I have been working at Anderson's Furniture full-time (More than 5 years)
I get to explore my creative ideas & design on a daily basis and share them with our customers all while we turn the music up and have fun. The employees work as a team and are a blast to brain storm with. For a small family owned company, they offer great insurance, awesome incentives and even have a retirement plan!
The only con I could possibly think of is that the sales positions are strictly commission based, so if you're not an outgoing and self motivated person, it's probably not the place for you. However, for me, I love it because it challenges me and also gives me the opportunity to build my career and income to the highest level in which I can push myself. I happen to love seeing that the better I do, I actually get rewarded for it by a big fat pay check! That makes me strive for more and to be my best, which in return gives me the confidence to achieve anything!
Advice to Management
Thank you for helping me build my knowledge in the design industry, my client base and meet wonderful people! I love working with team oriented individuals who all want each other to succeed, which makes me look forward to going into work everyday! I get to make people smile when they see their room or home come to life and it's such an amazing feeling of pride! Who wouldn't love that?
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Anderson's Furniture (Dallas, TX).
I was suggested to the company owners for a position that had recently become available, by an acquaintance. After being explained a little about the company, and being new in the area, I was so excited to see the Gallery for myself. I dropped in to browse the gallery, was immediately greeted enthusiastically as I continued to browse, I introduced myself to the one of the employees, cutest girl with so much personality! Her hands were covered in paint as she was creatively resurfacing a cabinet, so we ended up shaking elbows with laughter. She mentioned having met me to the owner as my resume was forwarded by email. I then received an email later that day by the owner, himself! He expressed how after receiving my resume was so excited to meet me, we scheduled an interview the very next day. As I walked in the next day for the interview he hollered out 'hello' to me from across the room, before I was even past the entry way. We visited for about a half hour and I was informed of the past, present, and plans for the future of the company; I was given a very thorough explanation of the job and he made an offer on the spot! I couldn't have been more excited! I then, was introduced to his beautiful wife, and the rest of the staff who were at that moment in the brainstorming meeting for the new arrivals, that day, going on the floor. It was like Christmas morning, seeing all the new things coming right off the truck, and so inspiring to witness the creative process in the act! I started the next Monday! I already felt a part of the team!
I have decided to make an offer, for immediate employment, with a three month review to negotiate the position, the compensation, and the long term requirements for the company.
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