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Nebraska Furniture Mart Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, time off opportunities good friendly staff (in 23 reviews)

  • We have a great benefits plan and a great work/life balance (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Management could do better job making sure sales people aren't dumping customers (in 9 reviews)

  • Company treats sales staff as if they are a dime a dozen (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Feels Like Working with Family"

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

    I have been working at Nebraska Furniture Mart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    NFM is a great place to work! It feels like a big family. Most employees truly want to lift others up and contribute to others' successes. Credit is given where credit is due. NFM is big on promoting from within and genuinely wanting employees to grow. The values and culture here at NFM are great! Benefits are nice too!

    Cons

    My one largest regret is that there is not a Monday through Friday position available in my department.


  2. "Display Review"

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

    I have been working at Nebraska Furniture Mart part-time

    Pros

    amazing benefits and scheduling, very professional management with great opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    very tough labor at times, extreme heat conditions inside the warehouse. high stress during busy season

  3. "NFM ROCKS!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nebraska Furniture Mart full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best people I know work at NFM. ..kind, caring, great work ethic. Interesting and challenging work.

    Cons

    Not all management is held to standards of communication, training, and performance metrics within their department.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your number 1 task is to keep your Team informed and motivated. This only happens with constant attention to details on a daily basis. Ask questions, give feedback, and respond with both empathy and actions.


  4. "Great culture and atmosphere"

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

    I have been working at Nebraska Furniture Mart full-time

    Pros

    - Family oriented culture, with teamwork and customer focus at the forefront
    - Job stability
    - Good benefits
    - Opportunities within the company (especially if you are willing to re-locate)

    Cons

    - Busy around major Holidays


  5. "Regret leaving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nebraska Furniture Mart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, generous paid time off.

    Cons

    Sometimes seemed as if they were too big for their own good to get things done in a timely manner.


  6. "Great place!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nebraska Furniture Mart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    NFM has a great family vibe and they stand up for the right things. Its a good atmosphere for commissioned sales - not pushy salespeople. It is easy to make a good living working here.

    Cons

    Retail always equals tough hours, but NFM handles it well by awarding a good amount of PTO.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Improvement Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Process Improvement Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nebraska Furniture Mart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family environment, challenging work, room for growth, stable and transparent financials, no lay-offs, flexible schedule, great benefits

    Cons

    Family culture can sometimes prevent or hinder progress/changes

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek and act on valid staff suggestions, continue with transparency on financials and future plans

  8. "Furniture Sales"

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

    I have been working at Nebraska Furniture Mart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great friendships, there is very little micromanagement in most departments, you have the autonomy to handle your own customer base, managers are willing to be as flexible as they can with scheduling (it is retail, after all), paid volunteer opportunities, 401k match, tuition reimbursement for business classes, and the work is really not that difficult for the amount of money you can potentially earn.

    Cons

    Retail hours - nights and weekends are required, you're held accountable to very subjective customer survey responses, marketing team doesn't seem to care/listen to the sales team regarding promotions, slow IT department, many changes are made to our point of sale programs without any regard to the end user - the sales staff, there is an unacceptable amount of favortism shown in promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Improve upon the cons listed above.


  9. "Amazing Company! Feels like family here"

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

    I have been working at Nebraska Furniture Mart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about NFM is that it is like one big family. The company works hard to offer competitive benefits, including my personal favorite - the volunteer program. Staff are paid to volunteer on the clock because they believe it is important to give back to the communities that have helped get them to where they are at today. I think that really says a lot about who they are as a company.

    Cons

    The only downside of NFM is that it is a retail company; that means some positions require working nights and weekends. HOWEVER, they try to be flexible whenever possible to accommodate work life balance, so as long as you recognize this going in you'll be happy!


  10. "Senior Project Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nebraska Furniture Mart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to advance and leadership programs
    Life long friendships
    Berkshire owned company

    Cons

    Possible weekend and holiday hours


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