Avalon Flooring Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avalon Flooring full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Benefits. ESOP. 401k. Promote from within.

    Cons

    Sales means working nights and weekends

    Advice to Management

    Treat sales force with respect. They are working hard.

    Avalon Flooring Response

    Aug 1, 2015 – Vice President of Administration

    Thank you for taking the time to review Avalon Flooring. I agree with you that the sales staff do work very hard. Our goal is to always improve for the benefit of our employees and customers.


  2. Rewarding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I have been working at Avalon Flooring full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Busy retail environment and great team. Compensated well for the work you put in. We are in sales, sell and do well.

    Cons

    Old fashioned computer system needs updating. Upper management needs to engage the sales people more. They are the lifeblood of the company

    Advice to Management

    Visit the showroom floor more often

    Avalon Flooring Response

    Jun 22, 2015 – Vice President of Administration

    Thank you for your review. We are currently reviewing our systems in preparation for an upgrade or a change. It is a big decision and one we hope to have resolved soon. You are correct, the ... More


  3. Avalon Flooring is a good fit for a career oriented person

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

    I have been working at Avalon Flooring full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Hard work is rewarded. good benefits.. You have the opportunity to make money. Avalon Flooring is a company that you can make a career and not just a job. The employees are friendly and good co workers , but like anywhere, there are a few that don't fit this description.

    Cons

    A realistic "con" is that like any retail store, Nights and weekends are working days. Some employees do not "play well" with others but again, you have that in every company. Overall, this is a good place to work

    Avalon Flooring Response

    Jun 22, 2015 – Vice President of Administration

    Thank you for taking the time to review Avalon Flooring and for your 5 years of service! We are always looking for ways to reward our employees and improve our benefits, if you have any ... More


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  5. Innovative and High Energy Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Design Consultant in Rio Grande, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales and Design Consultant in Rio Grande, NJ

    I have been working at Avalon Flooring full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Avalon Flooring is a high energy and innovative company where creative minds are challenged. I have found that the team setting and integrity of the company best fits my personality for a successful work environment. I love assisting clients with designing their home so that their ideas come into fruition. It is a very rewarding position! I would encourage anyone that is self motivated who is thrives in a fast paced, creative, and competitive environment to apply!

    Cons

    The cons are minor details that are out weighed by the pros.

    Avalon Flooring Response

    Jun 11, 2015 – Vice President of Administration

    Thank you for your review. I'm pleased that your role is rewarding to you and that we are supporting you in your success!


  6. Great Place To Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I have been working at Avalon Flooring full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The days are challenging and always keep you thinking and on your toes. I work hand in hand with the sales staff. We have a very family like environment. Avalon as a company takes very good care of its employees and strives to provide high quality customer service.

    Cons

    Normal work place issues.. most of which are quickly resolved

    Advice to Management

    Computer to employee ratio needs to be higher..

    Avalon Flooring Response

    Jun 9, 2015 – Vice President of Administration

    Thank you for your review and feedback. We are glad to hear you are enjoying your role and appreciate your dedication to Avalon Flooring. We will review the IT allocation in this location.


  7. Helpful (1)

    warehouse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I have been working at Avalon Flooring full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely love the management and employees I work with along with my pay, the set hours are a plus because I can plan accordingly to spend time with my family and friends

    Cons

    Working 3rd shift can be rough but it's not too bad

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and thank you for giving me this opportunity, I couldn't be happier to be a employees to this wonderful company

    Avalon Flooring Response

    Jun 9, 2015 – Vice President of Administration

    Thank you for your review. We strive to provide a supportive and positive work environment for all employees and are pleased that the position is working well for you. We are glad to have you as a ... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    Look somewhere else

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Union, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Union, NJ

    I worked at Avalon Flooring (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you enjoy being USED, work here

    Cons

    This company's only concern is it's executive management's survival and high paying salaries. If you're looking for loyalty for your hard work and many years of service. Look elsewhere. The bottom line is all they care about and the handful of pockets they line.

    Advice to Management

    Pray for your souls. One of you have lied, cheated, schemed and stepped on people, among other things, to get where you are.

    Avalon Flooring Response

    Aug 4, 2015 – Vice President of Administration

    Thank you for the time you spent to provide feedback on Avalon Flooring. Thanks also for your length of service. We do value feedback as well as long term employees. It is disappointing to me that ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    A growing company that challenges me to grow

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

    I have been working at Avalon Flooring full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have worked at Avalon Flooring for 10 years. In those 10 years, I have moved into different positions to find the one that is best suited for me, both professionally and personally. And, the best thing about my story is that I am not unique. Many of the people who are now in positions of management and above have worked their way up through the company. That is one of the many assets that attracted me to Avalon over 10 years ago. After reading some of the recent reviews here on Glassdoor, I was prompted to leave one myself. Avalon Flooring is not for the individual who is not a self starter (i.e. lazy) It takes initiative and stamina to grow your business within this business. However, their is no limit to your earning potential. I have worked hours, both in and out of the showroom, to grow my business and it continues to pay off. I have gathered contacts and clients that refer me to their contacts and clients. The business is about networking, not about taking orders. I don't just sell flooring and tile, I get to sell something that people will enjoy looking at for years to come. With all the buzz and interest in programs like HGTV and sites like Houzz, the industry is only getting bigger. This company takes great time to train and educate the sales staff, but come willing to learn and wear your running shoes! In reference to the benefits package, our health care is like no other. The rates are fair and the coverage is excellent. My family has used it through our GP, specialists, and hospitalization all with a minimum of concern. Avalon is very focused on overall health and wellness by giving us financial incentives for being an active participant in MY health and wellness. I am talking BIG picture stuff. Being healthy and productive for work and family.

    Cons

    The truth is, I don't have cons about Avalon. But I will say this, this job is about working with the public. Both the good and the bad side. People can take it very personally when it comes to working inside their homes. They expect perfection. Often this job becomes about being friends with your clients and empathizing with their problems. If your aren't a people person then this may not be your dream job. The other side of that is I often get praise, thank you notes, and the occasional hug of gratitude.

    Avalon Flooring Response

    Jun 9, 2015 – Vice President of Administration

    Thank you for your recent review and for your many years of service! As you said, we have many employees like you who have grown with the Company and help grow Avalon Flooring. Employees like you ... More


  10. Fast track to nowhere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff in Trenton Gardens, NJ
    Current Employee - Staff in Trenton Gardens, NJ

    I have been working at Avalon Flooring

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

    Pros

    The medical benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    This is a company that will probably never give you a raise. They tell you of bonus incentives that are not reachable and find every reason possible not to give you a bonus or a raise and treat you like "you are lucky to have a job". The corporate bosses are amateurish and do not know how to treat loyal employees. Most people who have been here for any length of time are stuck and those who are younger will find a better situation at some point and leave.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate loyal employees and give them incentives to stay with your company.

    Avalon Flooring Response

    Jun 9, 2015 – Vice President of Administration

    Thank you for your feedback. Our sales positions are commission based and the earnings potential can vary. We do have employees in corporate, non-sales positions who receive merit based raises ... More


  11. If You Have Literally Any Other Options…. Run

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

    I worked at Avalon Flooring

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The other sales people are for the most part great people doing the best they can. My store had intelligent and warm coworkers, they made me year there bearable.

    Cons

    First.. are you a man? Do you love to work 50 hours + a week? Hate to have off for important family/social events? Willing to sell your soul to barely break commission? Then this is the company for you! HR will lure you in with promises of 80k + a year in commission and bonuses. That is absolutely, 100% false. You will be lucky to make 35k a year and will break your back doing it. I have never worked anywhere with more of a boys club mentality. Women are simply not treated equally and the favoritism is blatantly obvious. Management crowds the sales floor and has meetings that drone on each week for hours and hours. Then expect you to sell enough to cover your "draw". Can you survive on $600 a week? For that money you should skip this company and go work fast food. Less stress and a better work environment. Seriously.. run don't walk away from this place.

    Advice to Management

    You are hiring people desperate enough to take commission based pay. Don't expect the cream of the crop - there is a reason your best and brightest people leave within the first year or so.

    Avalon Flooring Response

    Jun 11, 2015 – Vice President of Administration

    Thank you for the time you spent providing feedback on our organization. We value all feedback and while we work hard to provide a supportive environment for our employees to grow and succeed, we ... More



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