New Year, New Career

How are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions?

Are you sticking with them, or has the euphoria of New Year’s Eve already faded away?

Hey, don’t fret, it happens to the best of us.

If your New Year’s Resolution is to find a new job, then you’ve come to the right place. Start 2020 off with a new career at Bob’s Discount Furniture!

As one of the fastest-growing furniture stores in the country, I am always hiring. With over 120 stores across the country and growing, I’m constantly looking for energetic people who like to have fun and are looking for a rewarding career. 

Bob’s Isn’t Just a Furniture Store!

Yeah, I’m known for my everyday low prices on quality furniture, but Bob’s is more than just a furniture store. I have career opportunities in a variety of different departments including, but not limited to, sales, merchandising, accounting, finance, advertising, real estate and information technology. And I’ve also been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Top Mid-Size Employers.

Check out some of my featured career paths:

Retail Store

Bob’s Discount Furniture is opening 20 new stores in 2020.
I’m opening 20 new stores this year!

My Sales Associates are a major driving factor behind Bob’s Discount Furniture’s success and expansive growth in the retail industry. Sales Associates find satisfaction in assisting customers with their interior design needs while offering world-class customer service with a low pressure, honest, gimmick-free and enjoyable shopping experience.

If you are interested in a customer-facing support role, my Retail Office Associates are champions of the Bob’s Way and deliver world-class customer service to all of my guests both face-to-face and over the phone.

My Product Support Associates are team members who play a vital role by assuring that the stores receive and stage merchandise in a manner consistent with the company’s core values and creative vision; assisting and enabling the stores to achieve established sales expectations.

I am also very proud to offer various leadership career opportunities such as; Retail Sales Support Managers, Showroom Managers, Sales Managers, Store Managers, and Regional Managers. If you consider yourself a great mentor, coach, teacher and have a passion for sales and leading goal-driven environments, this might be the right fit for you!

Convenient Interview Scheduling for Sales Associates

At Bob’s, we use HireVue to conduct our first interview for our Sales Associate opportunities across the country.  HireVue is a great tool that allows our candidates to interview with us at any time and from anywhere that is most convenient for them!  This super easy to use digital interview platform gives our candidates the opportunity to bring their resumes to life and to tell us why they think they would be a great fit for Bob’s.

Home Office

The home office for Bob’s Discount Furniture is located in Manchester, Connecticut.
My home office is located in Manchester, CT.

My headquarters are located in Manchester, Connecticut, the same state I opened my very first store in 1991. Here’s a fun fact about Bob’s that you probably didn’t know: I have my very own in-house production team and studio located in the back of my Manchester store. So all those funny and entertaining commercials starting the most adorable spokespuppet you’ve ever seen, are produced by my production team. 

Here is a full list of the departments based out of my home office:

  • Customer Care
  • eCommerce
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Logistics
  • Loss Prevention
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Real Estate
  • Store Operations

Distribution Center

Bob’s Discount Furniture has five distribution centers located across the country.
My BOBtastic Delivery Experience team completes over 23,000 deliveries per week.

I have 5 distribution centers located across the country including Taftville, CT, Aberdeen, MD, Shorewood, IL, Carteret, NJ and San Bernardino, CA. My team and I complete over 23,000 deliveries per week and over 4.3 million deliveries per year. On average, 93% of our merchandise is in stock and ready for delivery which means we’re always looking for energetic and customer-focused people to keep the delivery process running smoothly.

CDL Driver

My drivers enjoy the benefits of working on regional drop & hook runs with sealed loads and a Monday through Friday schedule where the driving is done at night. I offer very competitive wages for experienced and qualified drivers (average yearly earnings $65,000 to $75,000) and exceptional benefits.

Did I mention anything about bonuses? My drivers are eligible for the following bonuses:

  • Sign on
  • Safety
  • No Injury

Customer Care Center

There are various career path opportunities within the Customer Care Center, starting from the Universal Call Center Agent role, through various specialized skill-sets and subject matter expert and leadership roles. I provide opportunities to advance both within the department and throughout the company. Additionally, I have had many success stories come from Bob’s Team Members that have started out in the Customer Care department.

To provide Best in Class Service, I deliver the same level of quality in my training programs. As a new hire joining the Bob’s Customer Care Team as a Universal Call Center Agent, you can expect a fast-paced, energetic, and fun four (4) weeks of training. I will provide you all of the fundamental knowledge, tools, and resources needed to be successful in this role. My training is focused on accommodating all learning styles while including gamification, interactive exercises, and hands-on-learning.

2020 Career Vision

Bob’s is opening 20 new stores in 2020.
I’m opening eight stores during the first six months of 2020.

I plan on opening 20, that’s right 20 new stores this year and I need to find energetic and fun people to help Bob’s continue to grow. Some of these stores are scheduled to open in existing markets, while other stores will be the first Bob’s Discount Furniture locations in new markets.

Career Opportunities in New Markets

I’m opening eight new stores over the next few months and I’m currently hiring for sales & office associates in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Arizona. 

Check back for more information on The Bob’s Career Event for Ohio at the end of March and Arizona on March 30 and April 10.

Benefits

Bob’s offers benefits to full-time and part-time employees.
 I have a very competitive benefits package.

I’m proud to offer a very competitive benefits package including full medical, dental and vision benefits for full-time employees and birthdays off – it’s my little gift to every employee! I also offer performance-based incentives and I love to promote from within. Last year I rewarded 378 employees with internal promotions. 

Check out all the great benefits:

  • All employees enjoy a 30% employee discount on all regularly-priced merchandise.
  • Feeling under the weather, we’ve got you covered! We offer National Health, Dental and Vision coverage to both part-time associates!
  • Over 20 Physical, Emotional, and Financial Wellness tools available to you, almost all of which are provided at no cost to you!
  • Life insurance – Employer-paid basic Life Insurance, with the option to add Voluntary Life Insurance as well!
  • 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan – Generous Company match!
  • Paid Personal/Sick Days
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Days, Holidays and your Birthday! After all, your birthday should be a holiday
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Our prices are already low, but why not more! Generous Employee Discount
  • Need a pay advance? Take advantage of Bob’s Bail Out Program
  • Have an unexpected extraordinary expense? Take advantage of Bob’s Helping Hand Program. Bob’s cares and is here to help

Part-Time Benefits

All Bob’s benefits are available to part-time associates with the exception of the 401k plan (requires minimum 1,000 hours annual worked requirement), disability and company paid life-insurance plans.

I’m really proud to offer such a great benefits package to my employees and I wanted to give you some more details about these last two programs: Bob’s Bail Out and Helping Hand Programs.

Bob’s Helping Hand

My helping hand program is an advance on your paycheck that can be used up to two times a year. You will be responsible for paying back the advance in 10 weekly installments without any interest.

Bob’s Bail Out

My Bail Out Program is here to help employees who are experiencing hardships. Bob’s Bail Out is a one-time gift of up to $1,500 to help pay for unplanned expenses such as medical and emergencies. Employees are required to submit a letter explaining their situation and how the Bail Out will assist them.

“The impact that’s had on the lives of our associates is amazing,” said Victor Herrera, global recruitment marketing manager.

About the author / Bob

I consider myself the luckiest spokespuppet ever because I get to talk about the thing I love the most everyday – furniture! Tufted headboards, rustic finishes, the difference between a sofa and a couch (yes, there is a difference)… I could go on and on. Oh, I just love furniture and I’m SO excited that I have this blog to share my passion with you! It may take me a little longer to create posts – have you ever tried typing with clay hands – but I look forward to talking furniture with you!

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