Find companies:

The Paradies Shops

Job Work/Life Balance
Job Security/Advancement
Job Culture
47 reviews

About The Paradies Shops

For the frequent flyer, this is retail paradise. The Paradies Shops operates more than 500 shops in airports, hotels, and aquariums throughout the US and Canada. It serves more than a half billion passengers annually, with retail sites that include bookstores, gift shops, jewelry stores, ladies accessory shops, newsstands, sunglass stores, and western – more... stores, among others. Paradies Shops is also the exclusive licensee of Brooks Brothers, CNBC, PGA Tour, and the New York Times. The firm operates several hotel properties and the retail program for the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The company was founded by the Paradies family in 1960. In mid-2010 it sold a majority stake to Freeman Spogli & Co.

Following the sale to the private equity firm, the Paradies family still holds a significant stake in the airport retailer and CEO Gregg Paradies continues to run the business.

Airport retail has experienced rapid growth in recent years as terminals become more akin to shopping malls with a captive audience. Flight delays and more stringent security requirements have increased waiting times for passengers, many of whom turn to shopping for relief from the boredom. The Paradise Shops tailors its merchandise to regional tastes, selling sports-related merchandise at its ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) Shops in the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, or Texas-themed goods and apparel at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, for example.

  – less

The Paradies Shops Employer Reviews

Sales Associate (Current Employee), Oklahoma City, OKSeptember 3, 2014
IT Helpdesk Representative Tier 1 (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAJuly 28, 2014
Sales Associate\ Warehouse Associate (Former Employee), Boise, IDJune 19, 2014
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCJune 9, 2014
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee), Memphis, TNMay 1, 2014

The Paradies Shops Photos

Working at The Paradies Shops

  • Do you work at The Paradies Shops? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview? Any advice for someone trying to get in?
  • What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at The Paradies Shops? What do you like best about working at The Paradies Shops? A...
  • It's always hard to know what to expect when going in for that interview -- and preparation can make all the difference. What is the interview process like at The Paradies...
  • Every business has its own style. What is the office environment and culture like at The Paradies Shops? Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or ful...
  • What do you think - will The Paradies Shops grow fast? Are they expanding their staff? How does The Paradies Shops stack up against the competition?