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Updated Feb 18, 2014

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2.8 6 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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Philippe Mellier

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fading Star

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDiamonds are a fascinating industry. Clear market leader. Rare opportunity to work with all levels of the pipeline.

    ConsMarket 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 ManagementManaging 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

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    A very traditional company with varying cultures around the world

    Technical Manager (Current Employee) Maidenhead, England (UK)

    ProsGood packages overall. Opportunities to travel and very supportive of personal development. Employees are of a high calibre

    ConsCan 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

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    I learned how to work by myself

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosnice brand with a strong possibility of advancement

    Consmanagement, products, environment, hours, team

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat Learning Experience, Always interesting and challenging

    ConsHard work, Long hours and stressful

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork Hard

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    Predictable

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosgood employee values and benefits

    Consslow and difficult to progress through the ranks

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    Interesting - at first for the right reasons - later for the wrong ones.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOther companies think you worked for a grand company

    ConsYou get too channelled and focussed

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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