American Laser Skincare

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American Laser Skincare Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
80 Reviews
2.7
80 Reviews
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American Laser Skincare Chief Executive Officer John Harlow
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free treatments, good clients, decent pay right out of school (in 11 reviews)

  • Health Insurance, good pay for techs(not commission only) (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • this company has no respect for work/life balance and you will be working upwards of 70 hours a week 7 days a week (in 8 reviews)

  • As a clinic manager you will work 55 to 60 hours a week and be very stressed out (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I was lucky to work with who I did. It makes all the difference.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager/Esthetician
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager/Esthetician

    I worked at American Laser Skincare

    Pros

    Free treatments & amazing team in office & great clients. Discounted products.

    Cons

    Financially poorly run from the get. Restructuring happened 2 years ago and nation wide company was closed November 14th 2014 with no notice and no resolution for clients and staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give what is owed to empires after closing. Flex spend account money & vacation/PTO pay

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Painful

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Laser Skincare

    Pros

    Great pay- top earners in the country. Loved my team

    Cons

    Company closed doors with zero notice to employees leaving myself and 1000s stranded and jobless right in time for the holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Went out of busniess

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LASER TECHNICIAN
    Former Employee - LASER TECHNICIAN

    I worked at American Laser Skincare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team to work with will miss them

    Cons

    Went out of business. Wish I had time to say bye to patients.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Went out of business

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Laser Skincare

    Pros

    Great hourly and bonus opportunities.

    Cons

    Always pushing for more when you've scraped everything that's left to get to goal.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Get ready to Beg for Sales.....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinic Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Clinic Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at American Laser Skincare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Upper management isn't on location. Great treatments, great contests, decent income, promote from within, and fast moving.

    Cons

    Not organized, upper management will never take ownership for lack of revenue. They want you to take ownership of business, but you can't hire or fire people without jumping through hoops. Quality lead generation is poor. This is where they like to blame you. Their answer is to find your own business by literally begging other businesses to refer. When you do leave your office you are then questioned why. Nasty coworkers will then tell upper management you are never there making you feel that you have to defend yourself. Marketing department is one of the worst in the industry. Promotions are confusing and overwhelming to clients and clinic employees. Just to read a flyer you need 5 minutes to go over it, but wait there's more....multiple flyers and promos and bundles and oh if you are "this or that" and that you will save more. They need to keep it simple and follow marketing 101 -attract the prospects attention and relay the information simply. Ever see ideal image's ads? Case point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on clinics parties, open houses, and making managers beg for money from local businesses. No one cares about gift bags or gift cards except the people looking for freebies. Take that money and put it into some REAL marketing. Let managers and staff focus on what they should be doing....treating and selling to interested clients and leads. Weather I have cupcakes in my office or an Ulta gift card is not going to make a difference in me closing a sale. Marketing with this company totally needs to shift focus. It's embarrassing that we have the same lasers as Ideal Image and we sell our services for half as much, yet we don't bring in as much and have to find our own prospects.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Bittersweet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager/Esthetician in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager/Esthetician in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at American Laser Skincare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment with a tight group of great girls.New product lines and treatments always being brought our way and the bonuses were great!!! always made a nice addition at the end of the month :)

    Cons

    The company is ALLLLLL Sales!! your regional manager does not care if it will work for the individual they just want to see money coming in :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have nothing to say for this because the company is no longer in business and this is why I do not work there anymore. Its extremely sad because with every job you have your bad and your good and this company definitely outweighed the bad with good!!!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome place to learn, great career launch platform

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at American Laser Skincare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, good people to work with, employee activities. We laugh a lot at the town halls. We played office tag and it was the best.

    Cons

    Needs a bigger parking lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Was great till they closed operations with no notice to any of its employees or customers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinic Manager in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Clinic Manager in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at American Laser Skincare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and great Co workers

    Cons

    Unorganized, selfish, slave drivers, fakes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Love this company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at American Laser Skincare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    $$, staff, patients, lasers, location, corporate

    Cons

    Long hours, unrealistic local marketing goals, can feel cheesy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    An Absolute Waste Of Time!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinic Manager
    Former Employee - Clinic Manager

    I worked at American Laser Skincare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Unfortunately any of the pros are overshadowed by the many, many negatives.

    Cons

    Upper Management is inexperienced, rigid, narrow-minded and completely void of having the intelligence, ability and business saavy to operate a corporation. Micro management at its best. Favoritism, double standards, and make-up-the-rules-as -you-go-along are all common practices across the board. Went bankrupt in 2012 and it's obvious why they did. Clients are lied to, conned, overcharged, misled and absolutely the last on the list. Employees are pressured to sell every client that walks in the door, all day-every day. Clinic Managers are expected to lure clients in the door any way they can, knock on doors, cold call, outbound networking everywhere with everyone, Pressure! Pressure! Pressure! To Sell! Sell! Sell!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To all upper management including regionals, district managers, sales managers, marketing directors, etc.: Step out of your box, go back to school and for goodness sake get some life experience before you attempt to run a corporation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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