Steinhafels

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Steinhafels Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
15 Reviews
3.7
15 Reviews
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Gary Steinhafel
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    Have to swim with the sharks.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vernon Hills, IL

    I have been working at Steinhafels full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful store with a huge selection of furniture.

    Cons

    They do not live by their value of integrity. The sales floor is not well-managed, and some dishonest associates are allowed to thrive and prosper. Those who live by the rules do not benefit from it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use common sense in hiring and firing. Don't hire someone who clearly cannot learn the computer system, and don't fire a hard-worker who knows the job and is in a slump on ONE of the many goals required.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Little Value in Employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales and Customer Service in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Sales and Customer Service in Waukesha, WI

    I worked at Steinhafels part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The flexibility of scheduling was nice. Networking provided through employment as excellent.

    Cons

    Treatment of employees was sub-par. An inability to hear a good a idea and test it out, rigid environment to work in where change was slow. Constant turn-over an moving of management.

    Pretty boring work, sales employees often created messes just to make the sale and then expected customer service representatives to clean it up and deal with angry customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the employees you have more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Tired of the meat grinder.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at Steinhafels full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for a retail job. The job is to meet and talk to new people every day, so can be a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Sales management. They believe in the meat-grinder approach to staffing with motivation through write-ups. The bottom 20% of each department gets a warning or a write up every month (whether they've hit their minimums or not) as "performance management." Also, commission-only sales so you always feel the need to watch your back. If that weren't bad enough, the Steinhafels want their *salaried* managers to sell a third as much as salespeople, pitting the management against the sales force, so you again have to watch your back. Even the top salespeople don't feel appreciated by this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They wouldn't take any suggestions seriously anyway. ESPECIALLY not from a salesperson.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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