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- DFS Furniture scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and Positive Business Outlook.
What Employees Say
- "Hard work" was the most mentioned Pro at DFS Furniture.
- "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at DFS Furniture.
I have been working at DFS Furniture full-time
New salary based Pay, ongoing training, a close almost family you'll work with creating long term friendships. On going support in and out of work. 24hour employee relations and self help contact... number with real people not robots. One of the DFS group, being; DFS, Sofology, Dwell and Sofa Workshop so always room too progress your career, or transfer to better your own career whilst still working for the DFS group.
Hours are long 9am to 8pm 3 days out of Monday too Friday, two week days off however not always together. 9am to 6pm Saturdays being (MANDATORY) Sundays 11 am to 5pm again (MANDATORY) HOWEVER, even... tho on a Saturday you start at 9am your expected took be there at 7.45am for a briefing meeting starting at 8am, and Sundays start at 11am but have to be there 9.45 am for 10 am meeting, both of these days the extra 1 hour 15 mins you are not payed for which is a let down. Unless you have friends or family or can make all your outside of work arrangements for after 8pm week days you WILL loose your social life.
Advice to Management
Make loose the extra 1 hour 15 mins before the sales staff briefings on Saturdays and Sundays.
I worked at United Carpets full-time for more than 3 years
Met some great friends who I talk to frequently
Everything else. Some major issues to point out- 1. They pay you minimum wage or just above but offer commission to bump your pay packet up. But if your store is in a run down area, which most are.... You'll end up discounting to get the sale which kills your commission. 2015/16 I was earning £12k a year plus £200 per month commission (average). So when you take tax off and outgoings, leaves you with not much. Bare in mind you are worked like an animal for this. 2. I was expecting to dress smartly in a shirt and tie etc but also do warehouse work. Like cutting up carpets etc. Which after 2 hours or so makes you look rough. I was taking in deliveries nearly everyday. Oil stains were a common thing. I was then expected to bring a 2nd t shirt in for deliveries, yeah wreck my own clothes. 3. I worked under 3 franchisees. 1st was great, 2nd was OK, he was flexible but had no support from head office so he failed, the 3rd was awful. An absolute control freak. Spoke to me like I was a mug, shouted at me on the internal phone to the point my colleague could hear them from 6ft away, just awful.
Advice to Management
Respect your franchisees, respect your workers. Stop putting out misleading sales adverts. Trade like an ethical company. Not a cowboy company