Long & McQuade Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Aug 21, 2021

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Long & McQuade President; President, Yorkville Sound Steve Long
Steve Long
62 Ratings
Pros
  • "Amazing benefits and a balanced work environment(in 12 reviews)

  • "Get to work with musicians and customers are generally good(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay for the amount of responsibility(in 10 reviews)

  • "Low respect from upper management for tasks well done/initiatives(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      The Best Place to Work for Musicians

      Aug 21, 2021 - Sales Associate in Winnipeg, MB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's a paradise for musicians & music lovers. Very helpful & considerate colleagues, supervisors & manager. Amazing benefits and a balanced work environment. A good place to learn a lot of things and harness your soft skills.

      Cons

      No Cons all Pros for L&McQd

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not bad for musicians, but it's still retail.

      May 17, 2021 - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great deals and discounts on gear, and easy going work environment usually. The company doesn't pressure you to sell things or force sales on anyone which is good, although they do favour sales people who are more successful selling.

      Cons

      Weird dress code that makes no sense for a music store, and the pay isn't very good. It's retail, but in order to sell the types of products (oftentimes high end or expensive instruments), an employee has to inherently be well versed with many different instruments. I feel as though they should be paying $16-17/ hr base for this knowledge, and not paying someone minimum wage to sell a $5K instrument for example.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company

      Mar 1, 2021 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Fantastic working environment - Great discount

      Cons

      - Poor pay - No room for advancement

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fantastic staff

      Oct 4, 2020 - Sales and Rentals Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment, you learn a lot about all aspects of music even if you are unfamiliar

      Cons

      Customers are probably the most difficult customers ever to deal with

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Long & Mcquade Halifax

      Aug 13, 2020 - Sales and Rentals Associate in Halifax, NS
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very friendly staff and working environment. Supportive management.

      Cons

      Felt like there wasn't a long way to go career-wise. Difficult as an artist to work close with the arts but without the flexibility to pursue.

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Place to work

      Dec 8, 2019 - Accounting Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Nice working environment - friendly staff - good work life balance - Flexible work hours

      Cons

      A downside can be low pay rate

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Work Environment

      Nov 14, 2017 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great work environment - Great co-workers - Full time hours - Good training

      Cons

      - Nothing that I can remember

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      The Good, Bad & the Ugly

      May 18, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy fun job, good team and positive work environment if you are lucky enough to land a position at a location that is well managed. Some company perks & basic benefits for full time employees.

      Cons

      The opposite of the above. The company and management depending on location is far to tolerant toward lazy, tardy employees who lack good work ethic and consideration to fellow employees that ultimately create a negative work environment for others. Also...management seems to only pick those they like for advancement and not employees who necessarily reliable, hard working, dedicated and show initiative.

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      12 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Bookeeper

      May 2, 2017 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great store management and friendly work environment. Offers flexible schedules and low-stress.

      Cons

      Limited career opportunities for those looking to move into managerial roles.

      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      A company that actually cares about its people!

      Jan 12, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A great training program Lots of opportunity for advancement since company is growing so fast Amazing culture Fun working environment A retail company that you can really make a career out of

      Cons

      Nothing out of the obvious - need to be comfortable working retail hours and working with customers

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      1 person found this review helpful
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