Precision Time

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Precision Time Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Enjoyable job, crappy pay.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Precision Time part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working in a mall environment can be fun, and working alone in a kiosk means you're going to be doing sales, inventory, cash audits, etc. Lots of good experience for a better opportunity in the future

    Cons

    Lots of pressure to hit rather outlandish sales goals, low pay, crappy commission structure, part time hours, and overbearing district/area management that try to micromanage everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've seen the sorts of profits the average store generates, you can afford to compensate your sales associates and general store managers better than you are. Minimum wage and a 1-4% commission on revenue isn't good enough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fun basis, terrible business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Team Member in Provo, UT

    I worked at Precision Time part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fixing and learning about watches is really fun. Seeing new and different watches that come into the store from the customers is really interesting. Precision Time has a great setup for that. Excellent opportunity to learn actual sales strategies.

    Cons

    They overcharge for most of the basic services they offer, and the customers hate it. The employment system is garbage. The only reason I stayed there as long as I did was because my manager knew it to and was pretty cool guy to help mitigate it the atrocity that is corporate. No growth opportunity. Shrinking commission structure. Minimum wage pay doesn't match work. No real reward for hitting impossible sales goal unless you're a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the BUSINESS side of things. The weak training programs and poorly functioning website is indicative of your lack of care for anything beyond your paycheck. Which includes your bottom line employees, where your sales ACTUALLY happen. Good workers make good sales. Great incentives and compensation make great salesman. Your product line is really good; ADVERTISE it. Your high service prices, while indicative of the quality of work you do on watches, needs to be competitively priced.

    Lastly, I think the one opportunity missed most is the opportunity to educate oneself on watch making. Offer to partially pay for watch making school to high potential employees. A sizeable team hand making your existing product line in America with swiss techniques would make your product explode instead of careless Chinese imports.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It's been better there in earlier years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Precision Time part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to learn skills that will help you be successful in other retail applications.

    Cons

    You are constantly being micro-managed over the phone by your district manager to try and drive sales as opposed to having the manager in the store be in charge of the motivations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop stripping away commissions and benefits from hourly workers. Give them incentives to sell watches again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work if you enjoy sales and watches

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Precision Time

    Pros

    Constantly surrounded by people all day in a high pace work environment. Great discounts on watches. You learn all about how to repair watches.

    Cons

    Long hours around holidays, little room for advancement, no direct deposit available, not enough people doing too many jobs in home office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get direct deposit and have more raise incentives

  6.  

    It was a good company till they cut the commission a lot of people got huge pay cuts for it

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Precision Time part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some Discounts on merchandise and benefits

    Cons

    Can be stressful very strict on goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more commission

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Was a great starter job, but capped out quickly.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Kennewick, WA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Kennewick, WA

    I worked at Precision Time full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can prove yourself quickly if you're driven to do so.

    Cons

    Shrinking commission structure, limited room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trimming your already low commission structure and find better ways to motivate your employees instead of low-value giveaways.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Seemed great until actually hired.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Precision Time part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great customers and if you enjoy working on small objects it's wonderful.
    You meet wonderful people at the jewelers and in the malls.

    Cons

    They LIE! They will tell you that your hours are based on productivity but if you sell very well they can't give you the hours you are due. The district manager is not willing to help you with customer complaints. They will tell you that upper management will have your back and if you have any questions to give upper management a call (ie District or Regional Manager) but if you do that then you will actually get yelled at. If you try to move up in the company it's extremely difficult if you accomplish it at all. All around it is a horrible place to work at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back your team and actually find out what is going on from team members instead of just district or regional managers. Don't keep your best sales members at an entry level otherwise they will get bored and leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    great idea, with horrible execution

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Precision Time full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    learn the ins and outs of watches, one of the most open companies when it comes to their cost, and pretty friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Management never follows through with their "leveling" up the latter. The training manual says that you should be level 2 certified after 90 days, and level 3 certified after 120 days, but it can take up to 6 months to cert someone. and its only after one year or the level 3 certification that you can see any chance of getting a pay increase. Because its only the DM that can cert someone and they never seem to take the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you can do what you promise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Fun place to work but employees were not treated well by upper management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Grove, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Grove, NY

    I worked at Precision Time part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The individuals I worked with were great and made it a fun team effort to keep the store running. I also had great exposure to how the store itself was doing and was able to review a profit loss statement each month.

    Cons

    The pay was close to nothing. They say you have the opportunity to make up for it in commission but the commission isn't even that great either. 1% on gross profit of name brands and 4% on gross profit of company owned brands. it works out to be a dollar or two a watch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The pay needs to be raised to match the efforts of the sales associates. I felt like there was a lack of motivation among sales associates to partake in activities beyond sales (Inventory, cleaning, warranty repairs, etc) because if you weren't selling you were making minimum wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Not the best company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Precision Time part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good for students
    Employees are good
    Product is interesting

    Cons

    Goals were almost impossible to achieve at times.
    Too little pay for so much work.
    Upper Management was disorganized and rude at times.
    Very shady when it came to compensations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promise a raise when hiring someone when you know you will not give it, have the dignity to let them go with better options instead of lying to them about something you will not do.
    Pay your employees a bit more, they work hard and they aren't paid enough for all the work you give them.
    Don't give impossible sales goals to stores you know that won't be able to achieve them. A lot of your stores are located in areas where no one is even looking to buy your products, your goals are unreasonable and you put too much pressure on employees, even though they try their hardest.
    Give the employees all of the money they've earned, stop making excuses when it comes compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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