Room & Board Overview

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • 501 to 1000 Employees
  • 1980
  • Company - Private
  • Home Furniture & Housewares Stores
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

CompetitorsWilliams-Sonoma, Inc., Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel
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Our collaborative spirit leaves little room for bureaucracy and cumbersome rules. Instead we keep it simple, take accountability, solve problems and ultimately do the right thing. We believe in each other. Room & Board is a privately held, national retailer of modern home ...
Mission: Our goal is to provide beautiful products, value and exceptional service to our customers. We are equally passionate about creating a respectful and inspiring workplace for our staff members. We are proud to have been recognized by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal ...

Room & Board Reviews

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John D. Gabbert
John D. Gabbert
128 Ratings
Current Employee, more than 5 years

"A Different Retail Environment"

May 25, 2022 - Merch/Visual Associate in Portland, OR
Positive Outlook
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Collaborative teams. Opportunities to grow skills, challenge yourself. Socially and environmentally conscious brand. We are growing, but still a very small company. Your voice matters, and your input


Change happens thoughtfully, and can feel slow to those coming from more traditional retail. It’s something to adjust to.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Room & Board

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Room & Board Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online84%
Employee Referral4%

  1. Design Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    The interview was in the store and there was round of conversation with four people two at a time, two hours total of talking and answering questions, felt casual and intense and everyone was extremely nice

    Tell us about a situation were you resolved a customers complaint

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Company Updates

October 11, 2021
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Today we're celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day by highlighting Owamni restaurant in our hometown of Minneapolis, MN. The creation of Founder/CEO Chef Sean Sherman and Co-owner COO Dana Thompson, Owamni serves cuisine made from Indigenous ingredients. Sherman and Thompson, who also started Sioux Chef, are committed to revitalizing Native American cuisine and sharing this important culinary culture with the community. Read more at the link about Owamni.
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A Modern Take on Native American Cuisine - Room & Board
August 6, 2021
Home matters. Everyone should have physical and emotional shelter and access to healthy, nourishing food. That's why Room & Board supports organizations providing stable housing and food for low-income or homeless youth, families and seniors. Through financial support, product donations and staff member volunteer hours, we strive to help the communities where we live and work. Keep reading to learn more.
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Focus on Home + Family - Room & Board

Room & Board Awards & Accolades

  • Most Innovative Companies in RetailFast Company2019
  • Great Place to Work CertifiedGreat Place to Work2018

Pledges & Certifications

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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What are perks and other benefits like at Room & Board?

...They have some interesting wellness initiaitves in place that have had ongoing success, but I hope to see them invest in a more modern approach to benefits in the future (sabaticals, unlimited PTO, paying 100% of premiums, higher 401(k) match, remote work opportunities, employee resource groups (ERG) to tackle diversity/inclusion initiaitves, etc.)....

January 2, 2020

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