CORT Business Services Reviews

Updated March 12, 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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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Account executive

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    • Culture & Values
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    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)

    Pros

    Good experience, open communication, and helpful inside sales support

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within for management positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Experience with multiple positions over my 8 year career here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Not a lot of guidance or direction from the managers.

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Current employee, 6 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at CORT Business Services

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; internal communications and brand messaging

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Excellent diverse company who values its employees as much as their clients.

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! Awesome company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Very oldschool company with outdated and bloated management structure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CORT Business Services

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Stuffy, narrow minded senior leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Account Representative

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

    Pros

    Learned how to navigate through corporate politics

    Cons

    No investment in employee growth or development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Fair for a large corporation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Residential and Commercial Account Executive
    Current Employee - Residential and Commercial Account Executive

    I have been working at CORT Business Services (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a large corporation they offer benefits such as medical, etc. If you don't like how thing are being run you don't have to wait long before they will change them.

    Cons

    As a large corporation you are a cog in a giant machine. They really only care about the bottom line and make decisions based on that and that alone no matted how their decisions affect the hundreds of people that are trying to execute their request.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives should not be allowed to make decisions for positions they have never worked in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great work environment, management understanding, helpful, and supportive through all processes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Distribution Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Distribution Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at CORT Business Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People are very welcoming
    training is laid out in front of you with help to achieve greater goals
    benefits are very well
    fun work environment

    Cons

    more room for personal growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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