De Beers Reviews
Pros – Diamonds are a fascinating industry. Clear market leader. Rare opportunity to work with all levels of the pipeline.
Cons – Market share is dropping rapidly, and management has yet to find a successful strategy for coping with the new reality. Now a division of Anglo American, so being managed like a commodities company rather than a luxury brand. Scaling back of most operations severely limits opportunities for advancement. Many top executives have left, and their replacements lack the category experience, contacts and vision of the people they're taking over for. Customer relationships have deteriorated badly in the last few years, possibly to the point where repair is impossible.
Advice to Senior Management – Managing the decline is not enough; need a strategy for long-term growth.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Good packages overall. Opportunities to travel and very supportive of personal development. Employees are of a high calibre
Cons – Can be parent-child in operation. Now taken over by a much bigger company (Anglo American) so could be uncertainty over the short term
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – nice brand with a strong possibility of advancement
Cons – management, products, environment, hours, team
Pros – Great Learning Experience, Always interesting and challenging
Cons – Hard work, Long hours and stressful
Advice to Senior Management – Work Hard
Pros – good employee values and benefits
Cons – slow and difficult to progress through the ranks
Pros – Other companies think you worked for a grand company
Cons – You get too channelled and focussed
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend