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    Current Employee - Stock Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at FAO Schwarz part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    they are flexible with your schedule and the store isn't competitive which makes it a cool enviroment to work in. It's a toy store so it's fun.

    Cons

    You get 1 raise a year and it's only a 20cent raise. I'm a stock associate & other associates and i are pretty good at what we do and we all get very low raise. Unless you're pushed up to a supervisor position, i think they get like a 50cent raise. Oh and the pay is bi-weekly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'll highly recommend to give us a better raise since we are waiting one whole year for it and that it shouldn't be a bi-weekly pay since everyone is trying to make ends meet but stay broke before the first week of pay.

FAO Schwarz Interviews

Updated Oct 14, 2014
Updated Oct 14, 2014

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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at FAO Schwarz in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your favorite movie, What is your favorite toy.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The salary is $9 per hour with no benefits.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.fao.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

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... More

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