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Luminaire Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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  1. "Steady Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Luminaire full-time

    Pros

    There is always plenty of work. Potential for expansion/growth as company recently sold to a larger corp. There is flexibility regarding work schedule and time off. Good opportunity to work with high-end luxury brands and top designers/manufacturers in the industry.

    Cons

    Negative tone set from the top down. Not much team building or company spirit. Pay does not match the rising cost of living for the area. All of this results in high rate of turnover within the company. Not a good benefits package.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Show them that you value them by providing an appropriate pay scale, better benefits, and ways to build a positive work environment. It will pay off for the company in the long run.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None...such a negative and abusive environment. I have never been exposed to such a tyrant in a workplace. Unfortunately it was privately owned and I didn't have much recourse.

    Cons

    What I wrote under "Pros" pretty much covers it. I'm amazed he has stayed in business this long without getting sued!

    Advice to Management

    Stop the owner from verbally abusing employees!!!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best design in the world!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The best networking atmosphere in the Miami, area. The level of superior design is incredible and intoxicantly good.

    Cons

    Luminaire could benefit from providing competitive compensation rates and benefit package. Future applicants should ask about the turn over rate, and company wide growth potential within the luxury market. This should provide a good barometer of current issues.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Luminaire (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere. Beautifully designed showrooms. You really learn how to be a good sales leader.

    Cons

    Not enough paid vacation time. Cliquey atmosphere. HR has selective hearing when it comes to improving the company.

    Advice to Management

    Work on promoting from within the company.

    Luminaire Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – HR Manager

    Thank you for providing us such honest feedback. We are excited to hear that you thoroughly enjoy your work environment. We are currently examining all areas of our business in order to improve and... More


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Luminaire full-time

    Pros

    Excellent quality of products, smart and passionate co workers.

    Cons

    No one is entitled to have an opinion, paying is not competitive compared to other high end showrooms, Owners and management are not people friendly and instead of supporting you will only shut down your ideas and will also insult your intelligence and treat you poorly.

    Advice to Management

    MANAGE AND SUPPORT YOUR WONDERFUL STAFF

    Luminaire Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – HR Manager

    Thank you for your review. We are concerned regarding your feedback. We provide an engaging work environment that presents challenges and allows our team members to think outside the box and truly... More


  6. "Top of the line in the industry, borderline abusive to employees."

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

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

    Pros

    The owners do a great job curating the collection and working with the very best European manufacturers. Showroom looks fantastic and draws a great client demographic. Excellent experience working with the best in luxury interiors.

    Cons

    The owner is a micro-manager who refuses to negotiate but instead offers compensation in half-fast appreciative gestures. Guilt-trips and abusive language are doled out as "motivation"regularly. For dealing such innovative furnishings, the company itself doesn't operate in a very innovative or modern way.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Product oriented, not people oriented"

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

    I worked at Luminaire full-time

    Pros

    Number 1 in quality of merchandise. Access to the best design and creators in the world. Coworkers are intelligent and passionate. Interaction with clients, work itself, can be highly rewarding. If you like modern design, there are few better places to work.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits are lower than comparable jobs at other companies. High turn-over rate due to difficult senior management that creates a demoralizing environment. Expectations are rarely possible to meet.

    Luminaire Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – HR Manager

    We would like to thank you for your honest feedback. We are proud in providing are customers beautifully designed pieces of art to fill their homes and offices. Not only are our products... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "One of the best international design companies."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Luminaire full-time

    Pros

    Great design oriented company where it is intimate enough to see the ins and outs of the business. Highly well known. Great opportunity for long term employment with benefits.

    Cons

    There is a lack of organization here. Things are often awry thus muddled with confusion. There is also a condescending tone that is given. Many employees complain of lack of appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation needs to be considered.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good place, but not for too long"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    A good place for networking

    Cons

    Difficult to advance from hiring point

    Advice to Management

    More employee appreciation

    Luminaire Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – HR Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. As you mentioned, we do have great brand recognition across the world. That being said when it comes to your ability to advance within the organization, we encourage all... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Disapointing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Historically, one of the best at what they do; reputation is excellent, clientele is strong, recognition of what they do well exists and is focused upon. Design asthetic is second to none.

    Cons

    Leadership is inconsistent; communication between deparrtments/locations could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Company would benefit from planning/implementation/communication.