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Buddy's Home Furnishings General Manager Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2019

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3.6
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Lois Slatton
2 Ratings
  1. "great place for a career"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Valdosta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Buddy's Home Furnishings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great pay, competitive/challenging environment, team effort, 401k, career opportunity,

    Cons

    nothing that i can think of

    Buddy's Home Furnishings2019-07-08
  2. "Tough to work there"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Buddy's Home Furnishings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Helping people and building relationships.

    Cons

    New management. No freedom in running your on store.

    Advice to Management

    District managers work for the stores. Not the other way around. Good luck

    Buddy's Home Furnishings2019-06-16
  3. "Pretty ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - General Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Buddy's Home Furnishings full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment and fun bosses

    Cons

    Long hours, long hours, long hours

    Buddy's Home Furnishings2019-05-25
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Be careful"

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    Current Employee - General Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Buddy's Home Furnishings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Okay pay but bonuses sound good but qualifiers prevent payments. Very good insurance.

    Cons

    The company struggles to pay their bills. Frequent inventory shortages.

    Buddy's Home Furnishings2019-01-31
  5. "It was for ever changing.....whats good today want be tomorrow....."

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Buddy's Home Furnishings full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You get to meet people,help them out, and be competitive

    Cons

    Regionals pressure u in to making a bad choice..sue to low sells

    Advice to Management

    Make sure staff is trained fully before being able to call customers and interact with customers arrays needs to be given to any GM that is subsequently going around to different stores within the region to help out Payday Cash needs to be paid to that GM and form of gas

    Buddy's Home Furnishings2018-07-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company depending on Franchise owner"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Buddy's Home Furnishings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    pay is great and helping customers

    Cons

    no time for anything but work. better to be single and no family or personal life to work here

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like they have lives. Be more positive with employees

    Buddy's Home Furnishings2017-09-13
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a family based company."

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Abilene, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Buddy's Home Furnishings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Quick advancement, decent starting pay.

    Cons

    Hours of operation. Unrealistic expectations, training, very poor higher management, organization, and commute to other stores due to poor relationships with distributors.

    Advice to Management

    If it takes 8 people to run a store effectively and eliminate high turnover, then hire 8 people. Take in to account the lack of a home life that you force upon your employees by asking each person to do the job of three people. You save money on continually training employees that eventually go to competitors, and it allows a better service for your customers.

    Buddy's Home Furnishings2017-07-02
  8. Helpful (1)

    "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Rosenberg, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Buddy's Home Furnishings

    Pros

    In charge to making profit every month , reading P&L, controlling inventory, marketing, sales , collections, ordering products, hiring employees.

    Cons

    Act this time the downside there is no growth to move up , because is a franchise store.

    Advice to Management

    Ready to be challenge to District Manager as soon as possible.

    Buddy's Home Furnishings2017-05-20
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with opportunity to advance"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Buddy's Home Furnishings full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compensation. You set your paycheck based on your performance. You can build a store to make a better living. Communication from corporate to stores is great too.

    Cons

    Long hours if you don't perform. If you can't work smart you'll work hard. But either way expect to work at least fifty to sixty hours a week

    Buddy's Home Furnishings2016-09-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Buddy's Home Furnishings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've had a great experience working for the franchise here. The owners have been really good to me. They are fair and kind. Growing company so you can advance really quickly. The compensation is performance-based, so if you're a go-getter, you can make a lot of money. The store is like a family and the camaraderie is awesome. The work is fun and the day goes by really fast. I worked for a competitor (Aaron's)...

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    Cons

    Collections can be tiresome. Customers are sometimes difficult. Hours can be long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping it real!

    Buddy's Home Furnishings2016-04-21
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