Pros: Free phones and phone plans, % off accessories
Cons: No work life balance, politics, management
Do you enjoy politics? Do you enjoy not having any home life? Do you enjoy spending days off at the office or on phone conferences? If you can answer yes to these, this is the job for you! While US Cellular is not one of the big 4 wireless companies in the US, they do provide one of the best customer experiences in the industry. This does not transition very well to the associates in the company. Management can vary, from one extreme to the other, and unless you lucked out with a good store manager, personal development is non-existent. Out of the three store managers, and three sales managers I had, only 1 took my development very seriously at all. Very high turn over. You have a few seasoned associates, most of which have already started leaving the organization for lack of development or advancement. Back office politics is the main skill you will acquire with the company. If you do not play them, you cannot advance in the organization. Decent company, but I am sure Jack Rooney is doing barrel rolls in his grave at how his beloved culture driven company has changed.