Thomasville Furniture Interview Questions

Updated Jun 28, 2015
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    Design Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Thomasville Furniture (Tempe, AZ) in July 2014.

    Interview

    had an interview about my background. I twas told I had a huge skill set,..but the annoying thing was after my interview the catty people working in the store demanded I talk to them before I walked out. They ask all kinds of questions,..but I can tell you after I was hired, that it was more about adhering to some rigid policies by their foreign owners from China. Company seems to be going through alot of turnover,.. and I don't think it's because of the company's bankruptcy. It's about the store managers. Their Tempe location is a snake pit... run if you can.

    Interview Questions

    • Being snagged by sales people before I left the store wanted to know who the person was that was in an interview for 3 hours.   Answer Question
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Thomasville Furniture (Pleasanton, CA).

    Interview

    Design Test. Got the impression that they fire people every three months if you don't meet sales goals. There was only one person there who had been there more than 3 months.

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    Design Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Thomasville Furniture (Philadelphia, PA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    I was first interviewed by the store manager. She mostly talked and didn't ask questions. She told me that I would be making $25,000/year and failed to mention that it is actually an hourly pay rate, not salary...and works out to more like $21,000. She also talked in great length about the potential to make $75k/year on up.

    After that interview, I came back for another interview where you are given a mock client to design for with resources from the design center.

    After that, you are called back to meet with the district manager. She "couldn't be there" and called into the interview and seemed as though it was just another check on her to do list.....I came to find out that this was just the first sign of her very hands off approach to managing.

    Negotiation

    Don't do it. Walk away. This job fell in my lap when I was desperate for work, and I took it despite sensing all the red flags.

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    Retail Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Thomasville Furniture (Chicago, IL) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Very confusing as the district manager was fired during the interview processes. It took several weeks to hear back from anyone then it was full steam ahead.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you be in Chicago tomorrow by 10:00 am for an in person interview with the corporate trainer?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no option for negotiation I either accepted the offer or declined it.

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    Retail Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Habra, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Thomasville Furniture (La Habra, CA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Really relax atmosphere,asked my experience with customers and sales.the examples of what I would do on certain situations with customer service and how to handle them.How I work with salespeople to motivate.

    Interview Questions

    • Customer service and sales questions   1 Answer
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    Interior Design Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Thomasville Furniture in February 2011.

    Interview

    Step One: Phone Interview
    Step Two: Face to Face Interview
    Step Three: Design Skills Test
    Step Four: Background Check & Drug Test

    Managers were professional, yet friendly and have a sense of humor. Employees in the showroom were curious, yet still friendly. Showroom was inviting - not snobby.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you leave (previous employer)? For every single employer on my resume.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not able to negotiate pay.

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