Buddy Home Furniture

Buddy Home Furniture

Recommends Positive Outlook I have been working at Buddy’s Home Furnishings full-time (More than a year) Pros I've had a great experience working for the franchise here. The owners have been really good to me. They are fair and kind. Growing company so you can advance really quickly. The compensation is performance-based, so if you're a go-getter, you can make a lot of money. The store is like a family and the camaraderie is awesome. The work is fun and the day goes by really fast. I worked for a competitor (Aaron's) and Buddy's is by far the best company to work for in the Rent-to Own industry. I feel like a real member of a team and not just like a number. Cons Collections can be tiresome. Customers are sometimes difficult. Hours can be long. Advice to Management Keep on keeping it real! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Copy Link Link Copied! Flag as Inappropriate Flag as Inappropriate Helpful Buddy's Home Furnishings Response seconds ago Edit • Delete Buddy's Home Furnishings 2016-04-21 14:26 PDT
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Buddy Home Furniture

Buddy’s rapid expansion was rooted in the economic crisis. As recently as 2007, Buddy’s — private, family-run — was essentially a Florida-based company. But as the first mortgages starting going bust, Buddy’s saw 6,000 products returned over several weeks, Gazzo said. The initial goal of expansion, Gazzo said, was less about domination than survival: Buddy’s wanted to get away from Florida, the epicenter of the real estate bubble.
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Buddy Home Furniture

Buddy’s Home Furnishings has furniture rentals to suit any home. Whether you’re looking for sleek and modern or classic and cozy, Buddy’s has furniture pieces and sets for every room that we know you’ll love. With our unbeatable prices, flexible payment options, and free delivery & setup, you’ll be glad you went with Buddy’s.
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Buddy Home Furniture

Feb 9, 2017 “Working here Changed me” Star Star Star Star Star Work/Life Balance Culture & Values Career Opportunities Comp & Benefits Senior Management Former Employee – Credit Manager, Sales Manager and DT in Lincolnton, NC Former Employee – Credit Manager, Sales Manager and DT in Lincolnton, NC Doesn’t Recommend Negative Outlook I worked at Buddy’s Home Furnishings full-time (More than a year) Pros A lot of room for advancement. Compensation is really good with bonuses. Retail hours so no early mornings or late nights. Cons There is a lot of room for advancement due to the high turn over rate. Problems with structure of management and work life. Cheap cleaning and repair supplies and an even cheaper training program. Used furnishings often lack the care needed to be sold “like new.” As a dt you find yourself doing the credit managers and sales managers job for them. As well as being stuck cleaning and repairing something with bad tools and cleaners. As management, you are encouraged to pass on duties to dt. You often have to see items that are used as “good enough” to be out on the sales floor. Management is often not a good match which leads to some sketchy decisions. If working credit you have to be comfortable with borderline harassment to your late customers. Things you have to do often take a tole on you. If you are a good person it is possible to loose your self respect. Advice to Management Increase compensation to make the job worth it. Owners need to spend more time with management to work out kinks in the system to make a better name for company. An investment of time needs to be made on how to increase the quality of the preleased items. Quality of management needs to be assessed. Needs to be focused more on keeping customers by presenting quality products with friendly employees. Service seems to be an issue. If the store can not replace a quality product with another quality product then service will not be satisfied. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Copy Link Link Copied! Flag as Inappropriate Flag as Inappropriate Helpful Buddy's Home Furnishings Response seconds ago Edit • Delete Buddy's Home Furnishings 2017-02-09 13:40 PST
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Buddy Home Furniture

Pros I've had a great experience working for the franchise here. The owners have been really good to me. They are fair and kind. Growing company so you can advance really quickly. The compensation is performance-based, so if you're a go-getter, you can make a lot of money. The store is like a family and the camaraderie is awesome. The work is fun and the day goes by really fast. I worked for a competitor (Aaron's) and Buddy's is by far the best company to work for in the Rent-to Own industry. I feel like a real member of a team and not just like a number. Cons Collections can be tiresome. Customers are sometimes difficult. Hours can be long. Advice to Management Keep on keeping it real! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Copy Link Link Copied! Flag as Inappropriate Flag as Inappropriate Helpful Buddy's Home Furnishings Response seconds ago Edit • Delete Buddy's Home Furnishings 2016-04-21 14:26 PDT
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Buddy Home Furniture

Most falter. At the Buddy’s in Cullman, some 75 percent of items are returned or repossessed within weeks of the transaction, store manager Angela Shutt says. And nationally, the percentage of returns has been gradually ticking upward — a sign of growing struggles for lower-income workers, said Joe Gazzo, the president of Buddy’s.
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Buddy Home Furniture

Buddy’s and its larger competitors, Aaron’s and Rent-A-Center, are criticized by some consumer advocates for predatory strategies. Items are labeled with a buy-at-once “cash price” and an installment price, the weekly payments given the largesttype size. In Cullman, Buddy’s employees pinfliers — “Own it faster for less!” — inside the doors at trailer parks and government housing complexes.
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Buddy Home Furniture

The Cullman store is one of Buddy’s best performers, and the five employees there empathize with their customers. Derek Bland, who drives around the county repossessing items from derelict renters, just left a job at Papa John’s. Brandy Day, one of the saleswomen, winces when talking about the jewelry that Buddy’s keeps near the register. “Take away a 42-inch TV from somebody, that’s one thing,” Day says. “But a wedding ring?”
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Rent-to own is a hassle-free way of acquiring furniture. With no credit needed, flexible payments and low rates, owning name brand furniture, appliances, electronics, computers and smart-phones has never been easier. Get what you want, when you want at Buddy’s.
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What is Rent-to-own? Rent-to own is a hassle-free way of acquiring furniture. With no credit needed, flexible payments and low rates, owning name brand furniture, appliances, electronics, computers and smart-phones has never been easier. Get what you want, when you want at Buddy’s.
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Your bedroom should be your oasis. Make sure you’ve got a bed that will give you something sweet to dream about. Buddy’s has mattresses, furniture sets, and individual pieces to complete the room. /* */
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Inside Buddy’s, Abbott walked over to a brown Ashley Furniture model, something she and her husband agreed would fit the colors of their Buccaneer trailer. The love seat had a cup-holder console in the middle and the cushions were plush, and when they took turns testing the feel, they realized it could pivot like a rocking chair.
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Buddy’s Home Furnishings is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer which makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status and all other characteristics protected by law. The Company also reasonably accommodates individuals with handicaps, disabilities and bona fide religious beliefs and is a Drug-Free Workplace.
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The poor today can shop online, paying in installments, or walk into traditional retailers such as Kmart that now offer in-store leasing. The most striking change in the world of low-income commerce has been the proliferation of rent-to-own stores such as Buddy’s Home Furnishings, which has been opening a new store every week, largely in the South.
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In 2008, Buddy’s had 80 stores. Now it has 204. By 2017 it wants to have 500. Gazzo said that company revenue is rising at double-digit levels annually, even as it contends with a new wave of rent-to-own Web sites.
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Already, they’d taken out their last $1,500 in savings, putting two-thirds toward a new fuel pump for their sputtering Ford and one-third to Buddy’s for back payments. Some weeks, they couldn’t pay their cellphone bills. They hadn’t eaten out in two months.
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I've had a great experience working for the franchise here. The owners have been really good to me. They are fair and kind. Growing company so you can advance really quickly. The compensation is performance-based, so if you're a go-getter, you can make a lot of money. The store is like a family and the camaraderie is awesome. The work is fun and the day goes by really fast. I worked for a competitor (Aaron's) and Buddy's is by far the best company to work for in the Rent-to Own industry. I feel like a real member of a team and not just like a number.

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