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Freedom Furniture Reviews

Updated December 10, 2016
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  1. "Help Desk Administrator for a Furniture Company"

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    Former Employee - Helpdesk Administrator in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Administrator in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Freedom Furniture full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Light work load, and decent equipment to work with, all servers centrally located

    Cons

    Stores nationwide and no local support at stores


  2. "Good sales experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Hobart (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Hobart (Australia)

    I worked at Freedom Furniture (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sales experience selling high-end products
    Regular weekends rostered off
    Incentives
    Some great people to work with
    Generous employers, giving a 'family feel'
    Lots of social meets

    Cons

    Secular socially, can cause a work together/drink together lifestyle
    Finger-pointing blaming culture
    A bully in management going unseen by those higher in the ranks

    Advice to Management

    Watch how your 'gold child' treats subordinates


  3. "New employee but already love the passion people have here to make a difference!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Freedom Furniture full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Everyone is very positive about the brand and has a passion for improving processes and making it a great place to work
    - Collaborative environment
    - Good training and development programs

    Cons

    - Needs clearer career paths
    - More information sharing and communication across all states

    Advice to Management

    - Find more innovate ways to keep existing employees engaged in all stores and across multiple platforms and channels


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  5. "Furniture sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adelaide (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adelaide (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good all round team working enviroment

    Cons

    Sales people always seem to get the blame when times are slow

    Advice to Management

    Management need to take more responsibility for quiet times and stop making the salespersons life harder than it already is. The CEO seems really out of touch with the business.


  6. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Staff discount is pretty good

    Cons

    Just your typical retail career


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great product and staff discounts.
    Opportunity to move within company stores/states.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations regarding staff rosters and resource availability. Not enough hours in the day to complete tasks required.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to feedback from management team.


  8. "ok-ish"

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    Current Employee - Furniture Sales Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Furniture Sales Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Freedom Furniture part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Atmosphere depends on the store you work at, some stores better run than others, depending on the store manager. Good training, both on line system and personalised. Can also request specific personal (on to one) training. If it is a second household income, good work-life balance. Management are trying.

    Cons

    Pay not great, high expectations for mediocre return. Not much scope for career advancement in Melbourne (only operation- or store manager) as head-office is in Sydney where there are more possibilities.
    As an only income job, it is difficult as a part-timer (less and less full-time jobs are offered) as hours per week can vary and sometimes hours can be cut without warning resulting in a greatly reduced income.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen more to employees, they are the ones talking to the customers and know what they would like. MD approachable, but often non committal, which makes it frustrating.