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Great company with a few quirks

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Approves of CEO

Pros

Pay is excellent for retail if you are in a store with lots of traffic. Days off can be flexible when need be due to the retail nature of the job. Healthcare seems to be average compared to other companies. Offer company matched 401k up to 4%. Profit sharing that varies by year depending on how well the company performed. Life and dissabilty insurance is offered. Great management teams and awesome management training program. Good amount of room for advancement if willing to move. Locations nationwide. General Office (company headquarters) generally able to leave early on Fridays and is also casual dress on Fridays. Have an ethics hotline. Offer a limited number of counseling sessions with a professional for associates going through difficult times. Berkshire Hathaway is its parent company.

Cons

Healthcare could probably be better as well as 401k matching. Pay from smaller, privately owned jewelers is sometimes much higher, but risks are greater (such as no hourly rate). Pay rates for different positions are strongly discouraged from being disclosed or even discussed making it difficult to know if you would be interested in working towards, or applying for, that position. Seem to be some issues at headquarters regarding legally protected groups of people, although it's not talked about much so its hard to say. Little to no exchanging of ideas or information between headquarters and stores sometimes resulting in lost opportunities, poor execution, seemingly pointless ideas, or frustrated employees.

Advice to Management

Listen to the ideas or thoughts of your seasoned associates from all positions within the company and genuinely consider them.

Other Employee Reviews for Helzberg Diamonds

  1. Not in this economy!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent considering all the downtime and not a whole lot of punishment for not making quotas. You get to talk to alot of different people since you work in a mall.

    Cons

    The hours are horrible if you have a life, working till ten pm every night and Saturdays and Sundays and even worse during the holidays with the mall's extended hours.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little bit more time actually in the store where all the action happens to fully understand what employees deal with.


  2. Helzberg Diamonds - All Star Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Helzberg Diamonds has; with out a doubt, the best leadership training program I have ever seen. I have had the opportunity to work with some very talented people over the years, but I can say without hesitation, the quality of the people "top to bottom" at Helzberg is All-Star quality. One particular training module that sticks out was their "Performance Problem Solving" session. While the core principles of this program were very basic, understanding how to consistently apply the skills learned in a very logical sequence was huge for me. In fact, I now train other retailers across the country on addressing performance problems.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize available technology to accurately measure traffic and conversion rates


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