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Perfumania Holdings Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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  • Lazy upper management allowed to do whatever they want (in 7 reviews)

  • Gossip between the manager and district manager (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "i loved my job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Perfumania Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    laid back job, good commission incentives, good benefits, small store staff that felt like a family, district/regional managers were great and very supportive, fun environment.

    Cons

    poor communication between stores and corporate. the home office would often make blanket decisions that made no sense at the store level. online prices were lower than in store prices but we were told not to match "too much" which caused customer conflicts. corporate will close your store with no notice, despite store's profitability. VERY long hours during holiday season.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your store managers.


  2. "worked for several years 2013-2017"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perfumania Holdings full-time

    Pros

    A sense of family within the stores

    Cons

    corporate ciuld work on communication with the stores

  3. "tax Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perfumania Holdings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    best place for work

    Cons

    I love this place because everybody help each others


  4. "Store Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Perfumania Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work and great core values.

    Cons

    It can be boring when is no one at the mall.


  5. "District Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perfumania Holdings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company is open to suggestions, request feedback on all aspects of position from Merchandising to Promotions. Also great support from Home Office to Field.

    Cons

    Quite often stores to not receive enough product to achieve sales projections. Also when something is advertised quantities in stores need to be increased.

    Advice to Management

    Again, make sure when there is a new promotion that stores receive merchandise in a timely manner and with a strong inventory. You cannot sell what you don't have.


  6. "Horrible"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None - employees are treated poorly

    Cons

    All - no direction, financially unsteady

    Advice to Management

    Close


  7. "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, nice people, good products

    Cons

    Corp office doesnt not communicate as well as should with the field

    Advice to Management

    More clarity, less cloak and dagger

  8. "Keyholder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Perfumania Holdings part-time

    Pros

    Get to wear whatever perfume whenever you want

    Cons

    Benefits were only for full-time managers, payment was non-increasing

    Advice to Management

    Give a raise to employees who been there for over 2 years


  9. "Key holder"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Perfumania Holdings full-time

    Pros

    it's slow most days so you have downtime to be on your phone.

    Cons

    The hourly pay is not worth what they request of you. The commission you receive is not rather basic compare to other companies. You're basically being ripped off most companies have a set percentage of commission. perfumania likes to give you random percentage and sometimes only .50 cents for things you sell. Corporate yells at managers for not making goal yet they have lowered all the prices of the merchandise to basically 50% off and expect you to make the same goal as the prior year. If you desperately need a job work here if not keep it moving.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hmm..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Perfumania Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The money is good that's about it.

    Cons

    No notice if they close your location, one day you have a job the next you don't.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like humans, not like disposable items.


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