Arhaus Furniture Interview Questions & Reviews
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- Interior Specialist (8)
- Sales (3)
- Store Manager (2)
- Design Consultant (2)
- Manager (2)
- Sales Associate Part Time (1)
- Design Sales Associate (1)
- Interior Design Specialist-sales Associate (1)
- Arhaus Management (1)
- FT Sales/Designer Position (1)
- Sales Consultant (1)
- Marketing (1)
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Very Easy Interview
Design Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Arhaus Furniture in April 2014.
Interview Details – I went through two rounds of interviews with different managers. Each time it took many back and forth phone calls to schedule anything and both times the interviewer was 45 minutes late to see me.
All questions were rather basic. They did have my resume so they knew much of my past before I arrived.
Interview took place on the floor and had many interruptions. It lasted about 75 minutes, but a total of 120 minutes with the lateness described.
The dress was business casual. Two interviewers at once.
I asked very specific questions about the poor customer and employee reviews the company has (knowing I may lose my chance of being hired) but was assured over and over that all of those reviews were exaggerated and false. NOT SO.
Interview Question – None, really. All questions were basic... How would you approach a customer on the sales floor? What and why is your availability? Experience in sales? They did not seem to worried or ask much about any past design experience- which was weird for a design job. View Answer
Negotiation Details – None at all. The company has three pay options and you just have to pick one.
Interior Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Arhaus Furniture in March 2013.
Interview Details – The hiring process is relatively straightforward. They are looking for closers. The more sales experience you have, the better, The more interior design experience you have, better. Be very positive. That helps. The person interviewing is very nice. If you truly desire sales, you will get the job- no problem,
Interview Question – None. Job experience- did you fulfill all your sales quotas?? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. You received their 3 month probation process and a regular salary. It is states that if you do not perform the position to their expectations, you will be let go after 3 months. Plain and simple.
Very Easy Interview
Sales Person Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Arhaus Furniture in June 2011.
Interview Details – They promise that you will make 60-100k per year with no problem which is impossible because they set the monthly goal so high and have so many people competing for customers! They hire ANYONE who can put a sentence together and that is the reason people leave!!
Interview Question – They didn't ask me any difficult questions. They were hiring people in droves just to have plenty of people in the store. They know that most people quit after a few months because they discover that they won't make any money. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I needed a job at the time that allowed me to have flexible hours. I couldn't wait to quit.
Very Easy Interview
Interior Specialist Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Arhaus Furniture in May 2012.
Interview Details – I was called by an in house recruiter..we did a phone interview followed by an in person interview with the regional manager...the regional manager showed up about a half hour late and the interview was odd. Offered the job within hours. I was told that I would have off a weekend a month. When I realized that was not happening I asked and was told that I had to request off and that it would not always be allowed. That the earning potential was $80k a year, they change the commission structure from what was explained to something different. Some people have to meet it some don;t ===check it out.
Interview Question – nothing too difficult or unexpected Answer Question
Negotiation Details – take the job immediately or leave it - I took it - my bad - not blaming anyone for my decision just want them investigated....
Interior Specialist Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Arhaus Furniture in November 2013.
Interview Details – I interviewed with the store manager, Cheryl in Cherry Creek after the initial phone interview. I thought I would go to find out specifics to that location, ie: based on previous employees, what a full time person could expect to make in your first few months to a year. I am taking into account, she told me she had worked there for 6 years, so she would have the knowledge.
I understand no guarantees can be given and it would vary based on how aggressive one is, however, she would not say anything beyond, " I already told you, the salary and commission structure". Yes, she had, but the avoidance was a huge warning sign to me, to not pursue the position.
After the other reviews on glassdoor, and my experience, I know I am better off.
Interview Question – Nothing really out of the ordinary. Although it would have been nice if it had started on time and not exceeded the time they said it would take. View Answer
FT Sales/Designer Position Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Arhaus Furniture in September 2013.
Interview Details – Contacted by corporate, interview with store manager went extremely well, 2nd interview with district manager was short and rather unprofessional, held on the sales floor on a busy day.
Interview Question – Do you have a problem cleaning the store restrooms as part of your job? View Answer
Arhaus Management Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Arhaus Furniture.
Interview Details – Meet with regional, then with an HR person. He was wonderful. HR person was a bit "odd" looked, acted and dressed like a cheerleader, with a fake tan to boot.
Interview Question – Why should I hire you? How can you help me succeed? Do you have a problem working every weekend & cleaning store every day? View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was not much negotiating. I asked for a better position, they budged just a little.
Design Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Arhaus Furniture in February 2013.
Interview Details – Interview process was both phone interview with recruiter and then in person with the Regional Manager. The in person interview was only 45 minutes and not much information was shared about the company or hours expectation. There was no mention of not getting weekends off and having to work every Sunday.
Interview Question – No real surprises here but they do ask you to sell them somethng. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation because it is draw plus commission. They were not truthful about the commission and how it worked so need to ask lots of questions and get it in writing because they change it often.
Sales Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Arhaus Furniture in September 2012.
Interview Details – one of the worst companies i've ever worked for. they have really nice furniture, mostly made in the U.S. and their prices reflect that. my gripe is, their managers make all the sales, and the store manager looks the other way as managers steal sales away from salespeople. They also never tell you in the interview that you will be responsible for cleaning the entire store, including bathrooms, during the interview.
Interior Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Arhaus Furniture.
Interview Details – Rcvd call they received resume and scheduled a phone interview with HR. arranged interview date with general store manager for one wk later. Went then had another phone interview with the regional manger. Received a call from store manger with job offer about 1 week after that.
Interview Question – Where do I see myself in 2 years? Answer Question
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