United Carpets Reviews

Updated 17 Apr 2020

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    "One word- awful"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at United Carpets full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Met some great friends who I talk to frequently

    Cons

    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.

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  2. "Worst Company Ever Pay Per Week Carpets and Beds"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Colchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at United Carpets full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay Per Week Carpets and Beds are Beyond TERRIBLE

    Cons

    Unsupported Customers lied to and left wanting Change terms of employment Stress levels massive 7 days a week

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  3. "Awful Company!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Briston, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Carpets full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Not micro managed Commission tiers

    Cons

    No Training Lack of support to team in stores. Even though good commission structure because of discounts you only make 1% commission as average.

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  4. "AWFUL AWFUL Place to work. Terrible attitude to staff and customers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Rotherham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at United Carpets full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are absolutely NO Pros to working at United Carpets

    Cons

    Toxic working Environment Poor Salary Bullying attitude by Management (specificallly the Financial Director who regularly shouted at me (and other staff) in front of other members of staff. Poor work / life balance Incredibly cavalier attitude to the Franchisees, some of whom had sunk their life savings into the business, but treated like second-class citizens. After I left, they undertook a "pre-pack" administration to save themselves from the obligation of paying a LOT of money to landlords etc.

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  5. "former employee"

    3.0
     

    I worked at United Carpets for more than a year

    Pros

    The people were great to work with.

    Cons

    It was very chaotic at times.

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