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Morris Furniture Company, Inc. Reviews

Updated Sep 12, 2019

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Morris Furniture Company, Inc. CEO Larry Klaben (no image)
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35 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place for sales associates who want to come to work, and have very little responsibility while getting a good pay check(in 3 reviews)

  • "A small but growing company that has large ambitions and big goals(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is very top heavy with little support for Columbus(in 6 reviews)

  • "(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Hard work"

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    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator 

    I have been working at Morris Furniture Company, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of OT and people are nice

    Cons

    Long hours for people not pullin weight

    Morris Furniture Company, Inc.2019-04-03
  2. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Fairborn, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Morris Furniture Company, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had a pretty flexible manager.

    Cons

    Everything else. Awful pay, benefits, environment. Owner is disrespectful.

    Morris Furniture Company, Inc.2019-09-12
  3. "Stable work, good people, noncompetitive salaries."

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    Former Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morris Furniture Company, Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Safety-oriented work environment, good people, approachable management.

    Cons

    Low wages, noncompetitive salaries in comparison to the same work at other companies. Unrealistic work expectations for some positions. Using older and less reliable equipment. Poorly planned and even more poorly utilized training program for new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sacrifice good workers for the sake of cutting costs, provide salary incentives for good workers so you don't keep losing your best staff to better paying companies.

    Morris Furniture Company, Inc.2019-08-02
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Furniture salesperson"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morris Furniture Company, Inc. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice environment and helpful management staff.

    Cons

    Lower commission structure and too many payroll changes that effect sales staff. Corporate out of touch with day to day store operations . Too many problems with delivery and very poor handling of merchandising dept concerning orders . No paid holidays for store associate's or flexibility in having a weekend off every once in a while. Must always use vacation time when they could do a rotation to have happier... employees.

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    Advice to Management

    Work harder for your sales staff and stand up to corporate on store issues. Unhappy low paid workers will eventually find work elsewhere. Try and get upper management to understand that low commission structure will move people out and not promote long term experienced people to stay.

    Morris Furniture Company, Inc.2019-03-17
  5. "So much drama with this company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Morris Furniture Company, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I can't think of anything positive about my experience with this company.

    Cons

    Long hours, poor commission pay, leadership doesn't value employees, corporate and GM level doesn't see eye to eye, constant rotation at corporate for leadership positions, GM's barely last more than a few months, not enough traffic, constant drama and gossip being spread throughout entire company.

    Advice to Management

    Until the top is fixed, the lower levels of management will never get the support they need to succeed.

    Morris Furniture Company, Inc.2019-04-18
  6. "Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Display Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morris Furniture Company, Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hours are good. Pay is adequate

    Cons

    Mostly management. Honestly there is very very poor communication between managers. Especially between sales and warehouse. Too many leaders not enough followers. They also do not practice what they preach. Dishonesty runs rampant throughout.

    Advice to Management

    Turnover rate is very high for a reason. Don't blame the lowest Target aim a bit higher and you'll quickly understand why.

    Morris Furniture Company, Inc.2019-04-05
  7. "Low pay, hard work"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Fairborn, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Morris Furniture Company, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The hiring process was quite quick. It seems to be extremely difficult to be fired if you're in the warehouse.

    Cons

    It seems to be extremely difficult to be fired if you're in the warehouse (bad apples stick around and there's no accountability), the work is unpredictable with varying hours, pay is very low for local warehouse work, benefits are unaffordable.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO has proven himself to be a bigot and unaware of his operation. I've heard him ask questions with simple answers of the manager, who in turn doesn't know, and I've heard him cuss out one of his better employees rather offensively. I doubt advice would help.

    Morris Furniture Company, Inc.2019-02-17
  8. "Company with Lots of Potential, but POOR upper management"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Morris Furniture Company, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    70 plus year history as a provider of home furnishing in the Miami Valley area. Brands that are well known as well as the owner of the Ashley HomeStores in their market. Sales staff are well taken care of with good commissions paid on written, great bonus opportunities with up to 30% commission on protection plans and getting paid 10% for all delivery fee charged. Great place for sales associates who want to... come to work, and have very little responsibility while getting a good pay check.

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    Cons

    Constant change. In 3 years company has had 3 VP of sales all taking the company in different directions, Very TOP heavy in management, NO respect for tenure or experience. Everything flows to the store General Mangers from the corporate office down and the customers up while store GM do not have authority to make any decisions to solve issues. Company has NO respect for current management or employees and... is consistently changing managers in all locations. (The average tenure of a GM is less than 1 year--most locations have multiple managers due to turn over in a year) Pay is unfair and inconsistent. It is not uncommon for new Sales Managers or Office Managers to be hired at higher rates than the GM for their locations.

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    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and ensure that pay is consistent and fair. Value their input, they are working in the field and know what their customers are asking for, looking for, Word on the street is ---Morris is where managers go to die. Look at your current management staff. Only one has been in the GM position for more than 2 years. Many locations have had 5-7 managers in the past 2.5 years. Stability is... what your employees are wanting and expecting. Right now you done have it. Your current upper management is not helping you grow your business---it looks like they are working to make it a easy target for a takeover by an incoming furniture company.

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    Morris Furniture Company, Inc.2019-01-03
  9. "Growth is Key"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morris Furniture Company, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is growing and expanding which is a great indicator of stability and a reliable income. The corporate leaders are interested in employees who might be lower on the totem pole and there is a monthly opportunity to submit questions or concerns that are directly answered by leadership. Things seem to changing for the morale and culture for the better.

    Cons

    The insurance is pretty expensive if you signed up for everything.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency between leaders and employees is incredibly important and I hope we keep it up! Please revise the benefits package.

    Morris Furniture Company, Inc.2018-07-18
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Huge turnover and too many stores too close!"

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    Former Employee - Management 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morris Furniture Company, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The logistics and customer care has went from horrible to average .

    Cons

    The Columbus Stores have no true upper leadership and are stacked to close together. Upper management is very top heavy with little support for Columbus. 75% turnover rate for Gms over 2 year time frame.

    Advice to Management

    Realign the Columbus Ashley stores asap and utilize a dedicated RM for the Columbus Market only. Listen to your gms. Most have a pretty good idea of what's going on in their stores.

    Morris Furniture Company, Inc.2018-07-31
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