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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. "Specialist sales role"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The discount is okay - staff members who have been there for a long time have better discounts and sometimes let you use theirs instead. My store is like a family and there's a lot of respect towards my role as a specialist. My customers are cool. Working in a Sydney store is better because there is more head office support.

    Cons

    Really poor commission structure and sales people are treated horribly when there are slow days - no customers? Obviously it's your fault personally. Budgets for specialists are too high leading to little to no commission earnings. Revolving door workplace

    Advice to Management

    Revamp your commission and budget forecasting. It is currently unfair and degrading

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant manager freedom furniture"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment, great people, nice products

    Cons

    Sometimes store budgets are unachievable

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes, stop making errors in ticketing, stick with high quality furniture don't try and compete with lower budget companies, need more salaries and wages allowances (stop wasting money printing unnecessary sale banners all the time and add the money to s&w)


  4. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Salesperson
    Former Employee - Salesperson
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Christmas parties
    Good and fun culture

    Cons

    Bad management
    No leadership
    Too many promotions and sales
    Bad commission structure

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they raise concerns


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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.