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Living Spaces Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and they provide lunch on weekends and holidays (in 18 reviews)

  • Free lunch on weekends and friendly employees (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Although being non commission, there are some leaders who push numbers like they are on commission (in 12 reviews)

  • Non commission sales position but may as well be due to metrics and the pressure to sell (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interior Design Consultant in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Interior Design Consultant in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Living Spaces full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not commission based, friendly coworkers, lunch provided on the weekends, company picknicks, holiday party, ok health benefits

    Cons

    No weekends off, weekly schedules not posted with more than a half week notice, favoritisms by some managers, management structure and procedures change because they're adjusting to the growth of a young company, not many opportunities for designers to expand their careers in the interior design field.

    Advice to Management

    find a better scheduling system so your employees can have a better balance of work and family life, make a rotating schedule so employees get a weekend off without having to use their PTO or sick days.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Dont bother"

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Living Spaces part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lunch, pay, breaks, people, down time

    Cons

    management management management management management

    Advice to Management

    Get a new set of management

  3. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Living Spaces part-time

    Pros

    Fun environment
    friendly colleagues
    sense of achievement

    Cons

    need to work overtime sometimes but not too long


  4. Helpful (2)

    "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Living Spaces full-time

    Pros

    co-workers are friendly, free food on weekends

    Cons

    A lot of pressure to bend the truth about product quality and materials. Particle board is "hardwood solid". Care free protection plan sales pitch "forgets" to mention $99 dollar pick-up charge, and $99 inspection fee to determine lf items qualify for the coverage customers have already paid for.Also, there is a lot of pressure to skip breaks to keep up sales numbers. They will ask you to delay your break, and when you try to finally take it in the last hour of your shift, they will tell you to punch out and go home if its not too busy.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest and straight up with your customers and employees before you have a "Wells Fargo" moment


  5. "Ops Lead"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Panorama City, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in Panorama City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule with school, pto, good benefits, ok pay, friendly co workers

    Cons

    Tough retail schedule, operations department are under appreciated, management rarely listens to feedback, sales department earn more bonuses than ops or product placement and have tougher job roles and responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Equally compensate all team members. Listen to your employees feedback and appreciate Ops and Product placement more than sales.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Micro Management and Very Poor Pay"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Menifee, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Menifee, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Living Spaces full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Weekly pay, some good people work there and the product is reasonably priced for what your getting

    Cons

    Micro Managed, Poor Pay for work produced, Employee retention is horrible and there are glaring reasons for this, the incessant chatter on the radio has to be better managed (most of us are professionals from a previous time and dont need to be treated like were first timers at there first job) Not to mention some Managers have ZERO clue as how to motivate, Creating a very undesirable work environment

    Advice to Management

    My Cons above show one issue and that wont change because Upper Management simply wont do it. Deaf Ears! Work harder at getting your strongest Sales Consultants compensation. Either offer more Hourly or keep pestering your Corporate Ups to offer a bonus that doesn't hurt your strong employees and benefit the weak ones. Retention is everything and compensating your stronger people so they dont leave for greener pastures should be huge...Lunches on weekends are nice but smart employees see thru this inexpensive band-aid to a larger problem...Money Earned...Again, Deaf Ears


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Living Spaces part-time

    Pros

    They offer completive pay, they also provide lunch for everyone on the weekend!

    Cons

    For a noncomission store they act like a commission store and pressure the employees

  8. "Living Spaces Review"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Living Spaces full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly co workers, beautiful showroom, location right off the freeway.

    Cons

    Non commission sales position but may as well be due to metrics and the pressure to sell.


  9. "furniture sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Living Spaces full-time

    Pros

    zero stress - positive, encouraging management.

    Cons

    there are none since I've been working - ok, the scheduling software does not take into account individual preferences. But that issue has since been worked out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. "Warehouse Outboud specialist- Good work flow, respectful managers, supervisors and coworkers."

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    Former Employee - Outbound Specialist in Rialto, CA
    Former Employee - Outbound Specialist in Rialto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Living Spaces part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management wise, communication is key, if an issue or concern arises always bring it up to a supervisor or manager and they will do their best to help the situation.

    In the distribution warehouse, Every two weeks or so, the company provides lunch from a selected restaurant, free for the employees.

    The environment is generally positive, with everyone working and on task to finish their work.

    Independent work, no micro-managing.

    Management likes when an employee asks what is needed to be done during slow work times and what takes precedence during very busy times.

    Staying busy is key.

    Cons

    Black out dates: November - January, because of the busy holiday season, they expect you there and missing a day during that time is risky.

    The warehouse operates on a point system for tardiness. Half point for being late, 1pt for no show and I think 2pts for missing on a black out date.

    If an employee receives 4pts. They are up for possible termination

    Advice to Management

    The point system is effective but leaves little wiggle room for incidences that may be out of the control of an employee. Perhaps changing the number to 10pts would be fair. With a warning when an employee reaches 5pts.

    4pts is kind of like walking on eggshells sometimes.


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