Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – 20 September 2017
Good management was in place directly in store. Upper management was too strict about being on cellphone or finding something to do when store was dead. Impossible to constantly look busy when foot traffic is down.
Great culture - poor pay ( in consideration to other retail)
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 September 2017
Naturally, it's a revolving door and so is every other retail spot... pay is on the poor side for a wireless retailer ( bell taking over not much of improvements& bell brand employees get paid a lot higher) ... a good place to be if you are a student or starting out your sales career.
stressful environment, have to perform to kepp your job
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Downtown toronto – 28 August 2017
Stressful environment, have to perform consistently to keep your job. Almost half of the salary comes in form of communication which can be challenging in the beginning. The pay structure is not the greatest and people are forced to clash with each other over customer sales.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 13 August 2017
Just like any sales job, they nudge you to make your sales goal and are there every step of the way to help you meet them. Management listens to you and you have frequent meetings from higher ups. Great opportunity for growth in this company. The culture is built for those who are seeking for the sky.
Loved every minute of working with those gentlemen, they were as well informed about the job as they were people to hangout with. These opportunities of growth added to our customer interactions 10 fold.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – St. Albert, AB – 28 June 2017
Virgin Mobile wasn't an awful place to work. The job was straightforward and pretty easy to do once you got the hang of it, I just hated being a salesperson who worked on commission. We would have to push certain plans or phones based on incentives we would get/targets we had to hit and sometimes we would sell a customer things they didn't need or want. Because I was more interested in selling people the things they needed rather than hitting my targets, I had a challenging time with management. I just didn't feel right selling elderly people (the main clientele of the mall i was working at) the latest and greatest on an expensive plan when all they really needed was the basics with a basic device. Working in sales taught me a lot of things, including the fact that sales isn't for me.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Kamloops, BC – 11 June 2017
Virgin mobile as a whole company has the right mindset, focus on customers. Unfortunately that means deny employees. Benefits are non exsistant, job advancement involves ripping off co workers, and sales goals are terribly unrealistic. This company should be nothing more than a short stepping stone and learning experience for bigger and better things.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 May 2017
Your experience with this company will be what you make it. If you work hard and ignore the politics you can make a lot of money. Product is easy to sell and they provide the necessary tools to complete a sale.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 7 April 2017
Working with Virgin mobile lead to a new style of managing. Since the experience I had previously was working along people within my own community. Learning to work with co-workers with language barriers, new clientele, and work life.
This gave me a great learning experience to work in a environment outside my comfort zone, a challenge I was happy to meet.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 13 March 2017
A good place to work, as long as your coworkers are good people as well. You have to step out of your comfort zone and be willing to approach people as potential clients. Management is very knowledgable on the sales environment and are usually willing to provide tips and coaching on how to succeed. The hardest part of the job is keeping up with the sales target in lower volume settings. If you don't hit targets consistently, your job is at risk.
Relaxed environment, casual uniforms, commission and employee discounts
sales mean everything; directors only see numbers, not the person
I worked for 2 years at this company and went through 3 managers in that time, including a stretch without one at all. The current RM Aaron Moody bullies the sales associates and tried to have women fired constantly, citing they are "too emotional". Not a good environment.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 February 2017
very sales focus, you need to perform in order to stay in the job, virgin mobiles' product and features are pretty good, and easy to sale, all you need to do is to educate customers, that is because the marketing of the company is horrible, but once customers understand the product, they will buy, more sales lead to more money.