Ideal Image

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Ideal Image Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
90 Reviews
3.0
90 Reviews
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Bruce Fabel
68 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Casual work attire, fun team work environment, free laser hair removal (in 13 reviews)

  • Free laser hair removal service when location was slow (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work/life balance- you are treated like cattle and told to just be grateful you have a job (in 8 reviews)

  • I'm an angry woman for ever helping generate revenue for Bruce Fabel (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Lead Sales Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Lead Sales Consultant

    I worked at Ideal Image

    Pros

    No micromanaging, good product, quality coworkers

    Cons

    Goals are unattainable, Work life balance is non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop managing by fear tactics, fight for your employees and make sure bonuses are reachable goals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not terrible, not great. No room for advancement.

    Former Employee - Guest Services Coordinator/Front Desk in Aventura, FL
    Former Employee - Guest Services Coordinator/Front Desk in Aventura, FL

    I worked at Ideal Image

    Pros

    Free laser hair removal during employment.

    Cons

    Gossipy and clique-y. High turnover for employees at all levels, including front desk, laser techs, and branch managers/sales consultants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize priorities.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The team is wonderful.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Starting to see progress in building a solid culture.

    Cons

    Departments should communicate regularly so everyone is on the same page when it comes to company initiatives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for the field and better communication between leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Less than one star

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ideal Image full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay used to be good, but that was taken away. You get free treatments that can work if you are the right candidate. The job it's self isn't bad, but the environment is toxic.

    Cons

    No one is treated the same and all of the rules apply at managements discretion. Speaking up against the beliefs of management will get you fired. This has happened to more than one person. The environment is not professional. The hours are horrible and all employees at the call center are treated as disposable. It is justified as "it's a 100k a year job" the salary is 36k and no benefits. The commission was cut in half so any hopes of making more pretty much went out the window. There have been several bouts of mandatory unpaid overtime as well. If you wanted to keep your job you had to put in the 10 extra hours a week. I'm sure more people will be leaving as well. There is no place to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect. If you want them to be "happy" as claimed, give them reason to be so. Let people leave early when there are no incoming leads instead of forcing people to sit there all day/night doing nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    It was a fun job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Ideal Image

    Pros

    I met a group of nice people to work with. I felt camaraderie with my fellow team mates. The clients were appreciative of the services provided.

    Cons

    The sales people did not care about my education or status in company. It felt like it was all about money. I was not valued as an employee. Bonuses were given based on the sales person's opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give so much power to sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    Employees don't matter

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ideal Image

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, office location, parking garage

    Cons

    Terrible company morale, no room for growth or increase in salary, belittled in front of co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want quality people you should treat them better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Call Center Associate
    Former Employee - Call Center Associate

    I worked at Ideal Image

    Pros

    Money, some of the staff or ok but that's it.

    Cons

    Management, training and support staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your employees and treat them wirh respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ok place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ideal Image full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Business hours, holidays off, great coworkers

    Cons

    Lack of structure & communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listent to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Run as fast as you can! NO ETHICS AT ALL!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

    I worked at Ideal Image full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free treatments
    Depending on the center, there is a fun working environment

    Cons

    Absolutely no work life balance. If you have kids this is not the place for you! If you want to have a decent life outside of work, then this isn't for you! RUN!!!!

    MANY late nights that they don't tell you about. There are nights where you might have to stay 1-2 past closing time to do a treatment. Laser hair removal is not that serious! Oh and the cleaning of the gauges is very questionable. A gauge will be on someones vagina one minute, and then on someones lip the next. I don't know about that cleaning solution. Go the extra mile and invest in a better sanitizing technique. It's not like Ideal Image doesn't have the money to do so.

    Blondes are not treatable, but during an assessment, they want you to tell the guest they are treatable so they spend $3000. "Focus on the positive". Then when the guest comes back complaining about no hair loss, they want you to deal with it. Puts the nurses in a bad spot. Many of my guest felt like they were scammed. Makes you feel like a low life for working there.

    DO NOT GO TO IDEAL IMAGE FOR INJECTABLES!!! Chances are they have no clue what they are doing, or they haven't had an injectables guest in months. Go to a plastic surgeon if you want anything done that has to do with beauty and your face. Ultherapy is a joke! Does not work!

    To be honest you can go work in the hospital and work way less than you do at Ideal Image, and make just as much money. In the hospital if you need extra money, pick up an extra shift.

    If you are a new grad nurse, DO NOT go work at Ideal Image right out of school. It will ruin your nursing career. Once you get tired of it and realize you spent a lot of money on nursing school and you're tired of doing the same boring thing, asking the same boring questions, you will then get the rude awakening of no hospitals calling you for an interview. Hospital nursing and being a "nurse" at Ideal Image are two totally different things. The number of years you have been a nurse do not matter, the amount of experience you have as a REAL NURSE matters. When you go to the hospital to work, settings for a laser will not matter. DON'T DO IT!!!

    If you are a nurse looking for a change, think twice about working for Ideal Image. Once this is on your resume, it hinders more than helps! Trust me!

    There is only a matter of time before this company sinks. Being all about money and not the safety of the guest is not the way to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's all about money. Instead of lowering your employees bonus money, and making it absolutely unattainable, invest money into your employees if you want it to feel like a "team" environment. Nurses are there to do the treatments, not lie to guest just to get their money.
    When nurses are told to assess a patient, don't make them feel like they are responsible for the sales persons income. A lot if them are struggling and need the money. And a lot of the sales people will do anything to get the money and telling a flat out lie to a person is what they do.

    Give kudos when good things are done. Don't just call when something is wrong.

    When you hire a nurse, tell them exactly how you want things done. Don't tell them you want them to be ethical and do the right thing, and when they do, call and get on to them. Tell them that you want them to tell half the truth, or just tell them to lie!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Not the IDEAL place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LRC Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - LRC Sales Associate in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Ideal Image

    Pros

    They motivate you to look your best, so they offer free cosmetic medical procedures like botox, laser hair removal and coolsculpting.

    Cons

    Pay compensation keeps on changing which is causing all the good sales people to leave the company. Their is not a true understanding of work-life balance. You are expected to work all of the time even over night shifts if they want you to. The training is horrible and there are a lot of ineffective processes that just waste the companies time and money. Upper Management does not value the sales people and because of this there is a high turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some advice that I would give especially to upper management is to actually listen to what your employees are saying. We do have a lot of good ideas and could help to make the company a lot of money. Stop making all of these fast decisions that are not working. Think about your decisions and discuss them with multiple people who actually work in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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