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Bob's Discount Furniture Reviews

Updated August 6, 2018
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Bob's Discount Furniture President and CEO Michael Skirvin
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Pros
  • "Great place to work and feel accomplished" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Good people to work with, fair pay, good benefits" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "work weekends, and upper management doesn't not communicate with lower management" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is a bit tough, but that's normal in retail" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (13)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cockeysville, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cockeysville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has great core values that align with my personal values - integrity and transparency being the most important to me. The mattresses are such excellent quality product that I can feel really good about representing and I enjoy this area the most- But really it's about the customers. A lot of foot traffic gives me a chance to get a little glimpse into the lives of all that I speak to - and to me these customers' stories are fascinating. I enjoy the people and Bobs gives me the platform in which to have a connection with them while earning a great living. The product sells itself which allows for very minimal stress on the job. When I go home, I leave my work at work.

    The company has a pretty good paid time off benefit after completing a year of employment. I believe it's like a total of almost 4 weeks off which is nice.

    Bob's promotes from within often so there are lots of opportunities for advancement - especially is you are available to relocate.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging due to retail hours.
    There aren't any cons past the demands of the retail schedule.

    Advice to Management

    For a sales associate position consider implementing a rotating weekend off per month (if the employee wants it) as so many other companies do. I truly believe this would give the employee a refreshed outlook and also bring in a larger quantity of qualified candidates seeking employment with the company.

    Bob's Discount Furniture Response

    Nov 10, 2017 – Regional HR Director

    We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the comment you posted on Glassdoor. We’ve worked hard to create this atmosphere, and if it changes, please let us know. We know the managers and... More


  2. "amazing place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bob's Discount Furniture part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work and grow

    Cons

    hectic and time consuming

    Advice to Management

    reduce work hours

  3. "Purchasing Agent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Purchasing Agent in Manchester, CT
    Former Employee - Assistant Purchasing Agent in Manchester, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bob's Discount Furniture is a great place to work, everyone is kind and there is always room for advancement with new job opportunities that are posted. I learned so much working here.

    Cons

    Very long commute for me but the job was worth every mile.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage employees, have more trust and confidence with employees. This reflects only a few managers.


  4. "Management Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outlet Supervisor in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Outlet Supervisor in Yonkers, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bob's Discount Furniture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great working environment; room for growth, career maker. Started in sales before being promoted to current position. Motivation is the key to selling; stay focused; be honest; and always do things 'Bob's Way'. Customer experience goes a long way; treat them with respect regardless.

    Cons

    usual business hours, can be long depending on the day. Outlet staff has is kept busy with assigned tasks to getthem through the day.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to give alternate Sundays off; especially to the full time sales staff who have been with the Company for years.


  5. "Shipping"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maryland in Perryman, MD
    Current Employee - Maryland in Perryman, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bob's Discount Furniture full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good people and understanding and you want to work this is the place

    Cons

    VERY HOT and little crowded jammed up and equipment needs updated

    Advice to Management

    Need to update the equipment or get some new stuff for all the employees thay would really appreciate it.


  6. "General Employee"

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    Former Employee - Picker Loader in Aberdeen, MD
    Former Employee - Picker Loader in Aberdeen, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great benifits, decent co-workers

    Cons

    Management is not to keen on actual job finctions

    Advice to Management

    Pick or load before implementing new ideas


  7. "Warehouse associate"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bob's Discount Furniture part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very simple work
    Volume varies from week to week, heavy weeks but more light weeks than anything.
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Sales people are annoying at times with lazy tactics.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t favor sales over warehouse workers

  8. "Head"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bob's Discount Furniture full-time

    Pros

    It’s doing an okay job

    Cons

    Nothing much to say here tbh


  9. "Swag"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bob's Discount Furniture part-time

    Pros

    this place is dope if you can work here

    Cons

    literally none if im being honest

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

    Bob's Discount Furniture Response

    Jun 15, 2018 – Zone Vice President

    Having swag is important in this day and age. We're happy to see that you are having a great Bob's experience and want to thank you for the words of encouragement!


  10. "Great environment to be honest sales person"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    no pressure, due to foot traffic can easily achieve personal goal

    Cons

    delivery drivers can ruin all relationship that was built with customers

    Bob's Discount Furniture Response

    Jun 15, 2018 – Zone Vice President

    Thank you for taking the time to share your Bob's experience with us. We are happy to see that you are having a good experience with us and that your achieving your goals! Considering the number of... More


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