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The Art of Shaving Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2019

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3.2
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Eric Malka
96 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great opportunities with great product and fun environment(in 26 reviews)

  • "Great pay, you work alone most of the time and get to do things your own way(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management wants us to create foot traffic that is not there(in 29 reviews)

  • "Unrealistic expectations from management regarding sales goals(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at The Art of Shaving

      Pros

      Great Company to work for

      Cons

      Cant think of anything bad

      The Art of Shaving2018-07-21
    • "Great work place"

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        Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 

        I have been working at The Art of Shaving full-time

        Pros

        Benefits vacation time and discount

        Cons

        Hours long hours and late shifts

        The Art of Shaving2019-06-20
      • "Great performance is noticed and rewarded"

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        Former Employee - Store Manager 
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at The Art of Shaving full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Managers expect great performance in all areas. Your efforts are rewarded. Enjoyable environment. Upper Management listens and hears your input. People fill in from others stores to help cover time.

        Cons

        It is retail hours. It is retail management. Firing someone is a HUGE headache. Some locations have a very small selection of possible employees, take what you can get and hope for the best. Not enough employees to balance workload.

        Advice to Management

        Allow for more employees in each location. Some locations doe not allow for schooling and work. Many people are willing to work 2-3 days and go to school and need time for homework. Do not mandate a number but allow for more part-time employees.

        The Art of Shaving2019-05-14
      • "Great products with a fun selling experience."

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        Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at The Art of Shaving full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Products and personal benefits. Being able to run your own store as if it’s your own with company guidelines. What I mean is, aside from polices and procedures you can create the sales/excitement. Demonstrations with the product and building relationships to change life’s. I love going to work and helping my clients with all of their grooming needs. Aside from some of the Con’s it’s the best job so far in my retail Career,...

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        Cons

        Restructuring Brand. Lots of inventory issues and communication issues with corporate.

        Advice to Management

        Focus on what’s working as a company and listen to all of your employees. Sometimes taking risks for individual stores can benefit other stores as a whole.

        The Art of Shaving2019-03-11
      • "easy job"

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        Former Employee - Shaving Consultant 
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at The Art of Shaving part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        chill job, nice product to sale, beautiful stores, friendly employees

        Cons

        low pay (but easy job), commissions starts after meeting your minimum per hour, so they tend to be low depending on shift/location

        Advice to Management

        the cash refund policy is a nightmare when dealing with angry customers

        The Art of Shaving2019-02-27
      • Helpful (1)

        "Great if you can get full-time hours.."

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        Former Employee - Shaving Consultant 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at The Art of Shaving part-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Obviously, your experience is going to vary from location to location. But, at my location the store manager was awesome! He was always motivating us to be exceptional and sometimes he'd buy us lunch during the week because we did very well in sales last month. Great discount if you can afford it...LOL don't get me wrong TAOS makes quality stuff and if you've never shaved with pre-shave oil I encourage you to go into...

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        Cons

        It's in retail. Never worked retail? Well, welcome to the crew... -You're going to be influencing and persuading people to buy very high priced shaving stuff...don't talk about price...in fact don't even bring it up unless they do. The best sales advice I'd give you is just starting an unrelated to shaving conversation with your prospect that has nothing to do with shaving. Find something they like to talk about (Avoid...

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        Advice to Management

        This is for P&G, take care of your employees better. While they are making you thousands of dollars maybe for holidays you don't send them chocolate tins to the store. How about money? Nobody pays their bills with cocoa.

        The Art of Shaving2019-02-18
      • Helpful (3)

        "Proceed w/ Caution"

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

        I have been working at The Art of Shaving full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Good benefits, PTO, medical, bonuses, supportive DM and colleagues.

        Cons

        This company is going through some major supply and budget issues. They're not properly stocking their stores and they're pricing their retail locations out by offering lower priced and unique items in big box retailers. They are closing many locations throughout the US, while boasting about expanding product lines and accessibility.

        The Art of Shaving2019-02-12
      • Helpful (2)

        "not something i would recommend"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at The Art of Shaving

          Pros

          dont know if it has any ........

          Cons

          unlimited infinite eternal .......needs a world of improvement

          Advice to Management

          Develope principles and morals

          The Art of Shaving2019-02-01
        • Helpful (3)

          "It’s ok"

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          Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at The Art of Shaving part-time for more than a year

          Pros

          The people I work with are amazing Helping people find a product that work But could play better music while at work same crappy songs over and over all day

          Cons

          Con. Upper management has know idea on what there doing...... like how do you run out of stock befor the Holidays even start how are we supposed to sell things and make our commissions or achieve your high goals. (advertisement- maybe try some advertising?) The commission checks wasn’t really good. There’s no real way to move up if your part time or full time it more of a job for while your looking for a job lol and...

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          Advice to Management

          Don’t stress over what upper management is saying to you cause they don’t even know what there doing.

          The Art of Shaving2019-01-25
        • Helpful (2)

          "Great stepping stone in sales career"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at The Art of Shaving

          Pros

          Great training, product works, competitive hourly

          Cons

          Corporate is confused, disconnect between store level and corporate at times. They seem to be in panic mode trying to become profitable again and either cutting products that do well because of manufacturing cost and replacing with cheaper/lower quality.

          Advice to Management

          Focus on a product forlong enough for it to succeed rather than revamping a lot of product line every year.

          The Art of Shaving2018-12-13
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