Tiffany & Co.

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Santa's Little Helpers

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Former Employee - Seasonal Operations Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Seasonal Operations Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Tiffany & Co. as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

+ Awesome discount on TCO products
+ Knowledgable Staff and Management
+ Good introduction to the luxury retailing environment, great possibility to learn a lot about the company and their procedures in a very short amount of time

Cons

+ Seasonal employees are NOT valued or respected, I was called an "Elf" "Santa's Elf" and "Santa's Little Helper" by multiple managers and regular employees.
+ Position responsibilities are redundant, tirelessly technical, and offer very little room for creativity or personal growth. You act as Tiffany's primary wrapping and shipping department.
+ No chance for advancement in this particular situation. During the interview and initial training, all the seasonals were told about the possibilities that we could be hired as regular, full-time employees, but during our time it was made very obvious that positions were not available. None of the seasonal employees from my location, or neighboring locations that I know of were hired regularly, despite high performance remarks. Don't expect a job offer even if you're great.
+ Business Formal dress code. For seasonal employees, it may be a big drawback to invest in expensive, tailored clothing for a temporary position.
+ Retail working schedule, so you work weekends. This is not so bad if it's a temporary stint.
+ Professional training methods are neglected for seasonal employees. You're expected to hit the ground running.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Streamline your training for seasonal employees within the Operations department. We trained with sales professionals, and a lot of the training wasn't as valuable as hands-on instruction in Operations would have been. Everything we needed to learn in Operations was taught in bits and pieces from current Operations staff just as various tasks needed to be completed. Many mistakes could have been avoided if training were focused on operations, and each of the processes were taught from start to finish.

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No opinion of CEO

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    IT employees on the verge of extinction

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    Former Employee - Lead Applications Developer in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Lead Applications Developer in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Tiffany & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Great team of co-workers
    Good benefits, 401k match, 3 weeks vacation to start

    Cons

    They are in the process of eliminating employees and bringing in contract programmers to work on specific projects. Employees have no idea what the contract programmers are doing (often generating poor code that needs to be reworked).

    Lip service is paid to full project life cycle...but projects are loaded with expanding scope and often lack user sponsors and/or user buy-in and sign off.

    Next to no training on new technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to hiring employees and train them as needed instead of tossing them for contract coders.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Experience at Tiffany & co

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Cumberland, RI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Cumberland, RI

    I worked at Tiffany & Co. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Brand name extremely high profile for resume

    Cons

    politics and undeserved people working at high positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    choose the best. You are running a company.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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