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Kaman's Art Shoppes Reviews

Updated February 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Fun work environment, good training (in 7 reviews)

  • Working at a theme park can be fun (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • You essentially get minimum wage starting out, because the pay is commission based (in 9 reviews)

  • A little harder to make commission as a portrait artist (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Body Artist/Henna tattoo artist"

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    Former Employee - Body Artist in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Body Artist in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Kaman's Art Shoppes (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment to learn customer service and sales skills as well as shape up by taking on lots of responsibilities.

    Cons

    The company was not the issue, some of the clients could be so mean - it was the only reason I left. Customers didn't seem to realize drawing and painting on some one is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe more training for when there are mean customers and how to handle it.


  2. "Kaman's"

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

    I have been working at Kaman's Art Shoppes full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic place to gain work experience, especially from a younger age.

    Cons

    The turnover rate each year is difficult to deal with as a member of management, but helps a lot with teaching management how to train.


  3. "I'd say it's better than working inside a mall. I've worked there for 3 years now. As a photographer and body artist"

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    Current Employee - Body Artist in Brookfield, IL
    Current Employee - Body Artist in Brookfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaman's Art Shoppes part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - I get free attraction tickets at the zoo I work for
    -coworkers are like family
    - flexible work schedule
    - able to help others in the park
    -There is an employee meal less than $5 which is great because food can get expensive

    Cons

    -the discount you get doesn't help much at the gift shop
    -standing all day except for breaks
    -angry guest complaints
    -communication between employee and new manager wasn't strong

    Advice to Management

    Get to know you employees, I had new managers come in and I know nothing about them. I don't feel comfortable or the confidence to be able to share something with them.


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  5. "Pretty flexible job. Love that you can express yourself artistically"

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

    I have been working at Kaman's Art Shoppes part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can set your own days that you wanna work. Pretty flexible job. You can cross train and get more hours.

    Cons

    Some customers can give you a hard time. If it rains you might not even work for the day and you will be sent home if it does not get better.


  6. "Good Summer Job, Bad long term employment for most."

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kaman's Art Shoppes (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Coworkers and management.

    Cons

    Low pay, little room to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees. And think about adjusting the wages they are really low for the stress that is involved in the day to day requirements.


  7. "Unsafe(photographer)"

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Photographer in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaman's Art Shoppes part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot here. I learned how to finally break away from social anxiety. You can make a lot if your good at what you do with commission.

    Cons

    Ohio gets hot in the summer. I passed out twice in the three months I worked here because I didn't get enough breaks for how hot it was. Zoo food is expensive so only getting 40% off wasn't enough to get a reasonable priced meal.

    Advice to Management

    Give more breaks when it's hot outside. Even if it is only a few minutes. Customers don't like to see a little girl pass out in the photo booth.


  8. "Fun but Hard"

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    Current Employee - Airbrush Artist
    Current Employee - Airbrush Artist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kaman's Art Shoppes part-time

    Pros

    Freedom to be expressive in your work.
    The pay can be alright.
    Easy to move up in the company if you stick to it.

    Cons

    Customers can be rude.
    Working harder and longer than the average job it seems.
    Hours can be long.
    Working outside in any weather.


  9. "Good Company, not enough pay"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kaman's Art Shoppes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    smaller company that pays closer attention to detail

    Cons

    smaller company that can't afford to pay what you're actually worth

    Advice to Management

    find a way to increase the pay of your managers. i promise it will make them stick around longer


  10. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kaman's Art Shoppes full-time

    Pros

    Working at a theme park can be fun. Constantly changing environment keeps you on your toes and helps you grow as a leader. This job will never be boring.

    Cons

    Managing mostly minors can be difficult and exhausting. All employees except for management are seasonal. Having to start from scratch every year makes life harder.

    Advice to Management

    Put more stock into your assistants. Provide tools for them to survive in the roll including higher pay.


  11. "It was ok"

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    Former Employee - Photographer & Face Painter
    Former Employee - Photographer & Face Painter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kaman's Art Shoppes part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot on the job. Meet new people.

    Cons

    Management is horrible, favoritism is a real problem.



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