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"Hired to be fired"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate
Former Employee - Sales Associate
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Raymour & Flanigan full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Fun coworkers, nicely set up sales interface on computer, nice working conditions, excellent 2-week training program, "Friends and Family" cards given me will provide kindling for firepit for many future summers.

Cons

Training stops when you walk onto the sales floor.

When you are hired, you are given income figures that, in this particular store, are unattainable for a new associate out of the gate. Long-term associates grand stand in front of store, management does nothing to stop it.

There are unreasonable hours- when it is slow and the store is over-staffed, you are required to make your "delivered" sales numbers, or draw kicks in, meaning you essentially sat there in their sales office, babysitting their furniture -- for free. You are only as good as your weekly delivered -- no weight is given to sales made but delivered outside the week.

The management was inconsistent.

In an overstaffed store, you are not only competing with other retailers, you are competing with your own coworkers, as well as local Raymour stores. This creates an unhealthy atmosphere based on fear of not making your "period."

Open Door Policy is non-existent.

You are penalized when you don't sell their Extended Warranty program, and also when selling the financing that they have perpetually advertised.

12-hour mandatory Wednesdays - when full-staff is in, you are expected to "make appointments" for bogus "events." When there aren't enough customers coming in to make an appointment with, you are SOL.

One-on-one's are not designed to help the associate improve, only to document for dismissal.

There is no HR department to speak to effectively.

Scare tactic meetings that were held about UNIONS were hysterical and worthy of being an SNL skit, provided many good belly laughs.

Being terminated was the best thing that happened to me. I wake up every morning thanking my lucky stars I don't EVER have to go back there. Thanks guys!

Advice to Management

Why don't you follow your own Mission Statement???? Geez, you made me memorize the stupid thing in training!

Other Employee Reviews for Raymour & Flanigan

  1. "past experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Showroom Manager
    Former Employee - Showroom Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raymour & Flanigan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the pay is good for manager's

    Cons

    long and late hour's. work almost all holiday's and all weekends. separation with sales associates and management. animosity and resentment with associates towards manger's

    Advice to Management

    practice what you preach in regard's to executing company values. some management not aligned with company core values.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Try and earn a decent living as a sales associate"

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

    I worked at Raymour & Flanigan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well merchandised stores. Good delivery process. They take of their customers.

    Cons

    Try and earn a living with too many sales associates and sharks among them.
    This plays on the bad side of human nature and creates nothing but trouble.
    Management turns a blind eye and they have their favorites. The sales staff comes with a revolving door attached to their backs.
    For upper management it's all about numbers.
    You work every Holiday, weekend and a good number of nights.

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