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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Forever Collectibles full-time (more than an year)Pros
Young employees (they say it is because they want to “build careers” but honestly it is because they hire people without experience so that they can pay the ABSOLUTE minimum) This allows for some camaraderie among the lower level employees, which truly is the best thing about this place
Casual Dress Code – Jeans and sneakers are allowed
You can learn a lot quickly (within certain departments)
Travel opportunities, both domestic and internationalCons
Turnover rate is through the roof. During my time at forever collectibles, I saw dozens of people come and go. (this creates an unqualified staff, for the most part. However as mentioned earlier, this does not bother management, because they can just fill the spot with another lower paid employee. After all, everyone is “replaceable”)
Interested in sales? the commission rate is a fraction of a percent, and if you surpass your goal, they will often cut your base pay or make the commission even lower without giving notice
Are you a female or a minority? You will most likely face open discrimination from management, all the way up the ranks
You will be expected to work long hours without acknowledgment. You are reminded that office hours are from 8-5 (if you arrive 5 minutes late) BUT if you leave before 6pm, you will be questioned if you “value your job” Weekends are definitely not out of the question, and quite likely. You will be given unreasonable deadlines, often at the end of day Friday, and then told “Finish it by Monday morning, I don’t care if you are here all weekend. If it is not completed, don’t bother coming in next week” You will do warehouse work (manual labor outside of your job description) utilizing much of the time needed to complete regular tasks and then be expected to make it up on your own time. Management openly does not care about a reasonable work/life balance.
The management structure is ineffective and constantly changing. One week you will have no one managing you, the next week you could have multiple managers. Sometimes they just move a manager from one department to another. So they will suddenly be managing a department in which they have no previous experience or knowledge of in general. I use the term “managing” very loosely. Management strategies include: Pointing fingers, placing blame and yelling/cursing as loud as possible. Instead of figuring out what went wrong and how to solve an issue, they instead would rather pin the problem to someone and scream at them. There have been multiple instances when a manager gives a direct order to one of their subordinates, then down the road there is an issue where that task should have been handled differently. Instead of taking the blame by the manager themselves, they simply assign blame to the person who they told to perform the task, ultimately firing them for doing only as they were told.
Overall this is an extremely unprofessional work environment. You will be yelled and cursed at (the expletives are more common than constructive content) and the higher up the person is in the management level, the worse the cursing and screaming is. It is a company run through nepotism and favoritism and I highly suggest considering alternate employment.
The completely “positive” reviews listed on this website are most likely written by the companies HR personnel.Advice to ManagementAdvice
As others have mentioned, any advice would "fall on deaf ears" Regardless, I would suggest a complete overhaul. Your upper management is ineffective, and some are completely incompetant. Just because someone has worked there for a number of years or have a close relationship does not make them suitable for a management position.
The overall employee moral is non existant it is so low. I know a number of people who are actively seeking other employment. Take care of the people who actually do the work now, you will realize how much they really do once they are gone.Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO