Sales Professional (Former Employee) – Columbia, MO – January 21, 2019
Company has taken a completely different view with the buying of a company outside of Tennessee and Kentucky that has really distracted all of management. Store by store relations vary, but for the most part a vague unhappiness radiated it's way throughout that company for the years I worked there. Its a valid company and they do good work depending on the store you visit and the manager in charge. They promote their managers strictly based off of their sales numbers and not for their management skills or basic company operation skills so that leads to a lot of work being pushed off onto other employees and no compensation for pay for added work load. As well as a drastic decline in overall buying of furniture in store atmospheres dropped the numbers company wide then they went into a mass hiring stint where they over hired several stores making it to where sales employees were only seeing one to two people per day to attempt to make money.
If given he proper store location, management and overall atmosphere I would have stayed at this job for 40 years plus but due to a drastic blindness and distraction by management I decided to get out before they go under. Which I have a feeling they'll be going away from general furniture soon and focusing on mattresses only in the next year or two.
Commission based job, make as much money as you can sell
Sales atmosphere, 100% commission, minimum wage payback and no draw.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Paducah, KY – January 29, 2019
The thing that angered me and then depressed me the most was they talked a big game as far as learning things especially on administration or other things but there No organization or a notion of protocall around management. I tried for a while but it was such a mess i finally just gave up. I felt I might have something to contribute, I had after all lots of management experience myself but it became clear after a while it was pointless to try so I just shut up and kept it to myself. On sales commissions there booby traps everywhere and often made no commission at all on some product. You were not told of that during the job interview. You were often not much more than a glorified warehouse person and as time went on there was very obvious favoritism being shown and I just became more disillusioned and just kept to myself. When finally a new job opportunity came I was so relived and left the worst job I ever had-
Growing company with opportunities to help them grow
Email Marketing Manager (Current Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – November 25, 2018
I have not been at this company very long, but they have hired industry experts to help them drive their business forward. They have acquired new locations, and appear to do a good job standardizing the store for Brand consistency.
So far my time has been enjoyable with autonomy and flexible work from home hours.
They seem to have some old school furniture thoughts, but do seem open to opportunities and change.
Good pay and flexible work hours. Supportive management.
Older business processes and limited investment in technology
Good pay for motivated individuals who are good with people
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Batesville, AR – October 9, 2018
Working at FFO definitely help polish my people skills as well as my customer service skills. The pay for a starting sales associate is 100% commission based but rest assured the pay potential is there!
Competitive Pay, great benefits, team selling, fastest growing furniture company in the industry
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Arkansas – March 5, 2018
Out of all my years in sales, FFO pays the highest commission at 10% of product. Most furniture companies only pay 5%. They pay weekly, with weekly and monthly bonuses. Benefits are amazing and cheaper cost to the employee than any other furniture store I’ve ever worked in. Fantastic training program for new people. Employees and management are helpful to one another. Ffo appreciates their employees.
Fastest growing furniture company in the industry with tons of potential for management opportunities for those who are interested.
Too many to list. Benefits, pay structure, weekly and monthly bonuses and great friendly atmosphere
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – January 30, 2018
When I would first come into work, I'd clock in and start unloading the morning truck. I would go to my station which was building furniture. After lunch I would unload another truck and go back to my station until the day was up.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Horn Lake, MS – December 2, 2017
the job is what you make of it.. you have to do more than what is required of a typical sales job but it is not too much to ask.. The people are nice and they pay the highest commission rate of 10% in the entire midsouth
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) – Joplin, MO – September 17, 2017
I liked this job but I put ten years of hard work and sweat in there and couldn't get above 12 bucks an hour which is unacceptable. I feel places should appreciate the ones who show up and work hard every day.
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) – Tulsa, OK – July 15, 2017
cool work place but it has its moments like any other job. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesday are the days for trucks to come in. Sometimes it can be any where between 2 to 54 items on a truck at one time and just unload and the trucks and once unload , you put the furniture in the right spot in the warehouse.