Havertys Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Havertys President, CEO, and Director Clarence H. Smith
Clarence H. Smith
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Pros
  • Good benefits if you make it long enough (in 4 reviews)

  • Decent work environment, decent co-workers, free lunches sometimes (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • You work long hours and all holidays (in 13 reviews)

  • a little too much micromanaging and occasionally too many sales people on sales floor (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Excellent company with integrity.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Havertys

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A family run company that really cares about its employees. Great office environment, supervisors trust their employees to get work done without micromanaging.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good solid company to work for. As retail sales go, it's well organized and set up to allow for your success and growth.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Havertys full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I like the corporate culture. When it comes down to the individual sales people, they don't aways "get it" so your experience in your store can be different based on the other people you work with, but as for what the company offers and promotes I've always been impressed.

    Cons

    I wish the benefits offered dental and vision.

    Advice to Management

    Talk more openly about the educational opportunities and just generally opportunities for growth. Make management positions pay enough to incentivize sales agents to want to take on the added responsibilities.

  3. Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Havertys

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no positives to work for this lousy company

    Cons

    Terrible company to work for. They do not care about their employees. They only want to put money into their own pocket as owners. No one else matters.

    Advice to Management

    You can't give advice to people who think they know it all.

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  5. Lots of Hours. Feel like just another number

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Havertys full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Can make a good living, get to dress nice.

    Cons

    Too many hours nights weekends and holidays

    Advice to Management

    Make your sales force feel like they matter, stop being so repetitive in weekly sales meetings, don't waste time droning through numbers, spend time motivating the team

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good In between job

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    Former Employee - Floor Sales
    Former Employee - Floor Sales

    I worked at Havertys

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

    Pros

    You can make some money while looking for something better. If you are seeking a serious career in sales this job will sharpen your skills.

    Cons

    Retail hours are tough and you won't have a personal life. Other sales people that are lifers know how to steal your customers and will. If that's not bad enough, the company is very smart and constantly work hard to squeeze your pay.

    Advice to Management

    None

  7. sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Havertys full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Can make a decent living if you are good. 50K on up

    Cons

    Corporate does not value their Top Performers

    Advice to Management

    They Know it all. Won't take any.

  8. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Havertys

    Pros

    Great hours and a lot of training

    Cons

    It takes 3 month to finally make good money

  9. Great work environment

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    Former Employee - Furniture Sales in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Furniture Sales in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Havertys full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    4 day work week, Great training from corp. on down,

    Cons

    pay plan for a new sales person, retail hours of course

  10. Helpful (1)

    Nice people over all. Nice product. Nice company story. If don't need to make money it's great!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Havertys

    Pros

    Nice people, good product. Nice company story.

    Cons

    Straight commission. You get paid on what's delivered not what's written. Manage claims floored products are stocked so delivery can be achieved in 1-3 weeks. The truth is more like 1-3 months. Rules change constantly, no real set training path for new hires, most sales people won't help you unless you split the deal with them. Complete lack of leadership and over staffing of the floor makes it very difficult to make any real money. Employment ad said 45-75K with top earners making 6 figures. The reality is more like 24K-40K. Long hours, constantly changing the schedule, working your days off. Make sure people don't cheat you is a full time job. Overall, very disappointing. Sadly I read the reviews on here before I took the job thinking for me it would be different. I was very wrong. The company does not appear to value it sales people.

    Advice to Management

    Make serious changes to the pay structure so that it benefits the people who are selling your products and making you money instead of raising the goals and making it near impossible to make a living wage. Training should be two full weeks minimum, consisting of basic sales training, computer training, and product knowledge. Design a user-friendly company portal that supplies commission reports, training on new products, policy and procedure manual,etc instead of sending out constant emails. This will help both new hires and tenured sales reps.

  11. Overall, pleased

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    Current Employee - Office Supervisor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Office Supervisor in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Havertys full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good with random small perks ie corp purchases lunches for store on busy weekends
    Pays for gas, tolls, and travel to other store locations or anything company related

    Cons

    Upper and store level management is good but not always if the person isnt a right fit.

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