Toxic environment with very poor management.
Pros: beautiful surroundings, always on sale, advertise a lot
Cons: long hours, work every weekend, poor management
This is a company that has a huge turnover rate, many years it was as high as 47%. They cannot find enough people to fill the slots and are always hiring, and because of this the management does not invest in training, beware, they have a 1970 computer system, the AS400. It is not a windows based program and many people get very frustrated at its antiquity.
The – more... sales and design staff are paid commission only, (base against commission) but are expected to put in many hours without compensation. You are expected to clean, set up the tent sales, do inventory, attend training and daily meetings, go to deliveries, get after pictures, portfolios, social media and competitions etc., all on your time.
The hours are very long; they can be as long as 15 hours a day when they run their large sales. You will be expected to work way over 40 hours weekly without overtime or reimbursed time. Every week their is a 12 and 10 hour day, only Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving off but you will be expected to work an extra day to make it up and help with a sale surrounding it. The company does not offer sick days or personal holidays to their store staff. If you call in sick you can get written up as ground of dismissal. They want you there to cover the floor. They like to stack the store with staff.
The floor is filled with very aggressive and competitive sales people, this is something Hom Furniture encourages. You must meet aggressive quota's in sales and delivery each month as well as their over priced furniture protection insurance called Hom Guard plus. This can cause friction between staff.
They will tell you the potential of earnings however the top earners sell mattresses. Plan on 1/2 the dollar amount you are told. This is a coveted position because of the inequity of earnings. Management is not much concerned however; you will be told you can be easily replaced. The moral is low. – less