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Pros
  • Benefits were okay and the employee discount is great (in 82 reviews)

  • If you are a good salesman you can make a lot of money (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be tough with long hours (in 48 reviews)

  • Some long hours during holiday season (in 102 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company Overall"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Merchandiser in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Merchandiser in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at hhgregg (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees matter. The company and management take extra steps to ensure the happiness of the staff. Promotion from within the company is preferred, and you are constantly learning new things in order to allow you to progress on your career path in the company.

    Cons

    Lack of support from specific members of lower-level management. Could use more of a team-based approach.

    Advice to Management

    Create a system to rate management based on their ability to lead. Ensure the right staff are being promoted and supported.


  2. "Great place to work although room for improvement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Been working in retail for 5 years now.. hhgregg by far blows the other retailers out of the water.. I've made over 60K/ a year in the past 2 years I've been with hhgregg selling appliances and electronics..
    The President's Club trip was an amazing experience (vacation awarded to some of the top sales people). The job comes easy to me I never thought it was hard .. there are people who struggle at my location so the job isn't for everybody
    Being bilingual is a must at a location like mine..
    really I believe a lot of it has to do with where your store is located some stores are just terrible meanwhile other stores are boomin'..

    THIS JOB IS NOT FOR EVERYONE .. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO SELL MUST BE HARDWORKING .. you can't be just one or the other I've seen good salespeople struggle because they are lazy I've seen hardworking people struggle because they can't sell.

    Cons

    delivery issues are everyday and they cost sales people money..
    you literally need a manager for everything.
    Hours can be extremely long
    High demand products not being available to sell.. (we don't get paid until the customer receives their product and it could be months)

    Advice to Management

    shorten the expo's that are done for manufacturers and make big sales training meetings for sales people to learn from each other ..
    Allow PC reps override codes for certain things

  3. "Gregg's Got It"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at hhgregg full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salesmen can literally set their own salary. You will receive the most amount of training hours in the market to help develop your product knowledge. Your managers will be there to help you every step of the way. All you have to walk in the door with is a good personalty and people skills. There is also a very good chance for advancement within the company. I started in the Warehouse and worked myself all the way up to a Sales Manger position.

    Cons

    It's retail, balancing work and your life outside of the building will always be a tough. Holidays will also have to be worked. Just your normal retail struggles.


  4. "Be Ready to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Merrillville, IN
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Merrillville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at hhgregg full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Potential to make great money

    Cons

    No customers = no money

    Advice to Management

    good luck


  5. "Hhgregg"

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be great money

    Cons

    Changed commission so now it sucks

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to employees


  6. "They don't take care of there best sales people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sale in West Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sale in West Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say about this company

    Cons

    Long hours, terrible pay structure, terrible managers

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to sell don't always give away the Farm!!


  7. "Not bad for short amount of time."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Highland, IN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Highland, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at hhgregg full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work. Friendly environment. Good co-workers. Pay is good for what you have to do, as long as your started off higher. Ask for a higher wage if your qualified in the beginning.

    Cons

    Raises max at 25 cents a year but managers only give out 18 max because "no one's perfect" No room to move up. Your asked to do cashiering. You have to do other people's jobs while you still do your, ie cashier and then grab the item for the customer then take it out to the car then come back in and ring up the next customer and do it over again.

    Advice to Management

    Give your hourly workers some way to make a bonus. Everyone else gets paid more then us anyways, when we do the hardest work, and the majority.

  8. "This place sucks!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers and hours, nothing else

    Cons

    Pay sucks they treat employees like crap, no appreciation.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worst job ever, STAY AWAY, unless you hate urself"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Sales in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Computer Sales in Downers Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    NOTHING, nothing, nothing, nothing nothing

    Cons

    Straight comission pay on a draw system, you end up PAYING THEM to work

    Advice to Management

    Close this horrible franchise of evil, oh wait, you will go out of business sooner or later so keep it up


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Sales Company"

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    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Bloomingdale, IL
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Bloomingdale, IL

    I worked at hhgregg full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Only Pros would be to Learn how to sell and learn a few techniques on selling through various UNPAID Events and Coaching.

    Cons

    Work Environment is stressful, expects more hard labor work then getting paid for it. Pay Ratio sucks plus Meetings and Events are all Unpaid and usually an hour drive to get too.

    Advice to Management

    Get a better pay Scale and learn to appreciate your employees for their hard work


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