A worker (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – May 14, 2015
I would only suggest working here if you are a younger person, with no home life (Wife, kids, family, friends, etc) and nothing better to do with yourself, because you will not be working only 40 hours a week, and you will not have any certain schedule or job duties/role. Starting out in the company, you will need to put aside 1 year of your life to work harder than you have ever worked for minimum wage ($10-$12 an hour) and horrible benefits. You will have no support, no training, and will not be able to take PTO. Nothing I just stated will change when you get promoted, except the pay, in fact the hours will increase, the support will decrease, and the management above you will look more like vultures picking at your dead body, then managers & support teams. If you are good at what you do, and by good I mean you are basically a good liar, cheat and know how to manipulate the people around you well (especially the customers) then you would have earned yourself a whopping $50k-$70k a year with some PTO that you will NEVER be allowed to use. The business model for RTO (especially the culture in Buddy's Northwest) is minimize staffing, and support, maximize profits regardless of everything else, or as they will call it "a numbers driven business" which translate to "Get your numbers, no questions asked, or get out"
Asst. Mgr/MIT (Former Employee) – Fayetteville, AR – November 4, 2015
I enjoy sales and the management of work team. The daily interactions with potential customers and exsisting customers, drives my sensation for an open work environment. There is an satisfaction at the end of a day looking back over the tasks that has been completed and the gains of the day. I learned to be patient and endure both good and bad results of sales events, plus keeping the cutomer satisified with our service. My co-workers and I worked well with each other because of the repor that was established between each other during the course of a work day and beyond. The hardest part of the job was losing a unsatisfied customer. Not only have we lost business and an valued customer. but an opportunity to bulild commission for yourself.
Upbeat busy work tempo
Having to work each weekend with sports being a major factor in my childrens life.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Sanford, FL – November 10, 2015
It was a good company to work for up until it lost its focus on personnel and started to reach for national status. It lost its identity in the acquisition process and brought in upper management that did not care about the culture it worked so hard to create.
Sales Manager (Former Employee) – thomasville, ga – August 10, 2015
a typical day revolved around the basic functions of greeting customers. being confined to a computer and not much hands on interaction as much as i wanted it to. The management was all over the place, there wasn't any real structure and there was no leading by example. I couldn't ask for better co workers great team. the hardest part of the job was none, it was all natural to me especially coming from sales since 2005. The most enjoyable part of the job was of course the customers and meeting their needs and seeing the smiles.
it was a fun work place everyone got along like family
office assistant (Former Employee) – corpus Christi – August 26, 2015
got to work opened safe counted money made sure it all added up with sales turned on all the computers and machines we used would then check emails and answer if needed give the boss emails and any faxes or mail that came in. went to desk ad started on filing paper work on furniture coming to store or out of store answered phone calls and transferred the call to the right co worker, It was great working there
Working with a franchise is the best way to go. My franchise owner is very supportive and encouraging. He has expectations and our team does exceed them. There is a huge advancement opportunity within the store, a great open door policy, and great morale. I can see myself with this company for many years to come.
Very busy, customer service oriented, good management, great co workers. The hardest part of the job was having to turn down someone or to pick up someones merchindise. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping customers to obtain whatever it was that they needed from us.
Good place to work but they have a high turnover rate for store management. They have great benefits & a family atmosphere. Remember to keep your sales up or you risk having your job threatened. Usually it's by a store manager or district manager.
Store Mng. Asst.Mng. Purchasing (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – March 23, 2015
a new and exciting way to meet people and help meet the needs of customers. Working together as a team to get the job done, going above call of duty to make sure customer is satisfied with product.. Being able to explain how the company was started and how it has grown.