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John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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  1. "AR"

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    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Representative
    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely Friendly and a high energy environment. Perfect place to work if you want a career and want job growth. You dictate your own pay and your own future.

    Cons

    Some customers are unrealistic about what we can do for them.

    Advice to Management

    Better understanding and promotion of the Director in Training Program.


  2. "Dishonest, corrupt"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Instructor in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers part-time

    Pros

    Getting to know the young people who go for modeling lessons is fun. Their dreams are alive and contagious.

    Cons

    They are not training to model. They are collecting money. The franchise owner even told me that he does not know anything about modeling. He knows business and is there to make money. They also pay instructors a tiny little hourly rate and then collect thousands from students.

    Advice to Management

    Get honest. Tell these kids that playing house is cool and might get them to a level of confidence they need to succeed somewhere else, but you are not going to make them a model. Stop lying.

  3. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Blue Ash, OH
    Former Employee - Director in Blue Ash, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Customers were great, scheduled work hours were perfect

    Cons

    Dont pay as promised, 40 hr week turns into 80hr week with pay remaining at 40hrs, very deceitful

    Advice to Management

    Give employees honesty and fair compensation


  4. "The Dishonesty was Frustrating"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers part-time

    Pros

    Being around children who are expressing themselves is such a joy--this was the only part of the job experience I enjoyed.

    Cons

    You get hired and are told you will be earning significantly more than the reality. There is minimal training and what seems like full-time cold calling, regardless of the fact that the leads are supposedly 'interested'. Management is terrible and you are thankful when the owner is out of town. You are pushed to bleed parents dry and to viciously try to get as much money as possible out of their pockets. Children frequently leave your office in tears; I can not consciously advise anyone that it is nice to be an employee here.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest to parents and LISTEN to your employees. The company could be so much better and successful by changing their target market and improving their selling methods.


  5. "Center Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers full-time

    Pros

    The owners of Casablanca's that was in Memphis TN n corp in Chesterfield MO are the friendly n fairest employer's I have worked with in a long time. I would recommend working for this francize owner out of Mo if you can. He has locations across the country. I really loved working for them until I retired to FL.

    Cons

    Working on Saturdays and nights but the commissions made , made up for the hours

    Advice to Management

    Continue toLISTEN to your Center managers n their needs...


  6. "Great Place to have a career"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers full-time

    Pros

    High standard of customer service.
    Great product.
    Puts employees first.

    Cons

    No cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job. Love working here!


  7. "Makeup instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers part-time

    Pros

    Helping others really learn how to apply makeup

    Cons

    It's hard to keep the excitement up

  8. "Great People :)"

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    Former Employee - Hair & Makeup Instructor in Parrish, FL
    Former Employee - Hair & Makeup Instructor in Parrish, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a lot of fun helping students learn how to amplify their assets so that they could have the opportunity to break into the industry.

    Cons

    Limited hours could be an issue if you need 40 hours as a minimum each week. Sometimes the classrooms could be overfull, making it difficult to give each student the attention (and the chair!) that they needed.

    Advice to Management

    You rock!


  9. "Agency and Career Center"

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    Former Employee - Talent Scout, Admissions Director in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Talent Scout, Admissions Director in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional Development opportunities. an actual agency and access to great life skills/tools training/mentoring

    Cons

    Won't do much for your acting/modeling career

    Advice to Management

    Community outreach/promotions needs to be better


  10. "you sell modeling classes Its a good job for young people"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    a very small look into the industry and how it runs

    Cons

    leads are hard to come by, and its extremely hard to teach people how the industry works because it doesn't match what they have seen in movies.

    Advice to Management

    better training


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