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  1. "WORK HARD AND YOU WILL OVERCOME"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Southaven, MS
    Current Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Southaven, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairmont Designs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reliable paycheck, great hours, caring CEO & management, and hard work does not go unnoticed.

    Cons

    No personal/sick days and they do not match 401K

    Advice to Management

    It would be awesome if personal/sick days were brought back, so we would not have to use vacation days for doctor appointments.


  2. "Great Job! Great Sales force!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Southaven, MS
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Southaven, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairmont Designs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great people to work with and work for. Good Pay, good bonus', Owner looks out for his employees.

    Cons

    Could use more encouragement from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Give vacation time back, and 401K matching.

  3. "Make Employee Happy Dont Fire Them"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairmont Designs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome break room
    Nice office building
    Bonuses

    Cons

    Well, basically, i was not allowed to come back to work because of some uncontrollable circumstances. Managers lack sympathy, they dont care about you, at all, they dont show professionalism and they gossip about employees all the time. Upper management tolerates them!

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and care about your employees.


  4. "Better off at another workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fairmont Designs full-time

    Pros

    Parking space. Real close to the freeway.

    Cons

    Very low pay with little to no growth or advancement. Work culture is subpar. Executives were unprofessional and oftentimes acted like children.

    Advice to Management

    Would like to give advice, but I doubt any of you would listen or comprehend.


  5. "It's a place to work a job, not start a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickory, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairmont Designs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None to speak of, it's just a paycheck

    Cons

    no raises, and no chance for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your own way. Especially the CA management. It's apparent you have no clue on how to operate a upholstery division...


  6. "Soul crushingly brutal place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Supervisor in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Project Supervisor in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fairmont Designs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    On-time paycheck! Ample parking! Clean office!

    Cons

    Top boss is an elitist jerk who wanted to flaunt his success and remind everyone that he's the king. You won't advance unless you have a family connection to the boss' family. Politics reigns supreme in this place. Contributions are rarely recognized. Some managers will scream at you for doing something that they suspect are your attempts to "show-off" yourself.

    Advice to Management

    You are in United States. Please don't bring foreign dictatorship management style here. Kindly act like a humane company.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "This place is not a career, unless you have quit on yourself."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fairmont Designs full-time

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience ONLY. You can learn a lot. The office is clean, there is a really nice break-room.

    Cons

    Benefits SUCK! Managers SUCK! They gossip about EVERYONE in there. Managers say coordinators are not performing, but fail to realize that they are a reflection of them. They want "professionalism" but are not professional at all! No organization or structure. Employees are NOT valued. No raises, and if there are, everyone gets the same raise. Good performance does NOT matter goes unnoticed, unless it is bad then you get reprimanded (of course the bad cannot go unnoticed!). Managers are too focused on their personal lives, will be late and absent all the time, but complain about coordinators doing anything similar.

    Advice to Management

    Be professional and you will get professional. Be fair, because you are not.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Doing the most to make their employees Unhappy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fairmont Designs full-time

    Pros

    Bonuses once a year, 1 hour lunch, stability, long term

    Cons

    No 401k match, 3 sick days off per year, no pay raises as of 2016, no growth, no fun very uptight, no headsets allowed to listen to music

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees are loyal employees and will thrive with the company; recognize and reward your employees, listen to them. Add a survey box to see what employees really think could be improved to better the company, ask for input this can allow a insight for the company to reshaping and creating a more positive and creative work environment so employees won't feel as if their going to jail instead of work. Keeping a strong happy team together Will only help the company prosper.


  9. "Fair"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people. Fun place to work.

    Cons

    Upper management can be a little too tense.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Place is a Joke!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairmont Designs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you work, you at least receive a paycheck come payday! If you are of Asian decent, this place will suit you just perfectly as those are the only people whom become promoted.

    Cons

    No collaboration among departments as they are all bickering at each other for faults and flaws. The owner is a joke and just flaunts his "self-success" without regard to his employees. The Ex-President was the only competent employee which spoke fluent English and the owner replaced him with another Asian. The owner uses blatant language during conference meetings and does not think otherwise. Your reviews will always be sub-par so that you will not receive a pay increase.

    Advice to Management

    Your company needs top-down restructuring.


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