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Updated Jul 14, 2014

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2.8 4 reviews

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Steve Tracey

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    My time at Gardner White

    Store Management (Former Employee)

    ProsThey try to make it feel like a family business and that employees are part of the "big" family. They let each store Manager handle a lot of store issues without involving upper management which is good, because no two store locations have the same problems or issues. Pay is fair and reasonable, although strictly commission.

    ConsUpper Management ask for opinions, but they don't REALLY want to hear them. Then DON'T ask. Still somewhat of a boys club. Warehouse, drivers, store management and sometimes upper management all fight for top billing in regards to their importance in the company and don't work together well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are not the only one with great ideas listen more to store managers and take more of interest in sales people, not just at the presidents club dinner. I understand sales run the company, but without your people there is no company to run. More holidays and close at 8 for heavens sake. If you can open more stores, you can close an hour earlier each day. Your people will work harder and feel more appreciated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for some, not for all

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou can make a good income once established.

    Long-time employees that sell well can get additional benefits like paid health insurance and retirement plans

    ConsLong shifts every Saturday.
    Low commission percentages.
    Pay structure not fully disclosed.
    Follow up of company compensation each pay period. Wrong commission percentages paid.
    Favoritism toward some employees.
    On-going training non-existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate clear, consistent and reliable policies for compensation.
    Avoid favoritism

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    very low pay

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)

    Prosfurniture discounts, relatively close to home

    ConsPay rate is seriously low. The office has u working full time hours on a part-time status. Training is not that great as far as office procedures.

    Advice to Senior Managementget on the same page

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great environment for any sales professional to strengthen skills. May or may not be a career.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)

    ProsSmall, family owned company that is a leader in its region and market. Owners and executive staff are personally vested and are present often.
    Being a fully commission based employer wages are 100% up to the individual and with constant training around products a sales individual can certainly attain personal growth.

    ConsAs with any commission based sales environment it is an every man for himself type of sales floor that really requires an individual to have a strong drive to succeed.

    Retail furniture requires working every weekend and 100% of the holidays (outside of Christmas Day and Easter). Even Postal and Government holidays become days of high traffic anticipation so full staff is required to be present from store open to store close.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is very hands-on with its staff. If there were anything to be aware of is for them to remember what its like to be on the sales floor.

    Alternating weekend shifts during slow seasons would allow for a greater family/life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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