Value City Furniture

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Value City Furniture Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
65 Reviews
2.8
65 Reviews
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Jay L. Schottenstein
42 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Friendly co works, pay was about industry standard with good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Customer Service based foundation (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Like all sales jobs your work schedule can vary and sometimes you work over 40 hours (in 5 reviews)

  • Customer Service is an underpaid position which requires you to be in mutiple position while be paid for one (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Job, Great coworkers. Lots of freedom to make money.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Furnishings Consultant in New Carrollton, MD
    Current Employee - Home Furnishings Consultant in New Carrollton, MD

    I have been working at Value City Furniture

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work and learn.

    Cons

    It would be great if more of the showroom furniture was designed for small apts and condos in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More color, different eras of design and better selection fabrics to choose from, would help with sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work to learn and grow

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

    I worked at Value City Furniture

    Pros

    Great open, welcoming and friendly employees; great growth opportunities; knowledgable employees; positive work environment; awesome benefits package; lots of ways to make an impact no matter the position.

    Cons

    Lots of shifting around positions (both laterally and vertically); at times, situations can become a bit unorganized.

  3.  

    Great potential for anyone looking to move into management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Value City Furniture

    Pros

    Sales- great commission structure
    Management- Ability to move up quickly

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, especially in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to keep up with other retailers and extending company hours of operations. Recent changes of opening on Thanksgiving and then extending the Thanksgiving hours the following year are simply greedy! Allow for your employees outside of the cooperate office to have some family time, it started with extended Sundays then holiday hours received extensions and now working on Thanksgiving....when will it end....when will you be happy............might as well open be open 24/7.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's "a job" that could potentially be a "great job".

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

    I have been working at Value City Furniture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've worked at Value City for 2+ years now as Gen. Warehouse, and the most significant thing I've realized is that there is potential to go as far as you want to go. There is plenty of opportunity at this company mostly due to the much needed improvements the company needs to be more successful. In other words, doing just your job description and putting in effort to be punctual goes a very long way.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the company at least the district I work in can be very unorganized, understaffed, and overworked employees. These short comings lead to aggravated and exhausted workers who struggle to keep up, not to mention taking the extra steps to be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best advice to give to upper management is to establish a way of communication between associates and management. Speaking from some who is attempting to getting a position in management, your associates will talk and tell you exactly what the issues are, and as long as they can be heard in a respectful and professional manner everything can be resolved with cooperation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Furnishing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Home Furnishing Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Value City Furniture

    Pros

    Their commision structure is very good.

    Cons

    There's a very poor training program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should try to be more organized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I had a great experience working for VCF.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Furnishing Expert in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Home Furnishing Expert in Chesapeake, VA

    I worked at Value City Furniture

    Pros

    Great manager, Jim Frank
    The company was very supportive and considerate during the illness of my mother
    The management was supportive of the staff

    Cons

    long hours, it was hard to work every holiday, and the store itself needed refreshing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Freshening up the appearance of the sales floor, and rotating the sales staff for holiday weekend sales would be a huge improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Unappreciated & Invisible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Value City Furniture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    30% Discount on Furniture & DSW Shoes
    Work with some interesting people

    Cons

    Work Thanksgiving
    Under Appreciated
    Under Paid
    Hours can get low
    Very Few career advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your good employees more.
    Do what you say and say what you can actually deliver on.
    Train you employees better and have a process for this.
    This is specific to my store, stop with the partiality! Don't do for one when you won't/can't do for another.
    Follow the handbook. It was made for a reason. This is dress code, harassment, days/approved time off.
    Again, show some appreciation. Find a way to recognize the good employees. Just small acts of kindness goes a long way. Happy employees leads to happy customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Hostile work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Value City Furniture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learn several stress coping mechanisms.

    Cons

    Owned by incompetent family that think they are loved in the community but are actually loathed. Ridiculously low compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop kidding around and move to Florida where you spend most of your time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The newer CEO of the company is the younger generation and they are greedy.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Value City Furniture

    Pros

    It's 100% commission in sales. You make your own money.
    With multiple salespeople on the floor it is easy to schedule your vacations.

    Cons

    Hours- work most weekends, holidays and you work 9-9 frequently.
    Corporate expects more but cuts pay/bonuses even if you (as a store) have done better than the previous year. They do not respect the hard work the employees give to their company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CARE about your hard working employees.

  11.  

    loving and new idea in life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Furnishing Consultant in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Home Furnishing Consultant in Lanham, MD

    I have been working at Value City Furniture full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I love the furniture and I love working the American people

    Cons

    we codinate well with all race and culture am selling for
    the company and getting to know more costumer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they should provide more take with furniture for the quick take for costumer emergency ocastion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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