Weekends Only Furniture Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Challenging work in a flexible, relaxed corporate environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    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. Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Fairview, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Fairview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weekends Only Furniture (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small family owned company.

    Cons

    If you're not a white male there is no room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the position your self before trying to coach someone else. The goals are unreasonable.


  3. Former Salaried Position

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They present themselves well, and say all of the right things to get people to join up.

    Cons

    Terrible company to work for. They preach about values and how much they care, but no one there cares about the average employee, and all of that comes from the CEO on down. The managers are overworked, and the view of the average hourly employee is that they are replaceable, and no one is essential to the company goals, which is tons of money overall. Might as well work for Walmart, it's the same thing.

    Advice to Management

    You are all expendable, and if you haven't realized that yet, I feel sorry for you. You'll learn when you get treated how you treat your employees.


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  5. Poor leadership.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Time off, coworkers and a saint louis company. Benefits are ok and pay is fair. Uniques business model which could be a really cool concept if all lived the values preached.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, especially in HR. The culture is the worst. Employees are treated horribly. You are painted a picture of an "awesome" job and what you get is a job with "terrible leadership". Alit of talk on dwvelopmwnt but no one is any position to develope someone.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership at the executive level is running off your good talent. Your turnover tells the story.


  6. Fat Cats and Worker Bees

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Have some quality personnel who truly buy into the company "values". The business model is rather unique and this company has potential to be something special if it were run in a better fashion.

    Cons

    Management is absolutely disconnected from the worker bees. The squeaky wheels and unashamed suck-ups do indeed get the grease. The company "values" are preached to the staff, yet not upheld by management. Turnover is an issue and HR believes the solution to any issue is termination. Corporate moral is the worst I have seen anywhere. Employees are overworked, unappreciated and see HR and management as out to get them rather than career allies.

    Advice to Management

    Get a handle on your egos. Respect is earned, not given because have given yourself a larger paycheck than your co-workers. Teamwork is a real value that should be practiced, not just preached.


  7. Terrible management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Furniture Sales in Bridgeton, MO
    Former Employee - Furniture Sales in Bridgeton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Meeting new and repeat customers. Coworkers were nice.

    Cons

    The management is terrible, they expect impossible goals to be met when the store is slow. Constantly down talks employees as if their concerns don't matter.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect lower level employees.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Old Practices

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weekends Only Furniture full-time

    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    sales associate

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Stay away from this place!

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


  11. Helpful (2)

    Greed is the root of all evil!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Furniture Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Furniture Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.



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