Unrealistic, unreasonable, big waste of time.
This was my first position after graduating college. If you have a degree do not waste your time with this position as you will be seriously selling yourself short.
There are some major issues I came across in my short time here
To begin with, you will be asked very personal questions in your interview that are very close to being illegal.
The culture of the company is very cult-like, and you will be scolded for questioning it!
The sales process, which they claim is “unique to Furniture Row” is actually widely used, and you will again be scolded for not following it to perfection.
Unless you work in a store that has a healthy economy, you will absolutely not make as much as their employment ads suggest!
Sales computer programs are very, very old and are not user friendly at all.
You will be required to competitive shop your competitors in the area on your days off and will not be paid for it.
As a salesperson, you will be cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming, and dusting, but don’t believe for a second you’re paid hourly for this.
You will become incredibly stressed out because you are paid only on commission, and only when product is delivered.
Your manager’s pay is affected by how much you sell, so be prepared to be micromanaged like never before.
Although this was not related to my position, the warehouse workers at my store were awesome but they were never properly compensated
All in all, I would not suggest trying to build a career with this company. There are far superior roles in sales and retail that will be far more rewarding.
Paid training, great coworkers
Micromanagement, poor culture, very dated business tactics, no work/life balance, high stress, poor compensation structure