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Duty Free Americas Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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  1.  

    A Pleasant Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Duty Free Americas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    High paced, great customers, purchasing experience, vacation/insurance benefits,

    Cons

    too many inventories, late night flights sometimes overnight, ,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider repaying unplanned late nights with time off or compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to get global experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duty Free Americas

    Pros

    Work closely with senior level management. Wide variety of challenging tasks and projects.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. At times workload is unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the talents of your junior level staff.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Always busy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, FL

    I have been working at Duty Free Americas

    Pros

    Has stores in airports and throughout US boarders

    Cons

    Salary is not to par compared to same market

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work with abysmal pay and almost overwhelming workload

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Helpdesk Support Engineer in Hollywood, FL
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Support Engineer in Hollywood, FL

    I worked at Duty Free Americas

    Pros

    The people I worked with were friendly,and the environment was great. While sometimes our workload was too much, working with people that you are friendly helps alot.

    Cons

    The pay was extremely low for the work performed. The lower paid employees would have to be on-call and get woken up at odd hours of the night and morning for one week a month, which almost destroyed the entire experience. There is no bonus for being on-call, and you would never get to come in late because you stayed up 4 hours the night before taking calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being on-call is a horrendous experience, especially because you cannot make a mistake without it causing endless hours of work, so there should be some motivation in taking the calls, for example extra pay, or extra time off. It Almost soured by entire experience with Duty Free Americas.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    DFA was awesome...now not so great to work at.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Supervisor in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Store Supervisor in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Duty Free Americas

    Pros

    You meet interesting people. The tasks are very easy that they ask of you.

    Cons

    I worked there 3 years and got canned for "cell phone" use. The one I worked at was very shady and was run poorly. From what I hear they have cut everything that was once good about that place. They cut hours, pay, bonuses, tuition reimbursement, employee christmas party, everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company was strong when they had good leaders as managers. Ones that have good communication as well. They should go back to the approach they used to have with the bonuses and promoting from within the company...but it doesnt look like they will be doing that. The company had a lot going for them and was a great place to work for...i cant say that anymore.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Duty Free Americas

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Duty Free Americas

    Pros

    You get a lot of experience dealing with every facet of retail sales. And the discount isn't bad either. 25%!

    Cons

    You pretty much have to work every holiday - canadian and american.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be a little bit more considerate of your employees.

  8.  

    Luxury Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Luxury Specialist (Fancy for Sale Associate In the Luxry Section) in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Luxury Specialist (Fancy for Sale Associate In the Luxry Section) in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Duty Free Americas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They provide me with a bus/train card so I ride for free, the paid holidays that is if you are lucky enough to be off

    Cons

    Poor management, no raises only "promotions" which are very favoritism driven, high turn over rate because of this not to many good qualified people stay, in my position I can not leave my section to sell but my goal is incredibly hard to reach especially without leaving the section. you might as well look at the commission as a "possible bonus system" you have to reach at least 80% of your monthly goal amount to earn only 0.02% of your monthly goal amount. Overall, it's not a fun job, managers tend to be very unhelpful and they gossip entirely too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management need to care about the employees, train the store managers and have flexible work schedules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do it if you NEED the money

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Duty Free Americas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The environment (airport; boutique), luxury vendors, great customers

    Cons

    too much micromanaging, it was like the managers were obsessed with the employees. Very early or Very late shift hours; it was hard to balance life outside of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They hire within first, and it was very easy to move up. A lot of social promotion was going on at the time I was there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Revamp Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Duty Free Americas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Meeting a lot of fun people.

    Cons

    Management has no respect for employees, very high turn around. Unreasonable goals. Working every holiday. Company says in employee handbook that the strive for employee satisfaction. So far that is an epic failure. Very low morale. Breaks are often forgotten.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect employees, treat them great and they will stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    EHHH..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Duty Free Americas

    Pros

    The pro for working here is that its in the airport and that opens doors. TSA cleared an customs cleared. They also really dont pressure you on your sales. A lot of employee coverage is also a big plus.

    Cons

    Ok. unless your the morning manager, ur stuck working an ugly schedule, if ur new that means fri,sat and sun all closing.... when i say closing it means, until the last international flight leaves. Some times 9 sometimes 3 am. You're at the mercy of the airlines.. delays etc.. Upper management is in the same airport and dictate your every move. EVERY MOVE.. THEY LIVE BY WRITE UPS. Their is 3 store managers per store not 1.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PLEASE let us be managers and run a business. Dont micromanage us.

    Disapproves of CEO

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