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Budget Blinds Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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  1. "Good if you want a flexible schedule"

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    Former Employee - Sales/Design Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales/Design Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty good compay to work for. Franchise offers good support. Nice quality and selection of fabrics to choose from. Work by appointment so you have flexibility.

    Cons

    No base salary as a design consultant. Based on commission of sales


  2. "Not worth doing"

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    Former Employee - Owner Operator in Ash, MO
    Former Employee - Owner Operator in Ash, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Budget Blinds full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Owning own business gives you flexibility to do things. Very little assistance from franchisor which is good and bad.

    Cons

    Very few national acts. Pricing from vendors is not that great so you have to reduce your profit margin to get sales. Lots of competition

    Advice to Management

    Fire National Accts team.


  3. "Don't waste yuor time"

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    Former Employee - Design Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Design Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Budget Blinds full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting if you have a love for interior design

    Cons

    Work life and social life are not separate. You are "on-call" or being contacted at all hours, all day every day. The pay was not worth all the job duties and knowledge. Each location is franchised. Very little room for growth. The owners are very petty and superficial.

    Advice to Management

    Just because you can start a business does not mean you are cut out to run a business


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  5. "A bad job is better than no job."

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    Current Employee - Installer in Orland Park, IL
    Current Employee - Installer in Orland Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Budget Blinds part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Making customers happy when their products are installed is the best part of this job. It's something to do a few days a week.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Tall ladder work not very safe. Once I pay the costs associated with my van, the pay ends up not being too great. There has never been mention of a pay raise in the 3 years I've worked there.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "District sales manager/trainer"

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Holbrook, NY
    Current Employee - District Manager in Holbrook, NY

    I have been working at Budget Blinds full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Company to work for great people and atmosphere.

    Cons

    No more growth unless you want to buy a territory


  7. "Admin"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Administrator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Assistant Administrator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Budget Blinds full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The feeling of satisfied customers!

    Cons

    There really is not any cons, I work with the best people in the Edmond office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work atmosphere.


  8. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - SALES DESIGNER in Victoria, TX
    Former Employee - SALES DESIGNER in Victoria, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    none really, work independently, closed sundays

    Cons

    Low pay, lots of hours, no respect

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Director of Operations"

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    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Carol Stream, IL
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Carol Stream, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Budget Blinds full-time

    Pros

    The day to day operations, working with so many different personalities. Working hard to not only meet, but exceed their expectations.

    Cons

    Working late into the evenings, and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity!"

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    Former Employee - Former Owner in Slidell, LA
    Former Employee - Former Owner in Slidell, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's a franchise that has a lot of support from it corporate office in regards to how to, yet the autonomy to do it your way. Great products, great vendors, great opportunity.

    Cons

    As with any small business it takes hard work to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring about your franchise owners!


  11. "Great franchise opportunity to learn in."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Budget Blinds full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    independence is the biggest factor for me

    Cons

    long hours and odd hours - weekends and evenings

    Advice to Management

    do not change a thing


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