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Farmers Home Furniture Reviews

Updated July 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "sales consultant are responsible for daily book keeping, cleaning of the store, collecting payments, soliciting, etc,"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Hawkinsville, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Hawkinsville, GA
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Farmers Home Furniture part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will definitely gain Sales/ Business management skills, customer service representative skills and oral communication skills. If you are motivated enough, you will always sell. The more you sell the more your income.

    Cons

    Must make sales budget no matter where the location, must always stay on top of A&E and Fabric Protection. Unless working as a team (store managers included), never any progress.

    Advice to Management

    Double check behind your store managers.


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in LaFollette, TN
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in LaFollette, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Farmers Home Furniture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This a great career Company

    Cons

    Not really a down side

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

  3. "Sales representative, and Delivery"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative, Delivery in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative, Delivery in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working for the company definitely had it's pros, the management were passionate, they have a great retirement plan, and hours were fairly flexible.

    Cons

    There was a lack of hands on training, the only training consisted of reading countless slides, and sitting in on some Emeetings, the compensation level was very low.

    Advice to Management

    The responsibilities given to certain job titles require more compensation, especially for Sales and Delivery. Also it would be good to give employees hands on training in order to receive the best performance from them.


  4. "Collector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jonesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jonesboro, GA

    Pros

    No pros with this company... Run!

    Cons

    The stress this jobs gives is not worth the pay at all. There is no work/life balance. Always short staff. This company does not appreciate its workers for hard work.

    Advice to Management

    New management ASAP


  5. "Good One"

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    Current Employee - Credit Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Credit Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Farmers Home Furniture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This a good company to work for good benefits with a good work environment.

    Cons

    Their pay rate scale is low with very little opportunity for increase

    Advice to Management

    That they will listen to lower management, when it's said a more diverse style of merchandise is needed to appeal to broader customer.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anderson, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anderson, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Farmers Home Furniture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Profit Sharing; good business model;

    Cons

    long hours; dealing with unreasonable customers


  7. "Excellent Company to learn small business & store operations while quickly advancing your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, GA

    I worked at Farmers Home Furniture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Farmers Home Furniture for the most part is a great place to work. At the store level your boss (aka, manager) is a great person and has gotten to that position because they have worked hard and proven themselves. Your co-workers are good people and for the most part enjoyable to be around for long periods of time. In just about any role, you could and are responsible for the roles of every other position. (Basically, everyone does a little bit of everything.) Overall, everyone cares about your well-being and they are your family away from your real family. Working at Farmers is also a good place to learn business skills and if you want to, is also a good place to move up and advance your career. All of this while earning a decent and fair income. At the store level this is a good company.

    Cons

    The corporate level is a different story. The upper level management isn't as great. Too many of the managers have not worked from the bottom up or they have forgotten what it's like to work directly in the store. In most cases it seems they were simply given a position in corporate management because of their last name. Ultimately making life unpleasant for store level managers.

    Advice to Management

    Consider what it's like to work as a manager in the store because you have forgotten what it's like, or more likely you never worked in the store to begin with. You have no clue about the real day to day operations. Stop letting the power go to your head. Some would say you have Napoleon syndrome and you are just over compensating for something.

  8. "Credit Manager"

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    Current Employee - Credit Manager in Brewton, AL
    Current Employee - Credit Manager in Brewton, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Farmers Home Furniture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They are family oriented. If you have an emergency they work with you and your family.

    Cons

    The credit hours are late. You have to work intil 9pm.


  9. "It was fun for a college job"

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    Former Employee - Collector/Office Clerk in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Collector/Office Clerk in Macon, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Farmers Home Furniture part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was acceptable if you wanting some flow of income.
    The job was pretty simple.
    Friendly ecosystem

    Cons

    Pay was borderline non negotiable


  10. Helpful (2)

    "sales consultant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Lanett, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Lanett, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Farmers Home Furniture (More than a year)

    Pros

    great hours is about all I can say about this company,the company is closed most holidays and on Sundays

    Cons

    Manager was very rude to employees and customers,the group manager was no help in issues with the manager basically swept all complaints from employees and customers under the rugs and if people were not buying furniture you made no money it was commission base only and not near enough percentage of commission to put up with the mood swings of the manager!

    Advice to Management

    Sell better quality furniture it would lessen the complaints of customers, get rid of sales quotas people that come in and do there job should not have to worry about being fired because people are not buying,and get better managers that actually have people skills


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