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OK, just kind of boring

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Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  East Windsor, NJ
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in East Windsor, NJ

I have been working at Conair full-time

Pros

Annual raises, flexible, good cafeteria, company store, co-workers, ample parking, convenient location, free coffee and tea. Overall it's not a bad environment. Great to gain experience.

Cons

No windows basically anywhere so it has a bit of a "prison" feel, low base salary, "down" periods that get boring, work can get tedious, many older employees (only a handful of young people)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have an elevator installed for handicapped employees, reward exemplary performance more

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Temporary Forever

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    Former Employee - Temp  in  Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Temp in Glendale, AZ

    I worked at Conair part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people, $0.25/hr pay raise every quarter, good benefits. Christmas bonus. They will get you forklift certified if you work hard.

    Cons

    They only hire from a temporary pool of Apple One employees. Don't work 2nd shift if you want to get hired on, because they will give your openings to 1st shift temps.

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    Good management, nothing really to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Ever seen the movie Brazil? I feel like I'm stuck in a surreal Kafka story.

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    Current Employee - Creative  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Creative in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    free breakfast and lunch
    decent medical, dental and vision
    9 to 5 hours
    semi casual environment for the Creative dept.

    Cons

    Not encouraged to think outside the box
    Not respected for your knowledge or skills...they are more interested in sheep who fall in line and do what they are told. Promotions are based on tenure and social relationships not ability or knowledge.
    Not interested in your opinions or suggestions
    Slow to change. Slow to install new processes, better technology, etc.
    Office is run like a 1950's factory. Just go to your desk and do your job.
    Poor workflow and little to no actual process for graphic arts production. Everyday is flying by the seat of your pants.
    Social cliques are very prevalent and I would even argue there are elements of a hostile work environment. One Art Director was fired for trumped up reasons because she didn't "fit in" in her group.
    Management is very inadequate. ALL of the Creative managers are lacking experience and/ or training on how to ACTUALLY manage.
    Poor understanding, education and skills for many employees yet they get promoted anyway. Like I said, just go to your desk and do your job...don't rock the boat...and you get promoted if you stay long enough.
    Family operated. Some of them actually work hard. Some don't show up at all.
    Decisions are based on what people think will please their superiors (especially the owner and his sons) not on any kind of actual market data, tested methods, or higher education. Employees lie to get a job completed early to make themselves look better.

    You can't go against the family. Even....no ESPECIALLY when they are flat out wrong. You're expected to just do it with a smile. Long live the King!

    In short, ALL the bad things you think of when you hear the word "corporation" come to mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I get it. Your company makes household products...you are not an advertising agency. However if your going to bring your graphic arts production in house (to save money) you should learn how the industry works, hire quality managers and quality staff and do it right! The great irony is that you brought graphic art production in house to save money but from what I've seen you waste money in THAT department every day through lack of a process, poor management and employees with inadequate training and skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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