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Steinhafels Reviews

Updated January 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Went from great to horrible as soon as Management Changed"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Warehouse Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Steinhafels full-time

    Pros

    When I started this job, I loved everything about this company from the handling of customers to the product delivery. They are always hiring (pro) I guess? Management is so disorganized you can get away with murder.. (pro)? They do have a basketball court, a walking trail and tennis court - however none of this is being maintained anymore due to the departure of the previous director. They buy pizza, which seems to be their answer to everything. They currently offer a max 30 cent raise for warehouse workers, after your first 90 days and then again on one year. Theres health insurance, a lousy 401k and PTO

    Cons

    I have 10 managers. These people have never heard the phrase "too many cooks spoil the broth" Seriously, you can get 10 different answers to one question from every manager! The place is literally falling apart, maintenance requests have been ignored for several months. Your co workers will be treated differently than you and every single instance lacks consistancy. AKA they will write you up and let your co-worker get away with the same thing they write you up for. Everything is a number to these people, and so are you. The furniture we sell isn't even fit to sit on, let alone set your coffee cup on. con: we now make money off of furniture damage returns! con: they are requiring us to work all holidays now due to the "busy work load" con: they are not allowing people to transfer into higher positions due to a lack of staff! So if you apply for a better job, they'll ensure that you don't get it! Because if you do, they will lose a person in their department. con: you will have to work here ten years to make survival, but not quite a living. con: your lack of maintenance and care has injured our workforce, several times now. My co workers are all in pain and hurting. con: your "health insurance plan" covers part of an eye exam, but if you want glasses coverage you must buy dental - which covers vision. Have fun using your "benefits" con: Human resources is incompetent and doesn't communicate effectively, which I thought was their job????

    Advice to Management

    First fire the director, then fire the person under him and get rid of about four managers. Actually enforce your policies and dictate them clearly. Maintain your property, your vendors have told me the place is falling apart!!!!! Screen candidates better, I have been working with several drug addicts lately! You are making over 500 million dollars a year, you owe us all a raise.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Have to swim with the sharks."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Steinhafels full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful store with a huge selection of furniture.

    Cons

    They do not live by their value of integrity. The sales floor is not well-managed, and some dishonest associates are allowed to thrive and prosper. Those who live by the rules do not benefit from it.

    Advice to Management

    Use common sense in hiring and firing. Don't hire someone who clearly cannot learn the computer system, and don't fire a hard-worker who knows the job and is in a slump on ONE of the many goals required.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Little Value in Employees"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Customer Service in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Sales and Customer Service in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The flexibility of scheduling was nice. Networking provided through employment as excellent.

    Cons

    Treatment of employees was sub-par. An inability to hear a good a idea and test it out, rigid environment to work in where change was slow. Constant turn-over an moving of management.

    Pretty boring work, sales employees often created messes just to make the sale and then expected customer service representatives to clean it up and deal with angry customers.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the employees you have more.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Tired of the meat grinder."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Steinhafels full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for a retail job. The job is to meet and talk to new people every day, so can be a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Sales management. They believe in the meat-grinder approach to staffing with motivation through write-ups. The bottom 20% of each department gets a warning or a write up every month (whether they've hit their minimums or not) as "performance management." Also, commission-only sales so you always feel the need to watch your back. If that weren't bad enough, the Steinhafels want their *salaried* managers to sell a third as much as salespeople, pitting the management against the sales force, so you again have to watch your back. Even the top salespeople don't feel appreciated by this company.

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't take any suggestions seriously anyway. ESPECIALLY not from a salesperson.


  6. "Okay job for experience!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and good benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of employees will gather around and just gossip. I only know few people that actually does their job. Pay is low for the job.


  7. "Not recommended as Delivery end of Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Steinhafels full-time

    Pros

    4 days a week is basically it

    Cons

    Work butt off for not enough money and managers don't care much bout how you are as person

    Advice to Management

    Care a little more and get drivers done earlier


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