Jordan’s President Eliot Tatelman dresses as a human piñata and awards all employees with a bonus
Business can be serious but it can also be fun. Jordan’s knows how to do both!
Jordan’s President Eliot Tatelman dresses as a human piñata and awards all employees with a bonus!
Taunton, MA – For the third consecutive year, Eliot Tatelman, Jordan’s President and CEO, distributed bonuses to his employees. The announcement, however, was not in a memo or during a meeting. Rather, dressed as a human piñata, Eliot announced the bonus to the company’s J-Team as they, literally, took a hit at him with foam bats. Why the costume? “We don’t do anything normally here at Jordan’s!”, says Eliot with a laugh. “The bonus was a surprise to everyone. We created a piñata theme, where employees could take a whack, literally, at myself and members of the Executive Team, as the bonus figure was announced.” Each full-time employee will receive $3000. The announcement was simulcast, so that every employee at all locations could hear the news at the same time. The live event took place in Taunton, MA at the Jordan’s Corporate Headquarters.
This is the third year in a row that employee bonuses were announced uniquely. Last year, Eliot and members of the company’s Executive Team subjected themselves to dunk tanks, as the bonus figures were divulged. In 2015, thousands of balloons were released from the ceiling of the massive Taunton Distribution Center, where just one balloon contained the bonus amount inside. Click here to view photos and video from this year and past years.
After a year that included historical sales and a new store opening in CT, Eliot wanted to award his team. “I get all of the attention but they do all the work. We have an amazing group of talented and passionate people who work hard every single day to make this business run and to make it a success,” he states. “I wanted them all to know just how much I appreciate their hard work and their efforts.”
In 2016, Jordan’s opened a location in New Haven, CT, bringing their total store count to six (Reading MA, Natick MA, Avon MA, Nashua NH, Warwick RI, and New Haven CT). Additionally, there is a 900,000 square foot distribution Center in Taunton, MA that also houses the Corporate Office.
Jordan’s Furniture, known as the premiere furniture and mattress retailer in New England, has one of highest grossing sales per square foot records in The United States. With indoor features like Beantown, Sunbrella IMAX 3D Theaters, a 3-level ropes course, indoor shows, an iconic holiday village display, and full-service restaurants, Jordan’s Furniture is the leader in combining entertainment with shopping. Store locations are destinations, with the average time spent on-site over double the industry average. Customer Service at Jordan’s is paramount. Jordan’s 1400 employees, the “J-Team”, excel at providing an unparalleled shopping experience. Established over 95-years ago and starting as a family business, Jordan’s Furniture is a community leader in their markets.
(release from Jordan's Furniture)