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  1. "Position has potential but management is average at best"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Jessup, MD
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Jessup, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Furniture Rentals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -make your own schedule
    - client relationships
    - home stagings are fun and can be fulfilling

    Cons

    - micromanaging is encouraged
    - benefits and vacation time is a joke
    - very unsupportive of staff
    - not very proactive. They prefer to wait and see if there is an issue and then will look at correcting it after the fact instead of fixing it from the beginning


  2. "Most of the people are great, unfortunately the ones that make the decisions are not."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice people. flexible schedule at times.

    Cons

    General Manager doesn't have a clue as to how the Operation works. No leadership skills at all. No accountability and too much favoritism to certain employees. Allow inmates to run the asylum. Pay not great. Computer system is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Have some unexpected visits to locations. See how things are run and look when no one knows you are coming! Ask employees about management and get honest answers.

  3. "Large company with a small family feel."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pennsauken, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pennsauken, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hours are great, the people are nice for the most part, everyone seems to have been here forever and a day.

    Cons

    Salary is lower then expected compared to other local companies with the same job openings. Internal employees have been here so long half of them don't know how to use any type of technology. Offices are a little on the dirty side.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people more., better internal training.


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - The Next GM in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - The Next GM in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Respect received from the top down, the opportunities excisting employees have to move forward.

    Cons

    Outdated tech tools - systems

    Advice to Management

    Add air to warehouse space


  5. "Work / Life Balance Does Not Exist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American Furniture Rentals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mostly nice people all up and down the company.

    Cons

    Some, high level people are there because they've been with the company for so long -- doesn't necessarily make them effective, and, in fact, in a few cases, it gets in the way. The company has too many chiefs, and not enough workers (fairy paid workers, no less)

    The company demands a lot: in the way they do business, and thus in time. Clients and orders trump employees, and thus employees work like dogs, with no assurance of regular time off. 70 + hour work weeks are the norm, not the exception, yet it's what's expected. The minimum of 6 legal holidays isn't really honored if there is an order to be fulfilled, and it seems the only way to get any time off is to leave or fall ill.

    As stated elsewhere from another reviewer, PTO is criminally off, and not uniform across the company: Ops only gets 1 week, after a full year of work, and then 2 weeks after 3 years -- while sales can get two. The sales force, in fact, dictates how the company is run, and some of that sales team are really nasty people to work with some times.

    Benefits are standard, with the coming starting to pay less and the employee more.

    The company has a lot of contradictory facets that make it hard to work for, and no one at the executive management level knows what to do, and (so it seems) doesn't honestly care.

    Advice to Management

    Richard Branson, of Virgin Atlantic, once wrote:
    "Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take cares of the clients"


  6. Helpful (2)

    "If you are not part of the in crowd, you will never be successful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Furniture Rentals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, fair commissions and salaries

    Cons

    This company has potential, but they change their focus frequently. You never know what you need to be doing. Way too many cooks in the kitchen and a lot of power struggles. If you are not part of the "cool" crowd, you will be singled out and constantly monitored. There is a lot of drama and the inside staff at the branch level is not helpful, in fact they are destructive and gossipy. Operation Managers are very unhappy and you know it. A lot of people stay because they don't want to or can't find a new job. Not a great testament.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the positive and hire qualified upper level managers, The training department needs to do just that. operations is not their responsibility.


  7. "Great Company to work for!"

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

    I have been working at American Furniture Rentals full-time

    Pros

    The company has great benefits, family flexibility and everyone i meet is very nice and most have been here for a long time.

    Cons

    lunch room needs to be updated

    Advice to Management

    might be nice to have a more formalized training program