Stripped Wax Bar Employee Reviews in Vancouver, BC

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Only fit as a step-up toward more physically comfortable and fairer paid job in the beauty industry.
Waxer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver BC29 September 2019
Exceptionally cliqueish, passive aggressive, racially-biased workplace. Staff who are shareholders, and thereby effectively members of management, constantly spy and scheme against new and existing staff. There is one branch in Yaletown manned exclusively by Asian staff as all staff of other ethnicities are hired (for front) but just can’t penetrate the oppressive unfairness in the place. Management are stressed and pathetic, lacking the self discipline to reprimand and control dirty/bullyish staff for fear they will cause further problems or indeed leave. Every client is just a body on a conveyor belt, yet staff are expected to sweat like slaves to ensure clients don’t realize this. The training is intense and rushed, and not paid for unless you’ve completed 3 months work. The tips go from 80-140 dollars a day, but if you’re doing well on tips, this is used as an excuse to refuse to raise your hourly wage at your reviews. Receptionists track your tips, so if a client tips you in the room, you must declare it to reception. Being analytic, honest, moral, and justifying your reasons for criticizing senior staff/management/owners is seen as troublesome, and as a result, efforts are made to catch you out and brand you a hypocrite for opening your mouth. The owners/management heap on the pressure if you’re sick and relentlessly call you to come in to work. They also use staff parties to gather gossip and study so called staff relations. They also stage ‘secret shopper’ appointments and use conversation to feel-out how staff are doing. It’s a complete pity: some of the staff are  more... hilarious, hard-working young women with good brains and a decent heart who get wound up in the culture of one-upmanship and the lure of untaxed cash tips. They should be in other jobs. Take the job for 6 months MAX! Be firm AF about the branches you will/won’t work in. Be very assertive with your ‘team’ leader. Confide in no one. Save your earning and tips. And LEAVE!  less
Pros
Cash Tips
Cons
All of the above, really
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Fast paced, professional, great pay
Waxer (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC29 July 2019
Best job in the industry. Fun, fast-paced, great pay.
Supportive management team. Hard work never goes unnoticed. Amazing training opportunities, health benefits and free waxing ;)
Cons
more time off would be great
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Productive and Fun Work Place
Salon Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC29 June 2019
Stripped Wax Bar is an amazing company to work for. They value their employees and acknowledge their hard work. The atmosphere is alway pleasant and you become good friends with your coworkers. Management is always there if you need help or have any concerns and your team is always willing to help if you are struggling with anything. Overall, Stripped is a great company to work for.
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Excellent Company
Coordinator - Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC7 June 2019
Excellent wage, Benefits, Flexible Schedule, Supportive Management and Team Morale. Employee engagement and learning opportunities contribute to the great company culture.
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Not good
Salon Coordinator and Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC19 January 2017
.... It was a cliquey tight knit group and was manged unfairly.
I would not suggest someone looking for a good work life balance and a company with good moral to ever work there.
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