FAO Schwarz Photos
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at FAO SchwarzRecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Salary was decent, fast pace environment, friendly co-workers. I worked for the Christmas season. I was originally hired for gift wrapper, then they asked me if I wouldn't mind working in customer service with a higher salary. I accepted. I was then asked to be a personal shopper on a few days when they were short staffed.
None that I can think of. I wasn't there long enough.
Advice to Management
Going to miss FAO. I also wish they had the display out the way they use to be back in the 80's and 90's. Actually try out the toys. Like in the movie "Big". But I understand people are animals.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at FAO Schwarz (New York, NY) in August 2014.
Very easy process, come to party room with interview group and get into smaller groups. They asked us our favoirtie toy. Sometimes people laughed at the answers given. They asked why do you want to work for this company and what was your customer service experience.
- What is your favorite movie, What is your favorite toy. 1 Answer
The salary is $9 per hour with no benefits.
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Famed toy store FAO Schwarz is a kid pleaser, but as a business it's had its ups and downs. The oldest toy store in the US charms the young (and young at heart) at its landmark store on New York's Fifth Avenue where it sells unique, hard-to-find toys, such as life-size stuffed bears and $50,000 kid-size Ferraris. A major tourist attraction, it hosts more than 3 million visitors each year. Being a kid itself, FAO Schwarz has a sweet tooth, with its sweets shop called FAO Schweetz. After years of unprofitable expansion in an age where mass merchants, such as Wal-Mart, rule...