Conair Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Totalitarian Company environment

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

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

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

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    sales manager

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

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

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

    Pros

    Previously, it was having a great boss - since they let her go, I see no pros.

    Cons

    The owner is a criminal and spent 3 years in jail - not near enough in my opinion. Increases are way below the industry. Profit sharing is a joke - 1%. Benefits used to good, but no more. Looks like the company is trying to make more profit by taking it from employees instead of rewarding them. The only pro is the people and they are dropping like flies. I would like to know how it is possible to terminate one of the few female executives who was actually a decent person and did an incredible job for the company. She was a real class act. What a loss for all.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror. The company was built with good, decent, hard working people. When this is gone, so is the future of the company. You need to do something before there is no staff. The president in PA had a meeting with everyone telling them to go get jobs that the building is closing. You let go of the wrong person. Makes me wonder, is this a sex discrimination issue?


  3. Helpful (1)

    Opressive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Conair

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

    Pros

    not much now that our health insurance has made my pay check lower even after a raise!

    Cons

    Some people get special rights - while others don't. They make you drive to work in terrible weather condition or you have to take a vacation day. you cannot work from home. its an old timers boys club. its oppressive. The owner is a greedy heartless mean human.

    Advice to Management

    only for the chosen ones


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  5. Helpful (1)

    There is nothing good about this company

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

    I have been working at Conair

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

    Pros

    There are no pros about this company

    Cons

    everything My Boss who ran sales for hair accessories was just let go for no reason. She was the reason we all worked here for so long. Now that she is gone, we will all be leaving within the year

    Advice to Management

    The only good thing you have is people. When this is gone there is nothing. Free lunch is not a reason to stay at a company. Raises, profit sharing and 401K are awful.


  6. good stuff

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

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and a very decent culture

    Cons

    very dull and slow moving

    Advice to Management

    unknown


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

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

    I have been working at Conair full-time

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    none that come to mind

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!


  8. Decent company some pro s some negative

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Let people grow give opportunities for growth


  9. Helpful (2)

    Not for a Go Getter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    keep doing what you're doing


  11. Helpful (4)

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

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.



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