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The worst three years of my life

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Former Employee - Manager Trainee in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Manager Trainee in McLean, VA

I worked at Helzberg Diamonds full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

The customers, training through GIA, of course the discounts on jewelry is nice, and it was always nice when we would get free jewelry (the cheap stuff)....

Cons

Career advancement is unheard of. You have a monthly evaluation on your sales. People regularly steal sales, the managers never listen because they don't want to be the bad guy. Associates regularly make fun of people that come into the store. They bash other competitors and claim to have high morals, ethics, and integrity. They claim to not have sales but have them every couple of months. The quality of merchandise has gone downhill. You never ever get a weekend off. It is out of the question...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need to appreciate the associates you have. Don't tell them they are doing well after they quit... Tell them while they are still there and somewhat happy.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Very disappointed with the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Associate in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Office Associate in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Helzberg Diamonds full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good discounts on jewelry, and coworkers are nice to work with

    Cons

    Very unprofessional management, lied about the pay during the interview there's no training and a huge gap between the 10+ experienced employees/management and the new employees. There's very obvious favoritism with management, overall very high stress for a low paying job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to give your employees real training and try to treat everyone fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    3 years, started out good, then new CEO began downgrading Mdse and policies in 2010, not good.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Helzberg Diamonds full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    National chain, mostly good people.

    Cons

    Really went downhill after new CEO in 2010. Quality of mdse, pay policies, commission structure.
    They changed the monthly sales plans 3 times in 2010.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't stoop to the other Mall Jewelers level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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