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Baer's Furniture Reviews

Updated May 31, 2018
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  1. "Interior Designer"

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    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baer's Furniture (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You are provided everything you need to be successful.

    Cons

    Not really a “con” - like everything else. You get out of the business what you put into it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being a part of all parts of the business - it’s the only way to make certain the quality you expect is there.


  2. "Account manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baer's Furniture full-time

    Pros

    Feels like a family, pay is fair

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth.

  3. "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Naples, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baer's Furniture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid Training and Rick and Stewart

    Cons

    Management all the way down

    Advice to Management

    Change


  4. "50/50"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baer's Furniture full-time

    Pros

    They are family oriented, and makes you comfortable.

    Cons

    Honestly there is no room for growth. They pay, to me, sucks. Everyone gets a 3% raise at the end of the year, so If i worked harder then everyone and the next person doesn't we still get the same raise, that's not fair. The employees gossip way too much and nobody minds their own business, Making the work environment very tense at times.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your employees more and provide them with better health coverage. If they feel that you respect and care about them they will show you the same respect & care right back.


  5. "Delivery truck driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baer's Furniture full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    To get back on your feet.

    Cons

    They care about getting there job done only not about you.

    Advice to Management

    They don't care how long you work for them.you still be in the same spot like when were hired.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Don't engage with the customers/work without question/know it ALL today/be robotic/accept disrespect without thought."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The customers are lovely, devoted, and friendly. Nice store. If you enjoy working many hours, this is for you.

    Cons

    The expectation of knowing how to operate their antiquated system as quickly as those who've been there for years. The pretension that "we're family owned for years, so we train you to keep you." They fire quickly, and for minutiae. The tremendous amount of excessive work & paperwork/trash due to carbon copies. Don't ask "why" to understand your job better, just DO it!
    Nasty talk about new hires. Mounds of unnecessary paperwork and processes, but nothing nice is ever done to boost morale. Working EVERY weekend and holiday from brunch time to past dinner time.

    Advice to Management

    Know what it means to train people to stay, and give them the opportunity to learn and grow, rather than showing them the revolving door you've created. Don't expect all information and skills to be known in a couple of weeks. Treat your employees and treat them well--they're the ones who keep the place running. One hour lunches are better. Being management because you're in a family owned business hardly makes you perfect or good at what you do.


  7. "pretty good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hollywood, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hollywood, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very knowledgeable things to learn about furniture.

    Cons

    lazy co-workers, more overtime if possible

    Advice to Management

    hire better employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Build a what??"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Baer's Furniture full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, strong work ethics,

    Cons

    Very very very low pay


  9. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Naples, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are awesome. ..always willing to help.

    Cons

    Computer system needs an over haul!

    Advice to Management

    A 45 min. lunch break would be wonderful.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in Naples, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baer's Furniture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great furniture lines. The company does
     Have a following of customers but really can't think of anything else....low delivery costs

    Cons

    Family dynasty while a wonderful accomplishment is also their downfall. Blatant nepotism

    Favoritism ..... Feed certain sales people. lots of "we are all a family "propaganda....don't believe it... They will fire you in a heartbeat.... Managers have no real authority.... Hostile work environment...violations regarding sexism, hostility and generally inappropriate comments, aggression etc are rampant.
    Baer's does not match 401k, medical is terrible.
    I would not recommend


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