European Wax Center Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
112 Reviews

2.7
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Pros
  • Opportunities to make more money with tips, commissions, and bonuses (in 7 reviews)

  • can get free waxing if you're friends with the waxers (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • No benefits, difficult to take vacation, no growth opportunities (in 12 reviews)

  • Low pay, but there are commission opportunities as well as bonuses (in 7 reviews)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at European Wax Center

    Pros

    Hourly, plus commission and tips, amazing training

    Cons

    not flexible schedules, very into getting your stats up

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    Like the products

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    Former Employee - Front Desk  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Arlington, VA

    I worked at European Wax Center full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great gifts from owner,OK pay,nice owner,great hours

    Cons

    Bad/horrible boss judged by the color of my skin, was talked to badly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Becareful who you hire to run your store

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Wax Technician

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    Former Employee - Wax Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Wax Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at European Wax Center full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Able to grow with this company, awesome employees who become great friends, constant training provided, good pay plus commission, and they offer health insurance after 9 months, easily get time off if you find someone to cover your position.

    Cons

    Lots of hiring and firing, new managers coming and going, rule changing constantly, favoritism, mandatory scripts you must use at all times which makes the experience robotic and less personable in my opinion, they are always on you to sell products even if the same guest keeps telling you no.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire managers who respect their employees and who are in it for the long haul. Stick with the same rules!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to learn, not a permanent career choice.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at European Wax Center

    Pros

    Good brand concept, good for new professionals in the field.

    Cons

    Inconsistent brand message between corporate and franchise owners. Owners are not knowledgable of the business and do not value team members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Brand is not followed from owner to owner.
    Corporate should be more involved in center ops.
    Owners tell managers to follow brand but discipline them for not doing it the owners way.
    Not enough reward for team members.
    Pay is low, owners do not follow pay structure so waxers are not compensated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not a horrible place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at European Wax Center full-time

    Pros

    You can make great money here!! but you sure do work your butt off for it. Great training.

    Cons

    commission sucks!! 5% on services and 15% on products....you make most of your money off tips!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    up the commission

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Not best choice.

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Associate  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Guest Service Associate in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at European Wax Center part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Not open too early or too late so its a good place to work, make money from commission, free waxing

    Cons

    too competitive between workers, scheduling sucked most of the time, bad management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good environment and room to make commission

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Associate  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Guest Service Associate in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at European Wax Center part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly environment, weekly meetings to make you feel on task, rewards and competitions for selling which always get everyone excited.

    Cons

    Really strict on sales which makes it stressful. Yes, it's partially a sales job, but when you're working next to a college campus, not every student can pay for a 300 dollar wax pass. Just frustrating at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Eh

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    Current Employee - Waxing Specialist  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Waxing Specialist in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at European Wax Center full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good, because you meet great life long friends

    Cons

    After you leave the owner stalks you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More professionalism.

  10.  

    Great place to gain some money while as student

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Coordinator  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Guest Service Coordinator in Miami, FL

    I worked at European Wax Center part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As Guest Service Coordinator, it was great having a part-time while going to university. Cool place to work, commission for selling packages. Promotions and time-off/flexibility depends on your specific store.

    Cons

    Sometimes dramatic in terms of guests freaking out over waxes (especially first timers). It's not a big deal but sometimes gets annoying. Your experience really depends on your manager, whether or not they are a good manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have worked for corporate stores and franchise stores, both have their differences. I personally like the CEOs and upper management. They understand their business very well and motivate their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good to get started

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    Current Employee - Wax Associate  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Wax Associate in Miami, FL

    I have been working at European Wax Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will learn to wax, hours are good, set schedule, the products work well, beautiful working environment, co-workers are friendly and encouraging

    Cons

    no benefits, not guest satisfaction centralized, they lie about how much you will make, commissions are lower and corporate minimums are higher than most other spa companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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