Conair

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Conair Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    A unique company not for everyone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Conair full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    9-5
    Free breakfast and lunch
    Generous with free product

    Cons

    Terrible pay and unreasonable upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to cultivate and develop talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Totalitarian Company environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Management
    Current Employee - Sales Management

    I have been working at Conair full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people in the lower ranks.
    Free Lunch in cafeteria
    401 K but limited matching of 1% of salary

    Cons

    Poor or non existent raises
    Bonus paid at the whim of the owner. Get on his bad side, and you are done
    Reduced medical benefits as of 2015 all with higher costs
    Pattern of age discrimnation of older workers
    Extremely limited profit sharing contributions based on the whim of the owner
    Stock previoulsly given to employees is no longer offered to new employees.
    Owner is a Felon who served a prison term of over two years for tax evasion based on inflating cost of goods from Orient and cash kick backs to him. This should give you an idea of his mentality.
    Rumors of the sale of divisions and possibly the entire company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Owner should step down and leave the management of the company to the President,

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

    good stuff

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Treasury Analyst
    Former Employee - Treasury Analyst

    I worked at Conair part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people and a very decent culture

    Cons

    very dull and slow moving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    unknown

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    great place to work if you are good at what you do

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Conair full-time

    Pros

    loyalty to employees, open door to executives, company has great brand awareness with consumers

    Cons

    none that come to mind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for a Go Getter

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

    I have been working at Conair full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Standard 9-5 hours. Very little overtime.
    Free lunch
    Decent health insurance
    Nice profit sharing plan

    Cons

    People are promoted without the accompanying compensation. Because of that it's a company of commuters.
    The owner micro manages every aspect of the business.
    Very little room for advancement or professional growth.
    A place to work just to say you have a job.
    The most talented people either leave for greener pastures or get fired for being too smart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There really is no advice to give. The owner runs the place with an iron fist. He's going to do whatever he wants regardless of what anyone says.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent company some pro s some negative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Conair full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Easy commute nice people free lunch

    Cons

    No chance for growth in this company you have a job you stay in it some bosses not all are awful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people grow give opportunities for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    As a FMA technician you discover a load of consumer electronics.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FMA Technician in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - FMA Technician in Glendale, AZ

    I have been working at Conair full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    very versatile and diverse tasks during the day
    work environment very lean

    Cons

    smell of vinegar when clearing coffee machines
    strong smell of remaining layers of burnt oil on the devices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Hostile - Don't get stuck here if you can help it

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

    I have been working at Conair full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Raises aren't great by any means, but consistent (even in a down economy)
    Stable company if you can handle the bullying from your bosses

    Cons

    There are two classes of employees here: the chosen ones and the despised ones. Doing a good job is irrelevant. Saving money or creating efficiencies is irrelevant. Accountability is non existent if you are a chosen one. If you are despised, watch your back. There is no changing roles, reputations, or "employee class". Management ego is at the forefront of every decision. Kiss the ring or kiss your future in this company goodbye.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice at all. Either you're aware of the hostile environment you create and find it acceptable, or you're unaware and you're blind and can't read this website.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people, management is unfair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Conair full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Comp breakfast and lunch, profit sharing and 401-k, good people. Benefits are good but each year the cost increases while coverages decrease

    Cons

    Employees are overworked or bored to death. People are often fired for very little offenses while others get away with murder. Boss has his favorites list. Compensation is all over the board but in most cases are below market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employees. Get more feedback from the people in the tredges

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting

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

    I worked at Conair full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good 401K, short business days

    Cons

    The People with in NJ

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees not just Management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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