Fantastic Sams Reviews | Glassdoor

Fantastic Sams Reviews

Updated September 6, 2018
211 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.6
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Fantastic Sams President & CEO Linda Chadwick
Linda Chadwick
27 Ratings

211 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • "No benefits/continuing education" (in 11 reviews)

  • "The pay is terrible-it is minimum wage unless you make enough to get a tiny bit of commission" (in 9 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "A fantastic opportunity and salon"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    You will have a flexible schedule, paid time off, built in clientele, and a full service salon.

    Cons

    I don’t have anything to say bad about my experience.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Instant Clientele"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hairstylist in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Hairstylist in Bloomington, MN
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Walk-in salons means you have an instant clientele.

    Cons

    No set schedules, schedules coming out only a week in advance, not always enough staff

  3. "Hairstylist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good part time job

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay
    Covering other locations


  4. "I love working for the company. Just don’t love tracking my tips."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back, loyal clients, friendly most of the time

    Cons

    Pay based on productivity so if it’s slow your pay goes down no matter how much you’ve made them. No benefits or raises.

    Advice to Management

    Give raises to staff who are loyal.


  5. "Store Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Fantastic Sams full-time

    Pros

    Easy to get a job

    Cons

    No benefits, very slow store


  6. "Okay job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fantastic Sams full-time

    Pros

    Close early on the weekends

    Cons

    Late & long hours during the week, dress code & pay


  7. "Not for new fresh out of school stylist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The stylist at my first location actually tried to help me grow and succeed.

    Cons

    They then transferred me to a location that was father from me I took a pay cut and the salon I was moved to was a lot slower than the one I came from. Not to mention I had equipment go missing while I was at the second location.

    Advice to Management

    Be more will to pair a mentor with your new stylist to help them succeed.

  8. "Salon manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salon Manager in Uniontown, PA
    Former Employee - Salon Manager in Uniontown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being experienced I built a clientele very quick.

    Cons

    Overworked. I was short hours on ever pay .forced to work with no help. Owner was clueless on what needed to be done. Stylist were stealing from salon owner had no back bone!

    Advice to Management

    Stand behind your manger Dont be cheap. Pay accordingly thats why we have labor laws.


  9. "Worst. Employer. Ever."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stylist in Turlock, CA
    Former Employee - Stylist in Turlock, CA

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

    Pros

    Clients were easygoing, this is a great kind of place to build your knowledge straight out of beauty school.

    Cons

    The owner was screwing the manager, who was best friends with half the salon and would give them any schedule they wanted. I was called the night before at 8 pm and told (while I was 6 hours away on vacation) that if I didn’t come in at 11 the next morning to cover her friend I would be in trouble. They forced me to do clients I didn’t feel comfortable with, wouldn’t help or check my work, then I would get in trouble for not doing it like they would. Not cool- spare yourselves!


  10. "manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly, MA

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

    Pros

    the company has good employees

    Cons

    the owners were very hard to deal with


Showing 211 of 213 reviews
Reset Filters