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Updated May 14, 2017
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Pros
  • great product meeting great people flexability (in 7 reviews)

  • This job allows for a flexible schedule, but you need to make yourself available at night and on weekends (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance isn't a priority (in 3 reviews)

  • Long hours, minimal compensation for using own vehicle (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Interior Design"

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    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Guaynabo, PR
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Guaynabo, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Closets full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love my profession and amused muself to find new ways to take advantage of the spaces. A space for every thing, order and beauty

    Cons

    I was job years ago of flooring and ceramic coatings, would be to work again for a team that seeks soluctions of space for the satisfaction of our client. That is always challenging.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Nyet"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at California Closets full-time

    Pros

    It may not be a great job, but it's a job!

    Cons

    This is not a "quality of life" company. No vacation. No sick leave. You work far, far more than forty hours a week. You will put an enormous amount of mileage on your own car. Management is not helpful. It's all on the designer.


  3. "designer"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Cranbury, NJ
    Former Employee - Designer in Cranbury, NJ

    I worked at California Closets full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great product and versatility to design space

    Cons

    management needs to answer phone calls and help in a timely fashion


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Liaison/Showroom Specialist in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Liaison/Showroom Specialist in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at California Closets full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management that understands people and their needs.

    Cons

    Not to many con's. Only thing was working all alone with little public interaction.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. The company has continued to grow since I left.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at California Closets part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good product for sale.
    Satisfied customers.

    Cons

    Poor division of duties.
    Poor systems.

    Advice to Management

    Management could have been better at communicating issues so there would have been less problems in production and more efficiency in getting the job right the first time.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Design Consultant in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Design Consultant in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at California Closets (More than a year)

    Pros

    New management is attentive and listens well

    Cons

    No base salary for sales executives


  8. Helpful (9)

    "BEWARE"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Consultant in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Design Consultant in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at California Closets full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are no longer any pros to working here unless you enjoy being an undervalued corporate drone who is constantly micromanaged merely to have you fall into their coerced loophole of stealing ALL of your hard earned commissions, thousands.

    Cons

    From the moment you wake up until the moment you sleep you will be feeding their greedy maws. They have no conscience, no ethics and no sense of moral obligation. Bloodsucking desperate corporate criminals.

    Advice to Management

    Would you do this to your own children?


  9. "Liaison"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company culture is great!
    Elegant showroom.
    Very inclusive company

    Cons

    Employee compensation could be better.
    Understaffed


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Business is slow pay SUCKS"

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    Current Employee - Interior Design Consultant in West Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Interior Design Consultant in West Hartford, CT
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at California Closets full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing 4 week (paid) training for designers

    Decent support from management and seasoned designers

    Cons

    Commission is very low when there is no business coming in. Expectation was set high when highered, business does not live up to the expectation. If they paid a salary plus commission this would be a nice design job.

    Showroom coverage is VERY boring!

    Health insurance is pretty bad.

    Not easy to keep a good work/life balance


  11. "Installations Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at California Closets full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Understanding management, flexible hours, good compensation, fair benefits. It is a fairly relaxed environment with hard working employees that constantly scramble to make it all happen. Lots of job security if you are willing to put in the work.

    Cons

    Small amount of vacation time, no personal days. There is also a very divided atmosphere. Every department lack perspective of what other departments do and anytime something goes wrong, there is a lot of finger pointing and blame game. Also, there is very limited opportunity for advancement unless you are willing to move out of state.

    Advice to Management

    Do more team building among the staff overall. Every department needs to time to talk to each other on a personal level to gain the perspective they lack and see how each person fits into the overall puzzle that is the company.


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