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Updated Sep 4, 2021

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3.3
57%
Recommend to a Friend
60%
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Buddy's Home Furnishings Owner and CEO Lois Slatton  (no image)
Lois Slatton
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "decent pay, travel, ok co-workers(in 5 reviews)

  • "Good Pay, Fun atmosphere at the store level(in 3 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, training program not so good(in 13 reviews)

  • "Shady practices by upper management(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Ok

      Sep 4, 2021 - Talent Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Get to talk to people

      Cons

      There’s really not none it so fun

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Opportunities, But Borderline Unsafe

      Mar 8, 2021 - Credit Account Manager in Gainesville, FL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      I've been employed with Buddy's Home Furnishings for several years at different locations, as an account manager. As with most jobs, if you have the drive to succeed, you will typically be properly compensated and there is not much stopping you from advancing toward where you want to be. Meet your standards and you can expect at least a $0.50 raise twice a year. I came in with no experience and this is easily the best paying job I have had (excluding overtime). I started at $11/hr and ended up at $15/hr in about two years' time. They do try to create a friendly environment, but it's more so a "smile in your face" workplace. I can also say I have never worked a job where upper management (regional, etc.) is so easily accessible, and the communication is excellent.

      Cons

      With that being said, the cons definitely outweigh the pros. For one, you cannot trust anyone in this industry. The contradictory management will lie to customers AND employees in order to cover their behinds. That's to be expected when you work in sales, as you SHOULD do and say everything possible to meet your standards. The bonus schedule has changed drastically since I started years ago, and the latest model means even if YOU perform well, you will miss out on extra compensation if your team members do not. For the same performance, $800 bonuses have now been capped at $200. Despicable. Management will turn on you in a heart beat; one day, you are an asset to the company with promises to have your own store. The next, you are on the verge of losing your job because of one bad week. The loyalty is nonexistent.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Account mgr

      Aug 25, 2021 - Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hour and work schedule customer service

      Cons

      Down time and controlling bad act

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Place to work

      Jul 22, 2021 - General Manager in Conyers, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Team atmosphere and great pay,

      Cons

      There us no down side

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company if you've got the knack for RTO

      Jul 15, 2021 - General Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very considerate of all staff

      Cons

      High stress and high reward

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      It’s okay

      Jul 21, 2021 - Customer Service Representative 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Hours Overtime Pay Benefits Etc

      Cons

      Days off Company Favoritism Customers

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Company cares

      Jun 13, 2021 - General Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Work system where you matter and control your income and hours based on performance

      Cons

      Non traditional hours but much better than traditional retail

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Steady income / Stress Induce

      Mar 4, 2021 - Credit Manager/Lead Sales in Gainesville, FL
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The rates for rent-to-own companies start at a reasonable rate for the labor. If you don't mind delivering furniture, stocking the floor the product and servicing customer products in there homes it's not a bad job.

      Cons

      The demographic when it comes to rent-to-own creates a bad and negative outlook when approaching the time for your shifts. If you decide you want to grow within the company, you will eventually hit credit and sales. On the sales end, you struggle to get people approved and getting basic information like employment and references is like pulling teeth. On the credit end, it's like any debt collector. You're making the calls no one wants to answer to people that are past due.

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Horrible employer

      Jul 7, 2021 - Delivery Driver in Swainsboro, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I can’t say there are any pros. Definitely not professional.

      Cons

      Terrible, chaotic, conning employer. Does not follow contracts for payment, just like to repo.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      May 5, 2021 - General Manager in Louisville, KY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great opportunity to move up

      Cons

      Some weeks or longer than others

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