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Michael C. Fina Overview

New York, NY
201 to 500 employees
1935
Company - Private
Business Services
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Creating Employee Success Programs We build personalized recognition and incentive solutions that help organizations develop more inspired relationships with their employees. Our forty years of experience allows us to provide our 900+ customers with global recognition solutions ... Read more

Mission: Create memorable experiences that inspire people to do great things.

Our Core Values
In order to deliver our vision and embrace our mission for our community of customers, vendors, and each other, we uphold the following core ... Read more

Company Updates

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    Michael C. Fina Recognition Releases New eBook to Help Organizations Engage First-Year Employees

    Michael C. Fina Recognition's eBook helps companies engage employees and help them connect to the organization's mission and values during their first year. As employee engagement is critical during an employee's first year at an organization, Michael C. Fina Recognition, a leading rewards, recognition, and incentives provider, today released a new eBook, " First-Year Impressions are Everything."

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    Employee Happiness is No Joke

    In recent years, the discussion about the impact of disengaged workers on businesses has grown louder, and there has been a corresponding focus of attention on culture, rewards and recognition designed to boost employee engagement.However, many businesses are in danger of confusing engagement with happiness.

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Michael C. Fina – Why Work For Us?


undefinedOur History

Michael C. Fina was founded in 1935 by Michael and Rose Fina in New York City, and originally specialized in fine silver merchandise. As the business expanded to include jewelry and luxury gifts, so did the personal relationships we developed with our customers. Soon, neighboring businesses began to rely on our retail expertise and the personal service they received to assist them with selecting corporate service awards for their employees.

In 1965, we signed our first service awards contract with IBM, and in 1970, we opened a facility solely dedicated to supporting reward and recognition programs, the Corporate Sales division. Over the next forty five years, we became a leader in the recognition industry, bringing our family traditions of honesty, compassion, and personal service to every partnership. Today the Fina Family continues that tradition with a simple mission: create memorable experiences that inspire people to do great things.

Who We Are

Cover all of your recognition needs with a total provider that has worldwide

reach and a history of personal service.

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Why Us

Personal ServiceContinuing a tradition that goes back 80 years, we offer unparalleled personal service to our clients with dedicated account management teams, in-house customer service and technical support, robust administrative support, and a joint design process. We strive to make a program that’s as unique as you and your people are, with a human touch and a collaborative spirit.

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Worldwide Reach

We make worldwide fulfillment of recognition items simple for U.S.-based organizations. Our localized in-country partnerships allow you to save on duties and taxes with no customs delays and reduced shipping costs, and a European headquarters and dedicated call center ensures that international employees receive a consistent recognition experience with their peers back home, with culturally appropriate gifts and customer service in several languages.


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Experience

Our rich history in the employee recognition industry combined with our customer-facing retail roots gives us a unique blend of friendly storefront service and deep practical knowledge of our programs and purpose in the space. With Michael C. Fina you can count on a research and fact-based approach to employee recognition tempered by forty five years of hands-on experience.


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Employee Benefits

  • Paid Vacation/Holidays/Personal Days
  • Full Medical/Dental/Vision coverage with multiple plan options
  • Employee 401(k) savings with employer match
  • Pre –Tax Flex Spending (transit, medical, and dependent care costs)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Learning & Development Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Travel Assistance


Workplace Perks & Wellness

  • Employee Referral Program
  • On-site ATM/Bike Racks/Cafeterias
  • Summer Hours
  • Summer Rooftop Lounge
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Annual Holiday Celebrations
  • Company Events: BBQ's, Celebratory Free Lunches, Costume Contests
  • Company Charitable Donation Match
  • Annual Flu Shots
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • Monthly Wellness Newsletter


Discounts

  • Employee Purchase Discounts – Employees have the opportunity to purchase a variety of in-house merchandise at a discounted price.
  • Dell Discounts – Discounts on the purchase of Dell PCs, electronics, and accessories.
  • Tickets-at-Work – Exclusive discounts and offers for employees on entertainment and travel tickets.
  • BJ’s Corporate Discount – BJ’s Club membership offered at a discounted rate.
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Discounts – Group discounts on home, life, auto and rental insurance.

Recognition and Rewards

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Employee Points Program

Our S.T.A.R.S. (Saluting Talent and Rewarding Success) program celebrates the achievements of managers and employees, and coworkers can award each other with points. Points can be accumulated and redeemed for merchandise ranging from jewelry and electronics to appliances and digital downloads.

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Service Recognition Program

Michael C. Fina celebrates employee tenure after 1 year of service, 3 years of service, and every 5 year anniversary thereafter, along with companywide retirement celebrations. At each milestone the employee receives a keepsake gift and framed certificate, a workplace celebration with their peers, and a catalog of over 60 gifts to choose from at each award level.

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Employee Referral Program

This program rewards employees for referring friends, former colleagues or family members to the company. If an on-site interview is scheduled, the employee can earn S.T.A.R.S. points and if the referred individual is hired, the employee can earn a monetary referral bonus after the individual completes his/her 90-day introductory period.

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SPARK Birthday Gifts

Every Michael C. Fina employee receives a birthday gift in the form of our SPARK cards, which lets them visit a website and select a gift of their choosing.

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Retirement Gifts

Employees who retire from Michael C. Fina are presented with a retirement box which includes a catalog of gifts that they can pick from. Michael C. Fina also celebrates employee retirements with a company-wide breakfast.


Newborn Baby Gifts

Michael C. Fina celebrates the birth of a newborn by sending a beautiful sterling silver baby cup keepsake to the employee’s home.

Michael C. Fina supports Toys for Tots!

Thank you to all our employees who donated an overwhelming amount of toys!!!  The collection was beyond expectation!

 

Michael C. Fina Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest!

Congrats to our Top Three Winners!!!

 

Michael C. Fina Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest!

Thanks to all our Holiday Ugly Sweater Contestants!

Your sweaters were AMAZING!!!

 

Milestone Anniversary Celebration @ Michael C. Fina!

Congratulations on Lorrie's 20th Anniversary with MCF!

 

 

Milestone Anniversary Celebration @ Michael C. Fina!

Congratulations on Debbie's 20th Anniversary with MCF!


 

 

Light the Night Bake Sale!

Cookies, Cakes and Pies oh my!

Great baking turn out with all proceeds going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!



Light the Night Poster Contest!

Our employees did an AMAZING job on their Light the Night Posters! 

See more awesome posters pic on our profile!

 

Happy HallowFina!

Annual Halloween Costume Contest

Our employees never cease to amaze us with their creativity and halloween spirit!


Happy HallowFina!

Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

Congrats to the Distribution Department for their winning pumpkin!

 

 

 Light the Night Kick-Off @ Michael C. Fina!

As part of our philanthropy efforts, we celebrate the

Light the Night Kick-Off with our MCF Employees!

Let the fundraising begin!



Football Themed Luncheon @ Michael C. Fina!

Saying good bye to Summer and hello to Fall!

 

 

Retirement Celebration @ Michael C. Fina!

Congratulations on Dii's Retirement from MCF!

She will be missed!!!

 

Milestone Anniversary Celebration @ Michael C. Fina!

Congratulations on Gheorghe's 25th Anniversary with MCF!

 

Customer Service Week @ Michael C. Fina!

Great company celebration for our employees!

Michael C. Fina celebrating our employees for their great customer service!

 

 Fina Fiesta Luncheon hosted @ Michael C. Fina!

Great company lunch celebration for our employees!

A "Build Your Own Burrito" Lunch to thank our employees

for all the hard work that they do for our customers!

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Forest Hills Financial Group @ Michael C. Fina

Long Term Care Insurance Presentation


Great prensentation for our employees on long term care and

how to prepare for one's retirement and future well-being!


 

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Michael C. Fina BBQ Bash!!!

June 10th, 2016

Michael C. Fina kicked off the Summer with its Baseball themed BBQ Bash!!!

With burgers, hotdogs, peanuts and cracker jacks it was a Grand Slam!!!

Summer time fun at MCF!!!


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Michael C. Fina Town Hall Event

May 6th, 2016


Michael C. Fina hosted it's 2016 Town Hall event with healthy snack give-aways,

trivia point prizes and packed filled information about the company's

Champion Projects and new service initiative roll-outs! 


Exciting times at MCF!!!

 

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United Healthcare Presentation @ Michael C. Fina

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Great prensentation for our employees today on healthy eating in a cost effective way!


Employee Feedback:

"Great presentation! Can't wait to go food shopping!"

"Very good class for people who like to order."

"Learned so much! Just incorporating veggies in your meals makes the world of difference in taste and cost!"

            

Michael C. Fina Reviews

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    I worked at Michael C. Fina full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice welcoming team. They are good people to work with. Very helpful during the initial days and even after. Learnt a lot on the job. Not too stressful.

    Cons

    Even though it's a recognition company, there is a lack of proper recognition and motivation for the employees. It need not be always monetary - but an occasional "Good Job" can make a huge difference to the team morale. That will definitely solve the high attrition rate in some departments.
    Less visibility on career prospects. It's difficult to rise in rank (at least feels so) even though you work very hard.

    Advice to Management

    Definitely there is a lot of room for improvement from technological stand point. We can upgrade our software to compete with the industry. There could be more team outings - even on a department level. And please practice recognition on the ground level. A little encouragement is needed by each and every employee to give their best. And this needs to be instilled on the direct managers.

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Michael C. Fina Photos

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Michael C. Fina Interviews

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    Junior Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Michael C. Fina (Long Island City, NY).

    Interview

    HR was pretty cool and just went through resume, then interview with the department heads who asked about experience and if none, then schoolwork. They made me fill out a long questionnaire about proper things to do at the work place, if taking a pen home is stealing, and other similar questions.

    Interview Questions

    • They should have asked, how comfortable are you with customer service?   Answer Question
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