American Laser Skincare

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Updated March 12, 2015
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American Laser Skincare Chief Executive Officer John Harlow
John Harlow
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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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  1. I learned so much working for this company. I met amazing and talented technicians and so many great clients!

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    Former Employee - Laser Tech in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Laser Tech in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at American Laser Skincare

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Full time hours were great. Technology and services were always improving!

    Cons

    work/life balance did not matter to upper management

    Advice to Management

    I know that upper management had a lot of pressure to satisfy expectations from investors and the trickle down effect to clinic staff was certainly apparent. I feel that they did their best to keep employee morale up.

  2. Loved the coworkers.

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    Former Employee - HQ Worker in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - HQ Worker in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at American Laser Skincare full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The coworkers (HQ). I worked at HQ for 2 years, and I worked with people in various departments (some more than others). They were good people -- that was part of what I liked most about going in each day (that and having fulfilling work to accomplish).

    Cons

    My understanding was that the former (original) leadership left the company in a difficult position. There were unfortunately a number of leadership changes while trying to get the ship righted. I personally wish that the sales model could have been different from what some of the competition did, but I honestly don't know enough about sales and that type of market space.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a different sales model; maybe re-consolidate to the profitable clinics; know that it is easier to retain customers than to get new customers. Customers are precious -- they are to be savored and managed accordingly.

  3. This is now closed for buisness

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    Former Employee - Clinic Manager in Great Neck, NY
    Former Employee - Clinic Manager in Great Neck, NY

    I worked at American Laser Skincare full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    It was a great job with a lot of freedom

    Cons

    Long hours abrupt close of buisness

    Advice to Management

    Still trying to figure it out

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  5. Clinic manager

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    Former Employee - Clinic Manager in New City, NY
    Former Employee - Clinic Manager in New City, NY

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

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

    Pros

    You get free services and half off fillers.

    Cons

    The company doesn't care about you. They expect you to work 6 days a week. They are not good to their employees

    Advice to Management

    Start caring for your employees and treating them with respect

  6. Great experience. Sorry to see it end.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Laser Skincare

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

    Pros

    Great leadership, great team and great staff. Compensation was fair with great benefits and the opportunity to build and run a profitable business with corporate support.

    Cons

    Overhead was high. Challenging industry.

    Advice to Management

    Wonderful experiences and memories with this company. I hope to work with some of the amazing talent and leaders again in the future. So sorry to see it end when we closed company doors.

  7. Made lifelong friends

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    Former Employee - LASER TECHNICIAN in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - LASER TECHNICIAN in Houston, TX

    I worked at American Laser Skincare full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Free treatments, offered insurance, decent starting pay, loved the product lines

    Cons

    The bad far outweighed the good. High pressure sales were expected. On November 14, 2014 we all, VERY unexpectedly, were instructed to cease operations and every employee nationwide was terminated effective immediately. We were also instructed to not tell any patients about this. Some clinic staff were escorted out by armed guards as if they were criminals. ALS closed down two years to the day it filed bankruptcy in 2012. Odd timing. John Harlow claims he knew the clinics were closing 2-3 days before it happened, yet still allowed us to sell packages to clients up until the 13th. Total con artist - John Harlow was behind the Circuit City closings as well.

    Advice to Management

    There is ZERO reason this corporation couldn't be a lucrative business. It was mismanaged by an incompetent CEO. Complete scam!

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

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager/Esthetician
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager/Esthetician

    I worked at American Laser Skincare

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Painful

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Laser Skincare

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

    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 Management

    NA

  10. Went out of busniess

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    Former Employee - LASER TECHNICIAN
    Former Employee - LASER TECHNICIAN

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team to work with will miss them

    Cons

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

  11. Good experience like at boot camp.

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    Former Employee - Med Esthetician in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Med Esthetician in Skokie, IL

    I worked at American Laser Skincare

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

    Pros

    Pay was okay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Abusive management. Bad office culture.

    Advice to Management

    This company filed for bankruptcy in 2014, so a lot of people lost jobs in one day without warning. What else you can say?.........

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