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fun and gratifying

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Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate

I have been working at Leon's Furniture

Pros

it offers a decent salary

Cons

the schedule has very long hours and weekend

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    Can be stressful, but excellent income potential

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Leon's Furniture

    Pros

    -Excellent pay if you are willing to work with your customers. 45-55K very, very possible.
    -Time off and vacation days available.
    -Some stores (such as the one I work for) are run as a franchise, so different perks/benefits/bonuses
    -Excellent training structure and sales process
    -Turn system promotes equal opportunity to sell to customers.
    -Well advertised, plenty of reasons for customers to shop at Leon's.

    Cons

    -Hard, hard, hard, hard, hard, on the head during busy times.
    -Management promotes from within, and with few management positions available, promotion's are scarce. Not necessarily most qualified person gets position.
    -Kiss every saturday, and likely your whole weekend goodbye.
    -Can create cutthroat environment among associates, particularly during slower times.
    -Inconsistent direction/policy changes (at franchise level) can be confusing.
    -Management can become more punitive then corrective when issue's arise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the most part, stay the course. It would be excellent if the managers/owners of franchise stores received more supervision and store visitation.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Tough to make a living working there. Keep looking if your good at sales or have any education.

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

    I have been working at Leon's Furniture

    Pros

    -Dental after 3 month probation is up.
    -Discounts on store items after 3 months.

    -Profit sharing, but don't get your hopes up on this one as it basically amounts to nothing more then a small bonus cheque. It is paid in February however which is nice as that's when you will be going to the food bank to get groceries as no one is coming into the store to buy anything after Christmas.

    Cons

    - You have to pay for your own Leons uniforms from Moores. There are two uniform types. (Summer look and Winter Look) So get ready to fork out for 10 full uniforms when you start.
    - You have to pay for your own Leons business cards. $50 for 1000 which is not bad but still.
    - Minimum wage during your two week training period.
    - No base salary after your two week training period is over. Straight commission.
    - You are expected to sell at least 50% of the customers, they prefer much more but settle for this, warranties on there purchases. If you don't, get ready for a lecture and warning.
    - You have to work every weekend. They then give you two random days off a week during the week but you can't plan your life around the days off as they change every week. So you could not take a second job during the week for extra income. (Which you will need if you work here)
    - You'd better perform during the first three months or your gone. They make sure that you are aware that you are on a short leash during this time.
    - 3% commission off every item sold however you don't get paid until the item is delivered to the customer so it could take a month to get paid for a big deal.
    - 11% commission off every warranty sold which is not bad but the warranties are usually for only $15 to $80 so don't expect a windfall.

    So to sum it up, this job is only for people who don't have any financial obligations or do not have enough education or experience to get into an office environment. If you have kids that you need to feed and a mortgage that needs to be paid keep looking as you'll lose both during the slow times.

    You will need to sell $1,000,000.00 worth of items in order to take home a $30,000 salary. That's an average of 1600 large ticket items per year. That's 6-8 fridges a day. Do the math and then have a nice little laugh at the add you just saw in the paper that reads "Earn $45K to $100K per year!"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell it like it is in the ads and start paying the trusting people that start working for you what they are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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