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The RoomStore Reviews

Updated July 4, 2017
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  1. "THE BEST"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Clerk in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Inventory Clerk in Richmond, VA

    I worked at The RoomStore (Less than a year)

    Pros

    everything was good. we were all like a family.

    Cons

    sadly, it went bankrupted. dissappear


  2. "Large Company Small Pockets"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The RoomStore full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    When Sealy bedding was a primary vendor, we had some great sales contests. I earned a few all expenses paid trips to some beautiful places.

    Cons

    Unavailable stock and hiring of a self professed corporate guru should have been a red flag. Corporate office was not forthcoming with actual changes in the company's solvency and eventually closed down operations in Texas.

    Advice to Management

    Involve your GMs in your business forecasting because they have the pulse of the local furniture sales environment.

  3. "RoomStore Life"

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    Former Employee - Store General Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Store General Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and great people to work with, very good merchandise and wonderful customers. I enjoyed my time here.

    Cons

    Long hours and every other Sunday off. Repetitive sales and promotions. Things changed later, toward the end with changes in senior management and product sources leading to BANKRUPTCY.

    Advice to Management

    To senior management, you should have stayed the course and be honest with employees...The company could have been sold to a competitor who wanted to keep the chain in business.


  4. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Miramar, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The RoomStore (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and a clear understanding of what your duties and responsibilities are.

    Cons

    District Manager gets to decide your faith without any repercussions regarding his /her decision.


  5. "Challenging yet sometimes boring, not enough customers."

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The RoomStore full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and if you stay out of the drama it can be fun. Pretty easy going atmosphere.

    Cons

    Crazy pricing, hours, and negativity can get to you if you let it. Also it is commission only which can be very trying during slow times. The pricing is confusing and if you make a mistake, it comes out of your pay.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your managers. Elicit advice from sales people. Change up your advertising and update sales floor. Look at competition and be better than they are in marketing as well as presentation . Take better care of your sales people, you are losing great talent.


  6. "Buyer beware"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Hagerstown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great coworkers, employee discount, contests and incentives

    Cons

    The store was tanking, the quality of the furniture was terrible and customers caught on quickly


  7. "Not recommended"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The discounts on furniture, most of the sales people are nice, and the old store manager was wonderful would take charge and ran a tight store

    Cons

    lazy office management, no proper training, verbal abuse and nothing done,certain skin people tone you get away with anything they want.

    Advice to Management

    Fire several office managers, train new ones properly that aren't lazy, make them do their job, don't treat work like its a social activity, and don't try to be everyone's friend that is the same skin color.

  8. "Management Treats Sales like dogs"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice, benefits are good

    Cons

    Management is insulting and just plain rude. No respect for the people who are the backbone of the company

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Selznick


  9. "RoomStore"

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    Former Employee - Store General Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Store General Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The RoomStore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Company to work for. Advancement oppurtunity's

    Cons

    Towards the end had alot of communication issues.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new ideas from the associates


  10. "One of the biggest mistakes of my life."

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Hagerstown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discounted furniture purchases for staff & family

    Cons

    Pay, educational opportunities, staff support, co-worker support

    Advice to Management

    Get out, while you still can - before they go 'belly-up'.


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