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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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Core Values
Workplace Perks & Wellness
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cookies, Cakes and Pies oh my!
Great baking turn out with all proceeds going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
Annual Halloween Costume Contest
Our employees never cease to amaze us with their creativity and halloween spirit!
Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
Congrats to the Distribution Department for their winning pumpkin!
As part of our philanthropy efforts, we celebrate the
Light the Night Kick-Off with our MCF Employees!
Let the fundraising begin!
She will be missed!!!
Michael C. Fina celebrating our employees for their great customer service!
A "Build Your Own Burrito" Lunch to thank our employees
for all the hard work that they do for our customers!
Great prensentation for our employees on long term care and
how to prepare for one's retirement and future well-being!
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!!!
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!!!
Great prensentation for our employees today on healthy eating in a cost effective way!
"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!"
I worked at Michael C. Fina full-time (Less than a year)
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.
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.
I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Michael C. Fina (Long Island City, NY).
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.
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