I love my job! It's very easy and simple, I have good and bad customers but easy to handle, overall. I deal with all kinds of backgrounds and ethnicities which helps working with the general public even outside of work. Co-workers are great, although I work with a young age group, and all females (me being female myself) which makes the environment a little too competitive at times. I work for an independent dealer, so I only see my boss about 2 times per week. Great guy but we have no benefits, and no check stubs. Sometimes feel I am being cheated out on my money. I also dislike my hours; I work an average of 60 hrs per week, only one day off. My checks look great but my personal life does not. I would have to say the hardest part of the job is meeting daily and monthly quota sales. My team usually does a good job on reaching our goal but it is still quite a challenge. What I do like about working for this company is the great people I have met and the new skills I learn each day and my sales commission check.
not a occupation that is good to be used for a permanent job
assist customers (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – February 15, 2016
the job is good for those who are students or have another job to supplement the lack of salary that the stores provide. The staff that i work with are not the most flexible people in the world. within a day people will attempt to make deals with you for less than what is to be paid for either their bill or a phone, do not be swayed as if one gets by others will follow. typically the days will be somewhat lonesome as many are coming in store to pay their phone bills unlike other bigger companies. the hardest part is dealing with people who do not understand the policy of the store as they will take their anger out on you. with this difficulty, there are people who will make your day and be incredibly nice and helpful to your day.
Sales Rep (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – March 10, 2016
Easy job, convenient hours but the management was woefully under-qualified inefficient and prone to lapses in judgment. The quality of the products was sup-par and while the management is fully aware customer are regularly given misrepresentations of both the products quality and their possible recourse.
Easy to start, convenient scheduling
Unethical sales practices, incompetent management low pay and lack of benefits.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Douglasville, GA – March 1, 2016
On a typical day you count inventory and sell phones, service plans, and accessories. I learned the intricacies of the cell phone business. Management was routinely late and not accountable. My co-workers rarely showed up to work on time and had difficulty learning the products and proper procedures. The hardest part was the lack of pay and commission without explanation. I enjoyed interacting with customers.
District Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – March 25, 2016
This job is meant for someone under the age of 20 with no ambition to better themselves. No benefits, you are constantly monitored on the cameras and will be called personally by the owner if you are not handing out flyers to potential customers walking by. It's great if you just need a paycheck but it is absolutely not somewhere i would recommend working if you want a personal life outside of work.
It started out well but as the years went by, it got worse
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Corona, NY – November 24, 2015
The management doesn't treat their employees well and barely gave any raises. When it came to customer satisfaction they only cared about making the sale and didnt help out their employees when the customer returned with a defective phone unless they returned it under the return policy. The coworkers were ok but the manager had favorites and if you werent on their good side, you werent gonna have a good day when they were at the location.
Management doesnt care about their employees, hours were cut even if the goal was reached, if there was any error on the company's part you needed proof so it would be fixed, missing hours werent paid unless proof was shown by employee that they worked said hours, employees had no help from management when it came to customer dissatisfaction
Sales Specialist (Current Employee) – Cherry Hill, NJ – November 12, 2015
I've been working for the company for about a year so far, very nice place with plenty of live displays for customers to check and plenty of promotions, now since I been working there the staff loves to gossip and talk behind each other back, lack of hours, slow traffic throughout the days, also have to deal with management who has their favorites where they can go out for lunch for long period of hours and get their hours adjusted.. guess its just the job I worked at.. even though its a corrupted job the pay and commission is nice.
Sales associate (Current Employee) – Fresno, CA – January 21, 2016
On a typical day at work i usually get there ready to work start taking customers payments, handling the cash, also i answer any questions helping them with anything they need, and also making sales but with also making sure what it is that the customer would like and fits their budget. my only coworker I have is an awesome person she is who I learned everything from and really there is nothing hard about the job.
No Brake, no commision, only part time, no good pay and benefits
Team leader (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 12, 2016
Upon opening of the store every morning inventory would have to be done. Ensuring quota of phone and accessory sales had to be met each day. Management work more off negativity instead of motivating team members. I most enjoyed when a client would come in angry at us or the company. But when helped to my best ability they would leave satisfied and with the issue solved.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – March 14, 2016
Sales are pretty fast paced and benefits are great. It is what you make of it and the more positive you are the easier it is to deal with the customers and your day. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the rude customers but it was a great learning experience.
Customer service (Former Employee) – North Miami, FL – November 9, 2015
A typical day at MetroPCS often included arranging posters and signs in the store. Answering various questions from customers. Then holding a sign on the side walk to attract new customers. For my first job the most challenging part was standing outside in the blazing sun, but with the sometimes long breaks granted by management it was bearable. Unfortunately I can't say the same about the inflexible schedule that cut into my school schedule. There wasn't much of a company culture to follow other then keep customers happy and informed.
A typical day at work can be 6-8 hours, co-workers and management are welcoming, and its a positive work environment. Management trains you often and gives incentives to keep you motivated. Benefits and pay are better than most retail jobs. The worst part about the job are the angry customers!
positive work environment, great benefits, incentives
Fullfilment in keeping many communities in touch with one another.
DCS Switch Technician (Former Employee) – Boynton Beach, FL – October 7, 2015
Exciting place to work at Metro PCS. Management was all about having fun serving the customers. Had the opportunity to lean about sales, management, inventory, warehousing, finance, logistics, and cellular communication. Met many great people in my 13 year career and met some amazing customers also. With the merger of T-Mobile brought new friends and new experiences. Learned new technology and had more growth in experience. But with the combining of two companies it was understood that there had to be a staff cut. Will not forget them, but with the layoff I have moved on and am ready to what's next.
District Manager (Former Employee) – Alabama – November 10, 2015
This career option wasn't bad in the beginning but you if you wish to move up and forward, you really can't. You are basically stuck where you come in, and with no room for money growth and advancement it was hard to continue to feel good about going in everyday. Limited scope of what you can accomplish and offer, bring to table.
free stuff, giveaways, flexiblity
compensation, time off, advancement, structure of dealers company.
Senior Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Ann Arbor, MI – September 29, 2015
Clocking in and always going above and beyond for achievement for employees, helping them, resolving escalated issues, and creating new sales pitch too help the team. Learned the selling of product too be a lot more helpful when you get it down and learn the features in 15+ devices. Management, we strived on always succeeding for every aspect, customers, employees, keeping up of the store, helping anybody that walked in the door too their needs. Hardest part of the job was too get the material down for new ideas and how to implement in the point of sale. Enjoyable was the job at hand.
great benefits, commission, and working with a great team
its a good job to work your always interacting with other costumers
Sales Representative/Customer Service/Cashier (Current Employee) – 9 court st buffalo ny, – October 14, 2015
the pay isn't really for me but its not a bad job to have they take out a lot of tax I like working with phones and our consumers but like I said the pay isn't cutting it for me I sell phones activate phones let our consumers know about our new deals and upgrades they can get , the co-workers are good people to work with we help each other if any of us need it I learned a lot about this job like activating phones selling phones/accessories talking to costumers fixing phones for our costumers and making them happy and satisfied with metro.