Living Spaces Furniture Employee Reviews

Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Poor Management and Regional Team
SALES MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Monrovia, CAFebruary 5, 2018
Working at Living Spaces creates the facade of job advancement but fails to protect the managers from harassment threats and human resource investigations. Any allegations are deemed true without warrant and the manager is let go. Even if that manager is actually the victim. The company would rather keep employees who intend to sue rather than protect the employees who want to support the growth with integrity.

The company will also relocate the management team due to “business needs” with days notice and no warning prior to relocation.
Pros
Free lunches, seemingly good culture values implemented
Cons
Management and regional team do not supporting career advancement, do not protecting high performing managers from possible harassment allegations
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good training, however stressful environment
Retail Sales Associate - Product Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CAJanuary 17, 2018
A typical day at work consisted of hearing the quota for the day and what we needed to execute as a team. I have learned how to properly handle customer service and make sure a customer was satisfied as they can be while shopping at Living Spaces Furniture. Most of the management was kind, gave decent advice, and easy to talk to. However, management is always changing and favoritism often comes into play. The workplace culture intent was supposed to consist of teamwork since it's noncommission, but it often felt as if the management cared more about sales and not the customers' true satisfaction in the piece. The hardest part of the job was trying to sell an extra protection plan on particular furniture. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people and being able to communicate with several kinds of customers.
Pros
Free lunches on weekends
Cons
On you about bathroom breaks and your location at all times
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun workplace before new management
Warehouse Worker/Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAJanuary 16, 2018
They would serve food every weekend. Loved working here just not the warehouse manger. If it were up to me I’d pay in the warehouse just as much is the sales team and the warehouse should make a commission as well.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Unloader/ Loader
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Riverside, CAJanuary 14, 2018
Unload containers
Load containers
scan freight in the system
Relabel product with company label system
Clean warehouse
Help manger with miscellaneous work
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Poor Culture
Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJanuary 5, 2018
Living Spaces is not a place I would recommend to anyone looking for a job. They are cut throat and will fire you for any reason. The GM is uncaring.
Pros
Free lunches on the weekends
Cons
Bad management staff
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
It is a good starter job for students wanting a flexible schedule to work and go to school.
Product Specialist (Former Employee) –  Huntington Beach, CAJanuary 5, 2018
The pay rate was more then the minimum but 1-2 dollars more, but no commission just bonuses based on the store. The only bad part was that if the store performs bad and you are selling alot you dont get anything extra. And if the store is slow they still try to push you to sell making it very competitive at times.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Simple however somewhat micro managing over all numbers
DELIVERY SUPPORT REP (Former Employee) –  Rialto, CADecember 15, 2017
Overall work is good, simple, answer a few calls, average 40-60 calls a day.. calls range from 2 minutes-20 minutes depending on if there are issues that need to be resolved.

I say Micromanagy only because its all about the numbers to my previous management team, really hard to please because you do the best job as opposed to pushing people off your phone and get issues resolved - that obviously takes time.

Which increases the fact that you won't have as many calls as others,
however you get dinged for it. Also when I left a previous employment I was told whatever shift I got would be my PERMANENT shift. Only to find out 2 weeks after I started, they do SHIFT BIDS every 6 months. At this point it was too late to go back to my previous employer.

Also a lot of miscommunication throughout my old department and management , as far as getting information to the team or applying sick time or PTO when it should be, Accruing points unnecessarily , needing to submit removal forms etc. .
Pros
Free lunch once a week
Cons
Micromanaging performance "KPIs"
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fast paced retail environment
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CANovember 29, 2017
Good place to work to get the most out of sales competitive environments. Solid training and management to succeed and provide excellent customer service.
Pros
Free lunches on weekends
Cons
long weekend hours
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
The pay rate is higher than most average sales positions
Product Specialist (Current Employee) –  Vista, CANovember 2, 2017
They provide weekend lunch which is cool most days, part-timers only need weekends and one weekday available, full timers need to have completely open availability.
Pros
Free lunch, managers who want you to succeed
Cons
No health benefits for part-timers or 401k or vacation days
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
A fun and rewarding place to work.
Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 23, 2017
Living Spaces was a job that I actually looked forward to going to each assigned workday. It was easy to get to via Public Transportation and the entire work team and management were helpful and professional.
Pros
Free lunches on the weekends and Starbucks each day.
Cons
I cannot think of anything that I'd consider a "con".
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
bad managment
Guest service lead/supervisor (Former Employee) –  La Mirada, CAOctober 17, 2017
Their company is ruined by their lack of management skilled employees. Their managers prey on the supervisors and offer no leadership skills themselves.
Pros
free lunch on weekends
Cons
HR reps worst nightmare as a company
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Living Spaces Furniture
Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Gilbert, AZSeptember 26, 2017
If you put in the effort and have the talent and capacity, you can promote quickly. The company will pay for the right talent. Leadership structure is hierarchical and the culture can change immensely from store to store for better or for worse. It's not unlikely in to put in 50+ hours on average especially in a Leadership role. The sales staff are paid hourly and are non-commission. A bonus structure is in place, but it is dependent on meeting overall store goals and also varies in frequency by Region and Store. The AZ market is still newer overall; I've only seen 3 bonuses in the year and a half I've worked here.

While the Sales staff is non-commission, one must be sales minded and have the essential sales talents. Sales goals are in place and team members must be able to drive their individual numbers to succeed. If interacting with people and driving sales metrics aren't in your tool belt, then apply for Operations (i.e., Customer Svc) or Brand team positions.

Essentially, you should ask yourself some of these question and take into account... Can you handle retail hours (weekends, nights, holidays)? Can you walk and stand for long periods of time? LS stores are Big Box--some days one can easily walk 15-20k steps. If you're looking to advance into Leadership, take into account whether or not you can dedicate 50-60 hours on average? If a relationship-driven culture is what you need, then make sure you apply at the "right" stores. If you're coming from a Commission sales environment, you may have to shift your way of thinking and doing to "fit." For instance, it is
  more... not uncommon for a sale to be split among individuals. One large sale typically involves 2-3 team members because each person handles a different area of the sale (e.g., bedroom, living room, dining). While selling is important, team work is still a highly valued part of the Company's culture.  less
Pros
Pays for Talent, Free Weekend Lunches, Career Advancement
Cons
Retail hours, Poor Work/Life Balance, Inconsistent Culture Across Stores
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
The overall highlight are the guest you encounter they were great.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaSeptember 12, 2017
A typical day at work were helping customers fine quality furnishings for their home,and or office.To fit their lifestyle needs,and budget.Striving to be their onestop shop.
Pros
Meeting wonderful guest.
Cons
Having to keep up with daily number goals.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
tough job
Logistics/Merchandising Manager (Former Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZAugust 24, 2017
Lacked corporate support and the culture was bad. Teams were not supported by management. No structure. No professional development for backroom team.
Pros
free lunch on weekend
Cons
management
Was this review helpful?Yes 3NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
not a great place for me
Home Health Aide (Former Employee) –  Van Nuys, CAAugust 11, 2017
this job was not created for an adult with responsibilities its made for a college student to get by socially no real responsibilities in life could be handled working here period
Pros
free food on weekends
Cons
the hours
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
horrible company ruled by corporate greed.
Salesperson (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJuly 13, 2017
would never recommend anyone work for this company. contradictory terms of employment and job description. upon hiring employees, management tells you to focus on customer service and make sure the customer is well taken of and leaves happy but sales persons are "expected" to make personal quota sales goals at all costs or suffer consequences such disciplinary verbal and written warnings leading to termination.
Pros
N/a
Cons
too many to list
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Teaches you selling skills
Sales Lead (Former Employee) –  Vista, CAJune 9, 2017
Free lunch on the weekends and the opportunity to meet all kinds of people. Teaches you the selling skills needed to be successful. Can be a little slow at times.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good enviorment
Customer Service Rep Level II/ Team Lead (Former Employee) –  La Mirada, CAMay 16, 2017
Learned a lot in customer service here. Ramped myself up to Team Lead. Fast pace environment and customer service skills is a plus working here.Management is good and listens to what you say.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Teamwork, Productive, and Empowerment
Outbound Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Rialto, CAMay 10, 2017
Overall a great place to work as there is straightforward productivity standards while instilling the importance of teamwork. Management continuously strives to develop the team to be stronger by coaching and mentoring with a positive attitude. Hardest part of the job is, it is a growing company which means the volume continuously grew as well.
Pros
Free lunch twice a week.
Cons
Conflicting Work Schedule
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Very stressful enviroment
Product Specialist/Sales (Former Employee) –  Redondo Beach, CAApril 28, 2017
When your first hired you are lead to believe that it is not a commission based environment, but soon you learn that it is a commission based environment without the commission pay. The turn over rate is ridiculous because of the structured goals that are unattainable year over year. Bonus program is unattainable. Managers constantly hold rally meetings to push everyone to sell more by any means necessary which creates a very stressful environment. Everyone has an ear piece in their ear connected to a radio. At the other end of that radio are mangers constantly chattering away that you need to get that sale. Very distracting and stressful. Living Spaces preaches the brand message that we don't work on commission so this enables the guest to have a relaxed experience, but this is not true because of all the pressure the sales people get. Team members are so scared of loosing their job that this creates desperation to sell and in turn pressuring the guest. Team members feel no job security and live in fear day to day of loosing their employment.
Pros
None
Cons
Horrible work ethics
Was this review helpful?Yes 4NoReport
Claim this company page

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at Living Spaces Furniture. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

3.4
Based on 67 reviews
515
422
315
26
19

Ratings by category

3.0Work/Life Balance
3.3Compensation/Benefits
2.8Job Security/Advancement
3.0Management
3.1Culture