You are expected to turn over every large order to the store designer. This is not an opportunity for you to grow as a designer yourself, you are minuscule and diminished till you are promoted which can take many many many years.
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at La-Z-Boy? What are the steps along the way?
The applicant to on-boarding process is very extensive. Submit resume, the recruiter contacts you, assessment, phone interview, store interview, hired, then so much paperwork and online on-boarding up to the first 3 weeks training in the store. It was 2 wks from resume submission to hired. The background and on-boarding is about 3-6 wks after.
If you were in charge, what would you do to make La-Z-Boy a better place to work?
I would give the people a good number to work towards and something good to look forward to at the end of the week.
In order to become a design assistant or full time designer, is a bachelor's degree in Interior Design required or will a certification/diploma from an Interior Design trade school suffice?
Yes it needs to be professional in interior design