Gallery Furniture

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Updated Jun 22, 2014

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2.7 6 reviews

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Mattress Mac McIngvale

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Do your work and you will be rewarded

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAwesome pay, the hours weren't that bad, free food.

    ConsSomewhat high-stress, especially with the owner constantly running around, etc. But as long as you do your stuff you will be fine.

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    Save yourself the trouble

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThe occasional bonus and free food. The food is highly suspect but its free nonetheless.

    ConsPrepare to be extremely disrespected and overworked. There is also no work life balance. You are expected to work a minimum of 55 hours/week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to respect your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    You Get A Lot of Knowledge, You Just Suffer

    Sales (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsYou have an opportunity to learn from a mastermind of sales and knowing the customer. Likewise, as long as you haul the company line, you can rise.

    ConsThere are, unfortunately, a ton of them. First among them is the autocracy by the CEO, Mattress Mack. Success, with some luck, has helped him mentally forge a feeling that he can do no wrong and it is his way or the highway. Opinions are not listened to, unfortunately - unless they are those of family. To wit, some family members once recommended that the manager of the monkeys may be better suited to being the marketing director, even though the monkey man manager had no real-world marketing experience which then led to a changeover. Likewise, a warehouse manager had left and came back to work, and trumped the fellow who was the harder working and most deserving when he came back as if nothing happened. These sorts of things were common place. Likewise, the advertising agency has been using the sales staff's ideas and passing it off as their own and then billing the company horrendously throughout the duration, all to the CEO not knowing. So, while there is a highly level of autocratic micromanagement, there is an unfortunate amount of backstabbing and manipulation that creates an air of deceit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSImply put, manage the culture, not the people and encourage ideas to be shared. Likewise, don't have pet handlers in charge of media buys, ensure that salespeople who have ideas get credit for those ideas and don't let the ad agency take credit. Also, someone needs to explain to the CEO that Gallery Furniture is already paid into Texas Workforce Commission, so fighting everyone's unemployment is a waste of the company attorney's time. You gain nothing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    worked in warehouse (over winter break)

    Warehouse Crew (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosgot paid $10/hour to work in the warehouse over winter break. thought that it was good for amount that i worked

    ConsLONG hours- lived 30 minutes away with no traffic- left the house at 4:30am, lucky to get home by 10

    Advice to Senior Managementthey guy knows what he's doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    commission Furniture sales, customer service

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat owner, good crew, warehouse guys take care of heavy work

    Consnon really, maybe quicker decision making

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Gallery Furniture gave me the opportunity to experience directly an "autocratic" management style.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYour are exposed to working in different areas. Not limited by titles or levels. Everyone is expected to contribute. You have an opportunity to directly impact the public. You are pushed to maximize your abilities and contributions.

    ConsExtremely autocratic management style. Professionals are not allowed to do their jobs. You must become a "Yes" person or you are labeled a "non-team" player. There is no work-life balance. You must be married to the job and put family in second place to be viewed as a contributor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe proactive and willing to move into the 21st century as it relates to the work environment and employee motivation. Management by intimidation and threats is not productive in the long run and limits the overall growth and productivity of the organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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