Their prices were too high but, occasionally, they had the small electronics and parts that were very much needed. Problem is I did not need their stuff often enough to say i was ever a major shopper. Staff in the New City NY store included an old line IBMer who was a joy. But still the days are numbered now.
And post review on Glassdoor, December 5, indicates that new management has run morale into the ground.
Appreciate your considerate response and there is no way really to monitor register sales unless you want to waste about 8 hours with a clipboard and calculator or an IPod with spreadsheet and count. Online will be the weird factor going forward because it voids the register sales totally. Eventually, just a warehouse with a shipping department, like Amazon and others. Sears too.
Interesting, SrVP - Glassdoor is full of positives and negatives of course, and some of the positives are shill posts. Of my experience with this firm, the one thing that everyone mentions is that the people themselves are first rate. Still have numerous friends and individually they were family.
So what do you expect a store employee with limited knowledge to say? THINGS ARE WORSE? That is just sales 101 really. Trick is to watch and see if their good lot of inventory was converting to purchased product. That is everything. Was the store full of people? WERE the registers full too? Or were people browsing the good looking inventory and just leaving.
Companies HATE to spend on Technology period. Why do you thing outsourcing to India is such a great thing and IBM cutting it's own working staff. Every American business is focused on SHAREHOLDER value only these days, IT is nothing more than an expense item to be cut and cut. Oil has nothing to do with IBM.
And then they go ahead and lose big, mutliyear contracts because they do not have technology saavy staff to support the client. Add in the Roadmap 2015 is dead when it was alive a year ago and you have a company in real trouble. Capiche?
No, you are a fake. First of all, our demented friend knows how to spell GOOD. He uses more !!!! in writing than you do. He also BELIEVES and adds AND YOU SHOULD TOO. Lastly, you forgot GO BIG X!!!
AstraZeneca was a big deal. Hilton Hotels was a big one. State of Texas was another one. Service Master was a big deal. What happened to them?
And what if the CFO stood up before the assembled audience and said " UP UP UP BY FRIDAY. I have GOOD NEWS. I used to not believe but NOW I DO AND YOU SHOULD TOOO!!!!!!!!!!! $12 BY FRIDAY. More good news soon. Thank you very much."
Worked well as a double negative for William L. Shrier some years ago. Something he wrote about the Third Reich.
And remember that IBM failed to build a data center for the State of Texas too, another IBM sweet-spot, right?
For a laugh, one review at Glassdoor reports that an Aon division or location has created a FUN committee, to make the work place more fun. Incredible stupid.
You got out just when the old IBM fell apart under Akers and the new, improved shareholder friendly version was kicked into gear.