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3 Day Blinds Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Design Consultant is a Sales job (in 8 reviews)

  • I love working as a Design Consultant with 3 Day Blinds because of the flexible schedule, great pay with an awesome bonus structure and amazing support (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Also hard to conceptualize the Customer Service team and IT team at headquarters in CA from NJ (in 10 reviews)

  • They are several new design consultants and it takes time for them to get their legs underneath them (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great Opportunity IF you live in a large city"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Consultant in Redding, CA
    Former Employee - Design Consultant in Redding, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3 Day Blinds full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent in-depth product training, Not a high-stress environment, Autonomy and Freedom, Good Products, Great Warranty, Good Bonuses

    Cons

    Compensation Plan for Design Consultants needs to change (the design consultant is penalized commission for discounting in order to be competitive), Managers are stretched very thin sometimes, you will put a lot of miles on your vehicle. If you are not in a large city, and in more of a remote area, the level of support you will receive will be different.

    Advice to Management

    Don't enter a new market if you don't know anything about the area and are not willing to do the research, or generate the marketing activities to help the new market succeed. A 'one size fits all' marketing approach does not work in all markets. Communication needs to improve as well. If a Design Consultant calls or emails someone at the corporate office that person should not be ignored.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "working harder not smarter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Consultant in Paterson, NJ
    Former Employee - Design Consultant in Paterson, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at 3 Day Blinds full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, company provided leads, great support from other designers in my group, company invests a ton of $ into training new hires

    Cons

    company does provide leads but they are not prequalified so you spend a lot of time discussing quality product with people who don't care about quality they only care about the bottom line (and your bonus is based partially on how many appts you actually sell). Schedulers are horrible and do not consult a map when scheduling appts so you could travel an hour or more to get from 1 consultation to the next and then you arrive to an angry person because you are late. Job description was ever changing. At time of hire requirements were 15 appts a week (basically 3 a day) and 1 evening each apt having a 3 hour block of time for the consultation and travel. Shortly after apt blocks were shortened to 2-1/2 hours but our territories remain large and this is where the design suffered. If you want people to buy a quality product they expect the design consultation and don't expect the order taker who is running to the next appt. Not for the kind of money we are expecting people to pay for blinds, shades and especially draperies. Along with the shortened apt time we were then asked to do up to 4 and even 5 consultations a day and more than 1 evening. And then, if you are selling, you are doing paperwork until 10pm...where is the quality of life and time with family? Even on days off you have a work phone and people get mad when you don't get back to them right away...so true "days off" are very rare since you are always trying to close things that may not have at the house and put out the fires when customer service drops the ball (which happens OFTEN). The pay is another area entirely. This job is 100% commission which they are honest with you from the beginning but what is not accurate is the % you are actually paid. You are brought on board with the delusion that you will get 10% commission. What they don't tell you is that you only get full commission if you do not give any discounts. Meanwhile the market is FLOODED with discount coupons and everyone has one...I honestly don't think I ever sold anything full price, especially since we need to make our prices more competitive. So...that being said, I never got 10% commission on anything. Discount coupons come right off of the designers bottom line. There is also no paid vacation. None. Not even after a year.

    Advice to Management

    the design consultants are your front line, everything should be done to make this job more manageable for them. If they are happy it will reflect in their performance and there will be far less turnover and therefore less money wasted in the training process. Get schedulers to read a map so there is less driving between appts and maybe don't be so agreeable to the potential client and tell them who will be in their area and when. DC's need a better work/life balance. Maybe even give a paid vacation. We work really hard and unless you are working 6 days a week and open for 24 appts you really are working hard for little reward. I've seen a lot of great designers leave and these are some of the reasons.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "LOVE MY JOB & 3 DAY BLINDS"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Design Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3 Day Blinds full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love my clients and I am passionate about making their homes beautiful! This job is about waking up and giving your 300% . How lucky am I - I get to meet the most interesting people every day! In my very long career I have never been able to encounter such fabulous people and hear who they are, where they come from and what they have done in their lives. I LOVE IT! Our fierce leader and team of Design Consultants are the BEST! Me being a very critical recruiter in years past can say we have the most dynamic, intelligent and inclusive team - whom all truly love each other! When needed we lift each other up and together we can conquer anything! Our team is very professional and on point with regards to knowing our company and the products we sell. WE as a team are VERY STRONG and anyone who joins us will see they have an opportunity to work with some of the best in the industry. I think if our team had a motto it would be "WORK ETHIC STRONG"!

    Cons

    WISH I had known about this job years ago!

    Advice to Management

    Recruiting and Training are the key to the success of this company!


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Design Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at 3 Day Blinds full-time

    Pros

    There are no Pros to working for 3 Day Blinds.

    Cons

    No work/life balance; high pressure to close sales; micromanaged; more of a quick close sales job than Design Consultant. No class or refinement....they chew you up and spit you out--Stay away!


  5. "Always on the cutting edge"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3 Day Blinds part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Marketing Director Adele Nasr, is amazing and knowledgeable. They strive to always be on the cutting edge and they attend conferences and rub shoulders with companies today who are killing it in digital marketing. The 3 Day Blinds marketing team does a great job at creating an atmosphere where everyone is constantly learning and reading up on the latest case study. They are not afraid to invest in new solutions.
    They want to see their customers happy and do whatever they can to improve customer experience.

    Cons

    They can be a bit cliquey.

    Advice to Management

    There is always room to improve company culture. 3 Day Blinds is a great place to work, but it could be even better if you had a full HR department and regular company events. I wish there had been more communication between departments.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Design Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Design/Sales Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Design/Sales Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3 Day Blinds full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have no Pros with company

    Cons

    You have no life working for this company. No days OFF and unrealistic hours. Your getting calls after 10 pm emails after midnight. Working with this company YOU HAVE NO LIFE. STAYED WITH COMPANY WAY TOO LONG!

    Advice to Management

    Be totally honest with the person that you are interviewing. 1. Long hours (not legal) you work over 60 hours a week. Even on your day off, nights and Sundays. If you do not respond to a email or call you pay for it.... Can't even go to Church on Sundays because you are always on CALL 24/7.... IF I WAS TOLD THIS WHEN INTERVIEWED NEVER WOULD OF ACCEPTED THE OFFER.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Learned where our product was made in training"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Design Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3 Day Blinds full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a a rebuttal review. I am proud to say we make our hard treatments in Ensenada, Mexico, soft fabrics treatments in Oakland, CA and shutters in China. We also employ (gotta fact check this, not sure) about 400-450 people throughout the country. Nothing wrong with that!
    Design Consultant is a Sales job. You get from it what you put into it. Don't whine about your boss, you are your own boss in sales.
    IT Team - second to none!

    Cons

    Some paid vacation days would be good.
    Also hard to conceptualize the Customer Service team and IT team at headquarters in CA from NJ.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps as part of training, video chat with Customer Support and IT teams to meet people face to face.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "This is a Good Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Consultant in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Design Consultant in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3 Day Blinds full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company has their act together. They make quality products and stand behind them. They offer good benefits and incentives. Earning potential is very good.

    Cons

    You will spend a lot of time driving. They do reimburse $0.54 a mile plus tolls but you will put an incredible number of miles on your car. Also, no paid vacation.


  9. "Design consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer
    Former Employee - Senior Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 3 Day Blinds full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None they lie to employees and clients. High turnover, poor pay, inferior products.

    Cons

    Managers are dishonest, deceitful and non supportive.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all of them


  10. "Poor product and empty promises"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 3 Day Blinds (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Probably the first four weeks of training.

    Cons

    Poor product for the most part and comes with a higher price than it should to be competitive. Be ready to work for very little, despite their promises. Unless, of course you want to spend most your waking hours trying to sell their window coverings and driving your car into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your employees need a life outside of window coverings and need to be fairly compensated for "ALL" their time.


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