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Frank Zarabi
24 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Busy, A Lot of Work, Great to Launch Your Career"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FAM Brands full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good health benefits, 401k match. Work from home sometimes, which is nice. Great team in LA to work with, they don't make you feel like you are on an island and alone. Great brands/labels to work with. Phone calls and text encouraged over emails.

    Cons

    Small team in NY so it can feel lonely sometimes. A LOT of work and everyone is very hands on. The company is growing, but good to keep adding more help! Long hours some days, but it can pay off financially.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the space in NYC to accommodate a bigger showroom with more brands highlighted; you have a lot of great stuff to show! More opportunity for training and get togethers in LA with the rest of the team. Keep going with some of the great stuff you all are doing (reviews, volunteer, non-profit support). Please focus on IT support and system/computer upgrades - this area always felt dragging.

    FAM Brands2019-02-05
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very Sketchy Hiring!"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Bell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FAM Brands for more than a year

    Pros

    They have work out instructors do a class during lunch break

    Cons

    no yearly raise hire & fire to get entry level people to lower cost big pay differences between employees of the same job

    Advice to Management

    Stop the hiring & firing people to save on money - find other solutions. Employees don't feel valued.

    FAM Brands2019-02-04

    FAM Brands Response

    March 19, 2019Director of Talent

    Thank you for the review! Feedback, of any kind, is always a gift. Though we're not sure when you left and we don't know your particular experiences here (since we don't know who you are), we thought we would clarify a couple items. First, all employees go through an annual review ...

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  3. Helpful (6)

    "Trust The Reviews"

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    Former Employee - Creative/Marketing Team in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FAM Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation, yoga classes and food trucks. The new VP of Marketing is trying to change the culture.

    Cons

    No structure, high turnover rate, bad morale, no communication. Managers don't like each other; so employees will get conflicting instructions. The joke around the office is that everyone leaves after a year. Working in other departments may be different; but the creative/marketing needs help.

    Advice to Management

    Two creative teams run smoothly, and the other is a mess. That manager will wait until 5pm, the night before the due date to make a decision. Even after she had the choices on her desk for a week. Somehow, she still blames her employees for not being on top of their jobs. Please take a closer look at ALL of your employees. **Note - HR please don't respond with that cheesy "we care" response. You turn a blind eye to bad...

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    FAM Brands2019-01-27
  4. "Growing company with a bright future..."

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    Current Employee - Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FAM Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is still growing and was a great opportunity to grow along with it to see how a company matures.

    Cons

    I believe its growing too fast for its spacial capacity.

    FAM Brands2018-11-04

    FAM Brands Response

    December 26, 2018Director of Talent

    Thank you for the kind words! FAM is certainly growing fast and we are running out of room for people to sit - all good problems to have. We are working on space planning projects and other initiatives, including expanding into the last of our unused space on the 2nd floor. Stay tuned ...

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FAM Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Daily work hours are decent

    Cons

    Morale and aesthetic of the workplace is poor. Unethical business practices.

    FAM Brands2018-12-04

    FAM Brands Response

    December 26, 2018Director of Talent

    While we wish you had a better experience here at FAM, we hope your new role is providing you what you need and we wish you nothing but the best in your career and life! In addition to your personal experience, we know that 2017/2018 brought a lot of change in the company, and ...

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  6. Helpful (8)

    "Misleading job description"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FAM Brands full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They offer free food sometimes and free workout classes.

    Cons

    If you work for the Club division as an assistant - beware. Your job description prior to getting hired and what you actually end up doing do not align what-so-ever. You are an assistant to everyone in that department. You will also assist with packing, shipping, and running daily personal errands for your manager(s). 80% of your job will be physical (out driving to run errands or packing shipments) the remaining 20%...

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    Advice to Management

    It would be helpful to create a system where feedback is given early on this role in order to have a clear understanding on both ends in regards to expectations, and ways to improve. Also, job descriptions prior to hiring should be altered to fit the actual duties.

    FAM Brands2018-10-24

    FAM Brands Response

    December 26, 2018Director of Talent

    Though you were only here a few months, we certainly wish you had a better experience here at FAM. We hope your new role is providing you what you need and we wish you nothing but the best in your career and life! As the previous assistants in this role were promoted shortly after ...

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Administrative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FAM Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and lots of perks, such as workout classes, meditation, food trucks and much more. Like the fact that they promote from within!!! People here are nice and welcoming.

    Cons

    We are growing tremendously which is a great thing but sometimes can be overwhelming. Sometimes I feel like I don't have enough time in my day to concur everything I need to do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work !!! Like the fact that you listen to your employees

    FAM Brands2018-09-13
  8. "Associate Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bell, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FAM Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, we are surrounded by extremely nice and hardworking individuals. The company is investing a lot of time and effort into employee activities. The building is new and VERY clean. The workout classes offered to the employees are great!

    Cons

    - Health Insurance could be better - Workspace is too crowded, a better layout is needed

    FAM Brands2018-08-16

    FAM Brands Response

    January 15, 2019Director of Talent

    Thank you so much for the feedback! We're glad you like it here in general and we'd certainly love to hear how we can better improve our health insurance and workspace optimization. Fortunately, we were able to keep 2019 benefit costs the same for employees without sacrificing coverage ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company Culture and Employee Appreciation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FAM Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * The company is socially aware and always gives back to amazing charitable causes * The company goes above and beyond to listen to their employees feedback and will actually make changes towards employee satisfaction * Everyone is really nice and it does feel like family. I always find myself laughing and joking with someone in the office * The company truly cares about work/life balance. The building is not open...

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    Cons

    * Wish they had EV charging stations for electric vehicle cars in the parking area

    FAM Brands2018-08-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Be prepared to work hard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FAM Brands full-time

    Pros

    Family culture with co-workers Depending on the department others will help when you are swamped Growing company Company bonus and perks Understands life and family come before work

    Cons

    Low salary No room to move up Working long hours Could be more professional Lazy professionals not owning up to thier work Some fake people who will throw you under the bus

    Advice to Management

    Train your team better so they know thier job roles so others time is not wasted.

    FAM Brands2018-08-09
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