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Perfumania Holdings Reviews

Updated February 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Positive Work Environment with friendly coworkers (in 5 reviews)

  • Benefits, overtime, a great team and upper management were the greatest (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management not too involved with store (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. "Going under?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not hard work, little demands, close to home

    Cons

    Salary low, benefits suck, stock worthless, no leadership, depressing environment

    Advice to Management

    Please manage and improve this business, many people rely on these jobs!!!


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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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

    Pros

    The pros are like other companies...paid sick, personal and vacation days.

    Cons

    There is no company morale and upper management knows it and does nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at your talent pool and promote from within.

  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Co workers and manager

    Cons

    No growing opportunities, work hours


  4. "Not the best place to work"

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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

    Salary was comparable to market value.

    Cons

    Benefits - Contributions were exceedingly high for employees (especially the family plan) over $1,200 per month

    Vacation - For new employees it's awesome. No days off first 6 months and a week after that.

    People - Very old school approach to their business trying to improve things.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to do the analysis and make decisions, doesn't always have to come from the top.


  5. "Job OK for experience on resume"

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

    I worked at Perfumania Holdings full-time

    Pros

    easy to communicate with store manager
    relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    little room for advancement
    pay increase for promotion is too little
    upper management not too involved with store


  6. "Think twice before working here."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Perfumania Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Company had reasonably priced product.

    Cons

    Disregarded a Friendly and Family Culture. Time off was near impossible and Leadership had to work extensive hours as an expectation. Pay was very LOW compared to other Retailers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your Team Members. Be consistant with what you expect from one store to the next.


  7. "Mismanaged and no training"

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

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

    Pros

    Mandatory 4 hour a week overtime
    Benefits
    Barely any corporate visits
    New computer system
    Good product pricing and promotions
    401k options

    Cons

    No raises ever
    Commission and bonuses continually being cut
    Never making decisions for stores buy including the employees in the stores
    Wasting money on marketing materials for inside the store instead of outside advertising
    Low pay rates
    Lazy upper management allowed to do whatever they want
    No training materials in place

    Advice to Management

    Talk with store managers and assistant managers before implementing random things in stores.
    Pay your sales people better and quit removing spiffs and lowering commissions
    You have to train and develop people
    You get out what yout put in.

  8. "Lack luster"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commission pay on top of base pay

    Cons

    Won't be any raises because the company is very cheap (everyone got a 20 CENT raise in the company within the past 7 years, but that was it). Cutting corners (and bonuses for management) even if you make your quota for the year. Any inventory issues lead to freezes with no promotions and commission being revoked. Little to no growth in the company, lots of people in corporate resigning all at once. Employee appreciation is low from DM's and RM's. Completely outdated point of sales systems make for customers harassing you about it when it crashes mid sale.

    Advice to Management

    Don't talk down to your employees, we are what keep your business running. Bring evaluations and raises back, this is so important! UPDATE YOUR POINT OF SALES SYSTEMS.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Confidential Office Employee"

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    Former Employee - Confidential in Massapequa Park, NY
    Former Employee - Confidential in Massapequa Park, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Perfumania Holdings (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good co workers, steady paycheck

    Cons

    Raises are non-existent, High turnover, Different rules for different people, Very little investment in IT infrastructure, micro management by Chief Financial Officer

    Advice to Management

    Treat office employees as good as field management, Invest in employees rather than replacing them, stop wasting money on exotic locations for district manager meetings while cutting pay because profits are down.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome job for some one who doesn't have to depend on this as their only source of income"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Deer Park, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sales are usually high
    Commission is ok as long as you sell house brands
    Management isn't always the best and most the time will not have your back

    Cons

    Most people want higher end fragrances which do not contribute much to your commission


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