Van Cleef and Arpels

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Albert J. Berlin

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    amazing company with talented professionals who are passionate about their work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-dedicated team of people who are committed to providing outstanding client service
    -supportive managers
    -down to earth atmosphere, unlike other fashion companies

    Cons-sometimes hours can be long during busy times

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

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    Retail can always have daily highs and lows. Life at Van Cleef can be an hourly roller-coaster ride.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsConnection to the holding company, Richemont, with its strong portfolio of brands creates for a unique environment. Overall, tenured employees are friendly and supportive of their counterparts.
    The quality and artistry of products is best in class.

    ConsMajority of upper-management lacks business skills with a jarring inability to take and make strategic and clear decisions. Insecurity and disorganization is clear with fall-out being a lack of ownership for any direction and consistent finger-pointing of 'fault' directed to the lowliest employees. General moral and frustration is low for many in this environment and impedes overall productivity and creativity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a Manger. Take responsibility. Make decisions and do not be afraid of failure. Be a team-member. Support and show appreciation. The company is strong but with a more supportive and trained executive team, the company can dominate its competitors and attract and maintain its talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A nightmare, worst experience in career life!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    ProsHigh profile name on CV but it's anything but qualitative work you'll be doing. If you do love jewelry, then they do have craftsmanship, qualitative and inspirational products they can boast about - that's basically it.

    ConsVery poor management - most of them lack any business skills. To call this company political is overrated. (they're simply not capable to) Any one who has a bit of sense would question their day to day operations. They have no strategies at all (but pretend that they do), most people are there all their lives so they don't really know or understand how the real world functions or compete. It's such a pity, such a high profile name with a back end staff as this is just laughable. There are only a handful of good people in there and those who acknowledge the problem either can't or won't do something about it. To give you pure figures, in the 14 months I've been with the company, there's a turnover rate of 22 people, and this office alone only sits 40 - you do the math.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach. The only reason you guys survive is for the hardworking, low paying employees, but they are not gonna stick around forever. To the person in charge, if you really want to make a name for yourself in this business and do some good, then start firing people and start bringing in good people to stay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stay away if you are not working on the shop floor

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLiveable salary, OK people, nice products

    ConsTerrible management, very disorganised and gangster culture

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great name but several cracks in the woodwork

    Sales (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThis company has excellent trade credentials, extremely good on the CV and the high jewellery is truly inspirational. The salary is also very competative and the bonuses are fair to generous.

    ConsThe job description bares little resemblance to reality, quite feudal mentality and goal posts tend to change which respect to expectations. an exorbitant level of paper work which seriously detracts from customer service, Not very well organised logistically.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConnect more with the sales teams, I have no idea who most of them are...it's presently very much a "them" as opposed to "us".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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