ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – August 14, 2018
A great place to work, always busy helping and interacting with different customers, managers are very supportive.. Friendly and wonderful co-workers.. H.R is always there to help.. Standing most of the time.. Meeting new customers..
CLERK (Former Employee) – Jefferson, GA – August 13, 2018
If you have kids, I wouldn’t reccomend working here. The job was 40 mins away from me, most weeks I worked 6 days a week. I would spend 8 hours a week, JUST driving and 45-55 hours per week working. So on an overtime week, that’s 63 hours of work related acitivities. When I was home, I was asleep. I couldn’t attend to my child let alone spend quality time with him because I was exhausted, and by the time I did get up I had to leave for work. I would be gone from 2pm to 2am everyday, slept 8-10 hours, had 2-4 hours of free time. Not a lot to work with. I never cooked anymore because.. no time!! Pay was okay. Idk why they’re saying it’s competitve bc they start you off with like $10.50. My supervisor was sort of rude to me from time to time. People would get hurt at work and be expected to return the next day. The work is boring. Extremely. Production is never enough. They want you to work super fast non stop like a sweatshop. They provided free food if you worked on Saturday but it’s just a Chick-fil-A sandwich. They had free food events but it was the same thing every time and you have to pick a hamburger OR hot dog like?? I’m grown I want both!! Anyway, I made steady, okay pay. Not enough to live alone but enough to make it. Wages these days are sad. The pay I got wasn’t worth the work and the work I did, the hours, wasn’t worth being a lousy mom and not having a life. Never again. If you wanna make some extra money for Christmas or vacation or something go ahead but I can’t see myself doing this long term. The drive alone is enough to make yo
Cashier/Sales (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – August 11, 2018
The typical day was busy and interacted with customers all day long. Management was kind, busy and professional. The most I enjoyed about the job was the staff, the store cleanliness, and stocking to become more comfortable with store item and locations. I enjoyed working with customers. The hardest part of the job for me was standing on my feet for 5 hours or more straight.
Key Carrier/Coordinator (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – August 9, 2018
I found it an extremely physical job lifting heavy furniture, rugs, mirrors on a daily basis. It was also fast paced due to the need to empty the incoming trucks of merchandise in time for the next incoming truck. While maintaining high level of customer service during peak hours. The management were very good at their jobs and understanding. The hardest part of the job was running the store at peak hours with few or no additional employees to help. Often times only a single manager was on duty for half or more of the shift with no floor representatives to assist with the needs of customers while also having to lifting heavy furniture/rugs/mirrors for customers, in addition to maintaining the role of store manager with no breaks. The most enjoyable part of the job was the family environment created through fellow employee association. I learned a lot from this position regarding managerial, design, and customer service skills.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Latham, NY 12110 – August 8, 2018
I had this job so I can help pay for the little bit of bills and school expenses that I had. The hardest part of the job is definitely dealing with customers and the heavy labor that can go into moving the furniture within the store, putting out new merchandise and the like. The only thing I didn't like was that I never got as many hours as I wanted to.
Unloader (Former Employee) – Simi Valley, CA – August 8, 2018
I have really nothing bad or good to say about this place it was fun but I just was not getting the hours I wanted. But the managers were good to me and very friendly and it had a pretty good working environment.
Coordinator (Former Employee) – IA – August 8, 2018
A good place to start as a part time associate and be able to work your way up to full-time coordinator, and then possibly up to management. Managers help you grow in your position. They challenge you to learn new things, grow in confidence and try to promote from within. The people who are there the longest tend to help promote a team culture the most. There is a high turnover rate as it is retail and has a lot of high school and college age part-timers.
3 breaks for a >6 hr day, comradare
inconsistent schedule, high turn over rate(retial)
5 years ago when I started, Homegoods was about a work/life balance. The last 1 and a half to 2 years have been chaos. They are trying to open too many new stores and they don't have the managers for it so current managers need to help out. These changes are all happening last minute, and they tell, not ask, you to change your schedule and travel to help. It makes having a family difficult. I work to live, not live to work. Upper management is overfilling the store with freight, making constant switches in markdowns schedules and floor moves and want us to do more with less, meaning less payroll, more hours for the salary staff. We have to "build flexible teams" but we are always asking our hourlies to switch their schedule around. We give them overtime on weeks we need them, then drop them to 12 hours the following week. We weren't like this before, and it's getting really frustrating. Sadly, no body wants to hear about it and it's now "the way of the future", but I think they are going to burn out all their talented managers.
Longer and longer shifts, constantly switching priorities