A Great Jumping Off Point, Not a Place to Make Your Career
Sales Representative/Manager (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – May 31, 2018
In the world of wireless, there are three types of stores you can walk into. Corporate Stores (Those owned by Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, etc), Corporate Attached Retailers (Stores inside Best Buy, Radio Shack, Walmart, etc) and then there are Private Retailers (Ones that stand alone with contracts to sell the products and services of a major wireless provider). Prime Communications is a private retailer for AT&T that operates nationally. Base compensation before commission is low, roughly minimum wage up to $9-10/hr, and once you get into commission there's money to be made, or at least there used to be.
While I was there, roughly 3 years, the commission structure changed somewhere in the neighborhood of 7 times, with commission standards on the plan service WILDLY fluctuating sometimes without warning (you can view profit at their point of sale checkout screen, and one day a plan feature might pay X, and the next it pays Y=X/3).
At the end of the day, this is a great place for recent college grads looking to pad their resumes with sales experience and put that "first apartment" money in their pockets, but I do not suggest making a long career out of your stay.