HOM Furniture Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. HOM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great company. Lots of great employees. Company continues to grow and long term outlook is very positive.

    Cons

    for Sales staff you need to work almost all weekend and holidays... part of the job that is difficult. Corporate and warehouse are flexible schedules.


  2. good money

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Money was really good. Minimum 2k a month plus comission. Was too slow pace for me

    Cons

    Slow pace. Too many people on the floor. Sometimes I went hours before it was my turned to help a guest

    Advice to Management

    Dont have so many people working at once


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    Flooring Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


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  5. Poor pay, little room for advance.

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser
    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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Anoka, MN
    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.


  7. Disorganized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coon Rapids, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coon Rapids, MN
    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.


  8. hardwork

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    owners care about the employees

    Cons

    disorganized and company concentrates on things that are of low value


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Coon Rapids, MN
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Coon Rapids, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate II in Coon Rapids, MN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate II in Coon Rapids, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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 .


  11. Great company to grow with

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Offices in Coon Rapids, MN
    Current Employee - Corporate Offices in Coon Rapids, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.



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