Not worth losing your faith that good employers exist
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Waukesha, WI – May 17, 2019
I initially loved my job here after I got used to the ups and downs of sales, but that is no longer the case. After a while, you start to notice how much the company does not care about personal or organizational growth. Communication throughout the company is awful. Store level management is deceitful and plays favorites. Upper level management is primarily a bunch of men who are friends with each other outside of work. New hires complain about not getting training so fellow sales staff end up training them for free. That's about where the "team-spirited environment" ends. Floor rules are constantly broken, and whether it matters or not depends on who you are. The commission codes and bonus structure were changed about a year ago. I saw coworkers, many of whom are older and have been with the company for years, get $15k+ pay cuts in one day. The company expressed no empathy. The compensation is no longer competitive given that commission codes are less than other furniture stores in the area. Since then, there has been change after change. We are expected to do more for less pay. Some of the stuff we are doing now is so tedious, and no one asks for or values our opinion. There are constantly rumors about what's coming next. Many loyal and long-term employees have left, and there are even more preparing to leave. Overall, the company is just proving that it lacks any core values, particularly integrity, and employees can only be pushed so far.