All about sales goals and management bonus
Senior sales (Current Employee) – Belleville, ON – 8 June 2017
You are paid by the hour. No comission, no bonuses. You have very hard sales quotas to meet, most of which result in bonuses for management team. You have a 1 on 1 weekly meeting to discuss your performance which is fine, but it's mainly about getting certain sales quotas so management gets their bonuses. A typical day results in walking around talking to customers trying to get sales. The walkie talkies that you see Best Buy employees with in their ear, MAINLY is used for staff to ask for keys or assitance. However what also goes on is management announces half hour and hourly updates in your ear about sales, warranties and in home services and budgets that they are pushing on you about. They will push and push until they reach their quota. They will call out who just sold what to make certain people look good, can be very disheartening for sure. You do NOT have scheduled lunch breaks on an 8 hour shift, you must ask for permission to eat lunch. Sometimes you have to wait 5, 6 or more hours before being allowed to go for lunch. The best part is helping customers who really need it as that is rewarding. The worst part is the weekly meetings where management bugs you to keep getting higher and higher numbers so they get higher bonuses. Also everyone can track everyone else's numbers so there is NO CONFIDENTIALITY. If you are struggling everyone else can see it by logging in and seeing all of your differnet sales metrics. Very poor.
slightly above minimum wage pay
no scheduled lunch, management always bugging you so they can get higher bonuses