Finished Basement Company

  www.finishedbasement.com
  www.finishedbasement.com
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A high-turnover company not interested in maintaining a long-term workforce

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Interior Designer in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Interior Designer in Denver, CO

I worked at Finished Basement Company

Pros

- Short project lead time, pretty satisfying to see the project complete in 3 months
- Non-management staff are great people to work with
- FBC conducts client reviews that make it possible to get feedback from clients after a project is completed
- Kitchen well-stocked with snacks

Cons

- Very poor leadership and management, lots of finger pointing and blaming of staff when sales are down
- Too much emphasis on supposed "company culture" and resulting propaganda/slogans, and too little emphasis on actual effective leadership
- High turnover in staff due to burnout and frustration
- Staff with no sales background or experience are held to sales numbers
- Employer expects that you will be available to attend meetings 12+ hours per day
- No value placed on quality of design, given a few hours to do a week's worth of design work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more upfront with prospective employees when they interview for design positions. Don't pretend like there will be any emphasis on design. Be clear that it is a high-volume process, without much time to spend on design, and there is a heavy emphasis on sales.

Doesn't Recommend

Finished Basement Company Response

Jun 27, 2013Hiring Manager

Finished Basement Company prides itself in creating a workplace that allows individuals to grow and thrive in a fast paced environment. Our number one goal is to have a team that LOVES what they do ... More

9 Other Employee Reviews for Finished Basement Company (View Most Recent)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Enjoy going to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Finished Basement Company full-time

    Pros

    I wake up and look forward going to work each day. The team that I am surrounded by are fun, motivated, and enjoyable individuals. I couldn't ask for a better team to work with. The culture is amazing, so many different personalities that get along so well together. The designs that are imagined are so unique to each home that it is fun creating a new space for each homeowner.

    Cons

    There is little micro management within the company. If an individual is not organized the work load can become overwhelming and stressful. If someone stays on top of their to do list it is manageable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to the staff. Management does a good job listening to the employees and the results show it.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Creative & fun working environment

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

    I have been working at Finished Basement Company full-time

    Pros

    The company works really hard to hire individuals who are self-motivated, pleasant and fun to be around. The culture and people are the best part of this job. It is an entrepreneurial company always looking to improve. Everyone on the team is invited to be a part of that and step up as a leader. The design and project management teams create some of the most exciting designs in the industry. It is a fun place to come to work everyday.

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough, but if you stay organized and on task it is manageable. If you are not self-motivated, you will not enjoy working here.

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