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Jake's Fireworks Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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  1. "fun work environment, but poor management communication"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburg, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburg, KS

    Pros

    flexible with time off. work hard during the summer but the rest of the year is fairly slow paced. interesting work and a verify informal environment. great co-workers.

    Cons

    location (southeast kansas is not the most interesting place in the world). management does not communicate well with employees and has a know-it-all attitude towards every facet of the company. salaries are not very competitive for the area.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees. you hired us for a reason. now let us help you grow the company. you dont know everything about everything.


  2. "Use people"

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    Former Employee - Order Picker in Pittsburg, KS
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Pittsburg, KS

    I worked at Jake's Fireworks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Simple job duties to complete

    Cons

    They lie to people saying they keeping them and let them go after the 4th of July and long hours with no overtime pay


  3. "My experience so far is cool"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Jake's Fireworks as an intern

    Pros

    Nice people here. Everyone is friendly

    Cons

    None so far. Its a nice place


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  5. "Bad"

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    Former Employee - Retail Management
    Former Employee - Retail Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jake's Fireworks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There our no pros they blind u with money

    Cons

    Unless u are part of the inner circle that overwork and underpay.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees that know what they are doing instead of constantly undermining them


  6. "Salesman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jake's Fireworks part-time

    Pros

    I think they have very good products and prices. I assume thats why Costco contracts with them. And I liked how they were open to my ideas in improving the sales. And yes they where very kind in offering out extra bonuses, at the end of the season, to jobs well done. So enjoyed working for them, and just being in the overall Costco environment.

    Cons

    This past summer they cut us down to just one staff per station. One inside and one outside. Where in the past they'd have around three outside because of how busy it would get at times. So with just having one out front, things got very very buy and hectic at times.

    Advice to Management

    You know I wish I could right at the moment think up all the advise and ideas I gave my Manager, but I really can't think of any facts right now.


  7. "Come shop here!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jake's Fireworks part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly and very affordable!!! They have a great selection for everyone!!! My husband and I highly recommend them!! :)

    Cons

    Plain out awesome!!! Totally affordable!!


  8. "great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great job to have in a career

    Cons

    there isn't enough bad stuff to even talk about

    Advice to Management

    great


  9. "Warehouse worker, mainly forklift operator"

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Jake's Fireworks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible laid back 3\4s of the year. Close to home. Full time for the lucky few year round.

    Cons

    very low pay, (no time and a half overtime pay, claiming exemptions under the motor carriers act) very long hours 1\4 of the year.

    Advice to Management

    If you aren't gonna pay your employees what is fair (meaning what the average pay rate nationally per job title) you should at least acknowledge your employees and shake their hands individually, introduce yourself, and Thank them personally for all of their time and commitment they put forth.


  10. "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    Long work hours each week


  11. "Very high frequency and maintance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's was high skilled and is and good earner

    Cons

    Hard work not very interesting