Weekends Only Furniture Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Challenging work in a flexible, relaxed corporate environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Weekends Only Furniture

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great co-workers and management, and ability to learn new skills on the job.

    Cons

    Being a relatively small corporate office, there isn't a lot of opportunity for advancement, although I see that changing in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    Continue promoting employee growth, recognizing their efforts and contributions, and providing opportunity to learn new things. Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Old Practices

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weekends Only Furniture full-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, good break system, time off is okay

    Cons

    Company refuses to recognize that the demographics surrounding a location affect numbers, unrealistic expectations, management plays favorites all the time, random drug tests for those who upset management, constant negative criticism of employees with very little positive reinforcement, employees are seen strictly as numbers

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. You can't use a management model that is decades old. Treat employees as people, not as numbers. Also, stop playing favorites.


  3. Helpful (3)

    sales associate

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

    I have been working at Weekends Only Furniture

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

    Pros

    Working with customers is easy and for the most part they are good to work with. Most of the other associates are good to work with.

    Cons

    The management is inept, using practices that went out of practice in the 50's, they pay is substandard for the industry and sales reps are often told to bend the truth.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Stay away from this place!

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

    I worked at Weekends Only Furniture

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

    Pros

    Time off is okay, and if you're one of management's favorites, you'll do well enough for yourself - until your not.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites, leadership seems to have no strategic plan on how to move the business forward. Costs are cut "to save customers money" but usually its just a way for the company to cut the bottom line to pad upper management pockets through their bonuses (which have been cut for most employees). Pay is also miserable - they try to say its for saving customers money - but really, it seems like they really just dont like the idea of paying fair wages.

    Advice to Management

    Complete overhaul of upper management. If a sports team made the series of missteps this company makes, all of the players wouldn't be fire - the coaching staff would.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Greed is the root of all evil!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Furniture Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Furniture Sales in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Weekends Only Furniture part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    If you love to people watch you will love this job. Colleagues are friendly and a casual atmosphere.

    Cons

    If you want to work for a company that decides to cut your salary in half simply to put more money in there pocket this is the place to work. Having worked for this company for over five years I have witnessed the dishonest practices not only to customers but to its own employees. The only thing this company cares about is putting more money in the Phillips families pockets.

    Advice to Management

    If you believe that taking a persons wage and cutting in in half is ethical or even part of the teamwork environment you try to promote your are more pathetic than imaginable. Dishonesty to your own employees and ruining families financial security may put more money in your families pockets but it has a price.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Company is great for their consumers on price.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Pros

    The people are hard workers and deserve much more praise for what they do.

    Cons

    Personal growth and inadequate leadership. The company has the want to expand to be a bigger player in multiple markets, but just doesn't have the right vision and direction. The company is trying to be a big box company while trying to run like a small mom & pop company.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to gravitate to the store levels to understand what they truly have and need to be successful. The only way that expansion will happen is to find true people instead of yes people and treat everyone fairly through communication and compensation.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Assistant General Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Fairview Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Fairview Heights, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work, very high customer traffic and constantly changing product on display in store. Very good SOP in place and upper management always approachable.

    Cons

    It would have been nice to see merchandising concentrate more on buying discontinued items from high end vendors and less Ashley Product. The few times we did display; Natuzzi, Ital Sofa, Klaussner, Best, Southern Motion, Sunny Design, Bernhard, Hoocker it did really well.

    Advice to Management

    Have merchandise team work the floor one weekend, Friday through Monday to get a better feel on what product is HOT. Looking at numbers is OK, but getting down and dirty face to face with Guest gives you the best input you can ask for, AND you will have FUN, I promise.


  9. It can only go up from here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Furniture Sales
    Current Employee - Furniture Sales

    I have been working at Weekends Only Furniture full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some Teamwork. Product changing over constantly.

    Cons

    Not enough management help. communication is not good at all

    Advice to Management

    Communication


  10. Helpful (1)

    Poor management leads to unsuccessful sales representatives...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Both Full Time and Part Time) in Fairview Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Both Full Time and Part Time) in Fairview Heights, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to work around personal schedules, conflicts, etc. Friendly associates to work with - when they stick around.

    Cons

    Management is atrocious. Very condescending remarks, notes, and advice with bad training techniques and communication will always prompt poor results. In nearly two years I was with this company over 75 people had quit - primarily due to poor management, better pay, or something between. - this makes it hard to really get comfortable with a team and create a positive sales floor.

    Advice to Management

    Do not preach the company Values and then not follow them. Try to recreate an atmosphere where people WANT to sell and not feel like they are being "whipped" and reprimanded for poor performance every time they turn around. The most important thing would be to offer better training on an individual basis instead of letting talented people who can help the company grow quit or be terminated.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Honest Review

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

    I have been working at Weekends Only Furniture

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

    Pros

    1. Opportunity to work hours that fit your schedule. Most positions within this company can be tailored to fit any difficult time frame due to work and family needs. 2. Co-workers make this job tolerable.

    Cons

    1. Minimal training for new hires 2. "We hire from with-in" really means seasoned workers will be given extra duties but any promotions opened to the department will be filled by outside sources. 3. Upper management and corporate appear out of touch with reality as to what actually goes on within the company. They expect employees to meet and in most cases exceed unobtainable and unrealistic goals. 4. Minimal compensation for duties performed (low pay) in most cases min. wage

    Advice to Management

    1. Teach your employees to do a better job. Show them you know how to do the job you are asking them to perform. 2. Better pay will alleviate such a high turn over rate, money is wasted training new personnel that will inevitably leave in a matter of weeks. 3. Go back to the company core values. Customer first. Without the customer (income) you have nothing. Many times we see customers treated poorly and lied to. This above all else should be priority. Looking at any website reviews reflect this statement. 4. A simple "Thank You" goes a long way. So many times the only comments heard from the management are the negative ones.



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