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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (1)
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    1.61
  • 0 applicants say

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    0.00

Reviews for Sam Ash Megastores, LLC

Reviews - What employees say

1.61 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

Company culture is towing the company line and reciting it to as many customers as possible.

Support from management

I was given modest tools to succeed in a pressure sales environment. Quotas were to be met for Sam Ash credit applications, which I did not agree with. Keeping notes on leads and customer information and making calls to those people was part of the program, even though most of my customers didn't like it much.

Teamwork

I got help from some associates, but from most it was a very cut-throat attitude and approach. Several times fellow salesmen would try to get cut in for half the commission, and thought nothing of stealing customers I was working with.

Internal Communication

Nothing really good or bad to report here.

Gender Equality

As long as your sales numbers were good, you were treated pretty well.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I did get some respect from some of the younger guys.

Career Development

No.

Overall compensation for your work

Bad benefits and a thinly veiled strait commission job.

Office / Work Environment

The AC and heat always worked, but I was never very comfortable.

Environmental Friendliness

N/A

Work-Life Balance

Not real good. Most of the people who work for Sam Ash ark gigging musicians, but Sam Ash is bad about giving these people time to gig. They always wanted me to work Friday and Saturday nights until at least 9.

Company Image

Image is important to Sam Ash, and they liked me to dress the part and have a look.

Job Security

No.

Handicapped Accessibility

I could always talk to my bosses, but couldn't count on any follow through.

Workplace Safety

Yes.

Challenging Work

For me the challenge was staying up on the latest developments in guitars, which I was only nominally interested in. I'm kind of an old school player.

Inclusive / Diverse

Not particularly.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Management has to have a very positive attitude. Without that it's a very stressful situation.

What I like about the company

I liked being surrounded with cool gear and people all day.

What I dislike about the company

I think that any Sam Ash store is as good as it's General Manager and Sales Manager. A person who is aggressive with sales will do better. I worked for some good people and some not-so-good people, and I was not a very aggressive salesman, but I brought some other things to the table which were unique to my situation.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Sam Ash Megastores, LLC
  • City
    Raleigh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.61
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
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    0.00

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Sam Ash Megastores, LLC
1.61
1 review

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3.47
7,661 reviews

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