KEY NOT FOUND: coverImgAlt
Logo

Fantastic Sams

Is this your company?

Fantastic Sams

Add a Review

Fantastic Sams Reviews

Updated Oct 14, 2021

To filter reviews, or .

Found 321 of over 326 reviews

3.1
27%
Recommend to a Friend
23%
Approve of CEO
Fantastic Sams President and CEO John Costanza (no image)
John Costanza
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "best for new stylist with little to no experience(in 29 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedule and great clientele(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "You know there are problems when 6 or so stylists who have all been there 3-10 years all quit within a few months of each other(in 39 reviews)

  • "Impossible to make more than minimum wage regardless of speed(in 13 reviews)

  • More Pros and Cons
    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.

    Ratings by Demographics

    This rating reflects the overall rating of Fantastic Sams and is not affected by filters.

    Want more demographic options?
    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work!!

      Aug 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Really great and understanding work environment

      Cons

      No cons while working here

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Scam

      Sep 23, 2021 - Hair Stylist in Smithfield, NC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You can get hired right out of school with no experience.

      Cons

      They tell you you're going to be making 15-20 dollars an hour but that's not true. They're just trying to get you into the store. Once you've been hired they make you sign a document that states your base pay and then gives you stipulations. Basically if you don't sell enough products or don't have a huge color service percentage then you won't be getting any bonus and will just give you your base pay which is anywhere between 10-11 dollara and hour! They say that they'll help build your clients/advertising and that absolutely not true. They won't pay you for the holidays that you're off unless you've been with the company for over a year. So that means the first year you're there when the salons closed for the holidays you won't be making any money. They also don't offer any healthcare benefits.

      Continue reading
      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Experience Opportunity

      Oct 5, 2021 - Hair Stylist in New Port Richey, FL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Decent pay, as many hours as you want, thrown right into gaining experience, healthy environment, no drama

      Cons

      Short staffed, low prices, customers are conditioned to devalue you

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great if you work for a good franchisee

      Sep 19, 2021 - Hairstylist in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The FS I worked at was great because the owners were family friendly. It's also what you make of it. If you have a good attitude, your customers will feel it and you can make good money.

      Cons

      You work with the public.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      great for someone just entering the industry

      Oct 14, 2021 - Hair Stylist in Albemarle, NC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Growing clientele, flexible with scheduling

      Cons

      not always busy, low starting pay

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Awful experience

      Oct 12, 2021 - Hair Stylist in Colonie, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      No pros. The place was never a positive working environment

      Cons

      Terrible management. No organization. Management is rude to customers.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Okay

      Aug 7, 2021 - Stylist in Plymouth, MI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great place to start learn and hone the craft advanced education opportunities high client rate high amount of new guests

      Cons

      No set scheduel High turn over Money for the owners is high Stylists are expected to work too much and drug

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      0p

      Jul 25, 2021 - Stylist in Pensacola, FL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible schedule, decent tips but you gotta work fast and get clients in and out

      Cons

      Long hours, no benefits, very low commission pay scale , same day appointments only so very inconvenient for your clients if youve got a good clientele, you have to sign a non compete agreement which means you can't tell your clients where youre going or that you are leaving the company, impatient rude clients, no room for advancement except team leader, owners are your best friend as long as youre making them money, but. as soon as you put your 2 weeks in, expect an attitude change

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Poor Pay

      Aug 30, 2021 - Hair Stylist in Buffalo, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lots of different clients, cool stylists to work with and learn from.

      Cons

      Little pay, "if you have time to lean, you have time to clean" policy, commission pay is also low. Do the work of talented stylist, but underpay yourself like a mcdonalds employee.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      bad

      Sep 25, 2021 - Hair Stylist in Houston, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      very bad no pros fr fr

      Cons

      very awful all cons on everything

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    Viewing 1 - 10 of 321 Reviews

    Popular Careers with Fantastic Sams Job Seekers

    JobsSalariesInterviews

    Work at Fantastic Sams? Share Your Experiences

    or