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Parlux Fragrances Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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Parlux Fragrances Chairman and CEO Frederick E. Purches
Frederick E. Purches
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  1. "Definitely Unprofessional"

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    Current Employee - California in Antioch, CA
    Current Employee - California in Antioch, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Parlux Fragrances part-time

    Pros

    Good hourly wage, that is pretty much it.

    Cons

    Unfortunately very unprofessional lacks communication, high goal expectations, inconsistent hours, biased management, no team work, verbal abuse, little to no breaks since you have to meet sales, schedule is never on time, almost every shift is in a different location, hard to find HR to complain to,

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who know what they are doing and are not biased. Train new employees and check on their stock. COMMUNICATION!!! Know the legalities!!!


  2. "The company was great until Perfumania Bought them out!"

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    Former Employee - Payroll Coordinator in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Payroll Coordinator in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parlux Fragrances full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional, pay is good

    Cons

    Executive level employees stomp on all others

    Advice to Management

    Come down from that superiority step you're on


  3. "A bit antiquated but slowly coming along"

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

    I have been working at Parlux Fragrances full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - A true 9 - 5 job. You are asked to clock (scan) in and out daily even though you are salaried
    - Small casual office (NY/FL) - Though most come to work dressed business casual, casual tends to work as well. The chairman/owner often comes to work in jeans and sneakers. The meetings aren't as formal or structured as they are with other CPG/ Beauty companies

    Cons

    - Benefits are not so great - Be very clear on what you are getting before you accept any offer. The biggest issue for most is that you're offered very little vacation, which isn't competitive with the industry/ professional level. Do not believe anyone when they say the New York/FL office is different. It isn't. There is no 401K matching and no bonuses below VP level
    - Most people are on a need-to-know basis which doesn't create a positive and open work environment
    - A lot of egos in a small space which contributes to unnecessary drama. One would think that in a small office most people would get along and be friendly toward one another and that isn't the case
    - Senior management turns a blind eye to bad behavior/ unprofessional conduct
    - There is no continuing education, management/ development trainings as you will find with other large corporations
    - No review process (annual or otherwise)


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Parlux Fragrances"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davie, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davie, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parlux Fragrances (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Parlux LLC is a great place to work in south Florida. Hard working and dedicated staff.

    Cons

    Is owned by Perfumania. They are slow to make decisions and too much red tape for the simplest thing to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Get assets under control


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great for "just a job", not a career"

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    Former Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Former Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people. Interesting industry. It's a place where you can do your job and go home and not worry about it.

    Cons

    Upper management cares nothing for employees and lower level managers are unable to do anything to encourage career development. The company exists as a manufacturing arm for it's parent company and it is not designed to be profitable. This means wage and hiring freezes with increases in benefits costs yearly. (when comparable jobs at other companies have much higher salaries) No promotions. No career development and no HR department to even facilitate any questions. It's a shame. The company has huge potential but no one cares about the people that hold that potential. The New York office is a bunch of out of touch washed up Marketing executives that just waste money and play politics all day.


  7. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Parlux Fragrances full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home when not calling on stores. Constant variety.

    Cons

    Long hours, including every weekend. Hard to maintain work/life balance.


  8. "I love the freedom I just hate..."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parlux Fragrances part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved my boss. She was was very supportive with what we needed to sell. Love fragrance. Loved having flexible-ish hours and not being micromanaged.
    Amazing pay

    Cons

    Application process is a little confusing and so is payment and punching in hours and sales.
    NOT ENOUGH HOURS
    No benefits
    Not much growth career-wise

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say. You're doing the best with what you can do. This economy sucks. I'm lucky I still have a good job.


  9. "Fragrance Model"

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    Former Employee - Fragrance Model in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Fragrance Model in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parlux Fragrances part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with fragrance, flex hours and pay.

    Cons

    Hours and pay are based on quantity of merch. sold, hiring process and no comp for travel.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees know whrn they are doing a good job and give positive advice on what can be done better.


  10. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Vendor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Vendor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parlux Fragrances part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, Great pay for college studen

    Cons

    Nothing, everything was great.

    Advice to Management

    No Advice


  11. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Upbeat and fast paced environment. Work day flies by

    Cons

    Standing on your feet for long hours takes some getting use to.


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