CORT Business Services Reviews

Updated April 3, 2015
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Jeff Pederson
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Pros
  • A Berkshire Hathaway Company that has been successful for over 40 years, but is not content on past success (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Furniture Rental is not the most exciting industry (in 3 reviews)

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  1. My experience has been wonderful. Working as the marketing intern is a great experience. I was able learn a lot.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Chantilly, VA
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at CORT Business Services as an intern (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great marketing team, family-oriented, flexible working options. I learned a great deal about office etiquette and basic marketing skills. I developed awesome relationships with co-workers and truly grew in my marketing abilities during my time here.

    Cons

    Some intern work can be tedious and repetitive, but opportunities are given to help the company in other areas. Even though work may be boring at times, you are always made to feel like you are part of the bigger picture at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Please work on communicating well between departments. As an intern, it was difficult at times to discern what company goals were and how to react in various situations due to the fact that there was a lack of communication between directors.

  2. Account executive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at CORT Business Services full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good experience, open communication, and helpful inside sales support

    Cons

    Competitive market and little opportunity for advancement unless willing to relocate.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within for management positions.

  3. Overall rating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at CORT Business Services full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company has promise to remain in business

    Cons

    The hours are very long so do not plan on a great family life. The pay is not wonderful either. Only opportunities available are if you are willing to relocate.

    Advice to Management

    Not a bad place if you work in a major city, there are only 4, where you are able to leave and have a life outside of work. In all other markets, I can't promise you will like the job.

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  5. Experience with multiple positions over my 8 year career here.

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

    I have been working at CORT Business Services full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Mostly promote from within. Increasing their work-from-home/virtual opportunities.

    Cons

    Very little training. Less than competitive compensation. Communication from corporate office to district offices is lacking.

  6. Mediocre leaders combined with a stale, outdated business model.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at CORT Business Services full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some coworkers are fun to work with. The CORT brand awareness is strong making "selling" pretty straight forward. Training program is being improved.. slowly.

    Cons

    Management talks down to everyone no matter their experience/rank, then they put on a happy face when big Whigs are in town. They don't empower employees who have proven their aptitude and have senior titles. All this combined with a lacking compensation and commission plan. The trade off just isn't there.

    Advice to Management

    Stop managing with intimidation and holding all your knowledge and contacts back. Empower your employees.

  7. Not a lot of guidance or direction from the managers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Manager in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Route Manager in Warren, MI

    I have been working at CORT Business Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are ok, vacation time is good, 401 k match is good, and profit sharing is good compared to most companies

    Cons

    Management is lackluster and at times seem clueless to what is going on in the business. Working with temps is definitely the worst part of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue and actually pay attention to employee ideas. Stop promoting from outside and promote from within the company.

  8. Current employee, 6 years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at CORT Business Services

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; internal communications and brand messaging

    Cons

    No room for advancement; experience not valued over degree when promoting

    Advice to Management

    find a way to challenge and keep loyal long-term employees

  9. Excellent diverse company who values its employees as much as their clients.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Destination Services Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Destination Services Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CORT Business Services part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, higher management takes extremely good care of it's employees even those that are not full time as much as they take great care of their clients. Likes to reward employees.

    Cons

    Things are improving because the Destination Services division is expanding greatly so you have to make sure you get updated constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Awesome company.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Very oldschool company with outdated and bloated management structure

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

    I have been working at CORT Business Services

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

    Pros

    Many Berkshire discounts for insurance, phone, cars ect...

    Cons

    Way more management levels then needed that meet all the time but never seem to address the issues that effect the rank and file.

  11. Stuffy, narrow minded senior leadership

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

    I worked at CORT Business Services full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Learned how to navigate through corporate politics

    Cons

    No investment in employee growth or development

    Advice to Management

    Senior leaders are a bit old school, hindering company from evolving

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