Prime Art & Jewel
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Prime Art & Jewel full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
The company culture is changing for the better. Management is trying to foster a more collaborative environment by rewarding those who work well with others. There used to be a lot of infighting and it certainly still exists, but the difference is night and day.
Management seems to try to spot talent and give them opportunity. Compensation is competitive within the industry. Work hours are relatively flexible.
People are mostly friendly, and company events can be fun. A lot of employees have been around for a while and really do care about the company.Cons
Management can be slow to react to personnel issues, and there are still a few holdouts of employees with poor interpersonal skills. Top management is not very transparent and isn't always around.
This is a sink or swim environment, so you have to be sharp. This can be good if you are a quick learner, but many feel that training is inadequate.
The jewelry industry is an old one, so it's hard for the company to grow rapidly. Some of the positions in the company are rather tedious and don't have much growth opportunity.
The company stopped offering 401K matching after the economic downturn. I hope they bring it back when the company is more profitable.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Invest more in training. Be more transparent by letting employees know what are the most relevant and key issues that are being decided.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Prime Art & Jewel.Interview Details
I put in my resume and was contacted by the HR rep via phone and email. Responded back and forth between both communication methods smoothly. First meeting was with the HR rep, she is very sweet but professional, and sharp as a whip. Took a competence test at the end of the interview that felt like the SATs (after I got the job, I understood why- wit, logic, and attention to detail is very very important here). Was invited back and spoke with my potential boss and a member of senior management. Formal offer was made in writing.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsI did not negotiate as I was satisfied with their original offer.Accepted OfferNeutral Experience
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