Burke Williams in California

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Nancy in Palm Springs, California

66 months ago

I have move back to LA and am wondering if anyone has worked fo Burke Williams Spa. They are ALWAYS hiring so I am curious why they always have openings if they are a good place to work for. Any info would be greatly appreciated especially salary and if they are consistantly busy. Thank You!

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iana in Concord, California

58 months ago

Hi! My name is Iana and I have been working for BW @Danvile location, witch recently got shut down.It was shoking for everyone,they did not gave us a Notice or anything like that. You will make good money if you are busy. One of the best thinks about BW is there training. Is 10 weeks long, and cuz,they have there own line you have to learn all the products and protocols. Yes is long and intense , but is awsome. I love it!! All the facials and body treatments are very involved and some times draining. I like working for BW,and all of the locations are Georges.

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Leandra in Arcadia, California

46 months ago

To be an Esthetician at Burke Williams you have to undergo an extensive training program that lasts anywhere from 8 weeks to 12 weeks. The training is paid but you only get minimum wage and a lot of the trainees have to keep an extra part time job just to get through the training process without going broke. Most are used to getting paid a lot more so this can deter some in the field from even applying. If you still decide you can survive on minimum wage for two months or longer, another pointer about this job is that it gets really stressful towards the end of training because you don't begin work immediately. This is because you have to *test out* before you are given your final schedule. Sometimes there's days off where you aren't making any money before you are actually at your location working depending on how large the class is because the "test out" dates are spread out. So I would advise anyone to be financially prepared before taking this job.

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Leandra in Arcadia, California

46 months ago

A few extra tidbits about this training is that the Estheticians and pretty much all BW employees train in Culver City C. This could be really hard for some people living as far out as Orange County or Inland Empire. You are expected to be on time of course every day and your training is full time. It's 5 days a week and you have to be there at 7:30 AM. They are watching you for mistakes because the way you behave during training is how they predict you might act when you are actually working at the spa. So no excuses like, traffic or *car problems* ect. The trainers are very strict. Let me stress that again, VERY strict. You are pushed to perfection and tested over and over again on the same things before you're even allowed to touch an actual paying client. Most people hate it, the few that actually go all the way to the final weeks would agree that in the end it all pays off.

This job at Burke Williams is not for the weak or easily discouraged. You won't last a week at training if you complain or tire easily.

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lisa in San Gabriel, California

44 months ago

Leandra in Arcadia, California said: A few extra tidbits about this training is that the Estheticians and pretty much all BW employees train in Culver City C. This could be really hard for some people living as far out as Orange County or Inland Empire. You are expected to be on time of course every day and your training is full time. It's 5 days a week and you have to be there at 7:30 AM. They are watching you for mistakes because the way you behave during training is how they predict you might act when you are actually working at the spa. So no excuses like, traffic or *car problems* ect. The trainers are very strict. Let me stress that again, VERY strict. You are pushed to perfection and tested over and over again on the same things before you're even allowed to touch an actual paying client. Most people hate it, the few that actually go all the way to the final weeks would agree that in the end it all pays off.

This job at Burke Williams is not for the weak or easily discouraged. You won't last a week at training if you complain or tire easily.

I have an interview next week at BW and was wondering if all of the training in Culver City starts at 7:30am. I was told that it starts at 10:00? Am I receiving incorrect info?

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anonymous in Burbank, California

34 months ago

Beware! They tell you in the beginning that you have the job as long as you complete the training which is around 2 months at minimum wage and that some people will be given extra time to perfect their skills if needed. NOT THE CASE! The instructor ran the class like a high school cheerleading squad, if you didn't "fit in" to her opinion, you weren't passed on to the spa. I finished the entire training period, even the test outs, only to be told the very last day that "they didn't feel I was a good fit for Burke Williams". No managers or anyone higher up was given the chance to evaluate my actual skill level, it was all on the word of the one instructor who didn't like me because I didn't sit around and gossip with the other girls. I'm not a big gossiper and I was there to LEARN. I have always had repeat clientele at my previous jobs, no one has ever said I was unfriendly. I worked extremely hard for this company and got screwed simply because I didn't have the time and desire to hang out after class. Not only that, but the instructor made it very known to me that she didn't like me, very unprofessional. I'm not saying that I never made a mistake, most people do during training. I made mistakes, but other girls made the same or similar ones and she passed them. Thanks for wasting my time, Burke Williams! Because I had to use my savings to live during this minimum wage period... I now have no money and no job. Unethical.

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Karen Yu in Los Angeles, California

31 months ago

Nancy in Palm Springs, California said: I have move back to LA and am wondering if anyone has worked fo Burke Williams Spa. They are ALWAYS hiring so I am curious why they always have openings if they are a good place to work for. Any info would be greatly appreciated especially salary and if they are consistantly busy. Thank You!

There is also the 90 day probation period, "if" you do get thru training for minimum wage and start at a location, you do not start making commission until after 90 days. The first 90 days you are paid only an hourly rate of $9.50.

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Madeleine in San Francisco, California

31 months ago

During training, for estheticians, other than learning their facials, do they also train you for body wraps? My understanding is that being an esthetician at BW, you'll be doing more than facials and waxing...correct? Thanks!!

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goingbacktocali in Waipahu, Hawaii

31 months ago

iana in Concord, California said: Hi! My name is Iana and I have been working for BW @Danvile location, witch recently got shut down.It was shoking for everyone,they did not gave us a Notice or anything like that. You will make good money if you are busy. One of the best thinks about BW is there training. Is 10 weeks long, and cuz,they have there own line you have to learn all the products and protocols. Yes is long and intense , but is awsome. I love it!! All the facials and body treatments are very involved and some times draining. I like working for BW,and all of the locations are Georges.

Hi I'm relocating to the bay area, I've been an esthie for 3 years working as a waxing specialist in Honolulu. Will Burke Williams hire people with no "working" facial experience? Also when you say "good money"...can you give a range for full-time esthetician? (As a waxing specialist I avg about 55k a year with commission and tips.)

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Briana Bany

24 months ago

I've been a client of the Burke Williams in The Sherman Oaks Galleria for ten years. I used to model and would love to learn about all about the products that I have been using for years and make other people feel as amazing as I always felt when I left. I also love the hunters retreat and am very out going and like to make people feel beautiful inside and out. I'm a quick learner and enjoy learning new things. Givin the opportunity I would work hard and listen and learn from instruction well.

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goingbacktocali

14 months ago

goingbacktocali in Waipahu, Hawaii said: Hi I'm relocating to the bay area, I've been an esthie for 3 years working as a waxing specialist in Honolulu. Will Burke Williams hire people with no "working" facial experience? Also when you say "good money"...can you give a range for full-time esthetician ? (As a waxing specialist I avg about 55k a year with commission and tips.)

Was all you did waxing? 55k a year sounds amazing to me. I'm currently I'm school to become an Esthetician and waxing is one of the things I like doing. Where you with Burke Williams in Honolulu or with what company? I appreciate your response, thanks!

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