f.y.e. Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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f.y.e. CEO Michael Feurer
Michael Feurer
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Pros
  • If you like music and movies this is the place to be (in 23 reviews)

  • It is flexible and has a fun environment (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay, not a lot of growth opportunities (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper Management does not realize that their Lower Management is destroying the company (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Great Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at f.y.e. part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay for all associates, chill environment, cool product, excellent discount

    Cons

    pushy with sales, heavy monthly tasking, overstock of product, low hours

    Advice to Management

    Try to be less demanding when it comes to drivers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Senior Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Manager in Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Manager in Sterling Heights, MI

    I worked at f.y.e.

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

    Pros

    Fun environment & Easy work

    Cons

    The up-sells are impossible not because they great deal or great benefits. Their are a lot of loop holes and customer agreeing to things they normal wouldn't if they knew the truth. The christmas holiday is insane you will work more hours and have turns of shipment.

    Advice to Management

    De prepared to up-sell customer rocks and call it diamonds.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Cashier

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

    I worked at f.y.e.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility, interesting co-workers most are located in a mall which allows for an easy commute, good job for someone in high school. Holiday season can be a lot of fun

    Cons

    strange customer base, dying industry, poorly managed by senior levels. promotions that never seemed to make sense for advertising purposes

    Advice to Management

    change your plan! recognize the talent you have and utilize it by supporting stores and providing better training. The product has become obsolete and changes must be made to keep the business viable


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  5. Amazing Time

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

    I worked at f.y.e. part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I started working at FYE as a seasonal employee but was then offered regular season work. I'm so glad I got the opportunity to work there I loved my entire store and we always had fun. It was a great job!

    Cons

    Honestly don't really have any except watch for creeps! There are the fair share of weird people that come into the store but it's never scary just odd, but at least you go home with a funny story at the end of the day!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Maybe raise your hourly pay. Other than that I love FYE and the company


  6. Good People, Okay Culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL

    I worked at f.y.e. part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people that I worked with were great and the environment was great as well - shifts usually went by pretty fast.

    Cons

    While my co-workers were great, and the management was easy to get a long with, they were not incredibly flexible with requested time off.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the open relationship you have with your staff, but try to be more understanding with necessary time off and scheduling conflicts.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great company, Sadly, Digital Age is killing them

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in DuBois, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in DuBois, PA

    I worked at f.y.e. part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It's a really great part time gig if you are into music and movies and enjoy working around people. The atmosphere is pretty good, some things could be better, but it's a good part time job.

    Cons

    They can't afford to work people. Some places try and work part time people too much, F.Y.E. is not one of them.

    Advice to Management

    Need to find a way to stay alive in this digital age, unfortunately people just aren't buying CD's and physical movies anymore.


  8. Company? Great. Corporate? Ehh...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Vineland, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Vineland, NJ

    I worked at f.y.e. part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Music, movies, games, art, culture

    Cons

    Too corporate, outdated consumer platform

    Advice to Management

    Provide better training system, upgrade consumer interaction


  9. Part-timer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Elizabeth, NJ

    I worked at f.y.e. part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    F.Y.E is a great company to work at. They offer good discounts and are at the least polite to all employees even if your not friends.

    Cons

    It's a smaller store so there is less workers even if it seems to be more work. And there's a movie theater near by so people go there instead.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what your doing because this is a great company and was an interesting experience.


  10. FYE

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Lead/Customer Service Representative in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Lead/Customer Service Representative in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at f.y.e. (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    very fun, music everywhere fast paced

    Cons

    company going out of business


  11. Task World Entertainment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at f.y.e. full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    If you love, music movies and pop culture this job can be fun for a limited time. Even better if your location carries vinyl and video games. Hard workers and performers get promoted often. Even Regional managers started at store level a lot of times. Almost all the District managers did and going going from a part-time sales associate to a store manager can be accomplished in a few short years.

    Cons

    Your tasks never end ever. The most you can hope to do is get as much accomplished as possible. They pay you the bare minimum and being promoted within suffers the worse salaries. If part-time you will hardly get any hours, around 10 hrs - 15 hrs. You are pushed to sell attachments at the register such as magazines, prps, discount cards(two varities) and giftcards. Your store is graded more on that then anything else. Your store could be a complete unorganized mess but if you succeed at drivers upper management does not even care. They have a heavy focus on good customer service which is good, but if you focused on customer service like they expect you would never get any task done because of the heavy work load.

    Advice to Management

    Put focus back on customers and less tasks. Pay your employees better. And remember you are in the entertainment business so act like it.



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