Start Date: October 24th, 2003
Starting Position: Executive Assistant
Current Position: Flash Furniture Manager
“My journey with Belnick began in 2003 when the company was only 2 years old, and I knew in my interview that this was the company I wanted to work for. There were only about 10 employees at that time, but there was an energy and drive that I had never experienced before. I wanted to be a part of that.
I was hired to fill the newly created position as the executive assistant to the president where I assisted with various tasks and helped with our wholesale division, Flash Furniture. In 2006 we decided to grow our wholesale business so I was promoted to focus on Flash Furniture sales which quickly grew. Flash has gone for a few hundred thousand dollars a year in sales to a multi-million dollar company, and I have had the pleasure of being a part of that story.”
Start Date: April 21st 2013
Starting Position: General Warehouse
Current Position: Night Shift Warehouse Manager
“I now currently supervise 12 LTL pickers. Some of our duties include pulling LTL orders, loading palletized shipments onto different carriers, and scanning outgoing shipments.
I have been with Belnick for 4 years now. I started working here as a temporary employee for a period of 90 days. I was then hired to pull both LTL and Amazon orders on the second shift. During my time on the second shift I was asked if I would like to become the third shift manager, and I accepted.
I believe that when I was working on the second shift pulling and stocking product, it gave me a better perspective of what has to be
done to complete the job successfully. I can now pass on my knowledge with both new and old employees to help them streamline the way they do their prospective jobs. In the four years that I have been here, the people that I have met and worked with have all been supportive in a way that helps me grow as a manager. I believe that the management and employees that we have in all areas of the company that continue to provide high standards of customer service will be a main factor in the growth and success of Belnick, and I want to continue to be a part of that growth and success.”
Start Date: July 24th, 2003
Starting Position: Bizchair Customer Service Supervisor
Current Position: Microsite Customer Service Manager
“The company being less than 10 people when I started in 2003 has really grown over time to almost 500 employees in 3 locations. Starting with a small company and seeing all the changes down through the years really makes you feel inspired to want to continue with new ideas to make the company better every day.
We are helping all types of businesses and organizations make purchases and it really feels good to know that you played a part in helping the customer’s business grow as each order is placed. We have so many products that we are all learning something new about them all the time. Working here influences you to view the furniture when you go to doctor’s offices, church and school functions, and restaurants and compare it to what we sell on our websites.
I always stress that “change” is a good thing and to always be ready for it. We know that as the company grows, the changes will only make us better. It is exciting to be a part of the history of Belnick and to work with such wonderful people every day. Gary and Sean have taught me a lot through the years and seeing the company continue to be successful is the ultimate goal.”
Start Date: November 15th, 2005
Starting Position: Bizchair Customer Service Lead
Current Position: Vice President of Customer Experience
“I am responsible for the day to day operations of the Bizchair call center. This includes customer care, reviewing processes and implementing best practices. I also routinely review staff performance and provide coaching as needed. In addition to these duties, much of my time is spent analyzing service metrics and working to make sure that both employees and customers have the most efficient tools when interacting with our website and our call center.
When I started working for Belnick, the company was relatively small. I specifically remember that online businesses of various industries were emerging and becoming prominent in the marketplace. Even though I had several years of professional experience, Belnick was a completely new arena which I found exciting. As with any new business, we experienced some wins and we experienced growing pains. However, both the wins and the growing pains taught me a different level of professional perseverance. I learned that challenges are opportunities to grow and learn. And that is what we did as a company, we persevered. When other on-line businesses faced unfortunate outcomes, Belnick found its place among those that found great success. I feel that I have grown by learning the value of perseverance and what it means to do so.
Being an employee here has been an amazing opportunity. I have learned from and participated in various practices that I find to be innovative and exciting. Quite honestly, even greater than the opportunities that I have been afforded, Belnick is home. This place, these good people…they are like an extension of my family. Although we are no longer that small company that I first came to know, the heart of the business has remained true to greatness. I’m honored to be a part of it all.”
Start Date: April 3rd, 2007
Starting Position: Customer Service Representative
Current Position: Accounts Payable Lead
“My primary job focus and goal is to ensure all payments are processed within a timely manner and correctly posted to the general ledger. As well as maintaining a good standing relationship with our many vendor accounts.
Being that I started working for Belnick at such a young age, I have learned a lot and grown tremendously. I have been given an amazing opportunity with this company that I much appreciate and feel so blessed to have had. Not only have I gained a great skill set in the accounting field, but I have also built many strong relationships within and outside of our company. I have learned how to be a good teammate, co-worker and employee in general through Belnick. My decision to stay here has been influenced by the amazing people I’m surrounded with and get to work amongst on a daily basis and the relaxed environment the company promotes.
My eagerness to learn and grow with Belnick has contributed to my success along with the opportunities I have been given. I am very proud of my accomplishments here and to say that I’m a long term employee of Belnick.”
Start Date: January 4th, 2011
Starting Position: General Warehouse
Current Position: Market Channel Supervisor
“Being an employee at Belnick has taught me a lot about how important it is to be a team player.When I first started, I found myself with tunnel vision and focusing on what I needed to get done. As time progressed, we grew and so did our volume. My vision still remains the same. It was about my 2nd year in with the company that I realized so many people help me on a daily basis, but I don’t try to help them any way I can.
Once I realized that this is the mind frame I should work with, my job opportunities expanded tremendously here. I would finish the work assigned to me and then find the next closest person to me that looked like they could use an extra set of hands. And when we would finish their work, we would find the next person whom needed some assistance. In doing this, you learn how every department functions and also might find a way to make the next step more productive or even make it easier on the next person down the line. Having this attitude every day makes for an awesome work environment and helps everyone else around keep a positive attitude as well.”