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Havertys Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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Havertys President, CEO, and Director Clarence H. Smith
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Pros
  • positive atmosphere, great customer service, good benefits (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits, conservative and old established company (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Yoo many sales people on the floor, not enough opportunities to make a living (in 27 reviews)

  • Long hours versus income reward (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Havertys full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    Lack of Training was sad


  2. "Promotions"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Load Out Material Handler in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Load Out Material Handler in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have work for Havertys Warehouse for 20 years. It's a good company to work for as far as moving around to different departments around the warehouse. I've done a little bit of everything. To inventory to load out material handler.

    Cons

    The con is their not willing to promote from within. I was just recently a receiving lead. I did that job for 6 years. I did everything from make sure my team and I put away the furniture in a timely manner to subbing for the supervisor whenever he went on vacation. I tried several times to get a promotion but each time got look over because the manager kept telling everyone that I wasn't ready. He doesn't really gives a reason just saying I wasn't ready. This Friday is my last day at my job.

    Advice to Management

    If the management want to keep their employees they have to start promoting within and stay engaged with the employees.

  3. "Equal Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Training
    Excellent Team Members
    Potential for Great Earnings

    Cons

    Market Fluctuates from Month to Month


  4. "competitive work place"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palm Harbor, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palm Harbor, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Havertys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great potential to earn a good income

    Cons

    long hours , slow traffic.


  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Havertys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Furniture and Great Management

    Cons

    The competition has same day delivery!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Educational and a real growth experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Trainer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Trainer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On the job product training. Excellent pay structure. Great company people.

    Cons

    Commission checks are monthly. You have to wear a suit and tie Every Day.

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  7. "DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are absolutely NO pros with this company!!!!!

    Cons

    They sit there and lie to you in your interview and you don't find out about those lies until down the road.

    Advice to Management

    Just be up front and give potential employees/employees honest answers instead of misrepresenting yourselves.

  8. "Great learning experience, but terrible in terms of displaying employee appreciation. Lack of progressive opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Display Assistant in McDonough, GA
    Current Employee - Display Assistant in McDonough, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot if you put yourself in a position to receive the knowledge and make allow yourself to be teachable.

    Cons

    Low wage per hour that doesn't match up with the workload. There's absolutely no regard for the energy and your time is not valued. No matter how much knowledge you gain, it's only to benefit the company. There's no opportunity to grow and progress, neither is it encouraged.


  9. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Havertys full-time

    Pros

    Good furniture distribution process. This is important for your commission is based on what is delivered.

    Cons

    Pay commissions and incentives go down every year.


  10. "Decent job with recurring long days"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, normally get your full time hours or close to that even during the "off season" depending on the location. Incentive for each stop completed without issues.

    Cons

    The actual shifts are unpredictable and are typically poorly routed, which can turn into very long days.
    Each stop is timed, and there is about a 1:2 ratio to actual correctly reflected times to set up/deliver, i.e. takes about 30 minutes to set up a bed, time allotted for this is 20. Can easily put drivers behind.
    The trucks are preloaded, and sometimes out of order. Things can be minimally damaged before coming off the truck, sometimes very damaged. This ultimately counts against the driver, though he did not cause the damage.

    Advice to Management

    Seek alternative routing method as well as pre-loading truck method.


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