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    Great training and good people to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Furniture Row full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for Furniture Row is a way to get a skill set in sales and management quickly and effectively. Due to the great training and structure of the company it is quite possible to be promoted within months of starting and be working as an Assistant manager making a decent living. For people who want to get to $50,000+/year income in only a years time its very possible. The people in the company are real and are trying their best to make it a great company. Working in a good environment with good people who value integrity while selling a good product with real value to customers is a satisfying short term career.

    Cons

    This is a retail job! you will have to work weekends, holidays, and longer hours. Typical day starts at 9 am and goes till 8:30 pm no scheduled breaks or lunch time. It is 100% commission and as such you have to rely on customers coming through the doors and being able to build re pore with them in a few minutes. Even thought the people are great and trying to run the company as well as they can it is not a family and everyone is expendable so don't think your a bad person if your not selling much and they have to get on you about selling more and improving your sales skills. Major Con is long term career possibilities. Most managers I have known do not last more than 5-10 years before leaving the company. The possibility of being promoted past a store manager is very slim and that leaves someone with only being a 100% commission paid store manager who makes 50% pay from own sales and 50% from override. This works for awhile but this can get hard to live with as you get older.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management would be to value people in a way that shows it other than only paying commissions. Managers of larger stores need to be salaried so they can spend more time on operations and training of others. It is not very satisfying being a large store manager due to trying to balance the operations, customer service etc...and still having to make 50% of your pay from sales. Other advice is give managers who are experienced the training and ability to hire and do Audit interviews. Many good candidates are lost from having to wait 2-3 months (no exaggeration) to get a final interview with the Regional manager to get hired.

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Furniture Row Interviews

Updated Feb 25, 2015
Updated Feb 25, 2015

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    Sales Representative Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Furniture Row.

    Interview Details

    This is a three interview process, which can take some time depending on if the regional manager is readily available or not. The interviews focus more on your personality and character, they hire for attitude and potential more than experience or ability.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the worst thing you ever did where you didn't get caught?
      Tell me the story of you.
       
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    Negotiation Details
    There's no negotiation. It's 100% commission and you will be getting treated just like everyone else, new hire or 10 year veteran. There's a lot to be said in favor of that!
    Accepted Offer
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Website www.furniturerow.com
Headquarters Denver, CO
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1974
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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