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John D. Gabbert
28 Ratings

    A Unique Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Associate
    Current Employee - Design Associate

    I have been working at Room & Board full-time (more than an year)


    Friendly, collegiate workplace. Everyday is different. A beautiful showroom it's like living in your dream home. Our location has a lot of flexibility; ability to duck out to medical appointments, school meetings etc. Generous vacation and public holiday allowance (21 days) paid sick/personal time . Benefits are good and are offered to all employees even part timers. I love working here and I'm passionate about what I do. Contribution to 401k ($1200 in 2014) as 2013 was profitable. This was a generous gesture however many would have appreciated cash in hand.


    Having our annual sale on Dec 26th. It goes against all the other work/life/balance opportunities. Not one employee can enjoy Christmas with family. It's a lateral organization so no room for advancement, although there are many opportunities to get involved in secondary roles. Leadership not adept at sharing available opportunities and encouraging personal and professional growth more. Salary is reasonable but could be better increases are small max 3%.

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    Please please change the date of the clearance event. Most employees would like this to change (do a survey) mandatory attendance is unfair. Clearance event should begin a few days later

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Room & Board Interviews

Updated Nov 22, 2014
Updated Nov 22, 2014

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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Delivery Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Room & Board.

    Interview Details

    Interview with all three managers. Very easy, scripted and basic. No creativity involved basically they read generic questions from a management handbook. The managers have never done the job I was applying for so it was difficult to get a real feel for the duties.

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    Over the phone with HR rep.
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    Easy Interview

Room & Board Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Minnesota Business Magazine, 2014
100 Best Companies to Work For, Minnesota Business Magazine, 2013

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Headquarters Minneapolis, MN
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1980
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Room & Board is a national retailer of modern American-made home furnishings and accessories. We started our business over 30 years ago with a passion to help our customers furnish homes they love. With 12 stores across the country, a robust e-commerce site, and 1-800 Shop From Home channel we seamlessly serve our customers. Room & Board has achieved a leadership position in the home furnishings marketplace and we continue to fuel our growth based upon our founding values of good design, value and exceptional customer service.

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