Solstice Sunglass Boutiques

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Solstice Sunglass Boutiques Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
63 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Solstice offers a great discount on sunglasses (in 12 reviews)

  • Discount was good, but probably take that away soon (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • No room for growth within the company so many great managers and they don't utilize the inside talent (in 3 reviews)

  • This is only for the hawaii store, all other store managers are awesome (asked employees from ofher stores) (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall good experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Selling Specialist in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Selling Specialist in Sunrise, FL

    I worked at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is higher than minimum wage. Loved the employee discounts. They offered incentives and monthly contests. Management was always making sure that your knowledge of merchandise was up to date. Compared to my past experience in retail, working at a sunglass store was the best! Did not have to stay super late after closing

    Cons

    After the store manager had to leave, it took them forever to find a replacement. Management was a bit chaotic. You will always have people who will steal your sale! Management pushed way too much on reaching sales goal when it was not unattainable due to lack of customers. Black out dates are such a pain!! Hours given were cut short to 4-5 hours per selling specialist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although pay is higher than minimum wage, selling specialists deserve a higher pay. Black out dates during summer is a little unreasonable. Would like to go back working longer shifts.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Overall An Awesome Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent discount on sunglasses; chance to bonus; raises occur almost yearly; luxury environment; sales oriented without too much pressure; great training that's very informational; chance to move up in the company/hires from within often; accommodating to your schedule.

    Cons

    While the ability to bonus is possible, it can be very hard for lower performing stores; communication with higher management is often lagging as they do not often get back to you within a decent amount of time. Changes that need to be made in the stores can often be slow moving. Disputes with higher management often leads to the quitting of many store managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for better opportunities to bonus; a free pair of sunglasses a year would be nice too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sinking ship

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great product, Amazing discount, great medical benefits

    Cons

    There is no work -life balance with the company at all .You eat, sleep and dream about this company . When you get hired they talk about how family is important and its a familia... its not . Over the years i seen this company go from worse to nightmare. The amount of paperwork that's involved every week and month is just plain redundancie and there is not enough hours alloted to complete all the document forms they want you to fill out . Register system is outdated and not up to par with todays technology . The only way to make monthly bounce is if your above or at your conversion% goal which is pretty slim to none and the policies are always changing making it harder all the time to make a bounce. They make you fearful of your job on a daily bases if there is no improvment and then your going on a action plan which is a nicer way of saying your getting written up .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To SAFILO Italy you should really evaluate your employees of your coporate office in NYC and New Jeresy to see if they really know what they are doing. You have a SVP who has been with the company for over 7 years going on 8 . For someone who has only made 1 year out 7 should raise a red flag . Your RM's , DM's , Manager's and Key Holders are dropping off left and right due to the fustration of the lack of communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Selling Specialist

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was good pay for a high school student. Work was super easy if you like selling. Quiet and professional atmosphere. I enjoyed dressing up for work.

    Cons

    Was not in the best location for selling luxury items. It was definitely a challenge some times to convince someone to purchase a $500.00 pair of sunglasses that costs $2.00 to make. Customer TO was really slow so there was a lot of time cleaning glasses and standing around. I spent time reviewing WTD MTD YTD sales and making personal goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would have liked a pay increase. I did a lot of work for min wage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Training store manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques

    Pros

    Great selection of product. Great discount.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement unless you are willing to relocate. Work alone often. Payroll doesn't support double coverage.

  7.  

    Great company, a lot of growth if you show the interest

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bonus, hours, pay if you are successful your pay check shows it

    Cons

    Slow periods during the year that you may not see much traffic, some days a lot of returns and not enough sales to bring you back into the positive. It can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Earn bonus regardless of making month

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Company loves money

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques

    Pros

    The company is good to work for because it helps you to learn slit about business and how to analyze your goals and numbers

    Cons

    If the store isnt making anymoney. The company blames it on the employees. Thry forget that product could be an issue, matketting could be an issue and weather could be an issue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what enployees have to say

  9.  

    More bad than good!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Holder in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Key Holder in New York, NY

    I worked at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Average Pay, nice bonuses if you get them, and good discounts on sunglasses

    Cons

    Always short staffed, unrealistic long term goals and selling goals, upper management constantly trying to get rid of people for the most minuet mistakes, the DMs lack of respect, rampant favoritism and disrespect to management and staff. No sense of team work or team building. Overall the company doesn't value their employees views or opinions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My best advice when you see droves of people quitting take a hint.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    No career here, but fun for college job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder

    I have been working at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Discounts are really good for luxury sunglasses, awesome team of key holders and sales specialists, No full time for Key holders

    Cons

    upper management does not listen to your requests when there are issues in the stores, slow & boring because you often work alone because corporate won't give hours for overlapping shifts, challenges with getting new inventory- don't receive what is on the marketing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanagement & listen to the opinions/requests of store managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Mirage

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques

    Pros

    The discount is awesome. The contest and spiffs are good as well. The designers they company houses is good as well if your really into fashion.

    Cons

    The DM is horrible. DM doesn't answer phone or responds to emails when needed. The company doesn't hire from with in and they over look good workers. When replenishment is needed, it doesn't make it on time. The company is really secretive and you will not know anything until last min. Turn over rate is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees.

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