Phantom Fireworks

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Phantom Fireworks Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
14 Reviews
3.4
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fun, entertaining summer job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Phantom Fireworks part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great work dynamic between managers and employees (Really depends on store, though).
    -Great deals for customers, customers love saving!
    -Seasonal simplicity at its finest.

    Cons

    -Needs to screen store managers better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Again, watch who you hire. just because someone has fireworks experience doesn't mean they should manage a store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of sweating and miscellaneous work.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Saint Augustine, FL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Saint Augustine, FL

    I have been working at Phantom Fireworks as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    When we worked on days getting closer to the Fourth of July there was normally free food of some sort.. Also, received discounts on fireworks.

    Cons

    Even free food had a downside. The food table had a strict hierarchy where you were the last man on the totem pole and got to pick through the left overs. Was told if the location made certain amount of money that everyone would get paid vacation. We met the quota and never got the vacation... the supervisor did though. We never had a set job while working there. One day we would paint, the next we would put in a flower bed, work as a sales associate or work in the warehouse. <- Also only got paid $8.50 and hour.
    Don't get suckered when they tell you to leave the hourly pay box empty so they can give you the "most money"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and encourage everyone to work together. For the work to be done, there should be more money offered to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Late payment

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    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Bloomingburg, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Bloomingburg, OH

    I worked at Phantom Fireworks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The job, while demanding can be fun. Management was great. Its good to work in a business that brings fun to the customers. I would recommend this job only for college students seeking seasonal employment.

    Cons

    on the corporate level there are many problems. If you have worked there previously and are promised a raise it is usually not on the paycheck promised to you, and has to be added later. If you work the season with no problems such as no call now show, you get a $0.50 bonus for every hour worked. Its supposed to be added to your check for the week of the 4th. I called my manager today and they said they just received word that the checks weren't coming. If they would have come this week they would have been a month late. We are told they aren't. This means at least a month and a half, if they come on the next check. Not all of us are CEOs of multimillion dollar companies. Most of the seasonal e!ployees are college students and depend on being paid when they are told.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great. They realize respect from your employees is what makes them work best for you.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Slave shift

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    Current Employee - Front End  in  Matamoras, PA
    Current Employee - Front End in Matamoras, PA

    I have been working at Phantom Fireworks part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Apart from the busy season, during the holidays, there is a lot of down time and opportunity to work on yourself as a person. The CEO came to our site once with pizza for everyone. The work is seasonal so it's perfect for students

    Cons

    During the busy season you are constantly working. The heat, work repetition, customers, management, lazy coworkers are all factors that leave you depleted at the end of your 12 hour shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that the employees are not getting paid enough to be treated like slaves and to respect them

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

    It is what you'd expect

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    Former Employee - Sales and Cashier  in  Highland, IN
    Former Employee - Sales and Cashier in Highland, IN

    I worked at Phantom Fireworks part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good if you're just trying to make some good summer cash. I was part-time and was working over 50 hrs a week

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Monontous work
    Hot, rude customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control whats going on in your stores

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Enjoyed my experience as Fireworks Tent Manager

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    Former Employee - Tent Manager  in  Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Tent Manager in Erie, PA

    I worked at Phantom Fireworks as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Minimal to no supervision, friendly management.

    Cons

    Weather (a tornado hit my tent!). Also the compensation looks great, but you'll pay most of it out for sufficient help and security, especially during 4th of July week. It evens out to a contract sales job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Monroe, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Monroe, MI

    I worked at Phantom Fireworks part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun work environment for a part-time to gain customer service and sales experience. Get tons of hours the week of July 4th. Also get to see a lot of cool fireworks and sell them to enthusiastic customers.

    Cons

    Seasonal job that substantially cuts hours after July 4th with half of the summer still left to work. The very little amount of hours you do get to work during this time are incredibly boring with nothing to do but count the minutes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees know about any internship programs or career opportunities after college

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Absolute best seasonal position available

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    Current Employee - Sales and Cashier  in  Kirkersville, OH
    Current Employee - Sales and Cashier in Kirkersville, OH

    I have been working at Phantom Fireworks part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great hours
    long shifts
    lots of breaks
    friendly staff
    usually started above minimum wage

    Cons

    only seasonal
    sometimes have to stay over (but they offer overtime)
    very busy during summer months!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun summer job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Phantom Fireworks part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great team environment
    not hard to get ideas up to the owner
    good money if you get over time during the 4th

    Cons

    Not good hours during regular year

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The work environment was extremely friendly.

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fort Mill, SC

    I have been working at Phantom Fireworks part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You receive a ridiculous amount of hours during the week of the 4th of July as well as the week of New Year's.
    It is a wonderful temporary job.

    Cons

    Other than the busy seasons, you have little to no hours nor do you have anything to do if you are working.
    You also have to deal with some less-than-pleasant patrons but that's the joy of the retail industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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