FAO Schwarz Reviews

16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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    It's a unique work place!

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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 for 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 Aug 17, 2014
Updated Aug 17, 2014

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    Stock Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FAO Schwarz in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    i applied to fao schwarz around late septermber and october, and i received the interview within two weeks of waiting. I'm assuming it's because it was the holiday seasons coming and they need more people to work during that time since it gets hectic. I kind of got hired on the spot, it was unsual of the supervisor but since i had experience as a stock associate, they trusted that, They only asked me if i knew how to work certain devices and what days i was available, if i was in school and i think that was about it.

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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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