Fantastic Sams Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, paid continuing education (in 2 reviews)

  • Easy work, good basic reception experience (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Normally there is no set schedule so it is hard to plan things (in 4 reviews)

  • On top of that there are daily specials and way too many coupons and a rewards program (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Interesting business. Fun.

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    Former Employee - Salon Manager
    Former Employee - Salon Manager

    I worked at Fantastic Sams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, full service, training

    Cons

    Hard work, need right management team

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of stylists, keep training

  2. stylist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fantastic Sams full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Up to date on styles and hair care products..

    Cons

    Not enough hours.. if you are depending on this as your main job to survive on. Forget it

    Advice to Management

    realize that with out the stylist you would not be in business..

  3. there are better places to work

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Fantastic Sams full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    good training
    as a manager I learned a lot about what not to do

    Cons

    sales driven
    high turnover
    have "favorites"
    fixing bad haircuts and color correction and not getting credit or tips for it

    Advice to Management

    hire quality people
    treat employees better and maybe they will stick around!
    Pay better!

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  5. I worked there 3 years and I enjoyed it however there is a cap to your earnings. Very difficult to make 50% commission.

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    Former Employee - Cosmetologist in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Cosmetologist in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Fantastic Sams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    One week paid vk after a year, easy to get time off just not paid, able to use products to work on each other's hair.

    Cons

    Family owned franchise with lots of drama that should not have been going on in the salon.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to figure out who is making the decisions, is it the manager or the owner?

  6. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Elk River, MN
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Elk River, MN

    I worked at Fantastic Sams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible and easy to work with manager

    Cons

    No benefits and work weekends

  7. Salary is low .Customers can be somewhat difficult.

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    Current Employee - Stylist in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Stylist in Mobile, AL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Manager is awesome,employees are hard-working.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to make a secure living.

    Advice to Management

    I personally wish there was more incentive to work harder.

  8. First time hair stylist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fantastic Sams

    Pros

    The company is very well managed and really take good care of their employees

    Cons

    Hours are sporadic and there is never an opportunity for a set schedule

  9. Great place to work for!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fantastic Sams

    Pros

    Good tips, lots of clients, hours are good, flexible and independently owned.

    Cons

    Base Pay could be better

    Advice to Management

    Raise base pay

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good Company, Drama with the owners

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    Former Employee - Stylist in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Stylist in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Fantastic Sams full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I actually really enjoyed working here. The pay was average. The services offered were good. The facilities were nice and up to date. The hours were flexible.

    Cons

    The owners brought their own personal drama into the stores. They monitored us on surveillance cameras to follow our movements even on our breaks which I thought was ridiculous. The wife was also very suspicious of her husband and I was warned several times not to speak to him at all in front of the cameras or I could lose my job. Absolutely NOT acceptable.

    Advice to Management

    There is a serious lack of professionalism, and unnecessary drama that was not among the staff but the management.

  11. Worked with Fantastic Sams for Two Years

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    Former Employee - Salon Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Salon Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Fantastic Sams full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You have clients walk in no matter what.

    Cons

    Unorganized and not consistent, Owner wanted everyone to do things for him even when we had clients in our chairs. Very rude, every customer I had when he was there complained about him.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to customers, employees, and shop.

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