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Large privately owned company.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at W.B. Mason

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

Pros

Large privately owned company. Aggressively trying to grow by growth and buying competitors.
Good vision for continued growth. Good relationships with vendors.

Cons

With the concentration on rapid growth there is a huge need to better prepare people to become managers to facilitate the growth.

 Current management seems reluctant to trust people to carry on the original culture of the company.

  The "Whatta Bargain" area is not viewed as a real catagory but rather as an after thought.

Advice to Management

Stress the 1 stop shop potential of the company. Grow the furniture business by becoming involved with organizations such as IFMA and BOMA. Push the "Full Service" model by Sales of new and used furniture, taking trade ins to lower project cost to customer, service/repair of furniture and offering design services. Stress partnering with the customer to give the customer better value for their $$. Do not overlook the "Whatta Bargain" area. It has the opportunity for the largest growth % while having the best GP.

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  1. Great Experience

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at W.B. Mason as an intern

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with in all locations, they make the day go by fast
    One of the best work cultures I have ever seen- so understanding that you have a life outside of the office

    Cons

    have to work some holidays that other companies may be closed for, just because it is retail so they do need to be open

  2. Helpful (1)

    VERY poor management

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at W.B. Mason full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start your career in sales, very aggressie growth company

    Cons

    Management plays favorites and just as others have said can very easily set you up for failure. If you don't kiss up to management they leave you to fail. Training is practically non-existant, and they switch accounts over to other reps without telling you. Not just for when the account goes inactive, which is understandable, but when they hire a rep from another company, they give him/her any account they want, and don't tell you.Then they tell you your numbers are slipping and to fix it

    Advice to Management

    Promote or hire people who know how to MANAGE people, not just those who did well in sales. TELL REPS WHEN YOU ARE TAKING THEIR ACCOUNTS and give them a chance to keep it. Make territories more uniform, how is it that some reps have HUGE territories and other have tiny ones?

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