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Fantastic Sams Reviews

Updated February 19, 2019
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  • "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)

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  1. "Receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Cypress, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's very easy going and flexible

    Cons

    No downsides really to my job.


  2. "Enjoyed My Time"

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    Former Employee - Stylist
    Former Employee - Stylist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fantastic Sams full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, good commissions, great learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Felt underappreciated by upper management.

  3. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They Shampoo every guest
    They offer color

    Cons

    It would be nice if you had to have some industry knowledge before being an owner


  4. "Bad management"

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    Former Employee - Stylist/Key Holder in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Stylist/Key Holder in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was close to my house.
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Management is passive aggressive
    Hostile work environment
    Illegal practices
    Bad customer service practices

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest in your dealings with customers and staff


  5. "Working at Fantastic Sams"

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    Former Employee - Hairstylist in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Hairstylist in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helpful stylists teach good tricks

    Cons

    Infantile place to work. Stylists act like children.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up


  6. "Decent company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fantastic Sams full-time

    Pros

    Walk-in clientele, national brand, color clients

    Cons

    Turnover, working with inexperienced people


  7. "Instant Clientele"

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    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

  8. "A fantastic opportunity and salon"

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    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


  9. "Hairstylist"

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    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


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

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    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.