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Living Spaces Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
15 Reviews
1.7
15 Reviews
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Living Spaces CEO Grover Geiselman
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  1.  

    They took care of all the details.

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Living Spaces part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The training workshop and on-site time was the best start I have ever received from any company. They really encouraged a team spirit with managers and co-workers. Our meetings were both informative and inspirational.

    Cons

    The Grand Opening was a bit overwhelming at times. If I didn't need to move back to Dallas, TX, I would have wanted to continue to work for this company. Unfortunately, they have no locations in Dallas, TX.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Idividualized coaching and team socializing would boost morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    worst company to work for

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    I worked at Living Spaces full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Had insurance after waiting 6 months

    Cons

    hired to supervise, told to unload trucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work

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    Current Employee - Sakes  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sakes in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Living Spaces full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None that I can honestly come up with.

    Cons

    In San Diego to start with they hired 220 people only needing 60. But then the People needed their jobs so they wouldn't quit after finding out what a bad place this was to work. Mgmt solution was to give the full timers approx 11 hrs/ week !!!! They also brought in part timers 1 by 1 into a room asking them to quit! All this after already opening 11 stores. You'd think they'd get it by then? They'd look for any little thing on their employees to blow way out of proportion then work up yo firing that person as soon as they could. Extremely strange place. Always looking over you shoulder. They'd be starring at you hiding. They'd write people up for gossiping!!! You can do that?? If someone's sales weren't good enough they'd write them up for it. Then when fear would spread throughout the sales people they'd gather everyone up in a meeting and tell them WE DIDNT CARE WHAT YOUR SALES ARE. WE DONT FOCUS ON SALES WE FOCUS ON GIVING THE CUST WHAT THEY WANT . WE DONT FIREWORKS PEOPLE FOR SALES NUMBERS. Then they would fire someone fir her numbers. We would all find out by reading what she/ he'd write on facebook! This co is a joke. Managemnt is very inconsistsnt. Twisted.. Managers getting fired for stealing!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go find something else to do. Learn from Forbes top companies to work for. You co is 1 of thee worst.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    What a waste of life working for this company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Living Spaces

    Pros

    Being lucky is the way of survival at living spaces. Great friends to find here very friendly. You advance only to fire you in near future. Mngm is full of BS.

    Cons

    First let me say the lack of management there are very non smart or be considered a manager, they hire most of there past work staff from there previous employer. They don't like employees that have been with the company for many years, so they get rid of them. They make the floor as a commission environment even if you don't do commission. Bonus are dumb, sales managers are more dummies. No respect for sales team team, not a value. The sad part of this company will not go any further.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to respect sales team, and find away to help the ones that really makes a difference in the company. Don't favoritism on sales person, be aware of the whole floor. You really chasing out great employees and is really sad. At this time I will never recommend anyone to work for this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Yes-man culture...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Living Spaces

    Pros

    It's a growing company, so opportunities may arise... They may learn a thing or two.

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking, everyone is a yes man and no one wants to hear the real concerns. It's a run and gun organization if this attempt doesn't work, try something else, but the truth is, they could do things easier by just doing what has been tried and true for other companies. Everyone is a yes man, because the upper management doesn't want to hear what the real concerns are, and yet they don't want to do things with the proper tools. They treat the oldest backbone employees like garbage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Are you outgoing, but have no brains? This is the place for you!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Living Spaces full-time

    Pros

    You Have No Brains but REALLY Outgoing:
       - You'll advance quickly
       - You'll be popular
       - You'll get merits and raises
       - You'll benefit and take credit from the ideas of smart people
       - You'll get leniency if you really screw up
       - You'll get get your bad ideas implemented

    Cons

    You're SMART and have ideas that will move the company forward:
       - You'll never advance if you're lucky. May even get demoted.
       - You'll be unliked
       - You'll get minimum raises if any
       - You'll have your ideas stolen from you... 3 years after you suggested it in the first place.
       - You'll get written up for the slightest of mistakes

    If they don't like you, they will go out of their way to write you up for your mistakes and blow a situation completely out of the water. That's the way they like to get rid of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard to fill this section out.... Do the opposite of what you are doing now.

    Business outlook looks positive. There is a lot of growth. But the moral is so sub-par it's hard to image if you are not working there. If you think about it it makes sense. Company moving forward at the emotional/mental expense of the employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No management expertise at all

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    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Current Employee - Customer Service

    I have been working at Living Spaces

    Pros

    Absolutely zero pros that I can think of.

    Cons

    Poor management and a lack of a customer centric culture makes this just a really miserable place to work at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from Zappos and American Express. Care about your customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very disorganized. Money hungry.Forcing employees to force sell anything to customer or they find a way to fire you

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    Current Employee - Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Living Spaces full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Customers are great. Mgmt is destroying miral. EveryOne leaving.

    Cons

    Stress and high pressure sales are now a must or they will figure out some excuse to fire you. Went from over 200 people to 40

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your so focused on numbers from sales so you can go nation wide. How about forget the ego and treat employees like they are valuable. THEY PUT THE FOOD ON YOUR TABLE ! You are filled with greed and because of that you will not succeed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    lots of turnover

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Living Spaces

    Pros

    Generally the people that work there are great.

    Cons

    Lots of company politics and sales floor drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch out for the new best thing.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    HORRIBLE MANAGERS

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Monrovia, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Monrovia, CA

    I worked at Living Spaces part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great place to meet people, non commission, benefits

    Cons

    management favoritism, paperwork, training, policy changing every 6 months, promises, excellent job promotions(big joke), hiring kids or persons with no background in furniture, hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit thinking of yourselves and listen to the ones that make the company a success. Stand up for your team members when you know what they say is true or can better the store. Quit hiring people from TARGET, apparently they had a issue with them so they come to you for a job as a manager (why). Cut down the paperwork, a lot of it is not needed. Quit socializing with sales persons outside of the store ( it could be considered favoritism). You need to be more involved with your team and quit trying to kiss up and promote stupid contests to win over your team. Reward the people who go above and beyond their job, don't always just to find negatives to down grade their morale. Get the CEO more involved with the sales people and get their feedback instead of you changing it against them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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