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American Laser Skincare Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great pay- top earners in the country (in 4 reviews)

  • Free services and fun treatments to sell (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Clinic Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Clinic Manager in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Clinic Manager in Marietta, GA

    I worked at American Laser Skincare (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great contests and bonus programs.

    Cons

    Company filed bankruptcy in November 2014


  2. "Was a great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CIO, Security Officer, Vice President of Information Technology in Clarkston, MI
    Former Employee - CIO, Security Officer, Vice President of Information Technology in Clarkston, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Laser Skincare (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome employees and teammates, hard-working and dedicated, pulling out all the stops to make the company win.

    Cons

    Issues with profitability created too many constraints to overcome - if you don't make money you aren't in business for long.

    Advice to Management

    Since I was one of the management team, my advice would be to myself here... hindsight gives me many actions I could have taken, whether they would have saved the company or not I will never know.


  3. "Esthetician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LASER TECHNICIAN in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - LASER TECHNICIAN in Cypress, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Laser Skincare (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience, great loyal clients

    Cons

    No doctor on hand, went bankrupt

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "Terrible ending"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinic Manager in Seaford, NY
    Current Employee - Clinic Manager in Seaford, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Laser Skincare (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    none. Company closed with no warning leaving employees and clients in the dark

    Cons

    Company closed with no warning leaving employees and clients in the dark


  6. "Glad they went bankrupt, twice."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager/Esthetician in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager/Esthetician in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    your boss can nap in her car while you cover for her. your boss offers you services in exchange for not reporting her for stealing...

    Cons

    morally corrupt company… sell your soul to work here...

    Advice to Management

    nothing, they're already looking for new jobs


  7. "I learned so much working for this company. I met amazing and talented technicians and so many great clients!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laser Tech in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Laser Tech in Minneapolis, MN
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Full time hours were great. Technology and services were always improving!

    Cons

    work/life balance did not matter to upper management

    Advice to Management

    I know that upper management had a lot of pressure to satisfy expectations from investors and the trickle down effect to clinic staff was certainly apparent. I feel that they did their best to keep employee morale up.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Loved the coworkers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HQ Worker in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - HQ Worker in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at American Laser Skincare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The coworkers (HQ). I worked at HQ for 2 years, and I worked with people in various departments (some more than others). They were good people -- that was part of what I liked most about going in each day (that and having fulfilling work to accomplish).

    Cons

    My understanding was that the former (original) leadership left the company in a difficult position. There were unfortunately a number of leadership changes while trying to get the ship righted. I personally wish that the sales model could have been different from what some of the competition did, but I honestly don't know enough about sales and that type of market space.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a different sales model; maybe re-consolidate to the profitable clinics; know that it is easier to retain customers than to get new customers. Customers are precious -- they are to be savored and managed accordingly.


  9. "Clinic manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinic Manager in New City, NY
    Former Employee - Clinic Manager in New City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Laser Skincare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get free services and half off fillers.

    Cons

    The company doesn't care about you. They expect you to work 6 days a week. They are not good to their employees

    Advice to Management

    Start caring for your employees and treating them with respect


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Made lifelong friends"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LASER TECHNICIAN in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - LASER TECHNICIAN in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Laser Skincare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free treatments, offered insurance, decent starting pay, loved the product lines

    Cons

    The bad far outweighed the good. High pressure sales were expected. On November 14, 2014 we all, VERY unexpectedly, were instructed to cease operations and every employee nationwide was terminated effective immediately. We were also instructed to not tell any patients about this. Some clinic staff were escorted out by armed guards as if they were criminals. ALS closed down two years to the day it filed bankruptcy in 2012. Odd timing. John Harlow claims he knew the clinics were closing 2-3 days before it happened, yet still allowed us to sell packages to clients up until the 13th. Total con artist - John Harlow was behind the Circuit City closings as well.

    Advice to Management

    There is ZERO reason this corporation couldn't be a lucrative business. It was mismanaged by an incompetent CEO. Complete scam!


  11. "Good experience like at boot camp."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Med Esthetician in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Med Esthetician in Skokie, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was okay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Abusive management. Bad office culture.

    Advice to Management

    This company filed for bankruptcy in 2014, so a lot of people lost jobs in one day without warning. What else you can say?.........


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