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Buddy's Home Furnishings Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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  1. "buddy's home furnishing job review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Office culture, Challenging, and engaging

    Cons

    Long hours & dealing with pest on returns

    Advice to Management

    Make bigger storage rooms


  2. "Good company depending on Franchise owner"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Austin, TX
    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 (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

  3. "Not a family based company."

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

    I worked at Buddy's Home Furnishings full-time (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.


  4. "General Manager"

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

    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.


  5. "Buddy's"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Buddy's Home Furnishings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is a great place to work

    Cons

    New upper management has become greedy

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the basics


  6. "Nice if you have a pre-existing relationship with managers"

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

    I worked at Buddy's Home Furnishings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job and initially comfortable atmosphere.

    Cons

    Friendships over ride work content and ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair.


  7. "A Horrid Franchise"

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

    Pros

    None. Franchise bought out my old company.

    Cons

    Bought out my old company and started firing everyone.

  8. "credit/collections manager"

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    Former Employee - Credit Manager in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Credit Manager in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Buddy's Home Furnishings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    my coworkers were the best part

    Cons

    long hours, high pressure, poor uppermanagement

    Advice to Management

    don't close a store and leave the entire staff out in the rain


  9. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Buddy's Home Furnishings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work

    Cons

    fast pace hard work long hours


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Suck-ups get promoted"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Buddy's Home Furnishings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun for the most part, decent pay, fast pace, mostly friendly environment, never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Promotes by how well you kiss butt not by performance, poorly managed, efforts go unnoticed, work comes before family, no family time, 2 separate days off, rarely get approved for requested days off, preach "by the book" , but make you cut corners & then down you for it.

    Advice to Management

    Promote by performance, ask all employees about happenings in the stores not just GM & assistant. Realize we have families & lives outside of work. @DM's, Don't come into your new district & change everything without first watching how well it already works. Not broke, don't fix it. Just because some of us don't kiss up, doesn't mean we aren't promotable. Let your GM run their store. Give pointers, go over new stuff/promos/ideas, but let them run it until the numbers start to drop or complaints start to pile up, then, by all means, fix it.


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