Buddy's Home Furnishings Employee Reviews

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General Manager (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLFebruary 13, 2018
Good company/ industry to make good money. However, it is very tough to get a vacation as a General Manager. They want you to commit to their family.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
no work/ life balance
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Sales, warehouse
Driver Helper (Former Employee) –  Ft. Myers, FLFebruary 12, 2018
I was a sales associate selling furniture and appliances also electronics. I also drove a box truck delivering the materials. For weekends I would work the customer service area to take care of customers materials that needed fixing or checked on.
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Poor management and corporate culture.
Manager Credit and Collections (Current Employee) –  Plant City, FLFebruary 7, 2018
The store manager manages to his bonus rather than creating an engaged work force who takes pride in what they do. He keeps his store understaffed to increase the profitability which means the staff has to work longer hours and provide poor customer service. i have never worked with a more disengaged group of coworkers. The pay is low and after working 3 1/2 years and one promotion my hourly wage has only increased .86 an hour. This also goes back to the managers bonus for keeping his payroll low. He encourages us to be dishonest and mislead the customers to trick them into the sale. This leads to a high delinquency rate that makes us become abusive to the customers to bring their accounts current. There is nothing good I can say about the store manager or his inability to keep employees and customers .
Pros
Decent health benefits and considerable paid time off
Cons
Poor management, unethical business practices, and hostile work environment.
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Awesome place to work
General Manager in training (Current Employee) –  Federal Way, WAFebruary 7, 2018
Lots of advancement potential. Depends on the person. Pretty easy schedule. Can get busy sometimes. Love the rush of sales. Lots to learn, all willing to teach.
Pros
Discount furniture, advancement oppertunities
Cons
Semi long work hours
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Worst job ever strongly reconsider before applying.
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Kissimmee, FLFebruary 4, 2018
If your looking for work look elsewhere. Strongly reconsider working at Buddys. They sell furniture that is infested with cockaroaches it’s disgusting. Don’t work or shop there it’s a scam. Rent to own company will charge you double for their merchandise.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Fast paced
Buddy's Home Furnishings (Current Employee) –  GAJanuary 22, 2018
Come in make collection calls go out field visit try to collect money or merchandise come back to store make more calls repeat. Thing is the lease business has changed so much in the last 5 years it is starting to become a dying business due to everyone else getting into it.
Pros
Employees
Cons
Having to chase the same people to get them to pay their bill.
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Demanding and Urgent.
Store General Manager (Former Employee) –  Las Cruces, NMJanuary 14, 2018
Demanding and Urgent. It all depends on management how competitive it can be and also the environment is determined by management. Highly stressful place to work
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Management is Horrible
Delivery (Former Employee) –  Athens, ALJanuary 10, 2018
Never allowed me to fill out a W4. He took whatever he wanted out my check. I never saw a checkstub and my earnings were never reported. So where is the money that was taken, surely not with the IRS. Theif.
Cons
Fraud
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The worst place to work
Manager (Former Employee) –  Lem turnerJanuary 4, 2018
Everyone from the corporate office is only looking at the bottom line of you don't make it, you're gone. No time for family or social life. Buddy's own you and your fine. Chinese overtime
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Very stressful and long hours
Driver (Former Employee) –  Panama City, FLJanuary 3, 2018
Job required to lift very heavy objects up several flights of stairs often with no help. Potential for injury high.
Long hours and no set time to leave for the day.
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Buddys
GENERAL MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Rockford, ILDecember 20, 2017
Overall it is ok but needs help on training of the employess
hours are crazy, they should really pay attention to there employees things might be better to an extent.
Pros
Getting paid on time
Cons
no benifits
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Dont want to work for them
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) –  Thomasville, GADecember 7, 2017
Wouldn't recommend no benefits and just a overall poor store morale no team effort mistreat the employee im doing all the work no like to clean behind themselves
Pros
Vacation time
Cons
Poor management, no benefits, lazy coworkers
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Bhf
Cashier. Driver, Mover, Cust.Service & Collections (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZ 85225December 5, 2017
I never had to deal with so much Racism And Ignorant People in a job in my life from customers to management they were all the worst but i still worked there for a year but i never would/will again.
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Flexible schedule and good pay
Credit Accounts Manager (Current Employee) –  Greenwood, SCNovember 17, 2017
A good work culture and nice place to work. Your work stress depends on your team and your upper managers. It is different working for a franchise then a corporate store.
Pros
Discounts, Laid Back, Good Pay
Cons
VP's, hiring process, turn over
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Good
General Manager (Former Employee) –  Seminole, OKNovember 8, 2017
Overall Buddys is a good place to work for. They provide great benefits and a competitive salary. I enjoy the opportunity to help people so its been a great experience for me.
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Productive and enjoyable work environment
Credit Manager (Current Employee) –  Albertville, ALOctober 29, 2017
Excellent work environment, always meeting interesting people. Company is always supportive and helpful to customers and employees, alike. Management is one of the best in the industry.
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Poor management, Bonus cuts, two men jobs where always a one man job too them.
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Tallahassee, FLOctober 25, 2017
Management sucked, they always send you by yourself, when you really need a helper, Friday’s are the longest and stressful. You have no life outside them, if you have kids this is not the job for you, no down time it’s just hard work with a $.25 raise .
Pros
No free lunch
Cons
1hr lunch break
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Productive
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Albertville, ALOctober 19, 2017
Counting the drawer. Taking money bag to the bank. i learned more customer sales experience. Management was awesome. Very good work place. There was no hard part to the job.
Pros
Group lunch time
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Strong minded
SALES MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Douglasville, GAOctober 16, 2017
This job takes a special skill set and it hard to absorb everything at first. Once you get the hang of things it gets better. The hardest part of the job is trying to fix what the previous employees messed up.
Pros
hour lunches.
Cons
no breaks
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General Manager (Former Employee) –  Chattanooga, TNOctober 15, 2017
Hours are long. Pay is comparable. Benefits are okay. Stores are often understaffed. There are slow times during year as far as customer flow goes, and upper management acts as if they do not understand
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