Helzberg Diamonds
2.7 of 5 68 reviews
www.helzberg.com North Kansas City, MO 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 9, 2014

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38% Approve of the CEO

Helzberg Diamonds Chairman and CEO Beryl B. Raff

Beryl B. Raff

(37 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Berkshire Hathaway bragging rights"
    in 5 reviews
  • "No goals or pressure to get anything done, pay is not bad for what you do and the employee discount is good"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Used to have an awesome commission structure where if you sold a"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Upper management and corporates response to concerns about the environment"
    in 4 reviews
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    Great place to work

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Langhorne, PA

    ProsGet to play with jewelry

    ConsNot a lot of room for growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementBEtter pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful!

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat working environment and outstanding training!

    ConsGreat only if you love working with people and can work as a team. Need to be able to handle fast paced learning, goes beyond jewelry sales

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Surprisingly one of my favorite jobs.

    Office Manager (Former Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    ProsAmazing pay for what it is, great perks and they truly take care of their employees

    ConsThe hours were hard, but it is retail.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I couldn't be happier

    Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsHelzberg is an amazing place to work. A place where you will make your own destiny. You can go as far as you want with this company. Helzberg is a very positive environment to work in. I came from a dog eat dog company where I struggled to get ahead. Here I've been nothing but happy and my career has advanced 10 fold.

    ConsWork personal life balance but any real retail job is that way...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Absolutely one of the most positive experiences in my life

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)

    Proscompensated for your good work, which is easily tracked by how much you sale. Your pay is directly linked to sales production. You also have easy access to upper management. Both the VP of the company and the CEO have visited the store.

    Consi have no negatives of the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    it a great place to work

    Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Tulsa, OK

    Prosit is a great place to work

    Consyou will not get more money later on, get it when you hire on!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome place to work

    Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsI can have a balanced life

    ConsComputers systems are really obsolete

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe training is reimbursed and the certifications are excellent to have!

    ConsJust the hours, but hey it is retail in the Mall. Smile

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a leader and not a follower and be willing to step outside the box to show you want and will be successful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Mesquite, TX

    ProsCompany culture is positive.
    If you work hard, the pay is good.
    Career advancement opportunities are good

    ConsSince being bought out by Berkshire Hathaway, they have gradually scaled back commissions & employee discount.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company expects managers to be positive to the extreme & sometimes that puts managers in a position where they feel they cannot communicate honestly with sales associates. Remember that your sales associates will work harder if given some buy-in on making the store goal.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Helzberg Diamonds - All Star Company

    Store Manager (Former Employee)
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    ProsHelzberg 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.

    ConsNone that I can think of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize available technology to accurately measure traffic and conversion rates

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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