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Mission: We will be the #1 Furniture Retailer within the communities we serve by being; product-obsessed, offering an inspiring in-store experience, exceptional service and engaging communication.
We will be "easy and delightful" for ...
Art Van Furniture, the Midwest number one furniture and mattress company was founded by Art Van Elslander in 1959. What began in a modest 4,000 square foot store in East Detroit is now more than 120 locations across the Midwest including Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Iowa.
The founding philosophy was to provide the community with quality furniture at great prices with high standards of customer service and that belief continues six decades later. Having built his company with the belief that “buildings are just brick and mortar, but the heartbeat of a company is its people,” Van Elslander’s business savvy and groundbreaking practices have earned him the loyalty of his employees and the respect of the furniture industry.
Van Elslander is also credited with saving Michigan’s iconic Thanksgiving Day Parade from financial ruin in 1990, and helping it thrive in the years since to become America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van Furniture.
In 2017, Van Elslander sold his business to T.H. Lee Partners.
Benefits that Fit Your Lifestyle
Art Van Furniture believes in supporting its associates with benefits that recognize their value and encourage a healthy, happy life.
In addition to competitive pay and career advancement opportunities, you will also enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Education and Development
At Art Van Furniture, we consider ourselves lifelong learners. We are known for having the top training and development programs in the industry.
This commitment to growth begins with initial orientation and continues throughout your career at Art Van. Whether you want to learn about new products or invest in your professional development, we will provide you with the following opportunities to learn:
We have an outstanding Profit Sharing program that can help you achieve your long-term financial goals and dreams.
Here are a few of our recognition programs that you can take advantage of :
To work for a leader in the industry with hands-down the best mentors in the business is a gift. We are encouraged bring fresh new ideas to the team and are recognized for our successes and coached through our misses. Overall, it is fast-paced, exciting and rewarding.
Fast-paced can be a pro or a con depending on your point of view. Some people thrive in an ever-evolving workplace, and some are overwhelmed. This is not a place for the weak or unmotivated.
Advice to Management
Find the best way to funnel information from the top out to the team so that everyone is singing the same tune. Trust your staff and let them play their position.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Art Van Furniture (Chicago, IL) in February 2017.
They are very straight forward, discussed expectations of the position, local company structure, amount of recent growth and expectations for the next couple years. Expect a call with a few preliminary questions and then to meet in person with your local hiring manager.