financing, data input, invoice input, answered phones calls. The management was very poor. In the time of working there we were switching management. It's a cultural workplace. The hardest thing was not knowing what time you would get off in retail. The most enjoyable part about the job was meeting different people.
PRODUCT SPECIALIST (Current Employee) – Yonkers, NY – September 14, 2017
The worst problem is pay, with full commission and no base rate, at 5% commission. Company does promise extreme pay outs if job is done well, but only the top 20 in the company make any sort of living there. Depending on store and quality of location/skills, your pay can be between 30,000 to 60,000. The job culture is very different from other places, but can be hard to deal with and comes off as blind fanaticism sometimes.
Free lunches, vacation time, management, job culture
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Bowling Green, KY – August 12, 2017
Great company to work for. Need to work on a better training platform for new employees. great culture, but favorites are very distinguished within the company. Chad is very genuine, and the leaders below him. Arnie Can be very out spoken but correct most of the time. All DOR's are great! With the exception of one that likes to do alot of smack talk. Benefits are great! and compensation is great and fair for the store managers but needs to be improved for other management teams. The company also has WAY to many chiefs and not enough Indians.
SPECIALIST (Current Employee) – Morgantown, WV – August 1, 2017
They company is overall a great place to work-- if you're willing to be paid much less than you deserve and don't want to advance in your career. Also, the training aspect of the job could take some additional work.
The shift starts with a huddle to discuss the marketing brief; what other big box furniture store's promotions were, what did we do to amaze our customers, and what team members did that went above and beyond for a guest or another team member. Management was a positive support system. The hardest part of the job was when delivery was spoiled and a guest was disappointed.I found the most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people and sharing an experience which improved their lives.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Rogers, AR – June 8, 2017
AFI overall is a good company... your experience will depend entirely upon the management group that the store is under. Some are traditional and work to help you help them. Others are of the "what have you done for me lately" mindset. These are the ones to avoid. Arkansas stores are ran just that way. Senior leadership, above the GM in store, are idea hounds that pursue what they see others doing, expecting duplicate results in different environments. As a sales pro you will lose sales for minor errors, lose family time for holidays and weekends and constantly be under the gun of expectations.
Manager (Current Employee) – Birmingham, AL – May 25, 2017
This local franchise of Ashley is not the ideal place to work. It isn't very customer focused, and the environment has a feeling of toxicity. The kind of environment where you always have to be on guard.
Scheduling Agent (Former Employee) – Batavia, NY – May 6, 2017
Management is terrible. Even if a manager does know the answer to a question, they will refer you to someone else. Known to nasty, rude or not talk to only a few select employees. One manager will belittle anyone at anytime. Management and mentors are known to get into little groups right on the call center floor and you can hear management being sarcastic about employees, but to the department as a whole.