HOM Furniture Reviews

Updated May 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Flooring Specialist

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

    I worked at HOM Furniture

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy, and very laid back. You'll be hard pressed to find an easier paycheck. As long as you have few aspirations beyond that, you'll be plenty happy.

    Cons

    Easy, and very laid back. Unfortunately, the biggest pro of this job is also its biggest con. Hom is a furniture company and really has no business selling flooring. As such, your days will be filled with fiddling your thumbs and helping a handful of customers. Its a pretty cushy job if you just want a paycheck, but if you have aspirations look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. You have incredible talent working for you, and the one and only way to have the flooring part of your business survive is if you start listening to them. They can help things thrive if you let them.


  2. Poor pay, little room for advance.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser

    I worked at HOM Furniture

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

    Pros

    Fun, casual work environment. As a Visual Merchandiser, you own your schedule and to-do's. Managers are mostly supportive and do not micromanage. Great experience and resume starter. Yearly banquet is a blast.

    Cons

    The pay is absolutely horrible. They expect a college degree and the starting pay is $10/hr. with poor yearly raises and pay caps. Even as a Lead Visual, I was making under $30k. There is no career path and even if you are qualified for Corporate positions, they usually hire from already within Corporate. It's very, very "good old boys club" within Corporate and Sales Management. On multiple occasions I thought the company was sexist.

    Advice to Management

    Read a book on leadership and how to build, motivate and retain talent.


  3. Warehouse associate Anoka: Great guys and good physical work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Anoka, MN

    I have been working at HOM Furniture

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

    Pros

    Good strong company that keeps growing. The guys that I work with make it fun to be at work.

    Cons

    Can get very busy at times.

    Advice to Management

    Make more opportunities for long term employees. Not everyone wants to go into management so other opportunities would be good.


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  5. Disorganized

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coon Rapids, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coon Rapids, MN

    I worked at HOM Furniture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I met some wonderful people working there. different experience. At times felt family orientated.

    Cons

    People were over worked. People were under paid. A lot of favoritism. A lot of people who don't actually work and get praise while hard workers are continuously picked on. If upper management doesn't like you, they are constantly looking for things to pin you for. It is ok for certain people to act and treat people a certain way but other people are not allowed. Many cases where an executive would report to hr if someone walked passed them without smiling to them or did not greet them in a more cheerful tone. Many times where a manager did not like a certain employee for personal reasons and refuse to acknowledge, answer the phone or emails. Very tight on certain budgets but have no problem spending money on unnecessary things. They punish employees engaging in health and wellness.

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice because people are never leaving or will change their ways.


  6. hardwork

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

    I have been working at HOM Furniture full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    owners care about the employees

    Cons

    disorganized and company concentrates on things that are of low value


  7. Helpful (1)

    Terrible pay, bad environment, stepping stone job...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Coon Rapids, MN
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Coon Rapids, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company name to have on a resume. Some nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Abysmal pay. Never once felt like an enjoyable place to work. Awful office politics and backstabbing among employees. A number of employees I felt like I was working against as opposed to working with.

    Advice to Management

    Move to an open floor plan in the Marketing area. White boards, tables, etc... Try to work on the community and improve relations between departments.


  8. I was fortunate to gain experience in Delivery Driving, Isle scanning, Sending the mail from corporate to all other loc.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate II in Coon Rapids, MN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate II in Coon Rapids, MN

    I have been working at HOM Furniture full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here is that it gave me the opportunity to gain experience in Delivery Driving. Driving stand up lift , Sitting down fork lift , Isle Scanning to maintain accurate inventory in the warehouse.

    Cons

    The challenges are to be able to pull pieces of furniture for shipping, prep., and costumer pick up on stand up lift , fast enough. Also, to unload the semi trucks in receiving , for 45 min. , which obviously is for people younger then 35 years of age.

    Advice to Management

    Give opportunities to everybody , don't just put certain people to do one and same thing almost every day .


  9. Great company to grow with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Offices in Coon Rapids, MN
    Current Employee - Corporate Offices in Coon Rapids, MN

    I have been working at HOM Furniture full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Employees are recognized for what they bring to the company and opportunities within management and corporate are almost always filled internally.

    Cons

    Sales people work Saturday and Sunday every weekend. I know they are working on a way to change this schedule, but for the time being it is hard to balance family events over the weekends. On the flip side you can make great money if you are willing to work weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Every company has room for improvement. HOM's upper management has good business sense and they have strong values regarding customer satisfaction. Soliciting feedback from front line employees would be beneficial. You would be surprised with the great ideas and suggestions they could offer you.


  10. Great company with good business sense.... but you have to be willing to work retail hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at HOM Furniture full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    My coworkers were great, and our team got along well. The owners have a strong business sense and are always looking for new ways to keep the company strong. Most of the managers are very supportive and are willing to do what they can to make you a successful sales person. I would still be working there if I hadn't moved.

    Cons

    If you want to make the big bucks.... then you are working weekends and evenings.

    Advice to Management

    Get more feedback from employees before changing things. Some times decisions are made and if we had input we could make them even better.


  11. Helpful (1)

    toxic environment, poor management starting at the top

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Design Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at HOM Furniture full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful showrooms, lots of merchandise, will hire you without any experience.

    Cons

    Management is a bunch of good old boys that need to be taught a thing about leadership, ethics, diversity and respect. They treat you as a number, nothing more. Don't go to HR with any issues, they are part of the poison. Upon being hired, they will quote you income earnings potential for the sales staff, these are always exaggerated earnings that the select few in the mattress department earn, usually double that of the furniture and designers. They will not tell you that an average work week always surpasses 40 hours and you will be required to work 10 and 12 hour days weekly. Forget about holidays, on the 4 days they are closed you usually are required to work an extra day because of a big event. Some events you are scheduled for 15 hours. You will have endless meetings, training, none of which you get paid for as you are a commissioned only sales person. You stay late a 1/2 hour each night to clean the showroom. If you are a designer, you are expected to get after pictures from a client, put together a Hom Furniture design portfolio, use all forms of social meetings on the behalf of Hom furniture, participate in their crazy design contests, go to extra meetings often off site without any pay or milage. All of these things take a lot more time then they say, no pay for the extra hours of work, no extra time off and all of which is expected to be done on your own days off because you have to make your monthly quota and can't leave the floor and don't have access to the internet. Most people do not even take a full break or their vacation because the stress of making their numbers in slow months. They have a hard time getting employees to last, the average turn over rate has been 40-50%. They will want you, and then you are too broke to leave. You are not making the $60,000 they promised but the average $30,000.

    Advice to Management

    Read some books about leadership, ethics, and how to improve moral.



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