Sun Tan City

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Sun Tan City Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
76 Reviews
2.8
76 Reviews
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Rick Kueber
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Works with my class schedule easily, manager was awesome to work for, free tanning (in 31 reviews)

  • Free Tanning and discounts on products (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • The upper management takes no consideration when looking at their numbers, which is extremely irritating (in 6 reviews)

  • No communication with management (District Manager or above) (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salon Director in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Salon Director in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Sun Tan City

    Pros

    Amazing support and training structure. Fun upbeat culture. Hard work, determination and success was acknowledged by senior management and I received 2 promotions within a two year period.

    Cons

    There are none to mention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The stress is worth it....Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Salon Director in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Training Salon Director in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Sun Tan City full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You are given a lot of room to make it your own. You can do whatever YOU need to encourage and keep your employees motivated. Awesome bonuses, if you are able to sell and motivate your team to sell. Lines of communication are open to be able to talk to Regionals/VP's. Many perks to come with the job - free tanning, contests to win prizes, great relationships with all the employees

    Cons

    As a manager you are always on call, strict rules on meeting goals, some times your DM can micromange, as a SD or TSD you do everything that the employees do plus a lot of paperwork and coaching and training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your TSD's and SD's to do their jobs and if the salon is being successful and is clean then you should show praise more often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    They expect world class selling but don't want to pay out for it!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tanning Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Tanning Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Sun Tan City part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free Tanning; honestly this is the main reason people stay.
    50% off discount on tanning lotions
    Training

    Cons

    MINIMUM wage! This is the most demanding part time job I've ever witnessed. The training and expectation you go through is mandatory and they provide you $7.25 per hour.

    -PPTA=wishing you never worked here. Pushing products that people don't want or need! They train you to overcome objections. People do NOT need this over priced stuff!

    Working alone is stressful and just annoying. Having a line out the door and 16 dirty beds. Ok. People get really irritated and they just want to tan while you have to push this $140 bottle of lotion to someone. Or if they don't want that how about a tan extender?! No. Body wash? No. Ok well how about a packet..no and no.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a TANNING salon; take it easier. You can't compete with online. People will buy lotions online and you can't win against diversion. If they weren't priced so high we could totally make more sales with clients and if I sell $400 worth of product and I make $14... Really. That's a JOKE. I now understand why the turnover is so insane.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Tanning consultant

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    Current Employee - Tanning Consultant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Tanning Consultant in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Sun Tan City

    Pros

    Love working with clients, feeling a sense of accomplishment because the job is mainly sales, awesome manager, teamwork, free tanning

    Cons

    The pay..ive been working here almost a year and even though my sales are outstanding, they still havent given a raise. Dont expect to make more than minimum wage. Commission is taken away if sales arent daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are professionals, pay us like professionals! Also commission should be worked out better. Don't take away commission if we dont reach stats...we sold the product, we deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Tanning Consultant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tanning Consultant
    Former Employee - Tanning Consultant

    I worked at Sun Tan City

    Pros

    -Free tanning
    -Awesome deals on products
    -Flexible hours
    -Opportunity to bonus
    -Awesome Coworkers
    -In-depth training

    Cons

    -Sales get you hours. If you don't sell well, don't expect to get any hours.
    -Hard to ask for time off.
    -Low pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Experience Depends on your Salon Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tanning Consultant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Tanning Consultant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Sun Tan City

    Pros

    50% off Tanning Products
    Free Tanning at Any Level
    4 Free Sprays a Month (additional sprays for a super low fee)

    Cons

    A lot of Pressure to Sale
    Leadership Was Unqualified at Times
    Some Salon Directors Just Hired and Worked Their Friends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drug Test!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Friendly environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tanning Consultant in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Tanning Consultant in Madison, WI

    I worked at Sun Tan City part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong network of employees
    Extensive training

    Cons

    Very high focus on sales

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Never felt so degraded I'm my life.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Tan City full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free tanning. The job itself is easy, monotonous, and had its fun days. The customers one you get to know them are wonderful and the best part of the job.

    Cons

    The franchise I was employeed with was run poorly starting with our owner. Bad attitudes and gossip were visible from our owner to the Tanning consultants. Unrealistic numbers to maintain. Constant e-mails and e-lyncs putting people down instead of figuring out a way to rally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think through how you act towards your employees. It's a tanning salon not the UN. I've never seen more people so scarily stressed out because of a $2 per customer average.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was great working with the clients.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Salon Director in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Salon Director in Murfreesboro, TN

    I worked at Sun Tan City

    Pros

    Meeting new people, training, and client service.

    Cons

    The hours and the people who always called out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that you have a dedicated team of people, and just not some that "need a job"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The room for growth is there if you want it!

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

    I have been working at Sun Tan City

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, opportunity to advance, commission.

    Cons

    Your sales for one day can basically make or break you. If you have a bad day it can seriously effect the money you make because you lose money if your average falls.

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