"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - WIRELESS SALES EXPERT in Fresno, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Wireless Advocates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Kiosk manager and district manager were great and easy to talk. Mostly everyone there is college aged so its a fun college job with pretty flexible hours and commission.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover rate. Pay was always changing and the employees never came out on top with those changes. Kiosk managers didn't make much more than the WSE's so there was no want to get promoted. After getting KSM role there's no where to go from there.

  7. "Ehh"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Warner, NH

    I have been working at Wireless Advocates full-time

    Pros

    Honestly nothing. Long hours low pay

    Cons

    Where can I start? It’s so many

  8. "Great place, not for the faint of heart"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Merchandising in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wireless Advocates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great high pressure environment but can be demanding at times

    Cons

    Some employees are not cut out for a performance driven private company and struggle

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  9. "Good company.. iffy pay"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Maxwell AFB, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wireless Advocates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and access to military bases

    Cons

    Some military bases are not open access to the public so our sales would be low some months

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "10 years with Advocates"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wireless Advocates full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working with Costco, there is unlimited traffic and potential to earn.

    Cons

    Marketing is controlled by Costco limiting the audience and ability to move independently.

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