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  1. Concierge

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Concierge Front Desk in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Concierge Front Desk in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Absolute Spa part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the location, most of the staff are very nice.

    Cons

    Poor management. Low pay. Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Feel like a number

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Esthetician
    Former Employee - Esthetician

    I worked at Absolute Spa part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the people I work with, and the tips are great!

    Cons

    Have to pay full price for any service! Very unorganized company! the staff does everything , like changing lightbulbs and trying to fix things. Have to do without certian things we need for services for long periods of time, when the guests are paying top dollar! we are also expected to come in 15 min before our shift to get organized, and stay after our shift to clean the spa , without being paid for it.

    Advice to Management

    Show employees a bit more respect

  3. Wonderful work/life balance!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Esthetician
    Former Employee - Esthetician

    I worked at Absolute Spa part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a mother with 2 small children I found the work to be very flexible. This company definitely supports a strong work/life balance which I really appreciated. I got to utilize the skills I received at esthetics school right away, no working as a housekeeper/attendant for months before I got to see real clients.

    Cons

    I wish I could have worked more full time, being only available on weekends made it tough for me to take advantage of weekly operational duties of the spa as I was so busy with clients.

    Advice to Management

    More large company wide team meetings, I would have liked to get to know some of the team at different locations better.

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  5. Great Company with Great Values!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Absolute Spa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management team
    Team oriented
    Wide variety of fantastic products and services
    Heavily involved in the community and philanthropy - They truly give back in so many ways
    High service standards
    Great group of people at all locations
    Offer additional and free training on anything and everything whenever you need/want it
    Promote from within - always opportunities for advancement no matter what your current position is
    Very understanding of personal issues and schedule needs, especially for those who have children
    Great perks - UP TO 40% OFF on products!! Get to meet lots of celebrities! Unlimited vacation!
    Provide extended benefit coverage

    Cons

    Need more locations outside of the Metro Vancouver area. (ie: Whiterock, Langley, New West etc. On Vancouver Island would be great also!)

    Need more team events - the Christmas party is such a great time for everyone involved, it would be great if there were company wide gatherings like that more often, maybe twice a year?!?

  6. Working with the best most passionate people in an industry I love!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SPA Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - SPA Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Absolute Spa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great owners and management
    Amazing community involvement and philanthropy
    Consistently promotes from within
    Award winning products and services
    Excellent training and mentors
    Hi standard of service

    Cons

    Not enough location outside of Vancouver

    Advice to Management

    Would love to see a location open up in South Surrey or Langley!

  7. Poor management, cheap company, very disappointed...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Absolute Spa (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The good thing about working in Absolute Spa is - you can tell people that you are working in a "high end" spa in the 4stars hotel.

    Cons

    Very poor management, when I got hire, manager gave me a 5days 8hours schedule, after I started about a week, they started to cut my hours, put me on call, call me for a 3 hours shift?!! what a cheap company! Also I got a damage uniform, I ask my manager for a new one, never get reply, end up i fix it by myself.

    Advice to Management

    This company need a better management, also a company has 11 locations can not afford to pay your employees full time hours? That's insane!

  8. Helpful (1)

    Very poorly organized, low pay, no commission on sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reception in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Reception in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Absolute Spa part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    located in the lovely hotel vancouver

    Cons

    Very poorly organized, low morale due low pay, no discount on services, no commission on product sales

    Advice to Management

    treat your staff better

  9. Helpful (1)

    Esthetician

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Absolute Spa

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    no Pros in this Company, at least we have tips....

    Cons

    they lie about you hourly wage,commission is ridiculous,working less hours when the spa is slow,most of the times..management disorganization,seniority and schedules mistakes,poor materials,broken uniform,towels...dirty spa, housekeeper job..no comments about the owner,the cheapest!..

    Advice to Management

    more organization,be honest with the employees,pay more..no the minimum wage!

  10. Helpful (1)

    Honesty isn't the best policy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Absolute Spa (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people, flexible if you want to trade shifts.

    Cons

    Lied about hours, commissions made and actual booking you will be taking. They lie to bring you on board, high employee turn over. Basically minimum wage and you don't get full time hours.

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth, it seemed like a great place to work and I was really excited. Now I'm just unhappy.

  11. I "Absolutely" feel that this is a good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Absolute Spa

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Owners care a lot. Understand needing to take time for personal situations. Our guests are the best. Lots of chance to work at different locations and keep busy. I like the products that we have and chances to learn about those products and practice for new services. Pay is better than other spas.

    Cons

    Weekends are very busy so I can't always have a weekend off when I want. But then again I like it when its busy.

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