Customer Service Representative/AR Specialist (Former Employee) – East Windsor, NJ – January 8, 2018
Conair was a nice place to work, I started in April 2007, and worked there till February 2013. At the time of employment the company had been up for sale, and at that time I needed to find a more stable atmosphere.
It is very difficult to look to advance in your professional career as only conversations about your progress come once a year, other employers I worked for promoted management to discuss status of employee's job (meeting or exceeding expectations, needs work on certain areas), but that is not the case here at Conair. This is a sales and marketing driven company, where supply chain and logistics seem to get overlooked with work that we do handle and are responsible for.
It is a good company to work for though, like most others, it is not without its challenges. There is opportunity to learn a great deal but one must be a self-starter with ambition and determination. There is minimal on the job training. Job titles and descriptions are not standardized, most mid-level positions have unrestricted responsibilities which is not necessarily a negative as it offers diversity vs a mundane day at the office. The culture is goal oriented and sales driven, expectations are generally set very high, and it is a very competitive environment requiring persons of strong will, resilience, tenacity and commitment.
Reach Truck Operator/forklift operator (Former Employee) – Southaven, MS – September 17, 2017
Great place to gain knowledge and experience about general warehouse and distribution. Employees are great and are willing to train you in any position you have applied for. Management and leads communicate well with employees. Overall a great place to be employed.
Great challenge for anyone looking to get into product development
Account Marketing Coordinator (Current Employee) – El Segundo, CA – September 13, 2017
Fast-paced environment with little time to catch on, great challenge if you like to dive in and learn about product manufacturing. Upper management needs to be better at supporting. Compensation is also poor.
Conair.is a.good.place but a factory like all fctorties not really going anywhere job
Compounder (Former Employee) – Rantoul, IL – September 11, 2017
I think I did learn a lot about compounding at Conair with mixing dry and wet batches heating and cooling tanks using all ppe equipment weighing chemicals following a batch sheet with mix times and when to add the chemicals at different stages in the process. Maybe at a cooler temp add one ok r at a jhigher temp add one
Employee (Former Employee) – Glendale, AZ – September 11, 2017
Very unhealthy environment run by lousy leaders who connived to achieved their interest and not the best interest of the company. Not a role model to look up to each day who just laugh at their inefficiencies in front of their people. Supervisor's expertise is designating his job responsibilities. The manager are forming the future lousy and lazy leaders. Those who worked way more hours than others are those who received a whisper to stay from the big boss. They manipulate the system so they can justify it to the upper level. Very ungrateful to the Company who invest so much for the facility.
International Marketing Assistant (Former Employee) – Stamford, CT – August 30, 2017
Typical day starts at 9AM ends at 5 PM. From time to time you may be asked to start at 7AM and sometimes end at 7PM which is not often at all. It depends on work load. Free great breakfast and lunch.People are very friendly
Shipping Office Clerk (Former Employee) – Southaven, MS – June 2, 2017
It was a good and fun place to work but it went down hill when management wanted to play the blame game to keep things off of them. Don't expect a good yearly review if you aren't doing your managers job for them. No training, you have to learn things on your own.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – East Windsor, NJ – March 9, 2017
I would typically come into the office and begin by calling salesmen and clients to see what orders had been placed. I would then place the orders into a system called SAP. If the orders placed were delayed or not going through I would call shipping companies to see where they were and track them using a type of computer software with a name that currently escapes me. The culture was very old school and most of the employees were above the age of 35 which made it hard for a young guy like me to fit in, but they still made me feel welcome. The people in management were some of the nicest people I've ever met and they treat their employees very, very nicely.
Forklift Operator/Order Puller (Former Employee) – Rantoul, IL – March 1, 2017
Overall the 3 years I worked there, i did daily overtime, and completed not only my orders, but helped other and was not appreciated at all. I loved my job, my team, and my supervisor but was not appreciated by upper management.
MATERIAL HANDLER (Former Employee) – Rantoul, IL – March 1, 2017
Con Air is a good working environment. Though I was not employed with the company long, I enjoyed working there mainly because everyone was so friendly and willing to show me the ropes so I wouldn't get behind on my line. My position was (Material Handler) keep bottles stocked on my line so we wouldn't run out. Management was professional as well.
cool place to work but very little upward mobility
Stacker (Former Employee) – Glendale, AZ – February 14, 2017
it was a cool place to work, it was fast-paced, and kept you in shape but the hours were long and they wanted you to kiss butt for a job. they train you on the job but only if you bug them and do every little tiny thing they want. A few leads would also brown nose the supervisor and are willing to cut you down to get ahead.
dropped 30 pounds working there
short breaks, will switch departments without notice, bosses arent great, no communication