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Carpet One Reviews

Updated May 29, 2017
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  1. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales in Whittier, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales in Whittier, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carpet One full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company cares about their employees

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth
    No benifits


  2. "Horrible work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Carpet One full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no positives sadly.

    Cons

    Terrible management, terrible pay. Very impolite to their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Need to replace management.


  3. "President/Owner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - President/Chief Executive Officer in Treasure Island, FL
    Former Employee - President/Chief Executive Officer in Treasure Island, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Carpet One full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Owning and growing your own business with the largest flooring retailer co-op worldwide was great in every way.

    Cons

    When one of the founders passed away, the personal attention to each dealer changed to corporate

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to your dealers


  4. "Very welcoming and a good place to start a career when you have little experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carpet One full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Possibility to earn commission pay. Paid holidays. No micromanageing. You get to organize your self.

    Cons

    No paid vacation, low pay compared to industry standards for someone with a B.S.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so afraid to pay your staff.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Estimator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Estimator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Estimator in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carpet One full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers make the experience. The work is not too demanding and pretty repetitive. Employee discounts on products if you can ever save enough to afford them.

    Cons

    Everything else. Raises are minimal if at all and people are promoted based on politics rather than actual qualifications for the position.

    Advice to Management

    more benefits for employees and promote based on experience and qualifications rather than who you like and who has been there the longest.


  6. "Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Sales in Madison, WI
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Carpet One (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Retail hours are wonderful. Alternating 4-day week and 5-day week. Closed on Sundays. Work every other Saturday.

    Cons

    Unless you have an account base you are taking with you such as apartments and/or builder accounts it is very hard to make money. Resources for being able to find information are scattered, disorganized, or missing which is debilitating to sales especially if you are new to selling flooring.


  7. "Not bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Yuba City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Yuba City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carpet One (More than a year)

    Pros

    - easy work
    - average to above average pay depending on store and number of reps
    - good management

    Cons

    - poor hours
    - working weekends
    - no salary, just draw
    - dependent on owner to drive people to the store

    Advice to Management

    - pay more for stores with lower traffic


  8. "Its ok"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Carpet One (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to make money if you work hard and can work very independently.

    Cons

    Owners and managers need to learn all phases of the business. Learn to care about and appreciate your employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the business. Have your "managers" learn all phases of the business.


  9. "Great owner!"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service/Sales in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Sales in Madison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carpet One full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The owner is great to work for and often supports his employees both in personal and work life. Discounts on purchases.

    Cons

    Must have thick skin and not be offended easily. Management is sometimes hard to deal with as they are easily angered. Sick days are non existent due to the company's relatively small employee count. No room for advancement. Raises are a rare occurrence.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They offer medical benefits. There are so many wonderful customers. The quality of the products sold are very good, though pricey.

    Cons

    Salary on a draw, which means that during season when you are earning commissions you get paid for them. When business slows down, the commissions you earned are getting deducted from your salary for lack of commissions during slow times out of "season." Commissions are based on the owner figured net profit. If a job goes badly, you lose your commission, no matter who's fault it is. If your customer is a friend of the family, you work twice as hard to service them, but end up with no commission because the % falls below a percentage of net profit to earn a commission. Forced to work holidays when no one comes in to buy floor covering. But you are not getting paid OT, so the owners don't care. Mandatory early morning meetings, for which you do not get paid OT. Cleaning chores of the showroom, because unlike most businesses, they do not have a cleaning service...its sales responsibility in their dress clothes. It's a revolving door of employees in every department due to the lack of consideration and respect for their hard working employees. Nearly everyone who works there, just gets fed up and storms out one day.

    Advice to Management

    Share some of the wealth and show some respect for others. Pay a fair commission and don't try to take back what your employees earned. I could go on and on with other advise, which will never be seen in a historically horrible place to work.


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