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Overall, a great experience
DESIGN ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 13, 2018
I worked for Room & Board for about 4 years.
Prior to opening our store, we received fully-paid and compensated training for a full month, in their headquarters at Edina, MN.

My team saw very little turnover due to the great atmosphere. If sales and/or Design are not your thing, you probably would not enjoy it.
Pros
Great products, good benefits, care and good management
Cons
Not EXPLICITLY "comission" work, but, it is.
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2.0
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Its furniture
Photo Studio associate (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNJuly 2, 2018
There are some great people who work their They very much want you to embrace their culture. The outlet is nice and all the people who work in the delivery area are great
Pros
Free fruit
Cons
cult of personality and working in the grey as they call it
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4.0
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Enjoyed my time there!!
DELIVERY ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  DC, DCMay 9, 2018
It is just about the highest paying furniture delivery driver position you will find with guaranteed salary with yearly raises and a family feel that makes you feel at home.
Pros
Paid vacation 3weeks
Cons
Not much room for advancement and wears on body not some you can retire from
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4.0
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Always room for improvment
WAREHOUSE ADVISOR - MERCHANDISE QUALITY (Former Employee) –  Moonachie, NJApril 23, 2018
The work load is the same day in and day out could use an upgrade in offloading trucks this is very manual labor, Standing with a hand truck waiting for 1 guy to find the item number while the other guy off loads the product. Its 2018 should be scanning items and going.
Learned that culture isn't what is always preached.
Poor management during my time in the NJ market distribution center.
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5.0
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Fantastic Company to work for
Delivery Market Manager (Former Employee) –  Billerica, MA 01821March 21, 2018
Room & Board is a fantastic company. Great values, great product, great people. Collaborative environment where you are given the opportunity to learn and grow.
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3.0
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misleading with many distractions
Design Associate (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 9, 2018
they want you to believe there is a work-life balance, but there is not. it is not a family-friendly place to work. they distract employees with all kinds of unnecessary events, milestones, 'goals', etc, but it's all to distract from the low pay and bad hours. the leadership doesn't get involved in disputes. they let the employees slug it out. and there is NO incentive for doing well & exceeding goals.
Pros
great employees. they really know how to pick great people to work there (NOT leadership, but the employees)
Cons
the hours, the pay, the distractions meant to take the focus away from the negatives
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An encouraged bullying environment.
Delivery Associate (Former Employee) –  Oak Brook, ILMarch 6, 2018
Bunch of jacked up steroid freaks who are complete jerks. Management pretty much enabled and encouraged this kind of behavior. They preached a welcoming environment, however it was anything but. Liberal political views are also shoved down your throat by the company. They will let you go in a heartbeat if you don't share these same views.
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4.0
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Productive
Delivery Associate (Current Employee) –  Billerica, MAMarch 3, 2018
Awesome place to work excellent pay and Benifits. Good personal life and work balance. It’s definitely hard work but at the end of the day they have your back
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Child Care; Cleaning House
Personal Nanny (Former Employee) –  Cheyenne, WYMarch 2, 2018
I cared for 2 boys one was 4 and one was almost 2
Cooked, Cleaned, and helped with anything else that was needed
Pay wasn't always on time which was hard.
Flexible hours
I loved the boys and their parents were good friends
Pros
the kids
Cons
the pay
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4.0
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The job is never going to change
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) –  Lincolnton, NCJanuary 25, 2018
Tough job but you get compensated fairly for it. Rarely get off on time. Most of the time your hard work gets rewarded with more work. If they hired appropriately then the morale of the workplace would be much better than it is.
Pros
Good benefits and higher than average pay
Cons
Really physical work, never know when you get off for the day
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5.0
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Prodcutive, Team orriented working environment.
DELIVERY ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Oak Brook, ILJanuary 2, 2018
Room & Board is a great place to work. The staff is very friendly and everyone strives to work together to accomplish their goals. The company has a strong wellness ethic which encourages a healthy work life balance.
Pros
good pay, benefits are very nice, team atmosphere
Cons
very little opportunity to change your role
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Great place to work, but little or no opporunity to advance
DESIGN ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 20, 2017
Room and Board is a great place to work and many of the employees at the company have been there for over 10 years. For a sales job the pay is great and the schedule can be flexible. Working three, four or five days a week. The job does require that you work most weekends and advancement within the company is very little.
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Fun, Balanced, Management backs your decisions
Manager (Former Employee) –  ColoradoOctober 27, 2017
Balanced workplace
Friendly team
Get to help all different kinds of customers with different budgets everyday
Great discount
Company wants entire company wide employee team to be healthy and will go above and beyond to help everyone
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3.0
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Productive company big on values
Merchandise Quality Associate (Current Employee) –  Carlsbad, CASeptember 13, 2017
They go through the values of the company during the interview process. Make sure you agree with those values and can live by them in your day to day work life. If you can this will be a great place to work.
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Great Company!
Interior Design-Keyholder (Former Employee) –  Oak Brook, ILSeptember 3, 2017
The ONLY reason I left, after 7 years, is due to conflicts between my hours and commitments with my family.
Wonderful co-workers, great leadership, a great company that compared to others truly takes care of their own. I wish that there was a way that the hours would mesh with my home life...I'd be back in a heartbeat.
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Great place to work!
Product Associate - Vendor Management (Current Employee) –  Golden Valley, MNJune 21, 2017
The most well balanced work/personal life job I have had. This company really cares about its employees and customer and it shines through in every position I have held and worked with.
Pros
Benefits, pay, work environment, free gym on site
Cons
none
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4.0
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Warehouse work...
MQ (Former Employee) –  Torrance, CAApril 2, 2017
Prototypical warehouse work with some problem solving skills required. Good composition and benefits for the work done. No real opportunity for career advancement. Management is very hands-off, not in a good way.
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4.0
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Nice work place
Design Associate (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAMarch 28, 2017
Great product, and benefits, just no room for growth. Nice colleagues and investment in employees. Solid, stable company built on great guiding principles.
Pros
great benefits, friendly work enviornment
Cons
No growth, work weekends
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4.0
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Great benefits, good pay, nice culture, but don't drink the Kool Aid
Design Associate (Former Employee) –  United StatesMarch 20, 2017
Great place to WORK, benefits, time off, you name it. The only things I would critique is the culture surrounding the company. I know this is retail, and about as good as retail gets, but really - I mean REALLY - be prepared to bend over backwards, sideways, and inverted for customers. They are a whole different breed of entitled.

Meanwhile, I know it's good to be passionate in some way or form about where you work (if possible in retail), but the culture here expects you to be pretty obsessed with furniture, regardless of what they tell you prior.
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4.0
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Fun workplace
Furniture Prep/Assembly Associate (Former Employee) –  Moonachie, NJOctober 13, 2016
Room & Board is a fun workplace to work for, The company has a great staff on hand and the workplace environment is very friendly but yet very employee oriented. The benefits that this company offers is phenomenal The workload is fast paced and the person that is working must be very motivated and energetic
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