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The Art of Shaving Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great product which can enhance mans life (in 21 reviews)

  • 50 % off products, pay is decent for the amount of work (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management will send threatening emails multiple times a day shaming those who aren't doing good enough (in 21 reviews)

  • Store managers have individual sales goals to achieve on top of management duties (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "The Art of Shaving"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Rosemont, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Art of Shaving full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and also pay

    Cons

    There are no cons they are very professional

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Awesome company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company treats you very well, easy to stand behind great products that really do well for you and your skin.

    Cons

    Hours and days were the hardest but that's a part of working retail. Also the staff size was small so when emergencies happened it was tough to get coverage.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Job I've Ever Had"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Art of Shaving part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of free time to do anything.

    Cons

    One of the most annoying part was working alone 90% of the time. I understand that there isn't enough customers to justify having more than one employee at a time; however, it's extremely selfish to force employees to take their lunch break thirty minutes into their shift, hold their bladder until after closing, and no additional support through tough times.
    Upper management will send threatening emails multiple times a day shaming those who aren't doing good enough.
    Commission changed from decent to laughable.
    The lack of customers is astonishing and the ones we do get, we have to lie to in order to get sales.
    Also, nearly everything is cheaper on Amazon - so more lying to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Just shut down all operations.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Out-of-touch fear-based Management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Master Barber in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Master Barber in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Art of Shaving full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They provide daily supplies. They contribute to health insurance premium cost.

    Cons

    Out of touch management at ALL levels. Everyone operates on CYA mode. Barbers and employees are 100% expendable. People who know nothing about the hair and beauty industry making foolish uninformed decisions for those in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Terminate all existing marketing department employees. Horrible branding and poor social media presence. Take a closer look at all regional and district management and see the role they play in the high turnover and low traffic issues. I fired The Art of Shaving for poor management, unrealistic goals, and demeaning emails to all employees. I would've stayed under better circumstances. All grievances fell on deaf ears because EVERYBODY operates under fear-based management. My personal hair clientele did not like it there and felt the unprofessional, out-of-touch approach of the company. What waste of a year for me that I can never get back. You're fired. Can you hear me now?


  6. Helpful (4)

    "So SAD"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Art of Shaving full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can use the product on yourself in-stores to keep a clean look

    Cons

    Consistently cutting hours from 40hr to 30hr weekly, great commission that is now turned into a low bonus to save the compony money, willing to let the staff take a hit/blame for upper management mistakes, will hold you responsible even when there are no customers in site to help you make store goals, there are no room for improvement and a raise unless someone in your upper staff is fired.

    Advice to Management

    Care for your employers instead of attacking them for problems that is out of their hands and all employers are working for a check but you can't expect better when you are cutting hours, commission and pay for your best sellers.


  7. "Great Company to Work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Buckhead, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Buckhead, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Art of Shaving part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great base pay plus commission on top of that. Great sales training and experience.

    Cons

    Not flexible schedule, because only 4 or maybe 5 people employed in the store


  8. "Great Seasonal Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Shaving Consultant in Uncasville, CT
    Former Employee - Seasonal Shaving Consultant in Uncasville, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Art of Shaving part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training was quick but effective, management was extremely helpful and friendly, product was great, felt like family even after a very short period of time.

    Cons

    I wish I could have transferred stores and stayed with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, keep up the good work.


  9. "awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Art of Shaving full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome product, great sales model

    Cons

    not much, can be slow traffic some times but thats retail


  10. "Shaving Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shaving Consultant in Liberty Township, OH
    Current Employee - Shaving Consultant in Liberty Township, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Art of Shaving (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice base salary with chance to make commisson

    Cons

    Can be slow at times and get boring


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Managment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shaving Consultant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Shaving Consultant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Art of Shaving part-time

    Pros

    Great Brand History and Mission. Quality products.

    Cons

    The managment in the store I worked at was the worst. Very unprofessional, and a lot of favoritism. I was a part of a team that under valued my skills, due to my age and demeanor. I have had 8 years in retail sales and still was condescended by both another employee and the manager. I had several incidences of miscommunication and disagreements with my manager who didn't know what she was doing. She would also shop on the company's time, within the mall. The other employee would be sexually inappropriate with me and this was not addressed properly. I would be cautious with a company like this.

    Advice to Management

    To fully take into account all history of current employees who have been involved with past investigations for the same mistake. To not take the side of employees just because of seniority.


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