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Aaron Brothers Art and Framing Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  • Smallish company that doesn't have much room to advance into Upper Management unless you want to go to Michael's or move to Texas (in 10 reviews)

  • In addition to ridiculously low pay rates (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Fun Job! Crappy hours/schedule/pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Studio City, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Studio City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Aaron Brothers Art and Framing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Super creative job! People are great to work with and the clients are great for the most part.

    Cons

    The scheduling is super chaotic. 9-5 one day then 1-10pm and sometimes overnight... with the schedule changing every week with little notice it is very hard to make any kind of plans.

    The pay is very low.

    No commission

    Advice to Management

    Having a more consistent schedule and rewarding the employees that preform would allow you to keep people with knowledge around long enough to maximize your customers experiences.


  2. "Seasonal Sales Associate review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Aaron Brothers Art and Framing part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Generally a really fun clientele I worked around the holiday season and even the upset customers were very pleasant. I was very happy how well trained I was, getting to know every aspect of the store I worked at. Excellent outlook on occasional mistakes as learning lessons. Very dedicated to creating a quality customer experience.

    Cons

    Didn't have as good an experience when I was transferred to a different branch where I felt more like a cog in the wheel instead of a valued employee. They didn't seem to care about my own development. Corporate didn't always seem very clued in as to what was going on at the store. Or Freight shipments never made sense with what we had on the floor. The managers were however very good at compensating for it.

    Advice to Management

    The management at the first store I worked at where I spent most of my time was wonderful. They took great care of us.


  3. "The only reason I stay is I love what I do. I get to go to work every day to create something."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Hawthorne, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Hawthorne, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aaron Brothers Art and Framing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Being able to use your talents as an artist.
    Working with some very talented people really brings out your personal artist inside.

    Cons

    The company doesn't fix the pay of existing employees when the minimum wage goes up. They just expect the managers to sugar coat everything.

    Advice to Management

    If the company would just compensate the existing employees when the minimum wage goes up they wouldn't be short handed like now.


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  5. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aaron Brothers Art and Framing part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Fun, artsy vibe
    Laid back shifts
    Awesome customer base
    Very rewarding to create something that a customer loves and ask for you by name

    Cons

    Lots of training, but training is definitely necessary
    Can get boring and monotonous at times

    Advice to Management

    For the smaller stores, the weekly hour limit is low
    Part time employees catch the short end of this stick
    Managers and full time associates take the vast majority of the corporate-allotted weekly hours


  6. "Aaron Brothers"

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    Current Employee - Framer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Framer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The employees are always friendly. Schedule is pretty flexible . Employee discounts have gotten better. It work with some great customers and awesome art .

    Cons

    Corporate has completely unrealistic expectations for sales and production goals . Employees are expected to perform multiple job descriptions with no compensation or adjustment of compensation.
    Raises are a joke, much less insulting . In addition to ridiculously low pay rates.

    Advice to Management

    Change your slogan - Michaels cares
     Your employees want to care... Michaels/Aaron Brothers clearly DOES NOT.


  7. "Not that great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aaron Brothers Art and Framing (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn about home decor
    a decent job if you're into art and design
    Learn about complimentary colors and frame designs

    Cons

    dead end job unless you're gonna get into interior design or framing as a profession
    sometimes you get some very difficult customers


  8. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun and creative environment. Small staff so you become family

    Cons

    Upper management cares more about profit, not the people


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aaron Brothers Art and Framing part-time

    Pros

    Easy and laid-back job, no rushing and not more tasks than time to complete.

    Cons

    Sometimes things were too slow.

    Advice to Management

    More specific tasks to complete during slow periods.


  10. "Assistant manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Aaron Brothers Art and Framing full-time

    Pros

    Fun creative environment to work in

    Cons

    Needs to be better in scheduling and expectations


  11. "Manager of a Card/Gift Store while owning an online Paper Boutique"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - President in Lantana, TX
    Current Employee - President in Lantana, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aaron Brothers Art and Framing (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Adore anything to do with paper, boxes, greeting cards, gift wrapping

    Cons

    I'd like to have someone give me a chance to have a full-time job. I'm a terrific employee, dedicated,dependable, trust worthy, available for any schedule, can work alone.

    Advice to Management

    Trustworthy, worked alone at Providence Invitations and Gifts, did all store design, sales, ordering, follow-up.



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