La-Z-Boy

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La-Z-Boy Reviews

Updated February 8, 2015
Updated February 8, 2015
116 Reviews
3.1
116 Reviews
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La-Z-Boy President, CEO, and Director Kurt L. Darrow
Kurt L. Darrow
51 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great product compared to the rest of the market (in 7 reviews)

  • Good product with decent training on the product (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Part time employees not paid well enough for what they are expected to do overall (in 7 reviews)

  • Sales managers make 50k a year plus and store managers make almost 100k depending on the store (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Creating one exceptional experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at La-Z-Boy

    Pros

    Very family feeling with staff...not a lot of watching your back....we watch everyone's bavk and are very fair

    Cons

    Growth is extremely hard and will not promote within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within the company...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Average training, low pay, excellent product

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in DFW, TX

    I have been working at La-Z-Boy

    Pros

    Excellent product, American built, not much oversight of your work

    Cons

    Low pay, commission only, slow stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage the store and help sales people succeed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Don't bother.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - In-Home Designer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - In-Home Designer in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at La-Z-Boy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Their furniture has improve. They now carry more elegant pieces than those bulky gigantic sofas and the quality is not too bad.

    Cons

    This place can't careless about their employees. Every three months they change designers, I suppose they don't want to provide benefits or their people simply don't last. High turnover with designers and other staff. They hardly give you the training and tools to do your job.I do not recommend this company t anyone who is a interested long term or exoects professionalism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the regional management and below. Everyone is on a power trip and have no respect for their sales staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a Good Work Environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at La-Z-Boy

    Pros

    Office managers and sales associates were very easy to work with.

    Cons

    High employee turnover, no benefits. Sales associates are require to do landscaping and janitorial work for store locations. Follow-up calls too excessive - customers complained about associates calling too much.

  6.  

    Interior design assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interior Design Assistant in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Interior Design Assistant in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at La-Z-Boy

    Pros

    Really great company to work with really flexible hours part time only

    Cons

    Who can really live on $10 an hour not much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to pay employees living wage

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micro-managed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Dayton, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Dayton, TN

    I have been working at La-Z-Boy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady, reliable pay and benefits

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours and no information

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not a national secret...tell the people what's going on.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    La-Z-Boy - an Excellent employer

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

    I have been working at La-Z-Boy full-time

    Pros

    La-Z-Boy is an excellent place to work. Good people throughout the organization. Strong heritage and tradition. Solid benefits package. Pay is about what's expected from the furniture industry. Brand recognition is second to none. Quality is solid.

    Cons

    La-Z-Boy life is what you make of it. No real cons overall.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    La-Z-Boy is an excellent company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, MI

    I have been working at La-Z-Boy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A very good culture and work environment

    Cons

    Departments are staffed very lean

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales... Not design

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interior Designer
    Former Employee - Interior Designer

    I worked at La-Z-Boy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Looks good on resume, you learn selling techniques, and you have great customers and coworkers. Mostly well made, American-made furniture.

    Cons

    Design assistants do very little design.it's really just a pt sales job for $10/hour. Many design assistants quit shortly after getting hired because they were lied to regarding job duties. I ended up staying because I needed the experience and my boss was flexible with my hours (I have young kids). Also I love their furniture (except their recliners). The management at the store level was ok, but Our area director would come and basically pull everyone aside and give passive aggressive insults on performance and talk about bad performance by other employees. When managers quit he was cited as a reason.Also it was frustrating working at a laz boy owned store because you can go to Nebraska Furniture Mart and other retailers and get the exact same product for half the cost, including custom orders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about job duties. Be clear that it's just sales, not design. Hire area managers who manage by finding the positive not always pointing out the negative (no matter how well you ARE doing). Sales and design assistants are paid $10/hour. dont treat us like we're commissioned sales people by yelling at us that we could be selling more. If that's how you manage then chg it back to commissioned sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A culture where everyone is encouraged to give ideas to improve their work and it's significance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at La-Z-Boy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The support and expectation to succeed is incredible. A work family that actually cares who you are and how you can help improve the company and its culture.

    Cons

    Working weekends, that's about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being a servant leader is what wins here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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