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Current Employee - Key Holder in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Key Holder in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Solstice offers a great discount on sunglasses. The starting compensation is much higher than several other retail stores. The company runs great contests for their employees.

Cons

The smaller boutiques run with a store manager and key holders which leaves very little room for any career development.

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  1. positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques

    Pros

    in response to the review from the corporate person: much of what is written is accurate and senior management is aware of the lack of opportunity from within. However the reviewer is not correct about no movement from the field to the corporate area. There have been several employees who moved from the field to the corporate NYC location and there has been 1 employee who successfully moved from a store manager position to a Safilo Product Manager posiion. It is fully recognized that opportunities from a store manager to a district manager have been limited. In 2012 substanital monies have been dedicated to the creation of area managers and co manager positions exactly designed as succession to the position of District Manager. We look forward to adding these positions starting immediately and continuing throughout 2012 and beyond

    Cons

    no more downsides than any other company

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Review from a Corporate person, Store Managers (or want to be) need to read.

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    Former Employee - Corporate Level in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Corporate Level in New York, NY

    I worked at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques

    Pros

    Company is great at training and showing how the organization of a small company should work. The best Benefits that you will ever receive at a low price. The Corporate Level staff is knowledgable on how to do their jobs.

    Cons

    If you are in the Corporate Level, your chance of growth is zero. There are only 15 to 20 people that make up the Solstice Corporate Level because they have a "Shared Service" with their Parent Company Safilo USA. There is no way to hop from Solstice to Safilo, which means there is no way to grow or advance.

    IF YOU ARE A STORE MANAGER, FORGET TRYING TO BECOME A DISTRICT MANAGER. In the history of Solstice, never has a SM been promoted to a DM and stayed there. They only hire DM's from outside. Hence why they are losing Top selling Managers left and right. So get in and make your numbers and get out in order to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to hire within the company to promote past the level of Store Manager. Otherwise, you will not be able to keep your key people. Don't assume that someone at a certain level is ok doing the same thing day after day without extra responsibilities. They will find somewhere else to move to when they are bored out of their mind.

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