Solstice Sunglass Boutiques

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Solstice Sunglass Boutiques Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Amazing company!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very lenient with your scheduling and educative. They will help you, they teach really well and are there to support you.

    Cons

    The pay is not the best, but better than competition. They should add more incentive if one was to beat the goal.

    Advice to Management

    They need to train better, also managers should put incentives for employees.


  2. Key holder

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orland, ME
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Experience in field of retail

    Cons

    Little growth in company as whole


  3. Keyholder for two years

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Holder
    Former Employee - Key Holder
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company sets a high standard for it's employees, which I feel is a great learning experience. My manager was always accommodating to my life outside of work. They never pushed me to stay longer or work on days I needed to focus on school or other obligations. My coworkers were great as well. The environment was just great all around.

    Cons

    The goals were a little unrealistic considering it was not a high traffic store. My manager always understood that we will be having bad days but the higher ups weren't all that understanding. There tends to be a lot of micro managing.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that there will be bad days as well as the good.


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  5. Challenging, but rewarding

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    discounts, promotions, support, work life balance

    Cons

    confusing commission rules, high level leadership,close to impossible sales goals

    Advice to Management

    Make a little more effort to make sure your employees feel like humans more than robots


  6. good learning experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    learn the ins and outs of every aspect of your business

    Cons

    focusing on conversion - flawed metric


  7. It's okay for a part time job while in college

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -Free access to the parking garage in down town SB -Discount of Sunglasses -flexible with school schedule

    Cons

    -Team effort was very low -Some people working there were heartless when it came to sales -Management picks favorites

    Advice to Management

    -Do better


  8. Sales Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vacaville, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vacaville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They treat their employes very well, and offer many opportunities to grow in the company. Corporate is very organized and professional.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about this company. They have always treated me with respect, and been mindful of my beliefs and values.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, and the incentives really do work!


  9. Solstice

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Discount, Ability to transfer to other locations

    Cons

    No work life balance, Underhanded top line management


  10. Good environment, but....

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team. DM is awesome. Good discounts. Pretty easy as far as retail goes. The hourly pay is the best in the mall, often more than $3.00 an hour more than other retailers... I really love my job with one exception.... when it comes to bonuses....

    Cons

    They are always finding ways to pay less bonus. They have all of these rules around bonuses. If you make goal, you qualify for bonus. But if you don't increase your conversion 10% over LY, you don't get a part of it. So out of the 1.5% you might get 25% of that, even if you're up 100% over plan. So dumb. By that logic, eventually you would have to hit 100% conversion. Same with Contests. Takes forever to pay them out! Bonuses are often 2 months late. So you really never know if you're being paid what you should get. You don't get a break down of your commissions or bonuses. They won't give you one either. Wayyyy to much paperwork. Why do we need to print the daily flash, daily KPI, daily traffic, traffic vs. conversion, brand reports, associate kpi, etc for the entire company every day? Why do have to spend so much time trying to figure out what we would have done if we had 5 more customers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop messing with our bonuses. If we make plan, give it to us and stop trying to find ways to take it back. Don't be petty. Stop focusing on "what if's" and focus on moving forward.


  11. It is a good company to work for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Keyholder
    Current Employee - Keyholder
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good atmosphere. Nice coworkers and supervisor. Not a lot of maintenance .

    Cons

    Not enough hours. It can get a little boring. The store does not get much business.



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