Weekends Only Furniture

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Weekends Only Furniture Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company is great for their consumers on price.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    sales associate

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

    I have been working at Weekends Only Furniture

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away from this place!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weekends Only Furniture

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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

    Greed is the root of all evil!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Assistant General Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It can only go up from here

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

    I have been working at Weekends Only Furniture full-time

    Pros

    Some Teamwork. Product changing over constantly.

    Cons

    Not enough management help. communication is not good at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Poor management leads to unsuccessful sales representatives...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Honest Review

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

    I have been working at Weekends Only Furniture

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Was pitched as a dream job, found it to be mediocre at best and at times impossible.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Fairview Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Fairview Heights, IL

    I worked at Weekends Only Furniture part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You only work weekends which can be nice at times, gives you the week to work somewhere else. The hourly pay is decent.

    Cons

    Management makes unreasonable goals when the traffic is next to none. They also make you feel like if you can't make the unrealistic goals that they will replace you. On the daily I am told that I am disposable. I never felt like I was a valued employee. After being there almost a year, this still hasn't changed and they even encourage us to lie to our customers just to get a sale. They will also try to keep from paying commission any way possible, so be careful and make sure you're getting the money you earned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people! Encourage us to be honest with our business and set realistic goals especially with the economy and the traffic. Help the people you have be successful instead of getting rid of them or setting them up for failure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what it used to be.....company has done a 180 and in the wrong direction

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

    I worked at Weekends Only Furniture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some good people but usually at your level or below

    Cons

    management, especially in corporate is not in tune with the store.
    give unreasonable demands
    long hours and no congratulations for a job well done instead they yell when you drop just a little.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CFO has no clue what it means to treat the employees right and has no idea of what the stores need.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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