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National Business Furniture Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. "Among other things"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Business Furniture full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is strong leadership and a positive attitude.

    Cons

    Lack of knowledge of new resources


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Archaic"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Business Furniture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable successful company. This may be the most successful company I ever worked for. You don't have to sweat layoffs/downsizing here.

    Cons

    Everything here is out of date from the equipment to the work environment. No socializing/talking with co workers during business hours. vacation time is almost non existent. Culture is like a 1920s factory floor where everyone is being watched to see if anyone takes 2 minutes off to catch their breath. The old timers (left over from prior owners) think it's great though.
    Chances for advancement are very, very small.

    Advice to Management

    Catch up with the times. Most people I knew put on a happy face for management but were miserable at work. This translates to their productivity.

  3. "Stable Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at National Business Furniture full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a stable company to work for with good benefits. They hire great people and treat them well. I had great managers and had great respect for the rest of the executive team. There are also a lot of long-term employees that enjoy their jobs.

    Cons

    There isn't as much opportunity to move up the ranks as there is in other companies. Big changes happen very slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Relax the dress code for sales and customer service. Relax the time recording requirements for salaried employees. Give new employees some paid vacation days in their first year.


  4. "Inside Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Business Furniture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and enjoyed working with customers. Fast paced.

    Cons

    Management likes to micro manage way to much. You often felt like a robot with detailed scripts.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro management


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Outdated culture & restrictive atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Business Furniture full-time

    Pros

    The employees are very serious about their work, and the company is extremely stable. Average pay, benefits and amenities. Best suited to those who like steady, unchanging work and don't mind micromanaging.

    Cons

    Very old school - you're measured by the hours you clock vs. results achieved - exempt employees are expected to work 50+ hours per week whether they need to or not to get the job done. No flexibility or ability to work from home as management does not trust employees, so don't expect any concessions to work/life balance. In the past year, many of their best people have left, leaving lots of mediocre "lifers" who are vested in seeing that things don't change. FYI, the positive reviews here are posted by employees who were "strongly encouraged" to do so by upper management in an effort to keep ratings high.

    Advice to Management

    If you can't trust someone to do their job without micromanaging, then don't hire them. Don't assume every employee is out to slack or take advantage of the company.


  6. "The most stable company I have ever worked at."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administration in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Administration in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Business Furniture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stability, profitability, solid leadership and nice people to work with. Clean well kept facility and a very strong 401k and Profit Sharing benefit. A great place to work a long time. Business casual dress.

    Cons

    It is a quiet place. If you like lots of chatter with coworkers, this isn't for you. Requires focus and attention to detail.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work at maintaining profit and growth.


  7. "Great company, predictable work environment, organized leadership provides stable growth."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Business Furniture full-time

    Pros

    Excellent income potential, available resources, great benefits and investment opportunities. Established structure allows employees to focus on core task at hand. Good overall attitude and people to work with.

    Cons

    A focused corporate structure does not allow for social activities/engagements.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on profits, future industry innovations & creating the best possible work environment.

  8. "A good place to work, and great people to work with."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A very consistent environment, where you don't have to deal with a lot of drama. People know what to expect each day. Quiet, respectful environment. Fair pay and above average benefits. Good PTO program. Offers the security of being with a well run, profitable organization.

    Cons

    No real cons, except it is not an environment that everyone would appreciate. It is pretty much a very task focused place, that doesn't like much banter between employees. Nose to the grindstone kind of place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on being better, and maybe you will get there. Nice strides forward in 2011, keep it going!


  9. "Lots of turnover so do not give up a job to work there."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Sales in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A paycheck and health insurance.

    Cons

    There is lots of turnover in sales and there is a draw against commission which is normal but you are charged every expense they can think of.
    Poor support from management,. There is lots of sales training but thats it.
    Management only looks out for themselves.
    Immediate managers can be annoying.
    There is a non compete agreement.

    Advice to Management

    Learn some respect.


  10. "NBF- a consistent, dependable employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent culture of kind and quality people

    Cons

    No cons come to mind.


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