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Fantastic Sams Reviews

Updated April 25, 2018
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  • "No benefits/continuing education" (in 9 reviews)

  • "The pay is terrible-it is minimum wage unless you make enough to get a tiny bit of commission" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Work is like having a second family"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stylist in Washington, UT
    Current Employee - Stylist in Washington, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fantastic Sams full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced. Absolutely no drama. Opportunity to build a clientele. It's a team environment and you can always ask questions. Managers meet with you biweekly to go over how you're doing and help you set goals for yourself. Love the product line. Continuing education.

    Cons

    Honestly not much as far as downsides, I never want to leave because I'm so happy here. The money isn't great starting out but there's always room to grow. I know our girls who have worked here for a few years make a lot more money than I do.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have anything for advice to management but it's gonna make me write at least 20 words so here they are


  2. "As a hairstylist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Hairstylist
    Former Employee - Hairstylist

    I worked at Fantastic Sams part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome staff!! Great manager, no drama!

    Cons

    fantastic Sam's put out too many coupons and customers don't realize we work on commission and OUR paycheck is taking a hit, NOT the company so we end up not just losing out but resenting the clients who have them.

    Advice to Management

    NOT to mgt. Because the company is individually owned so it's NOT mgt. That does it, it's the franchise who puts out the coupons.
    Advise, eat the loss of the money and appricate your staff instead of devalue them.

  3. "Data Entry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fantastic Sams full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    i have nothing bad to say.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you


  4. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Farmington, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Farmington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fantastic Sams full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice benefits, amazing owners, busy growing salon

    Cons

    I can't think of anything


  5. "Like it but going to booth rental and there’s not enough clientele to sustain $1750 per month"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Mooresville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fantastic Sams full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The girls I would with and my boss...the clientele who comes in and we get to meet on a daily basis

    Cons

    My boss doesn’t show up enough to order supplies that we need on a daily basis such as color and other supplies on a daily basis

    Advice to Management

    Order color


  6. "Why I chose Fantastic Sams"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing Director in Northfield, MN
    Current Employee - Staffing Director in Northfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fantastic Sams full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love working for Fantastic Sams because it is a well established company and they bring the guests to you. I like having a guaranteed base pay and it is awesome that it is set up so you can decide how much money above that base you want to make, which is easy to do with so many guests coming through the door. I love that Fantastic Sams encourages continuing education classes and they are FREE! This company also trains you on Guest Services so that you can be the best that you can be and the professional that you are to keep those guests coming back, build your clientele, and make more money! With so many locations there is tons of room for advancement in your career!

    Cons

    Must need a flexible schedule


  7. "Staffing Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing in Andover, MN
    Current Employee - Staffing in Andover, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fantastic Sams full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Guests are always coming through the doors. Using all your knowledge with every guests instead of specializing. Full service feel. Continuing education and trends without having to pay out of pocket. Great owners!

    Cons

    Retail hours. Turnover can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Always set face to face expectations to hold staff accountable to the goal. Build relationships with your staff.

  8. "Hair Stylist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fantastic Sams part-time

    Pros

    The only good attribute was flexible hours.

    Cons

    -No PTO, benefits, or room for advancement.


  9. "Awesome"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Roseville, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Roseville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fantastic Sams part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really love working for our owners!!!! I came from a salon that was not run very well and I love how they are very organized and know what they're doing. They also take very good care of their employees

    Cons

    I don't have any negative comments at this time


  10. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fantastic Sams full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    We have the best owners they are family oriented. Very reasonable and flexible. Also we operate more like a team, we work together, help eachother out, and have lots of fun while doing it:)

    Cons

    I have no complaints


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