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Closet World Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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Pros
  • No cold calling, appointments are set for you (in 5 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, some autonomy, unlimited earning potential (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Total commission and NO BENEFITS (in 5 reviews)

  • Once fully trained it is 100% commission based and you have to factor that into your mileage/travel/gas (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Patient CAre Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Closet World full-time

    Pros

    Design, creativity, flexibility, time management

    Cons

    family time, paper works, deadline

    Advice to Management

    more support to new designers


  2. "Designing closets"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Closet World part-time

    Pros

    It is possible to make money if you can handle the closet design skillset. This company gets a lot of leads from property owners who need closets, garages, offices, etc. There is money to be made, but there's sacrifices. Most of the managers are nice and helpful, but there's one that is condescending and abrasive. There's flexibility in scheduling, but overall even though they say it's part-time, they want you full-time.

    Cons

    Training is not detailed enough. There is no base salary and no reimbursement for driving. You may drive out to see customer and design, and get no pay for your effort. It's the designers and managers, and very little peer interaction and support. Old-fashioned company that uses drawing by hand instead of computer aided drafting. Old-fashioned sales tactics.

  3. "No appointments"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in City of Industry, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Closet World part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work outside of office, meet new people, using creativity to design

    Cons

    Managers breathing down your neck, company is trapped in the 80's, clients who give you the run around, steal your designs

    Advice to Management

    Hellloooo, everyone else uses computers and tablets now!


  4. "Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Closet World part-time

    Pros

    The only ones I can come up with is rhat the design aspect is fun and the schedule is flexible.

    Cons

    Everything else. You get paud $250 for the first week of training but are expected to come back once a week for six weeks to train all day with no compensation at all. They don't oay mileage or reimburse you for maintenance on ypur car for using it to do their business at a ridiculously low amount of commission. You give every customer 40% off the cisy of the closet or whatever it is uou design which means your percentage goes from small to smaller. They don't even provide you with Pre posted envelopes to mail alk the paoerwork for eac sale to them with. You can't possibly pay your bills at Thid job with the amount if money you eat in gas and podtage slone, there is no benefits or paid time off, its supposed to be a .ulti million dollar company that "spares no expense", and that's because its at the expense of their employees. The moneys made on the backs of the fedigners but do you think they pay thsm accordingly or an amount equal to their worth? No! Not even close! Especially since all the expenses (which are numerous and are paid by the designet without reimbursement) which leaves you a peanut from the two you earn for hpurs of labor. The money the tell you you are goung to get for going to an appt whether you sell it or not is for the firdt few weekd only. You don't get paid til the payday after install so it could be 6 to 8 weeks before you Ser the few bucks you make and of course, they take taxes out og that so again, anotger huge portion from the tiny amount earned is gone. Peanutd less expenses less taxes. To ut it into prospective, if you did $100,000 worth of business for them yourself, your cut would be $6000....$9000 if you were paid the whopping 9% that a senior designer would make Abd the average job is about $1000 sont spend what's left if your $60 after expenses and taxes all in one place Cuz you will have to bortow money to buy a 12 pack,

    Advice to Management

    The training sucks the compensayion is even worse and the turnover is ridi ulous. Wake the hell up. You people are criminals. This is one step above slave labor at best.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whittier, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whittier, CA

    I have been working at Closet World full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, some autonomy, unlimited earning potential.

    Cons

    difficult to get things done well, lots of issues with manufacturing, red tape everywhere.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "tablesaw helper"

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    Current Employee - Tablesaw Helper in Whittier, CA
    Current Employee - Tablesaw Helper in Whittier, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Closet World full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They give a man with felonies a chance while most company won't

    Cons

    production is slow,out dated equipment ,under paid for back breaking labor

    Advice to Management

    invest in employees and employees equipment


  7. "Overall Sentiments"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Closet World full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Nice coworkers, working in a interesting industry

    Cons

    lack of structure, opportunity for upward mobility

  8. "Designer/Sales"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Closet World full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good job if you like sales

    Cons

    Don't plan on making over $2000 a month

    Advice to Management

    Higher commission structure


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people, management is fine

    Cons

    the move a lot


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Sadly, More Cons Than Pros"

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    Former Employee - SALES DESIGNER in Newhall, CA
    Former Employee - SALES DESIGNER in Newhall, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Closet World full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No cold calling, all warm leads and repeat customers filtered via Closet World Corporate office. Flexibility to accept or decline leads, ability to work interdependently via home office and travel to customers homes/businesses, working one on one with client/customers, helping customers to fulfill their desired design outcome and building a report for repeat business.

    Cons

    Once fully trained it is 100% commission based and you have to factor that into your mileage/travel/gas. An average customer meeting can go anywhere from 2-6 hours and you may not make a dime off all that time spent traveling, consulting, measuring, hand designing and helping the customer to receive the best deal possible. It is a lot of work and personal expense for what can lead to no compensation.

    Advice to Management

    A base pay plus commission would keep Sales Designers on for the long run and help new ones be able to stay on. There is a lot to this job and each lead regardless of outcome should amount to some sort of pay for the Sales Designer for all the time and money they have to spend working with that customer.


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