Farmers Home Furniture

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Farmers Home Furniture Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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  1. Corporate runs your life.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Farmers Home Furniture part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good for developing sales skills for those who would like to remain in sales. Most managers are very easy going. Never met a one I didn't like.

    Cons

    Everyone is part-time except the finance manager and store managers. Little room for potential growth unless you want to get into collections or bounce between job titles for 3-4 years and maybe become a store manager. Corporate runs everything. They watch everything. They make every policy. Store managers are nothing but puppets. No benefits to employees whatsoever. From a company-wide standpoint, this company preys of poor individuals needing in-house financing in order to hit them with high interest rates, needless warranties, and completely useless insurances. Never sat right in my stomach.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some full-time sales associates, compensate them more than peanuts, and offer some benefits. You might not experience such high turnover. Store managers should have more personal "say" over what happens within the store.


  2. It was fun for a college job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Collector/Office Clerk in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Collector/Office Clerk in Macon, GA

    I worked at Farmers Home Furniture part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pay was acceptable if you wanting some flow of income. The job was pretty simple. Friendly ecosystem

    Cons

    Pay was borderline non negotiable


  3. Boring

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant

    I worked at Farmers Home Furniture part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Not a difficult job. Plenty of time to get some reading done.

    Cons

    Part-time positions only with minimum wage + commission. However, if there are 2-4 salespeople on the floor and few customers walking through the door, commission earned in negligible. Complaints by female employees not taken seriously by district manager (who interestingly, was a female).

    Advice to Management

    Probably wouldn't be that bad of a position if you didn't over-hire. There is no need for 3+ salespersons for a store that goes for days at a time without a sale.


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  5. Selling furniture

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

    I have been working at Farmers Home Furniture full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Hours aren bad and the people are great

    Cons

    Management sucks and corporate is lazy

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer, without us you would not have a job


  6. Helpful (1)

    sales consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Lanett, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Lanett, AL

    I worked at Farmers Home Furniture (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    great hours is about all I can say about this company,the company is closed most holidays and on Sundays

    Cons

    Manager was very rude to employees and customers,the group manager was no help in issues with the manager basically swept all complaints from employees and customers under the rugs and if people were not buying furniture you made no money it was commission base only and not near enough percentage of commission to put up with the mood swings of the manager!

    Advice to Management

    Sell better quality furniture it would lessen the complaints of customers, get rid of sales quotas people that come in and do there job should not have to worry about being fired because people are not buying,and get better managers that actually have people skills


  7. Farmers Home Furniture

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Brewton, AL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Brewton, AL

    I have been working at Farmers Home Furniture (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Growing company with a lot of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Talking to anyone in corporate is like talking to a brick wall. They are vey close minded and very resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Broaden your horizons and open your mind. Progress requires change.


  8. Bookkeepper

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full Charge Bookkeeper in Douglasville, GA
    Former Employee - Full Charge Bookkeeper in Douglasville, GA

    I worked at Farmers Home Furniture full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of variety in in store selection

    Cons

    Better customer service techiques and values

    Advice to Management

    no possibilty for advancement


  9. Helpful (3)

    Sales Consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Orange City, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Orange City, FL

    I have been working at Farmers Home Furniture part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Employee discounts" if you get to be there for more than a year.

    Cons

    Management does not care about store sales. They care about finance dollars made in the back end with high finance rates. They only have one computer for a sales person to use and it has not been updated in years. program is very slow. Store Manager does not bring furniture that is for sale in the sales flyer. customer get upset that they would have to order by putting down 10% of the sales and waiting a week. The store manager is a bureaucrat and not a sales manager. High goals for sales consultants that work part time. No comercials are run in the local area. and no flyers mailed to future customers. the company still thinks that word of mouth is the best marketing tool. My store was very ugly and outdated by other furniture standards. Customer service is horrible!! Stay away from this employer!!

    Advice to Management

    You guy's need to visit your competitors and take them seriously. We do not live in the 1960's. RAC Acceptance Now is in every major furniture store and they do not let business walk away because you want to make a quick buck on the in house financing. Stay in small towns with less that 200,000 customers if you don't want to compete with real furniture stores. STOP HARRASSING SALES CONSULTANT'S FOR YOUR FAILURES!!!


  10. Great Place to Work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk in Dublin, GA
    Current Employee - Clerk in Dublin, GA

    I have been working at Farmers Home Furniture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great working environment, exceptional benefits!

    Cons

    Not much room for growth


  11. Helpful (3)

    Credit Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Manager in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Credit Manager in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Farmers Home Furniture full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I'm no longer working there.

    Cons

    Long hours & management issues

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be reevaluated



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