A stable job that taught me a great deal about medical esthetics
Clinic Manager (Former Employee), New York, NY – March 19, 2013
Pros: was able to get laser certified, great benefits
Cons: company bankruptcy, company turmoil, problems with upper management
A typical day at work involved mostly sales, customer service, treatments on clients. I learned so much about customer service, client relations, medical esthetics, laser technology, skin care. My co-workers were great. I had the privilege of working at several different American Laser Clinics in Manhattan, so I had many co-workers, all of whom I learned – more... something from. The hardest part of the job was the lack of modern laser technology, as compared to other laser centers of the same nature. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing my clients. They made it all worth it. – less
Laser tech (Former Employee), Naperville, IL – March 1, 2013
Pros: cool equiptment
Cons: bad management, high turnover
This is a terrible job, horrible management. They lie to customers & employees. They overwork you its the worst and most unorganized job I have ever worked for. There is no job security. They constantly tell employees that someone else could take your job. Its really bad. Wonder why they changed their name so many times???
Worst & Most Inconsistent place I have ever worked
Laser Technician/Esthetician (Former Employee), Minnesota – February 20, 2013
Cons: hours, short / no breaks, no room for growth, stressed out managers because regional mgrs are terrorizing them with threats, unrealistic sales goals & unhappy clients
My experience - LONG Demanding hours, no room for growth, less than 1 % commission on sales of treatments and products, Large sales goals that are unrealistic. Instability in the company overall. Techs have to be available Mon-Fri 9 am -7pm and Saturdays 9-3 in the event someone calls in. However, that is not what you are scheduled. They can barely – more... give you 32 hours a week which is considered full time yet you can have have no life (make Dr appts, dentist etc...) and must be available at the last minute to rush to work when your called. On the days you are scheduled, ie- 9am -7pm, its a regular thing to get a phone call that morning saying we only need you today from 2pm-7pm! HUGE turn over with the techs. In my time with the company, I saw 22 techs in one year come & go. Customers didn't get results because of outdated lasers so you are CONSTANTLY putting out fires yet expected to sell them more, more, more! Regional managers are all on a power trip and make thier managers crazy with high demands & terrorizing them with threats.
In your job interview, they over promise & under deliver.
This company has an 'F' Rating with the Better Business Bureau. – less
Nurse (Former Employee), Illinois – February 13, 2013
this posting is a lie. They say its for one clinic but they will make you travel. Working here as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner is the worst decision you can make. The mangers treat you like dirt because they just care about sales and you risk your license everyday because this company does not follow state law!!!! The dept of professional – more... regulation is watching them. Don't work here unless you want to lose your license. – less
Clinic Manager (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – January 30, 2013
Pros: i loved leading and building people, helping people achieve their goals, and the overall social aspect of the position was wonderful. i loved what i did.
Cons: executive management was unorganized and unprofessional
My day generally was organized chaos, and I loved it. I had a lot of consultations, constant sales, walk-ins, marketing events, checking in on present and past clients to retain and maintain an excellent relationship and continue sales, constant training of staff of products, procedures, and sales goals. Equipment maintenance, scheduling of both staff – more... and clients, conference calls, meetings, etc. I learned to do a lot of things and be a lot of people at the same time. With every client, you have a different personality, and you need to approach each one differently due to this fact. I was a leader to my staff, and well respected because of the results that I put forward with sales, staffing and building my team. We achieved results, and we cared for each other and our clientele. You have to have the right team in place, excellent customer service, open communication, respect, drive and knowledge to run a successful business. You cannot build someone who doesn't want to be built. The hardest part of the job was letting someone go. The most enjoyable part of the job was watching someone, you helped build, grow in the business and be successful in their own right. – less
Esthetician (Former Employee), San Antonio, TX – January 11, 2013
This company is deceiving in its hiring tactics. Applied for a full-time posting with them and they always kept me and the other employees at part-time. Management stated it was for business purposes. The customers even complained of the high turnaround as they wanted the same person each visit. I was very disappointed!
Registered Nurse (Current Employee), Torrance, CA – November 2, 2012
Assessed health history, skin type, and hair evaluation to ensure optimal results for clients Preformed cosmetic procedures with dedication to customer service and exceptional time management Consulted with new clients and current clients to find optimal packages to target areas of greatest cosmetic concern with enthusiasm that contributed to – more... the position of the top selling RN of the clinic Developed a product based promotion party with local business and represented company in marketing events Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Photoshop, and PowerPoint – less
Medical Esthetician/ Manager (Former Employee), New York, NY – October 25, 2012
Pros: the many people i've come across over the years
Cons: corporate management
Here I learned my skill and honed my craft. There was room for professional growth, and my own personal growth in this field as an individual. I credit my integrity and genuine care for the clientele, making it difficult to group myself with the actual corporate entity.
management (Former Employee), san antonio, tx – September 25, 2012
The management was un organized. All they want is the clients money. They don't care if the client will profit from the services. They are unfair with hours and pay. Even corporate wouldn't help us out when we spoke to them about the problems we were having. Don't waste your time with this place.
Training (Former Employee), Corporate Office; Farmington Hills, MI – September 6, 2012
Cons: * won't honor written agreements, * assigns much more work with no additional pay, *business is a scam, * they're bankrupt
I was an employee at ALC. My boss, the training director, was let go and I got his job... but kept the job and pay I was hired in at. I got a signed agreement to start at $65k and get a $5k increase after 6 months without regard to performance. I ended up doing far more work than I was hired to do then, didn't get paid the increase I was promised. When – more... I asked for the increase and produced the written agreement, I was let go. Luckily, I had other options and didn't want to work for a company with such ethics. American Laser Centers eventually went bankrupt (no surprise) and re-structured as American Laser Skincare. Same company, same people, same scam. This place is worse than unemployment. Don't dignify them with your presence. – less
Laser Technician and Sales Associate (Current Employee), King of Prussia, PA – August 23, 2012
Pros: fun work environment
Cons: no pay increases, very sales-orientated
Flexible work schedule if needed- not a lot of room for advancement by the work atmosphere is fun. Compensation is not bad, but there are no raises in salary. Meeting sales goals is unrealistic and stressful..
Esthetician (Former Employee), Stockton, CA – July 20, 2012
Pros: good pay and hrs
Cons: no lunch breaks and no overtime pay
I liked working at American Laser Skincare. Being a esthetician was a wonderful feelinh making others feel good about themselves. The pay and hrs were good. I was very Busy my schedule was always book which i didnt mind at all i like fast pace work. But there were alot of things that were not done right with the managment. I would have to work overtime – more... with no pay and not get lunch break either. Otherwise I would never have left the company. – less
No values or ethics all they want is a patients money, outdated equipment no technical skills
Medical Licesned Esthetician (Former Employee), Naperville, IL – June 6, 2012
This company has filed bankruptcy twice, they don't give out raises, you never get evaluated for how proficient you are at your technical skills, they only rate you on selling patients more treatments. The clinic uses outdated and faulty equipment and only way to advance is by selling the most in your clinic. Very unprofessional managers, district managers – more... and assistant managers. Upside you get good hours to balance work and life but you only work 6 hrs a day 5 days a week so you rarely reach close to 40 hours..EVER – less
Office Manager Clinic Manger (Former Employee), Corporate wide all locations – May 18, 2012
Upper management is crazy.......long demanding hours. Large sales goals and instability in company. Fired CEO/Founder. Regional managers are all on a power trip and make thier managers crazy with high demands.......bewae of their promises.