Stressful, Competitive, yet could be very satisfying
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Valley, AL – January 4, 2018
This is a very stressful company. You have to work very hard to meet your quotas and numbers for the month and if you don't, the company threatens you to work on holidays. The pay is not great in customer service. The job can be very beneficial and satisfying if you have no family at home.. and not a lot of bills to pay. I would recommend this job to a single person with no kids that still live at home with parents.
manager while I was there was pushed into retirement because of her customer service skills and management skills. I can only speak for myself when saying that I spoke to the upper management who asked me to write a complaint
Bill Collector (Former Employee) – Duluth, GA – October 24, 2017
Literally have to be a child with no bills or other responsibilities to stay at this company doing the job I did as a collector $7.50 an hour is ridiculous in this day in age for a 24+ debt collector for you to make their money
General Manager (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 13, 2017
If you are willing to have no work life balance and be paid way less than industry standard go here. Farmers furniture will work you 50+ hours per week for minimum wages the pay is horrible you will work numerous nights from 9-9 if your credit is bad and will not get any recognition. The company does not advertise and the turnover is extremely high in some departments of the store.
Credit Manager (Former Employee) – Troy, AL – September 1, 2017
I began work a approx. 8 am, started running reports, open cash drawers, open warehouse. As customers arrived, I ran credit reports to decide amt of credit to extend to customer. At Farmers, customers are the main concern. The hardest part of the job was collections, If my collectors were not doing their part, we worked two nights a week calling and collecting. However, I learned a lot. I was trained by the store manager, who was outstanding. I made several friends within the company, fellow credit managers at other stores were happy to help or give you insight.
Collecting customers payments, filing, answering phone calls and making reminder calls to customers.I learned that no matter where you work your co-workers are your work family.Time management is a must because you need to make a certain number of customers within an hour. Analyzing the customers account the way i was taught until I learned in my way.The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting the customers and working with my new co-workers.
If you sat for a long period of time you can get up and walk throughout the store.
Part time workers do not get any paid vacation days.
was hired on thinking they would pay minimum wage plus commission but after my 2nd pay I found out you only get either minimum wage or commission which ever is greater. I'm not a sales person so therefore i'm not a pushy person, I figure the customer knows what they want or like, I'm there to help describe what they would like.
they do have customer appreciation day.
manager use to be credit manager so hard to get correct information about sales.
Don't be honest cause it gets you out the door. If your not in the click you aren't allowed what others can do. You work on commission but if you don't make your budget then you get paid by the hour,. I got $7.25 hour but everyone else after me started at 8.25... others had a second job but when I went to get a second job I was told to fill out my resignation papers...
Collector (Current Employee) – McDonough, GA – August 7, 2017
Horrible, This word explains everything do not apply here poor hours, poor management, work over 2-3 hours on some months if they have a bad percentage in their company percentage database doing collection calls without being paid overtime.
Awesome place to work great environment family oriented
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Camilla, GA – August 4, 2017
Great company with great benefits plenty of opportunities to advance and programs in place to aid with advancement since I started everyday seems to be a great day positivity rubs off on customers and staff alike.