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Home Goods Reviews

Updated April 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Convenient location and flexible hours (in 19 reviews)

  • It also provides a flexible schedule that allows one to effectively manage its life (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • So even though I've been working there several years, I make the same minimum wage as the people I'm training (in 39 reviews)

  • They definitely don't pay enough compared to all the responsibility I had as a full time coordinator and key carrier (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Handling transactions at the register"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Victor, NY
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Victor, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Home Goods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible family-like environment and support system, competitive wages with an annual raise, employee discount, paid breaks, and able to work around personal schedules.

    Cons

    Often have entitled and rude customers (typical in retail, but more so it seems at a home decor store), sometimes have long shifts with only one short break, constantly standing, heavy lifting, often have a lot that needs to get done in a very short amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    While it is tough to work around payroll, it would be nice to have some more people working at certain times and fewer at other times.


  2. "Average retail job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Middleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Home Goods part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good starter job, friendly coworkers, first look at new merchandise that comes through the store, discount works at Marshalls and TJ Maxx.

    Cons

    Small employee discount of 10%, they work you as many hours as possible without having to give you a full 45 minute lunch, as well as not having to give you benefits.


  3. "Really great experience!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandise Associate in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandise Associate in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Goods part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot about the retail industry. It helped me find my passion, and I enjoy going to work every sing day!

    Cons

    I would have liked to move up in the company, but the area I live in seems to have sparse options for that


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    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Home Goods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -friendly costumers
    -family and pet friendly
    -some managers and coordinators are very helpful and frendly

    Cons

    -short staffed
    - not a lot of opportunities to move up where I am at

    Advice to Management

    Give Military discount it hard to tell a hero no .
    Give more options to express ideas


  6. "Good starter job for people wanting experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Home Goods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -flexible schedule
    -room for growth
    -lunch breaks

    Cons

    -employee discount sucks
    -if you're a guy, you better enjoy doing heavy lifting


  7. "They keep you busy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Home Goods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of Friendly coworkers,
    Great for students with busy schedules
    Active busy store which makes shift go by fairly quickly

    Cons

    Schedule unreliable so it can change from one day to the next. No consistency among store managers. Shift ends at 10pm with one manager, but ends at 10:20 with another


  8. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With many new merchandise coming off the truck daily, you'll see many different pieces that is hardly the same. The TJX company takes pride in their employees. Taking a couple business trips per year to further your training in a career that's always changing is nice.

    Cons

    Sometimes stressful
    Quotas to meet


  9. "Sales Manager/Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wondferl Training Program
    Outgoing People

    Cons

    Sloppy attitudes
    Unappreciative
    Agressive coworkers

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a more upbeat aroma to the work area


  10. "Flexible scheduling"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandise/Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Merchandise/Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Home Goods part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The store is always busy so time goes fast. The Scheduling is very flexible. Perfect for a students or mom's with challenging availability.

    Cons

    Due to payroll budget, often not enough people working to cover entire store so as a result customers get annoyed.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Demoralizing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Former Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customer interaction is satisfying and appreciated. Highly enjoy merchandising just wish we were given more opportunities to do it. Fun coworkers.

    Cons

    Worst managers I've ever encountered. Too many are lazy, stay in office while floor is understaffed then want to chew out staff for poor customer OSATS (Overall Satisfaction Surveys) instead of jumping in shoulder to shoulder with workers.

    Advice to Management

    Earn your pay


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