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Gallery Furniture Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Made in America and proud of the products"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love that we sell Made in America and product that last and has great quality. Its a great company that makes you feel like family.

    Cons

    Very happy to be part of this great team

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the company cluture


  2. "It is a difficult job to keep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gallery Furniture (Less than a year)

    Pros

    • Some friendly employees
    • Free food
    • Unexpected dining at restaurants
    • Unexpected cash tips from Jim McIngville
    • Steady & predictable schedule
    • Overtime brings good money
    • Potential to make good money. Yes, on a weekly basis.

    Cons

    • The culture is on the philosophy you have to have "tough skin" to work there, but really what that means is accept abuse with a smile & be a yes man.
    • Getting fired - it's so easy and unpredictable. You won't even see it coming.
    • You have to take an aptitude test and every thing will be out in the open for your abilities to be assessed. Your confidence and capabilities will be known & communicated either on 1on1 or in front of the whole team.
    • There are no lunch breaks. Your breaks are not respected. You eat what they give you.
    • You'll see some men get insulted & bullied by owner; just turn your face or look straight bcs your expected to have tough skin.
    • While you'll make friends, many employees are guarded & it's difficult to get accepted. Being accepted is a must; no detours on that one. Kiss butt to everyone.
    • You work no less that 55 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Money is everything bcs relationships and people are not. I was a fan but not anymore.

  3. "GF all the way!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Spanish Language Content Development in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Spanish Language Content Development in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love the fact that GF offers the best solid wood and MIA furniture in all of Houston, that we are able to provide same day delivery for our surrounding community, as well nationwide delivery. It’s always great to hear when we are starting a new promotion or sale, because we will be providing our customers with the best furniture or service available for a fraction of a price, or in some occasions absolutely free of charge. GF as a work environment is like non-other, as a team we motivate each other in order to be as positive as possible in order to produce the best quality work!

    Cons

    No downsides to report at this time.


  4. "Social Media- Facebook Live Responder"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facebook Live Responder in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Facebook Live Responder in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Pay is good. Experience is awesome.

    Cons

    Long hours. Hard to disconnect at times.


  5. "Best job I've ever had"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Media/CRM Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Social Media/CRM Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing atmosphere, everyone has amazing work ethic and drive. If you are lazy, this is not the company for you. But if you don't mind busting your butt to earn you living, I recommend filling out a job application with us!

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  6. "Digital Illustrator, Graphic Design, Live Responding"

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    Current Employee - Illustrator/Designer/Live Responding
    Current Employee - Illustrator/Designer/Live Responding
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gallery Furniture part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome team work working with Gallery Furniture

    Cons

    stressful during those critical times during the work days


  7. "An overall great job."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facebook Live Responder
    Current Employee - Facebook Live Responder
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay - The pay is great, and there is ample opportunity to earn more per hour.

    Schedule flexibility - Hours are very flexible, and you are able to come on nearly any time during business hours, provided assistance is required.

    Additional career opportunities - Gallery Furniture is always looking for more people to fill positions, and employees will find that they will have many opportunities to diversify their work.

    Goals - Hourly sales goals provide motivation to work harder in order to earn bonuses and praise for good performance, but this can be a double-edged sword.

    Cons

    Focus on goals - While these hourly sales goals provide a great sense of motivation, when a goal is not reached, it creates quite a bit of tension. Unfortunately good work performance does not always equal good sales with live responding. Goals are also used to bring more Live Responders to work, which may not be deserved due to the next con.

    Abuse of schedule flexibility - Often times there are not enough Live Responders working, which is due to many Live Responders not working at the times they are scheduled.

    Job security - Job security is often threatened when sales are sub-optimal, and while it does provide a great deal of motivation to perform well, it results in a stressful, unstable work environment in times that are already upsetting because of bad sales.

    Organization - New changes to the work system, that are made to weed out bad work ethic, are generally implemented the same day, and often feel rushed. The intentions behind these changes are always good, but sometimes they end up working counter to what was originally intended for them.

    Advice to Management

    It seems absurd for me to tell someone how to run their business when I have never owned or operated one myself, but if I had to offer one suggestion, it would be stricter enforcement of the schedule. I feel that many problems in this workplace stem from the abuse of the schedule's flexibility.

  8. "My experience in this job was great, i loved working with costumers."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Food Service in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gallery Furniture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved the environment, i loved working with the people that works there. I loved the pay as well.

    Cons

    I learned how to cook, how to run a kitchen, how to maintain everything cleaned and sanitized.

    Advice to Management

    The managers were great they were all friendly.


  9. "social media"

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    Former Employee - Social Media Team in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Social Media Team in Houston, TX

    I worked at Gallery Furniture (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you can work from anywhere

    Cons

    nothing stands out to me

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  10. "Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, extremely good pay plan. $100K/Year almost guaranteed if in sales.

    Cons

    Very stressful. When working with owner there's a lot of pressure. Senior sales guys try to run all over you.

    Advice to Management

    None.


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