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Sharper Image Reviews

Updated November 29, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sharper Image full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities and great growth

    Cons

    Can be hectic around holiday season


  2. "No! No! NO!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None that I could see

    Cons

    Poor management, people treated like thow aways, robot like environment

    Advice to Management

    Get some qualified managers who know how to treat people right . You are playing with people's lives. Know your people!

  3. "Where Dreams--and Careers--Go To Die"

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

    I worked at Sharper Image full-time

    Pros

    There are quite a few young people who enjoy being social

    Cons

    -The men running the company (Lance Reese specifically) will sleep with employees and then put them in management roles
    -There is no opportunity for growth, as the company only hires outside the company for management instead of promoting present employees
    -HR is ONE person who in the pockets of the higher ups so anything you tell him will be spread throughout the company
    -There is a severe lack of professionalism in the office
    -The pay is absolute trash but Sharper Image hires in predominantly young employees for this reason. If you dare ask about it, you will be mocked or chewed out
    -Nothing including the products functions well. From reports constantly being incorrect to even the printer that will never be replaced, this company buys cheap products that just don't function
    -There is a lack of respect in how the men running the company speak to employees. They will talk to you in such a disrespectful way and expect you to be quiet about it
    -Sharper Image will hire someone to take another employee's place before that person leaves, right under their noses!
    -The overall environment is nasty and political.
    All in all, Sharper Image will drain you dry and before you realize it, you've spent 10 years slaving away with barely anything to show for it. Sharper Image does NOT care about employees.

    Advice to Management

    David Katzman or Lance Reese will never take this advice but I would say, "You're employees are PEOPLE. Just because you make a certain amount of money does not mean that we are your slaves. You manage Sharper Image. Barely anyone knows what that is anymore. Get your heads out of your butts."


  4. "Review about sharper image"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sharper Image full-time

    Pros

    Great team works. Good communication and leadership skills.

    Cons

    Really don't have anything bad to say about the company.

    Advice to Management

    The management of the company are extremely good in communication skills and coaching.


  5. "Management sucks"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I liked the people, day went by fast bc the calls were constant, customers weren't bad, the discount was awesome!

    Cons

    For holiday season you will work 9am-8pm m-f AND. Saturday or Sunday. Absolutely no flexibility. Don't even think of calling in or asking to switch a weekend day. Manager is a bully and uses intimidation. They take on a lot of people for the holidays then cut most of them. Someone new got fired almost every day. You can't even look at your cell phone on the sales floor.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up a little. We are people, not robots


  6. "intermediate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sharper Image full-time

    Pros

    Interesting products to work with nice staff

    Cons

    short time to do tasks


  7. "Sales Management"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Sharper Image full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best job you could ever have. Easy, fun and just a great place to have a job!

    Cons

    Was not the best paying job, but well worth it. Also went under due to bad corp. moves.

    Advice to Management

    You should realize the potential in your employees , reward for success and help people move up the ladder opposed to trying to hold them back.

  8. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sharper Image full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best and most dedicated people I have worked with. Great in-store team atmosphere (after they discontinued commission.) Salary & benefits for full time employees were good. Commission and /or incentives for reaching sales goals were abundant until the final year.

    Cons

    Corporate seemed to have difficulty with the then CEO, and being able to take the company in a direction that may have been profitable and sustainable. The air purifier lawsuit was disastrous. Overall decline in sales (leading to the company closing its brick and mortar stores) was not dealt with in a proactive manner until it was too late.


  9. "package handler"

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

    I worked at Sharper Image part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, and employees

    Cons

    Need better training, and team work

    Advice to Management

    Improve training and work distribution


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Sharper Image was a great place to work, teaming with talented, creative people. People worked hard, but it was still a fun place to work. Employees tended to be very dedicated to the company, staying on for years.

    Cons

    Too bad they went out of business and the brand got bought up.


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