We spend on average 90,000 hours at work and according to a recent Deloitte study, 87% of those employed have no passion for their jobs. This hard reality begs the question, are you satisfied with your current position?
At Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse we understand the importance of our employees and the communities we serve. In unison, the company grows alongside our employees and community. So below are the top 10 reasons to work at Surplus Furniture and Mattress.
- We work as a Team.
At Surplus Furniture & Mattress Warehouse we treat every member as part of the team. Success can only be achieved when everyone works together. Through clearly defined action plans and team building, we ensure every individual grows and meets their goals.
- We Support Our Community.
Feel good about the work you do. Success cannot be achieved without the support from our communities. It’s essential, as a company, that we give back as much as we receive, which is why we are proud to offer support to local businesses and organizations. Here are just a few of the organizations we support;The Make A Wish Foundation Activity Book – We know hospital appointments/stays are extremely scary as a child. Which is why the Make A Wish Foundation Activity Book is a hospital essential. Every Child and family in hospital care receives an activity book, while other copies are sold to the public with proceeds going to the Foundation.
Police, Fire and Veteran Association Magazines – Supporting our local police, fire and veteran associations is a community essential. They are the front-line officers that serve and protect our communities. Proceeds from these magazines support the police and fire associations along with providing financial support to our local veterans. The women’s fire association magazine strives for equality to recruit more female fire fighters.
Sunset Speedway Kids Autism Race – For any parent raising a child on the spectrum, concerns about their child’s future weighs heavy everyday. That is why unity, support and awareness is essential. We are proud to be a main sponsor in the Sunset Speedways Kid’s Autism Race, held in Barrie Ontario every year. It generates awareness and support for The Canadian National Autism Foundation.
Epilepsy Simcoe County – Every year 15,500 people learn they have epilepsy. 1% of children will have recurrent seizures before the age of 14. These harsh statistics are why we are proud to have our furniture used to help the volunteer organization to safely council their clients.Owen Sound Safe & Sound – A lot of people take for granted the fact that they have a warm bed to sleep in, when, according to a recent study, approximately 12,000 people experience homeless in Ontario. We are measured by how we treat others, which is why we are proud to provide beds to those in need through the Owen Sound Safe and Sound emergency safe shelter.
Nanny Angel Network – It is estimated that 1 in 2 Canadians will develop Cancer in their lifetime. 1 in 4 will die from the disease. This awful disease has impacted all of our lives, which is why we are proud supporters of the Nanny Angel Network. The Nanny Angel Network provides Free specialized in-home childcare to mothers battling cancer.
Surplus Furniture is a national chain with 36 locations across Canada and has a strong focus on expansion. In todays economic struggles, many companies are downsizing, but Surplus Furniture continues to grow. Not too mention, many of the team members at Surplus Furniture has two or more years tenure, showing that you can build a career with Surplus Furniture.
4. Room To Grow
We provide all the tools you need to succeed. Many of Managers and District Managers, began their careers at Surplus Furniture as Sales Associates or members of our Warehouse Team. With the right combination of drive and determination, any new recruit applying for a position with Surplus can expect to advance their careers. We value the time and efforts put in by our members and always look to promote from within.
5. Good Work Environment
Our exciting, and high energy sales program generates a dynamic fast paced work environment. Our associates are excited about coming into work everyday, and leave the store smiling, knowing they were able to offer their customers incredible savings on brand name furniture. It’s their passion and desire to save their customers money. It’s what drives them to return the next day ready to have an enjoyable time all over again.
6. Financial Stability
All of our Sales and Warehouse Associates earn an industry leading income, while developing their skills to prepare for future advancements. We provide all the tools necessary to constantly improve your income. The sky is the limit!
Providing for your family’s health care needs is just as essential as providing for their financial needs. All full-time team members are eligible to participate in our benefits program after 90 days of employment. This program includes prescription, dental, vision, health, life insurance, and LTD coverage.
8. Employee Discounts
At Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse our employees can take advantage of our special employee pricing. Rewarding them for their hard work and commitment.
9. Challenge & Excitement
Buying furniture is an exciting endeavour for our customers. They have just purchased a new home or rented an apartment, and now it’s time to decorate. Their styles, their personality on display and our sales team gets to be apart of that special life event. It is both challenging and exciting full of hesitation and anticipation.
10. Recognition and Respect
We know how hard our sales team works and we value their time and effort. Which is why we have regular contests featuring amazing prizes such as trips, awards and cash bonuses.