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San Francisco, CA

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Pros
  • Great product, great company, great people working at all levels (in 21 reviews)

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

Cons
  • 5% other items), upper management isn't great (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "I learned a lot..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Art of Shaving full-time

    Pros

    Worked with great people
    Had fun on the job
    Excellent Product and discount
    High end environment
    You learn a lot and must be open to taking on all tasks

    Cons

    Work life balance out of whack
    Top down leadership doesn't utilize the business leaders on the floor in a way that is meaningful to the business
    Really really hard to move up past SM into a Area or DM role
    Small staff, so if someone calls out or quits it fall on SM to cover
    SM must cover store and recruit with little to no support from leadership
    Outdated CRM

    Advice to Management

    Put the voices of the leaders on the floor ahead of the voices in the corporate office.
    Invest in a quality CRM and let Managers run their own marketing and events allowing them full access to contacts in the CRM in their areas.
    Do a better job promoting from within


  2. "Interesting job!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Shaving Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Shaving Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Art of Shaving as a contractor

    Pros

    -Solid product
    -Simple job...just sell
    -Great co-workers

    Cons

    -The DM had no idea what was going on, lived in my store city, but never came to the store.
    -Put to emphasis on selling everything with a promo.
    -To much product to choose from.

    Advice to Management

    Redo everything, the system from corp to the stores is not in place if you have any questions. Stop raising prices because you are getting greedy.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hourly pay is better than other retailers plus Commissions.

    Cons

    Company doesn't hire from within when promoting to management.

    Advice to Management

    Should consider growth of employees within the company.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to get hired. They're desperate and have openings all the time.

    Cons

    Horrible management past the store level. The understanding of how the KPIs factor into goals is nonexistent. You can be a top sales person and not make your bonus. He middle management are gatekeepers the stifle any communication between the stores and senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the store level people better. These are the people that will make or break the business. Work on retaining your top performing managers. Turn the DMs that can't keep their managers happy. Loved the job (past tense) still love the company and my former team but couldn't stay.



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