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Baer's Furniture Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Person"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None, run,run and fast.....No pros at Baers

    Cons

    All was awful. Stating with their furniture selection to their sale associates, a group of liers and cheaters pretending to be designers when they no have an idea of What a floor plan is. The female Bear was the queen of horror, no idea of design, how to treat employees and clients, very rude and no manners as well as the cousins. Bad commission and questionable pay. Very high health insurance.

    Advice to Management

    I do not think they will take an advise, all their management is really bad. Just remember that your employees and clients are human beings and they need to be treated like that!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Design Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Design Consultant in Winter Garden, FL
    Current Employee - Design Consultant in Winter Garden, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family owned & operated, employee longevity, large selection of vendors, and floor to ceiling design options available under 1 roof.

    Cons

    Computer system is very out of date


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baer's Furniture full-time

    Pros

    Laid back environment
    Learn the ins and outs of the furniture business
    Can pretty much do what you want

    Cons

    The pay is terrible for the work you have to do & the rude lazy sales people you have to deal with.

    Managment suckkkkkssss

    Overworked and under appreciated

    No room for growth

    Systems need upgrading

    Advice to Management

    Need to.go and enroll in a business management class to learn how to run a business & keep employees happy who like their job


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working with the "Mean Girls" like from high school"

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    Former Employee - Owner in North Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Owner in North Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none that I can recall.

    Cons

    lousy split, up system gigged....everyone was entered as a be-back even if they had never been in the store so the mean girls always got the next ups, always.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot advise an oligarchy


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