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Palm Beach Tan Reviews

Updated March 11, 2017
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  • Upper management is very picky when it comes to simple procedures, can be aggressive when it comes to selling/pitching (in 31 reviews)

  • When it's all said and done with the hours that are being put in they are being paid minimum wage to do all of this (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salon Manager
    Former Employee - Salon Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Palm Beach Tan full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, with great discounts and benefits.

    Cons

    Only negative I had was that I worked in a college town and students do not want to spend money on expensive products.


  2. "Good college job to make a little cash"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Palm Beach Tan part-time

    Pros

    - 10% commission
    - Free tanning
    - Gain customer service skills
    - Enhance sales skills

    Cons

    - Only make $7.50 an hour
    - Some managers are awesome and some not so much

    Advice to Management

    - Understand that most of your employees are college students and be a little more understanding of that


  3. "General Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Palm Beach Tan full-time

    Pros

    Your earning potential is up to you! Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Managing younger employees, self-maintenance of equipment


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  5. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tanning Consultant in Searcy, AR
    Former Employee - Tanning Consultant in Searcy, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Palm Beach Tan part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really cares about customers, salons are clean and organized, friendly and hardworking team members, managers are wonderful leaders, training is above and beyond, free tanning

    Cons

    You have to tan or spray tan

    Advice to Management

    Train for ways to make a sale without being pushy


  6. "Unbelievable upper office"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Palm Beach Tan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free tanning is always a plus

    Cons

    Upper management is a nightmare, all they care about is money, very manipulative and hateful.

    Advice to Management

    Care about and acknowledge all the hard work your employees do for you.


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palm Beach Tan part-time

    Pros

    Earn monthly bonus and comission

    Cons

    Alot of work for not much pay. The customers are mean and don't have patience when you are the only employee in the store managing 20 tanning bed and seeing 90+ customers a shift.

    Advice to Management

    More pay or better benefits for employees


  8. "It's more of a job for a teenager, not if your trying to grow and become successful."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tanning Consultant
    Current Employee - Tanning Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palm Beach Tan part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    50 % off lotions
    Commission based

    Depending on who you work with it can be a chill, and fun job

    Cons

    The PAY. And the competition of Sales. I'm a great Sales person but that's because I actually care about the clients that walk through the door.
    People who are "Buddy's" with the manager will get to become assistant managers and move up. In my experience they don't do it because of performance, they do it and look out for you if your a friend. And if your up their butt. I was a previous manager at another place, and got hired on as a tc instead of a manager. I only took the job because I'm in college and my previous job was 1 hour away so it was really taking a toll on me. Not sure I will stay here very long. It's relaxed but the money is nothing

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I say will make any of you change how y'all run things, but maybe the big dogs should come in and see how their stores are running and talk to your employees about how they are feeling.


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    "Tanning Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tanning Consultant in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Tanning Consultant in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Palm Beach Tan part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Low stress job was great for working while acquiring my college degree. My coworkers were awesome and the benefits of being able to tan for free as well as try the products was a plus.

    Cons

    There is a huge gap between management and the owner as far as the owner would not listen to our suggestions on how to make the business better for our particular location. The pay is not what is promised before getting hired. Essentially during the interview they told me that I would make $15-$20 an hour after commission. I ended up making more like (my minimum wage pay of $8.25 p/h) plus $75 a month in commission on a good month. They expect you to hassle the customers into buying the overpriced lotions and upgrades, when you will literally make $1.00 on a $75 bottle of lotion. The commission structure is very difficult to understand.

    Advice to Management

    My manager was great. The owner of the salon however has much more room for improvement. If you own multiple salons you should not have "favorites" and leave one of your salons on its own all the time and get mad when we do not succeed. We didn't have a district manager or even a manager for a good majority of my time working with the company. Yet we were expected to do managerial duties while working part time and essentially making minimum wage. Be present in your company and give the employees equal treatment and benefits (ie the competitions, lotion training, etc that the Alabama salons get) if you want them to respect you.


  10. "Have not started yet"

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

    I have been working at Palm Beach Tan part-time

    Pros

    Free Tans and fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Low Pay, however commission! Lots of up-selling.


  11. "HORRIBLE UPPER MANAGEMENT AND CO WORKERS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader
    Former Employee - Shift Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Palm Beach Tan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free tanning.... thats about jt

    Cons

    The upper management are VERY picky hiring based on looks. Also, the managers are very rude and talk down on employees. The girls hired are very condescending and annoying. Hours are very long and exhausting. Rude customers. Pressure to upsell. Bad environment.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees BETTER. Train better. Be more on top of things. You don't know what you're doing.



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