Conair

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  1.  

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

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    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people, management is unfair

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    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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    This company still operates like it did in the 80's

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot by using my own resourcefulness.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement. Once you are in a job, you are stuck. Petty behavior among top management, you are embarrassed to be seen with them at client meetings. Overall, very unprofessional. The human resources department is basically nonexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in a human resources department and teach your managers how to develop people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting

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    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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Take the good with the bad

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people, no-cost breakfast and lunch, decent profit sharing, great options for investing your 401-k

    Cons

    Salaries are below market, some departments get away with murder while others are held to strict rules. People leave the company and their positions are often not filled while their colleagues are expected to pickup the workload without additional compensation. Hostile workplace. Really unfair across the board. If you're used to corporate America, this will be a tough transition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To retain good people, get market salary information and bring people up to where they should be instead of giving them the basic raise. Just because you're a friend of the family, doesn't make you qualified for the job and definitely doesn't qualify you for a higher salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I love designing and the people plus environment make it a pleasure to come to work every day.

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    Current Employee - Lead Designer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Designer in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    design environment is open and you are not limited in your creativity

    Cons

    very corporate atmosphere and not many areas to be promoted within the company because upper management doesn't leave or promote many people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to promote better from within and keep employees longer

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

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    Former Intern - Creative in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Creative in New York, NY

    I worked at Conair as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot on the job

    Cons

    Can get tedious at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Take the good with the bad

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Marketing in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Conair full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch, pretty location. There are some really nice people, but sometimes that is not enough.

    Cons

    Keep your head down and work. There is no training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, listen, and younger is not always better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    I wouldn't recommend this company to my worst enemy!!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    local to here I live, free breakfast & lunch, profit sharing.....that's it!

    Cons

    OLD thinking and way of working..The Owner of the company and almost everyone working for him has an OUTDATED way of working. They all work harder than smarter. Old furniture, computers, technology, building, mindset (I can go on an on). They are threaten by out of box thinkers, new/creative ideas. It's their OLD/OUTDATED way or the highway. Some (not all) people in UPPER management are bullies, it can be a very hostile environment to work in and HR can do nothing about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring the Company into the 21 Century, find out the REAL problems and solve them. Train people in basic Microsoft office (and any new software in the last 5 years), hold people accountable and reward new/creative idea and suggestions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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