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California Closets Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great opportunities to design and sell a great product" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Flexible Schedule, Well Appointed Showroom" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "The room for advancement is not that good" (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Designer"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Designer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I work in the Orlando location as a Designer and it's been great! All the other designers were great in the training/ assistance process as well as management. This job allows creative freedom and a very flexible schedule with unlimited days off. You choose when you are available and when you can take appointments.

    Cons

    100% commission is hard sometimes. Even if the bonuses were more competitive with other similarly structured sales positions that would be more enticing. Top writers for the month are given monthly bonuses as small as $25 which is nothing compared to the business brought in. To keep up with a competitive sales position , there should be much higher payouts on bonus levels and also compensation for travel since we are 100% commission.

    Advice to Management

    Invest a little more into bonuses for the sales team so they feel more motivated to reach higher goals every month.


  2. "Varies from franchise to franchise"

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    Former Employee - Designer
    Former Employee - Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work hard - make money

    Cons

    Have become a pretentious - originally it was just the corporate office, it now has trickled down to franchises.

    Advice to Management

    Stop selling a lifestyle and get back to the product!

  3. "corporate chaos but good training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at California Closets full-time

    Pros

    good initial training and ongoing training

    Cons

    tons of gossip and corporate backstabbing


  4. "Design Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Design Consultant in Greenvale, NY
    Former Employee - Design Consultant in Greenvale, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Well Appointed Showroom

    Cons

    Higher Training Salary , Higher Commissions to accommodate cost of living standard


  5. "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Designer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at California Closets full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great idea. In practice a nightmare. Like last review said, theoretically it could be great job.

    Cons

    I love last review.....theoretical and goat rodeo

    Advice to Management

    If the owners are sleazy, expect everyone else to be sleazy!


  6. "Mediocre Nepotism"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Bee Cave, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Bee Cave, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Closets full-time

    Pros

    Theoretically, It could be a cool job...

    Cons

    Owners hire they're unqualified friends as managers. Horrible work environment, biggest goat rodeo I've ever experienced.. You're job is to rip ppl off by convincing them plywood is worth $20k - $100k. You will be treated with little regard, energy and vibes you get from everyone there tells it all.


  7. "Sigh."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and flex hours, great staff.

    Cons

    At first I had high hopes. But there is a lot of turnover. The job is very stressful. When you take time off you come back to chaos and tons of work. No one steps up to assist someone on vacation. Also there are no SOPs in place, things changing all the time, no organization, little direction, tons of extra work thrown our way frequently and management that does lot seem to care.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and their ideas. Also stop giving them too much work to handle.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetent Management/Favoritism"

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

    I have been working at California Closets full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Rate of pay
    Incompetent management
    Favoritism
    Insulting pay raises
    Management will push you to work more and take on more but no pay to compensate
    No cross training - can't take time off without being overloaded with work upon return - make it so that you dread taking even one day off
    Drugs in the workplace and management turns a blind eye to it


  9. "Was dope when I lived next door and could wear headphones"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job if your just tryna do something outside of work, like rap or start an online business. You can not care, it’s really easy, just tiring kinda.

    Cons

    It’s a dead end job and its soul crushing. I hate that fake wood.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and stop using temps. Management should take more advice from floor leads tbh.


  10. "Design Consultant, Orlando"

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    Current Employee - Design Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Design Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to be creative and innovative

    Cons

    Pay structure is terrible, Management is weak and not professional. Favoritism, poor training, inconsistent messaging, vindictive

    Advice to Management

    Pay Designers a base salary or provide a more consistent pay structure. Be consistent with decisions.


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