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Sabon Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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Pros
  • The discount is why most employees work there, it's at 40%, and you receive free products monthly (in 10 reviews)

  • There are actually some great products (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • soap sampling can put your workers in very vulnerable positions (in 10 reviews)

  • Upon hiring, you are told that full-time means 5-6 days a week, and part-time means 3-4 days (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sabon part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company definitely feels like a family. They care for your well-being and think of you as a family member and a friend, as well as an employee. They also have very smart business and selling tactics and I enjoyed their approach to customer service.

    Cons

    They move employees from store to store a lot, based on where they need staff instead of where their skills are needed. Our store lost a lot of great sellers due to store transfers and it felt inconvenient and disruptive to our team.


  2. "Retail store manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The products are amazing to use and promote.

    Cons

    The lack of proper central air and heating makes it unpleasant to work throughout the day. The turn over rate hinders many locations from building strong relationships with our clients. Ecommerce promotions can't be honored in the retail stores. Store business hours don't correlate with the average business in the neighborhood, store hours should be shortened. Product availability has become an issue over the last three years. To many top selling items become unavailable throughout all of retail for extended periods of time.

    Advice to Management

    Please see all comments from Cons and start there.

  3. "worst place i've ever worked"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sabon part-time

    Pros

    the customers are nice

    Cons

    everything. the owner is mean and im pretty sure he is breaking labor laws. you stand in one place all day with almost no customers. id have given zero stars if i could. no time off or benefits. DO NOT WORK HERE.


  4. "Friendly, relaxed interview!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sabon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They consider applicants with no sales experience on the strength of their personality, which is good news for those who've never worked in retail before. Also, the 1% commission on every sale helps, as does the free monthly product and 40% discount!

    Cons

    The pay is quite low, and you're only allowed a 30-minute, albeit paid, break for lunch! Also, handing out the soap samples is a bit much.


  5. "STAY AWAY LISTEN TO THE REVIEWS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The 40% employee discounts but even then their overpriced products are expensive

    Cons

    The management sucks and they don't know what they're doing.
    UNFAIR PAY.
    Everyone is immature especially the managers!
    No benefits whatsoever
    I worked at a few different Sabon's and they treated their employees sooo poorly.
    They will fire you for no reason so be prepared for that.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they deserve and maybe your company wouldn't suck so bad.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "THEY LIE TO GET YOU IN THE DOOR STAY AWAY!!!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager In Training in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager In Training in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount and some of the people you work with are kind

    Cons

    Very intimidating training for management with no solid feedback

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to run a business like a family not a High pressure wall street job and pay employees what they are worth


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy to move up, cool co workers, and can work with your hours. It's a good place to work at if you want a 2nd job or you going to school.

    Cons

    horrible pay, management is all over the place, there is no real training for managers, they play favoritism too much, HR acts like they care but at the end of the day they only care about corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Need better training and hire people with backgrounds in managing and maybe hire people that have gone to school for business.

  8. "Not a good Place!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sabon part-time

    Pros

    Nice lotions and scrubs
    You get to work alone often

    Cons

    Owner is very rude to employees
    Minimum wage, no holiday bonus
    Poor scheduling - no work/life balance


  9. "It's Okay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sabon part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great products
    Retail Experience
    Monthly Gift
    Commission
    Great for creative/crafty people

    Cons

    - Pay (Minimum Wage)
    - Work full-time hours, no benefits (For
       managers only), still considered part
       time
    - Door stays open at all times (gets very
       cold)
    - Some managers are very caddy, watch
       out
    - Some managers take advantage of their
       benefits and are hardly there, causing
       more work for assistants (I feel like I do
       my manager's job for her)

    Advice to Management

    The company is great, just has a bit of an identity crisis. Maybe invest in commercials on TV and ads in papers so employees don't have to sample as much (it makes employees feel miserable). Online sales take away from in-store clients, try more sales in-store.


  10. "Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Got to take home samples, defective products, and a free product each month.

    Cons

    The pay was terrible. There wasn't much help to teach us how to sell. Didn't promote hard working employees. There seemed to be an inner circle with management. Hard to reach sales goals.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay and help train the employees, so they can reach sales goals.


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