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Updated September 1, 2017
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  • Upper management is out of touch on the store level (in 24 reviews)

  • All it is is telling someone about a discount card and asking if they want to try it out (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Good but could be better"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Assistant Manager in Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Assistant Manager in Gurnee, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at f.y.e. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Corporate, good. Work environment, good if you love movies and pop culture, collectables and so on, benefits and really nice a bit pricey but you barely pay anything out of pocket for doc or dental appointments. Otherwise it's a nice fun job.

    Cons

    Management can be disorganized and at times a bit unclear off expectations of staff. And training isn't always straightforward or in depth.

    Advice to Management

    Organization and better training


  2. "Part Time ASM"

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

    I worked at f.y.e. part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers, employee discount, events, early releases

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales goals, "Drivers" (paid memberships)

    Advice to Management

    Actually confront problematic employees, instead of talking about them to other managers

  3. "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at f.y.e. part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned people skills, my availability was honored when I started.

    Cons

    Availability was not honored towards the end of my employment, the people in charge have expectations that are too high and they threaten

    Advice to Management

    Find a better way to motivate your employees


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at f.y.e. part-time

    Pros

    Meeting New People, Co Workers were awesome :) Music was always playing

    Cons

    The pay wasn't too great and some customers were rude. Also the replacing of stolen merchandise and restocking was sort of a pain.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Where industries come 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 f.y.e. full-time

    Pros

    Cool store product lots of excellent movie/ music merchandise. Perfect for parents wanting to introduce kids to pop culture but not beyond. Expierienced collectors will be dissapointed.

    Cons

    Company hard focused on deceptive sales. This is clearly where DvD, CD, and magazines salesmen came to die. Employees are held over the coals to sell memberships. Employees jobs are held hostage. If you dont make membership and magazine sales goals you face demotion and termination. All with a front of a store that sell movie merchandise and top 40 music.

    Advice to Management

    Dont be dishonest when hiring and tell prospective employees that they arent a part of a money scam.


  6. "Store Manager / Training Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at f.y.e. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great discount, paid time off, vacation, health, and dental insurance, fast paced.

    Cons

    payroll constraints, and many hard sells at the register

    Advice to Management

    Needs to put some focus on being able to complete tasks before/after hours and not completely during store operating hours so customer interactions can be more sincere and engaging.


  7. "Wasn't bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at f.y.e. part-time

    Pros

    The environment was very friendly

    Cons

    Pushed selling useless products and magazines

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing magazines that no one will buy.

  8. "Fun Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at f.y.e. part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people
    Always had something to do

    Cons

    low pay
    too much stuff in the store

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees better


  9. "Average Job"

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    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at f.y.e. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great product
    Friendly atmosphere
    Fairly new store layout

    Cons

    Low pay rates compared to management at other companies
    Expectations set too high with little hours to give for each store


  10. "Fun but"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at f.y.e. part-time

    Pros

    Really cool merchandise. Doing Visual Merchandising was enjoyable.

    Cons

    More focused on vip program than actual profitable merchandise


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