Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) – Marion, IN – June 10, 2017
Started as a summer job became to like it due to always have something different to to do everyday . It also help me with my people skills by having to talk to a lot of people I usually would not talk to.
Vacation pay, good work environment, something new to do everyday
Long hours, hard work, tend to be sweaty all the time
Delivery/warehouse worker (Former Employee) – Fort Morgan, CO – March 28, 2017
Main duty is delivering furniture to residents. Load it in the delivery truck then unload & deliver it to customers homes. Can be pretty heavy sometimes. Especially furniture like a hide-a-bed. Most of the work is not too difficult. Mostly a "no brainer". That's why it has low pay & no benefits
Easy job for most part. Not much thinking involved.
Doesnt pay much & has no job benefits like insurance.
It was a great place to work and acquire people skills
Sales Associate/Store Manager (Former Employee) – El Paso, TX – January 12, 2017
What is a great place to learn how to sell my product and a good place to learn how to grow and how to be a good sales representative and management but overall it was a great place to get what I needed out of it and for it to be a stepping stone for me to succeed in my life
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – West Fargo, ND – August 9, 2016
Do you enjoy moving? Do you enjoy moving someone else's stuff? Ya, me either. But look forward to "helping" people move their old sofa from the 3rd floor. Then moving the new sofa up to that 3rd floor as well. Pay is awful and they cap you. Meaning we had a meeting where management told us that nobody could make over $11/hr. No matter how long you've been there or how hard you worked. Virtually no tips. Most raises are 5 cents a year.
I loved assembling/repairing and delivering furniture.
Supervisor - Brenda Pitts (Former Employee) – Hammond, LA – July 7, 2015
Typically I clean the store and outside when I got there. Then when new furniture arrived, help bringing them to the store. Check the ones that were sold, and soon being pick up or delivered. Sometime some of them needed repaired. Also moving and setting furniture at the store.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Marion, IN – May 18, 2015
Working at the furniture mart was my first love....I have always loved sales. Talking to customers, listening to their problems and getting them approved for furniture made me happy. My co-workers were like family.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Rapid City, SD – January 7, 2015
Answered the phone, paged various people. Waited on customers, entered the data of their purchases. Handled the cash register and learned how to process payments with credit cards. Learned how to fill out loan applications for credit. Co workers were wonderfull to work with, very helpful. Trying to stay busy. I really enjoyed visiting with the customers.
some extra hours were allowed when needed.
I was only part-time, wished I could of been full time.
working at Alere is just a job no room for advancement
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Gretna, LA – November 18, 2014
The day stared off at 6 am and ended at 11 am or sometime at 12 noon. Management was not good unable to give a truthful evaluation, because of personal feelings toward an employee. Got along great with co-workers.
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – October 28, 2014
I would come in unlock the doors turn on all the lights, clean throughout the showroom and greet customers along with trying to find what best suits them. I learned how to sell furniture, when I had never worked in sales before. My managers were great I loved working with them along with my co-workers. The hardest part of the job was trying to pick times for deliveries, but the easiest part was talking to customers and getting them set on what they really wanted or needed for furniture.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Covington, LA – October 16, 2014
This company is run by a money hungry president and a backstabbing vice president. They lie to your face about "growing" with the company, but unless you're making them the kind of money they want, your job is in danger.
Assistant Store Manager - Kenner (Current Employee) – Kenner La – October 2, 2014
This job is long hours with very little reward. It is very demanding and very detail orientated. The level of work thrust upon competent members of staff is staggering while other members of staff are held to very low standards.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Louisiana – September 2, 2014
Furniture Mart is a truly terrible place to work. I gave it one star because indeed required I click something in order to move onto the next question. I was promised commission, 40 hour work weeks, and a week of training at headquarters. The training program is an absolute joke; I was thrown on the sales floor alone after five days of training. There is inadequate staffing to support training and new hires, thus making the turnover rate ridiculously high. There were training classes spread out over the course of two weeks and the organization of the classes was nonexistent. They allegedly were revamping the training process as I left the company, but without someone to implement it, it will be a waste of time. The pay isn't worth the trouble. I was told there would be hundreds of dollars in commission available for me to earn. I did not learn that commission is only available for certain products and warranties until my third or fourth week employed with the company. Then you aren't guaranteed this commission because customers have the option to change their minds and not purchase these products. The inventory and computer systems never worked and were incredibly tedious. If something didn't work, no one could explain what or why something went wrong. The work attendance system for clocking in and out never worked properly and employees had to write down their times on a sheet of paper. This sheet was then emailed to Human Resources. Many employees complained that their times had not been reported correctly and that their paychecks reflected that. On several occasionsmore... I was told that I should "look out for myself and only myself" because upper management was watching everything I do and say. I felt as though I had a large target on my back and that the smallest things were elevated to an unescessary level. There is a fair amount of company wide gossip and fakeness at Furniture Mart. Upper management has no sympathy or consideration for the people they sell their cheaply made goods to. When the furniture inevitably falls apart, they simply give the customer a "that's too bad" or offer them a $50 store credit to buy another piece of foreign junk. Furniture Mart has gotten several complaints from the Better Business Bureau and they are simply filed away. I do not feel that this company has any plans to correct any of the issues that plague them. I hope that this review will prevent anyone from applying to this horribly run company.less
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Gretna, LA – August 6, 2014
A typical day at work was very long and required lots of energy. I learned the meanings of patience and proper assembly and also customer experience and staff and management appreciation. My co-workers were friendly and very helpful when it came down to tough and hard situations. There was nothing too hard about that job. The most enjoyable part of the job was the seeing smiles on customer's faces.
short breaks, insurance plan, rate of pay, management
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Hammond, LA – May 14, 2014
The job duties were enjoyable and the sales team pleasnt though there is inadequate training. Runs on very light crew so turnover is high during slow months. Little to no teamwork or communication, confidential information shared with other employees. dishonesty, deception, lack of ethics and poor integrity are associated with this company. Customers as well as employees are deceived which I found disturbing. Not proud to say I worked here and glad I left on my terms.