Birks And Mayors Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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Birks And Mayors President & CEO Jean-Christophe Bédos
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overall a good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Birks And Mayors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall a good company to work for. Good benifits, fair compensation and decent quality of life benefits like vacation, personal time, stock option etc..

    Cons

    The commission structure was always being changed. A very nepotistic environment, if you underperformed and were in the right crowd you were untouchable regardless. Unable to be competitive with product pricing was a frequent issue.

    Advice to Management

    To be proactive rather than reactive. Be more reactive to local market climate. Management more concerned about their golden parachute than actually being productive and adding to overall profitability of the organization.


  2. Helpful (1)

    STAGNANT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Birks And Mayors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, buy jewelry at discount.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, too much favoritism, senior level lacks direction or common sense, no bonus for corporate employees or raises. Way too many chiefs and not enough indians....

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate, direct and manage senior level before trying to manage everyone else!


  3. work experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Professional
    Former Employee - Sales Professional

    I worked at Birks And Mayors full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and flexible hours for the most part.

    Cons

    internal politics with management frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Criticism needs to be constructive


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  5. Great learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Orders Coordinator in Tamarac, FL
    Current Employee - Special Orders Coordinator in Tamarac, FL

    I have been working at Birks And Mayors full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with. Trainings.

    Cons

    No promotions, Insurance is outrages


  6. Company is going bankrupt

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Miramar, FL

    I have been working at Birks And Mayors full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Potential of earning money if clients get approved for credit.

    Cons

    Posting and holding sales for a later date for events. Unrealistic goals when managers are competing for sales. Store directors are paid way too much and really don't contribute to sales. Poor leadership from managers. A disruptive, uncomfortable, " work" environment if you work in the office at a store. Female managers and directors contribute to gossip and unprofessionalism.

    Advice to Management

    Management refuses to listen to good business advice. Unable to retain educated and talented college graduates due to the snails at corporate office who are there because of " tight relationships " with other execs. Stop going to the strip bars.


  7. Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunrise, FL

    I worked at Birks And Mayors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very intelligent team members - peers, bonus will never happen however senior management has a lot of perks and employees don't, best part of going to work was the people

    Cons

    Difficult financial situation, at risk for layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Split corporate functions into Florida and Canada, for focus by company


  8. Store manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    I worked at Birks And Mayors full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ....... Fun people to work with, beautiful jewelry

    Cons

    Hours, salary, work/life, upper management only focuses on the director

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your store managers... They generally work harder than the store directors


  9. Birks

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Birks And Mayors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have been with the company for a few years now. Good quality products, and I like that company is behind their product with good customer service.

    Cons

    DEAD END! No room for progress, you are stock in the same position for ever. Favouritism, no consistency, and double standards. Depending on manager's mood and interests something that is good today may be bad tomorrow. Low pays. High employee turnover as a result of mismanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your real assets, it takes 1 year for an employee to acquire sufficient knowledge about the job, products, processes and details. I think senior management should have a system to check employee turnovers and the reasons behind it. Loosing each sales professional is costing you lots of money, time and with each of them leaving you are loosing part of their clients too.


  10. Store Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Birks And Mayors full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    great training program, excellent product quality, iconic Canadian brand

    Cons

    low remuneration package, low wages, lots of favouritism on behalf senior management, lack of being recognized outside of Canada.


  11. sales professional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Birks And Mayors

    Pros

    opportunities for advancement, training, commissions

    Cons

    no cons but long work hours



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