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Weekends Only Furniture Reviews

Updated January 29, 2017
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  1. "Not the most professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weekends Only Furniture part-time

    Pros

    Some great bargains - not hard to sell.

    Cons

    Hard to sell damaged goods and apparently there aren't enough employees to fix obvious damage.

    Advice to Management

    Decide whether or not you want your sales people to compete with each other.

    Weekends Only Furniture Response

    Dec 7, 2016 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thanks previous employee for your feedback. We do sell clearance items to our customers. These items may have been gently used or had a small defect. The plus side to any clearance is of course the ... More


  2. "Not A Place For Growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weekends Only Furniture (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generous amount of PTO that kicks in as soon as you go full tume, as well as floating holiday pay and a decent employee discount.

    Cons

    The company is very slow growing and has a lot of turmoil within. I watched managers in every position at my store come and go like a revolving door. You get completely subjective raises; if you sell a lot, but the manager doesn't like you, then you don't get a good raise, sometimes no raise at all.
    The owner of Weekends Only is not personable at all, the only time he came to our store to talk to us was when we tried to unionize due to the bad work conditions. The owner also doesn't leverage any debt, so the company barely expands. What else? Well, there's no room for growth within the company. A sales associate will never go farther than a sales supervisor position. A CSR will never go further than a customer service lead. An ops associate will never go further than an ops lead. Any upper management positions are filled from outside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees like cattle. Don't berate, humiliate, or belittle your front like associates that fill your pockets.
    Show some appreciation to your employees


  3. "Excellent Training and Organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weekends Only Furniture full-time

    Pros

    Being in school full-time this position offers the flexibility to work mostly on the weekends with a day or two during the week for full-time employees.
    Great training in one-on-one sales techniques helps employees to build rapport with clientele.
    Learned a lot about the furniture sales industry as well as product specifications from top manufacturers.

    Cons

    As many are already privvy to the retail sales life, working around treated fabrics such as clothes or furniture can cause some respiratory complications and the temperatures can fluctuate drastically since the storage and sales floor is essentially all housed one huge warehouse.

    Advice to Management

    Great management team that guides you from day one and onward as to how to best cultivate a friendly non-pressure atmosphere for customers while helping to build upon your sales skills.

    Weekends Only Furniture Response

    Sep 19, 2016 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for your review. We are always appreciative of feedback from our employees. Our full time employees have the perk of pursuing academic achievements with tuition reimbursement. We are happy ... More


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  5. "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Weekends Only Furniture full-time

    Pros

    I had the pleasure of working with a fun team. I loved the atmosphere as well.

    Cons

    When the company paid commission it was great. I was averaging $24 an hour. However, they switched to a purely hourly rate for sales and gave everyone a significantly lower pay. Many people were upset, angry, quit, the salespeople even tried to start a union at one of the stores.

    New hires will be paid well below the market rate for furniture sales and you will still have to still hit sales quotas.

    Advice to Management

    I would fix the pay structure to stop punishing the over achievers. Pay the going rate to retain your most valued workers.


  6. "horrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weekends Only Furniture full-time

    Pros

    I have nothing positive to say about this company.

    Cons

    By far one of the craziest places I have ever worked.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weekends Only Furniture full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really like the Culture and Values. Everyone works together to accomplish our goals. We have fun in the store and our customers really like our prices.

    Cons

    Our computer system is difficult to learn and takes time. The system is difficult to read customer's accounts.

    Advice to Management

    Our company has a great work environment always keep our values and we will go far. I like the way I am valued and treated.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weekends Only Furniture full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, tuition reimbursement, great employees to work with.

    Cons

    Don't really care for the management and their way of promoting those who I feel aren't ready.


  9. "Work Culture"

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    Current Employee - Home Furnishing Advisor
    Current Employee - Home Furnishing Advisor

    I have been working at Weekends Only Furniture part-time

    Pros

    The coworkers get along great! I literally come to work just to be around my coworkers

    Cons

    Pressure in performance and sales minimums. Not commission but very competitive to the point where employees may get into verbal altercations. 7 people has left that job since I been working there and I only been there for 4 months!

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so black and white to your employees. Having over 60 interviews and only hiring two people and one of the people quit after their first day of training is not okay. You all are basing hiring status off of an assessment and essentially maybe missing out on potential employees.

    Weekends Only Furniture Response

    Jun 23, 2016 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We have GREAT people that join our company and work diligently to live out our value of team work which is mentioned in your review. We encourage a ... More


  10. "Jacked up company"

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    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weekends Only Furniture full-time

    Pros

    Great Co- workers, decent hours, overtime opportunities, lax dress code during time when store is closed

    Cons

    Computer system is completely and unnecessarily complicated and causes many problems which ultimately lead to inefficiency throughout all departments.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers from within the company instead of hiring from outside that have never worked a day in their stores.

    Weekends Only Furniture Response

    May 16, 2016 – Recruiting Coordinator

    It is wonderful to have other great people selected to be your co-workers. It makes a difference when teamwork is a value in the company. We take pride in trying to get your the hours you want in ... More


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Some room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting and fun opportunity to be in front of customers and the staff is usually friendly and nice. The owner is around quite a bit and cares in his own way about the workers.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, and very tough to get time off. This leads to a lot of people getting burnt out and taking out frustration on each other.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your workers are giving up weekends to work and not spend with their families. Reward them for this by having a family-like inclusive atmosphere and a monetary incentive for this sacrifice. This would lead to a much better customer experience because the workers would be more engaged.



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