Sales Associate (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – February 10, 2018
A typical day consisted of greeting customers, prospecting and sales. I learned about the furniture industry. Management was very supportive and provided training on an ongoing basis. The culture was that of God, first, family, second, and work next. The hardest part of the job for me was the need to work evenings and weekends. The most enjoyable part of the job was my co-workers. They were supportive and always looking out for one another.
A well rounded design venue for people with starting out in the design market. Monthly training to assist in increasing future sales
Sales (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – January 17, 2018
every day stars with encouraging word from the store management. a quick review of new furnishings.the best part is make customer relationships that will build upon on going sales with friends and family.You must be organized and follow up, follow up, follow up if you want to keep your customers. .
Meeting people from all walks of life. forming friendships.
sales manager (Former Employee) – Lafayette, IN – January 8, 2018
I would recommend working for a company that has better business ethics. Very negative, polluted environment. Nobody has role clarity at this place due to awful management and leadership. Uncertainty and drama everywhere!
Nice place to work but pay is not competitive. Good hours, weekends off, 8 hour work week. But very little opportunity for advancement unless you're a family member. Computer systems are very outdated.
Delivery Driver/Warehouse (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – January 3, 2018
Star furniture is a great place to work if you're not familiar with the city it gives you that opportunity to learn your way around by delivering goods to families all over the city last but not least the staff is amazing
You are required to be there 15 Minutes before your 10 hour workday everyday for a mandatory meeting. Most days not an issue for a break but there are days no breaks. However they did provide lunch on at least 2/4 Saturdays a month. Return policy is not strict enough!!!!! When a customer returrns something of course that return comes out of your next pay! They begin to add up quickly
Systems Analyst (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – September 5, 2017
I entered Star Furniture when they were going through a massive tech and image refresh (currently still going on). This has made it very fun but with more than its share of hard work and late nights. Management has been very open to my suggestions and this has allowed me to implement different types of technology to bring the company up to speed.
I started out working part time here while going to school, after I had my first child I took the position for full time, the hours are okay unless you're part time, then you are working nights and weekends, other than that this is a great place to work, the benefits are great and it's a very friendly environment, the managers are amazing and usually work with you.
This was a straight commission job so paychecks would vary seasonally but it was what I signed on for so I accepted it. The store is huge, 77,000 square feet so we did a lot of walking and hunting for our customer if we got separated. I learned a lot about furniture, style, décor, room plans, manufacturers of varying quality, etc. Management is now very good and resolved employee issues quickly and fairly.
The hardest part of the job was the walking and hunting customers and the most enjoyable was a happy, satisfied customer.
Overall great place to work. Great management that truly care about their employee's. Positive work envoirment and management that will work with you if you ever have any problems or need to take time off. Still making great connections with people!
Warehouse (Current Employee) – Clarksburg, WV – May 24, 2017
lift heavy furniture keeping the warehouse clean moving furniture that needs moved unloading the truck and putting the furniture together making sure that there is a price tag on every piece of furniture
When in sales, you can't expect too much. Long hours, slow days, busy days. Training was crazy, driving an hour to train 9-5pm. Promises a sign on bonus, but really...it was more of a loan that they eventually take back from you. They do draws against commission and pay you minimum wage if you don't meet your goals,but then the next time you meet your goals or make more than minimum wage, they will take money back. Not sure how this is all legal, but what can I say? Way too many sales people for the kind of traffic they have, hence lots of turn-overs.
If you can be cut throat on the sales floor you can make a decent living. Decent benefits. Make sure you stay all day on sale days because they allow all sales people to stay and eat all the sales even if their shift is over.
discount on furniture
no salary for weak months of sales to help pay bills