A very good company to work for and room for advancement is available, but airport rules and regulations are very time & energy consuming
Manager (Current Employee) – Arlington, VA – February 13, 2015
I start my day by going to my office and looking through my emails in case I have some important tasks from my DM or headquarters then printing any important documents and instructions then walk around and checking in on the 7 stores throughout the concourses by getting their sales goals and actual sales, going through returns and employee purchases if there are any discrepancies, placing orders to the warehouse in case of badly needed merchandise, also Making sure the store looks neat, clean and organized and giving tasks to employees and shift supervisors. I learned how to divide my energy into so many different stores and still stay focused on the ultimate goal which is taking care of my customers and making their short encounter in any of my stores as pleasant as possible. I work and deal with everybody with most respect and appreciation as well as keeping work flow smooth and productive. * The hardest part and the most time consuming is getting in and leaving the airport which takes no less than 20-30 minutes each time because I have to take the shuttle from the employee parking lot to the terminal then having to go through security TSA and Vise Versa. *The most enjoyable part of the job is that I get to deal with people from all walks of life and from all over the world.
Merchandise discount including food and snacks
The airport shuttle and TSA checkpoints that waste a lot of time.
SR Accounts Payables Manager (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 12, 2017
A typical workday is putting out fires. Teams are more reactive that proactive. Some long term employees are not receptive to change and therefore slow down processes and work very inefficiently. Productivity could be tripled but is hindered due to inadequate systems. There is quite a bit of turnover in finance staff and management. Managers an not usually prepared for the manual work environment which is not usually revealed during interviews and therefore don't last very long. The culture tries to remain family oriented and puts forth great effort to maintain the culture.
The hardest part of the job is the amount of manual work due to the and lack of adequate tools and automation. The most enjoyable part of the job are the challenges that are encountered on a day to day basis.
a great company to get your foot in the door to work in the airport
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – March 20, 2017
Paradies is a great retail company and has great customer service. The start out pay is higher than the average retail company in the airport. The employee discounts and benefits are great! On the flip side, there is no seniority in the company and there is little to no opportunity to advance. The turnover rate is extremely high.
45 minute lunch break, discount on all items, benefits
grace period, no opportunity to advance, no seniority, high turnover rate
Terminal Team Leader and Bookkeeper (Former Employee) – Queens, NY – January 28, 2017
The Paradies Shops Over works it's employees, to many stores in one terminal, Not enough employees for all the stores, rather over work, not enough pay and refuse to pay more yet wants you to bust your back.
A family run business that needs to become more professional.
Programmer/Analyst (Former Employee) – Vinings, GA – December 26, 2016
A small company with some senior staffers who have been there since the beginning. But the company's strategic direction requires a fresh perspective, and no one is willing to have an honest sit down with senior staff and openly discuss the shortfalls in the upper and mid level management teams.
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – November 29, 2016
just be prepared , i gets very slow when there is no flights. Other than that,this is a nice place to work. Most enjoyable part of this job is meeting travelers. Moat hardest part of this job is the down time . It's very slow pace.
Typical day. Assisting guests with purchases and taking care of the store. Ensuring that everything was up to par by way of keeping the items neat and tidy. Carrying stock through security, having to remove your shoes each time. Co workers... no rating on them. Managers, too moody some days. The most enjoyable day for me was relieving a co worker at a station.
Managers/team leads have no respect for anyone. You have to wait for an hour to get someone to relieve you for a restroom break. You can't even chew gum! If your caught leaning on the counter, your getting a write up. It's honestly like a prison.They don't allow you to speak to other workers at the airport. Do not waste your time at this miserable place.
50% off of snacks
Wait for restroom breaks, no respect for employees
Lots of work but fun too. Meet people from everywhere
Manager (Former Employee) – Greenville, SC – July 26, 2016
A lot of work but an interesting job. I enjoyed meeting new people from all over since it was at the airport. I like ordering and trying new merchandise. We carried a lot of sports merchandise which would really move when there was a Clemson game
Sales/Retail (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – March 21, 2016
I love this place, the atmosphere is exciting you never know who your gonna see or what you will see. I use to start my day off with the stores fresh hot DD coffee and blueberry doughnut. All the employees there were cheerful and enjoyed their job.
Highly competitive workplace environment with great financial and people responsibilties.
Floor Supervisor (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO Internation airport (MCI) – February 8, 2016
General manager held team leads to a high level of scrutiny and responsibilities. Team leads were require to count carry and deposit to fault over $2000 cash per shift. The cash was use to make change for the 11 stores located in three distince airport terminal. This required us to walk through each terminal to give breaks and dirrections to associates positioned in each store. We exchange large bills with the lower bills we personaly carried with us through out our shifts. Associates write ups were expected from team leads based on training needs and discipline instructions. These write-ups were delivered with the closing of each stores daily. We could end our shifts with over $3000 - $4000 of profits and original $2000 beginning shift cash.
Team Lead / Associate development and discipline. Cash responsibilities.
Very competitive, bus ride between terminals with $2000+ cash in a unlocked bag.
Barista (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – December 30, 2015
I worked as a Barista here. Of course people have their days. Team leads were cool but sometimes thought they didn't have to do certain things at times. I personally believe the store was unorganized. I would recommend this job to someone who is looking for quick work but I wouldn't recommend as for a career.
Warehouse Lead (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – November 1, 2015
When I worked for the Paradies Shops, it was a great company. There are not too many companies where the founder and CEO knows your name. The company took a slight hit with the attacks of 9/11 because of airport concessions were slow. not too many people were traveling. The pay was low, especially for someone who was a certified forklift operator.