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FT Sales

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Current Employee - Sales  in  Myrtle Beach, SC
Current Employee - Sales in Myrtle Beach, SC

I have been working at Sterling Jewelers full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Customers are great,
Sales Manager and Assistant managers are fantastic,
close to food court,
 lots of vacationers from different places you can get to know and be a part of their special day

Cons

Pay low
Commission low
Corporate micromanages the stores
Parking takes extra 30-45 minutes during summer and holidays
Dress code is suit blazers must be worn with pants
dresses must be business like

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

277 Other Employee Reviews for Sterling Jewelers (View Most Recent)

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    Worst place to work.

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    Current Employee - Third Key  in  Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Third Key in Manassas, VA

    I have been working at Sterling Jewelers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits for full time, ok pay for experienced people

    Cons

    They only hire people with zero jewelry sales experience, so you are constantly fixing newbie mistakes. If you are a key holder, assistant manager, or manager you can kiss your life goodbye because you will be living at work. You must be 6/6 standards (sales, addons, repairs, PPP, esp, and credit apps) at all times to be even be acknowledged you exist by upper management. They expect you to walk around the mall and harass people for credit apps. Upon getting hired, they expect you to also harass your friends and family to fill out a credit app. If you don't get your credit apps, you must go to weekly meetings or even call your district manager and tell him/her why you do not care about your job at the end of every shift. They will offer you a promotion, then give it to someone else the next day. The t.i.p.s line means nothing, they never follow up with anything. Upper management sweeps unethical and illegal behavior under the rug as long as you have your numbers in. This company is a joke. They do not care about their employees, they see you as a gigantic dollar sign or their dancing monkeys to make them money. Yet, they pay you dirt, including managers, if you expect to make over 40k as a manager you are mistaken. They fool managers into taking the position with crappy pay by saying they will get a bonus every April. Well, if you are a manager in a smaller volume store your bonus won't be jack. The commission scale is bull, they start out at HALF a percent and you can only make a max of 3% IF the STORE doubles its goal. In this economy, forget about it. Search for employment elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your managers and employees like dogs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Can't wait to leave

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    Current Employee - Recovery  in  Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Recovery in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Sterling Jewelers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    can't think of any prs

    Cons

    training is failing miserable. having been an instructor myself at a different company they only cover about 20% of what new hires need to know. you basically have to schedule your life around their schedule and they will change your schedule without notification. There are people in management that should not be there. It is a very highly unorganized unprofessional organization, at least where I am at. They are not honest during the initial interviews and they keep changing the structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to retain the best employees you might want to shake things up in lower management. Some people who are managers should not be there. Implement plans when they have been thought through thoroughly, not lets just give this a try and if it doesn't work we will throw it out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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