Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – December 20, 2015
Furniture Row is a great job if you have the right management. I worked for two stores and one was crew related store and the other was money related. If something goes wrong in the day the company will tell us to stay out there as late as you have to so you can get things done. Corporate gives us a 12 hr work day, but not all stores agree.
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) – Waterloo, IA – November 5, 2015
This job isn't the greatest place to work. It has its ups and downs. The ups are, there is a lot of down time in the warehouse. Overall not a challenging warehouse job. The downs are, the pay is low, the benefits are junk, most employees on the sales floor wont help in back when needed.
Paid lunches and lots of down time to do your own thing
Exciting and available knowlege for everyone to learn, team comes first!!
Store Manager/ Team Leader (Former Employee) – Midland, TX – October 20, 2015
Everyday work had a list for management and employees to follow for a successful day. Learning was a must everyday for the team to be excited and wanting to be the best. Management worked along with each member for all to have knowledge of what was asked of everyone. The team consisted of management and employees to work together for one goal so everyone was co-workers with one another. The hardest part of this job or any job is the time away from family. Success and having fun went hand and hand for this team so I would say "Sales" was the most enjoyable part of this job because management not only had to teach but also had to sell to provide for themselves but aslo to help the team be successful.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Lone Tree, CO – September 26, 2015
It is a great place to work. Fast paced environment once you get into management. You are responsible for staffing, training, customer service and operations management. You get an override but you also have to sell to make a decent income.
Gift card incentive
You have to work about everyday if you don't have an assistant to work with.
Manager (Former Employee) – Casper, WY – August 7, 2015
Work 12hr days -- and every weekend -- and make a tiny paycheck. You see, FR doesn't want managers, they want salespeople. But they do need someone to organize the store, so managers get commission plus a pittance. Then they bury you in manager tasks so you don't have time to sell.
You put in 60 hours in the slow weeks (defined as "most of the spring and summer") and get your check. You do the math and find you literally made less than minimum wage. And all the while your kids slowly forget who you are.
First crack at heavily discounted, slightly damaged goods
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Springfield, IL – May 20, 2015
Very long hours with no extra compensation. Too much rested on the shoulders of the Management team who is still required to sell to earn a good paycheck. Yes, the managers are given a % of what the store sells, but it is minuscule compared to what would be made of a direct sale my me. When sales people and delivery drivers are being paid commission and making more than the Store Manger, i think they should be re analyzing their pay structure.
Regional Visual Designer (Current Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN – April 30, 2015
I love getting to be creative every day and working with some great people. The hardest part of my job is all the traveling I do. The most enjoyable is how I get to put my emotions out on the floor with my creativeness.
Regional Visual Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – April 17, 2015
•Planed, organized, coordinated, and directed the placement of merchandise and accessories. •Conducted a structured system for merchandising that promoted a successful lineup. •Implemented a well-rounded merchandise mix that reflected best selling price points and styles. •Developed visual merchandising strategies that helped manage and promote business.
My typical day at work, I show up on my scheduled time, go to the computer and look at the deliveries I have to pull for the delivery drivers, load out to customers , stock the warehouse with furniture, and do floor moves.
OAK EXPRESS (Former Employee) – JOPLIN, MO – April 8, 2015
STAY AWAY!! BUT IF YOU LIKE WORKING 45 HOURS/ WEEK AND EVERY WEEKEND AND NOT KNOWING WHAT YOU'RE GONNA BRING HOME AT THE END OF THE WEKK, THEN THIS JOB IS FOR YOU. THEY PREACH FAMILY VALUES BUT DON'T GIVE YOU MUCH TIME TO SPEND WITH THEM EXCEPT FOR YOUR DAYS OFF OF COURSE. BECAUSE YOU WORK FROM WHEN THE STORE OPENS TILL THE STORE CLOSES. THEY SELL HIGH-END FURNITURE AND YOU GET A MINISCUAL PERCENTAGE OF THAT. HMM SOUNDS FAIR! SHOULD IT REALLY TAKE 2 MONTHS FOR YOUR DIRECT DEPOSIT TO GO INTO EFFECT?! I GUESS IF YOU WORK HERE IT DOES. AND IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH PAYROLL.. DON'T YOU DARE PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL THE HR LADY.. THAT'S A NO, NO! SHE COULD CARE LESS IF YOU GET PAID ON TIME. EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE A FAMILY AND BILLS TO PAY.
I LEARNED THAT EPOXY GLUE IS BETTER THAN WOOD GLUE
I would never talk super negative about this job even though it was not something I would ever go back to. My co-workers were amazing and very supportive in everything I wanted and needed to do. They helped a lot with training me on product knowledge and the point of sale system. IA typical day was usually the same, clean the showroom, answer phones, help customers solve issues, help customers select products, process payments and orders, and closing the store. The hours were very long, 12 hour shifts 5 days a week. It left me with hardly a personal life since my two days off consisted of taking care of my family, errands, and cleaning the house. Upper managed (regional and higher) were only concerned with themselves and profit, and yes I know profit is the point of a business. But when they tell you in the beginning that it's a "family oriented business" and nobody is just a number, you get a little ticked. Everyone is treated as just a number and when we tell them something you don't want to hear, you are dismissed and ignored. You are responsible for everything but can change nothing. That is the number one thing I learned while working at furniture row.
On a good note, the most enjoyable part of the job was definitely my co-workers. I made some fantastic friends and will never forget them.
Great fun environment with great benefits and lots of potential for making money
store manager (Former Employee) – pharr tx – January 26, 2015
Great company with plenty of opportunity to make lots of money, if you are single and have no kids its the perfect job for you. if you have a family, its a little difficult to get time off. My daily duties were commissions based sales and managing a staff of 3-5 employees and driving sales daily. Keeping on top of margins and overall daily goals along with payroll and upkeep of the store.
less time at home with family work every weekend and some holidays
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – January 16, 2015
This job is fun work, the hard part is that i have to work an 11hours shift two days on the row. The management is not too great, but ok. the most enjoyable part of this job is the team work that I really like. Every day at work, I always get the work done before anything. What I learned in this place is that working as team in a work place help us learn from each other and avoid mistakes.
For me, a typical day consisted of constantly reorganizing the warehouse. After I would get off, the sales people would somehow destroy my organization. I learned how chaotic waiting on merchandise can be. The management saw potential in me right away, and quickly let me take over the warehouse. My lone co-worker in the back became a good friend of mine. The hardest thing we did, was completely re-organize the warehouses. Which also turned out to be the most enjoyable!
desirable lunch schedualing, got left alone for the most part
when inventory and the computer do not match, be ready for finger pointing