Arin Reid, Sales Regulator (Current Employee) – Morrow, GA 30260 – July 11, 2018
I have been working with Phantom Fireworks seasonal part time (less than a year). Everyone is always ready to service and help customers in need. Their is never a dull moment when it comes to this job.
Friendly environment, management is great. Good Hourly pay.
Fun work place to work stand learning about the fireworks is awesome
Cashier/ Front End (Current Employee) – Easton, PA 18042 – July 10, 2018
A typical day at work is being good at customer service, always be up and happy, give them a good experience when they shop for the right explosive for the right occasion. I love the management there, they are so flexible with what you have to do outside of work and try to work with the schedule together. Hardest part about the job is that people can be in a bad mood when they come in and take it out on you when something isn't right.
Phantom Fireworks is mostly a seasonal job. Seasonal employees can work flexible hours, but work really hard. Managers work extended hours during peak times, but normal schedules the rest of the year. Being able to work with the public is a plus. Although working hard, the environment can be fun!
Head Cashier/ Front end manager (Former Employee) – Livonia, MI – June 12, 2018
The store manager there is condescending and rude. She doesn’t know how to talk to her employees, without treating them like a child. Makes cashiers do jobs that aren’t related to their job descriptions. Says things, and then will go back on her word and say that she never said it. Gets frustrated easily and takes it out on others. I feel that this company doesn’t care about its temporary employees.
Front End (Former Employee) – Morrow, GA – May 31, 2018
The current manager isn't too friendly, however the assistant managers are okay. The job is really laid back until the day before and the day of said holiday you are employed for. 4th of July season can be stressful being how that iss the most lucrative time of the year for them, but they'll give you free lunches and a bonus as long as you stay within the building during your entire shift and come on time. You can't even eat lunch in your own car without forfeiting the bonus, which was ridiculous. They are pretty understanding when it comes to getting more hours. Other than that, its an okay place for a quick check or two.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Marietta, GA – May 30, 2018
Absolutely great place to work, loved the environment. Management was great wish I had bee able to stay on full time. Its a very fast paced place of work but its very relaxed and exciting. Most customers are great! Its really a lot of fun.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Merrillville, IN – April 30, 2018
My typical day at work was looking up firework videos to familiarize myself with our inventory. I learn a lot about the way the fireworks were made and what is illegal and legal. The management was awesome. He was very intelligent with the products but new how to manage the staff. Hardest part of the job was dealing with upset customers. Most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the families excited to buy there products and showed them which to light off first and last.
Floor Manager, Stocker, Cashier (Former Employee) – Roy, UT – April 29, 2018
I enjoyed working here in the summer. It was fast-paced and an interesting environment. Its a fairly easy department to work in as long as you know about fireworks and what the particular ones do, the legal and illegal ones, etc. Heavy lifting is mandatory. Stocking in morning and evening is also mandatory, when working in sales tent. Pay is low and you are not given benefits.
4th Key Manager (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – April 24, 2018
I've worked here for 3 seasons now. Each season has brought us closer and made the work experience more enjoyable. The boxes can get heavy, but there is always someone around to help. The environment gets faster and faster as you close in on the 4th.
Free lunch lots of overtime
Fast pace heavy lifting when it hits the week of the 4th it's all hands on deck
Sales Associate/Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Daytona Beach, FL 32118 – April 12, 2018
The bulk of your work season will be a getting preparations in order for the holidays. This is going to either be for New Years or the 4th of July. Organizing the sales floor, warehouse, overstock, truck, and deliveries.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Michigan – February 26, 2018
Avoid management jobs like the plague,. They will understock your store, send unqualified people to set up and tear down, harass you if you need a sick day, and will give you no days off from 2 weeks before the 4th of July on. Good pay, but not worth the years it will shave off your life.
Expects high level participation with low level management from parent company
Successful firework salesman (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – February 12, 2018
Great for seasonal work but difficult if you have another job. Learning about the product is fun and how to sell but it is difficult to get anyone working in the local distribution to care about anything other than themselves