daniels jewelers
2.8 of 5 6 reviews
www.danielsjewelers.com Culver City, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Feb 26, 2014

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    love my job!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Arcadia, CA

    ProsA lot of great incentives and room for growth. They are willing to hire and train even if you have no jewelry experience. It’s something that a customer can appreciate because instead of hiring just anyone with jewelry experience, they spend the time and money to train qualified people the way they want to represent their company. It is stressful but what job isn’t stressful? Then it wouldn’t be called a JOB it would just be hanging out and getting paid for it. There is always constant training and you receive recognition for your hard work and efforts. You are not just an employee number! They owners know you by name and visit often. Our job is to SELL jewelry. Not to sit around, chit chat, and waste time. It is a great business that comes with long hours but it’s worth it. For the review that the FORMER disgruntled employee wrote.. Please do not misrepresent our company when you broke many policies and lost your job on your own accord. Other pros are employee discounts, vacation time, healthcare, and most importantly stability.

    ConsBecause our company is willing to hire and train people who have limited background in jewelry sometimes we do work with questionable characters. Example, ones that would complain about standing and working 13 hour shifts BUT GETTING PAID OVERTIME. Advice to anyone writing a review and is unhappy but currently employed; make a change. Unemployment rate is high in CA give someone else the opportunity to appreciate what you do not. Don’t work over a year (which is a LIE. You only worked 5 months) and dislike your job. A lot of professions require standing the duration of your shift. Welcome to the work world.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep being supportive and we love all the new merchandise we are getting for the holidays

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

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    Being barely paid to go no where fast.

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Culver City, CA

    ProsSub-par bonus, yearly family picnic, thanksgiving, and holiday food and party. Hourly employees who bond and support each other inside and outside work.

    ConsNo internet access for anyone who isn't manager and for a manager that is challenge.
    Computers are from Steve Jobs garage or local garage sales.
    Micro-management to the 10th power.
    Gray area employment practices think the word "bend".
    Tightly family knitted business, don't cross family or their favorites.
    Weekend work
    Most senior managers or "VP"s are your grandparents age.
    The bus at this company doesn't have any room under it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet with the times, stop being cheap, pay people more than they deserve, can't take it with you when you go. End micro-management and treat everyone fairly without doing them dirty.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stressful

    Sales (Current Employee)
    Arcadia, CA

    ProsThey pay the over time when you work.

    ConsAlot of hours and constant standing. At least once a month their is a big sale that requires you to work over 13 hours in one day. the managers are also very strict and only care about sales nothing else. Alot of them abuse there position as a manager.

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    Talk about shady characters.

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Culver City, CA

    ProsIt's a job (not a career); you meet great people that care about their work. Employees remember your birthday and do potlucks. Health Insurance, Vacation Pay, and Recognition once you pass your anniversary. Discounts on jewelry and watches.

    ConsYou are pretty much a hostage at the corporate office. It is a family owned business where you are watched every moment of the day by senior management. This organization walks the fine line between shady employment practices and legal employment practices. I complained to a senior VP about being sexually harassed by a coworker and no one acted on it. If you are injured on the job, they will look for a way to get rid of you without having you file for workers compensation. If you’re doing a bad job, they try to demote or reduce your pay, so they will not have to pay into your unemployment.

    Senior Management likes to know details of your personal life, who you’re dating, if you’re ill and why? Technology is non-existent, it’s like the office that time forgot the computers are so old (think Atari and Intel vision Grade); no one has internet access unless you’re a VP.

    This organization likes to purport that they never lay people off and they treat people like family that is only IF YOU ARE family. Annual increases are less than 1% for salaried and hourly employees.Store managers and associates earn more if they sell more. If you are an hourly employee, you will be lucky if you make earn a .50 cent increase, which they will make is seem like it’s a lot of money. Inventory is horrible; they don’t know where 25% of their jewelry is. Chemicals are not kept up to OSHA standards with MSDS and ventilation that works and doesn’t work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at organizations that treat people well and share in the spoils that results from your employees hard work. Be fair and halt the sneaky, underhanded management practices. Employees who have worked there for 5+ years are paid less than similar positions in other companies.

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

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    great company but they need to be more in tune with todays world

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosfamily owned, lots of training with owners of company, training for non management associates, once a year celebration for top sales people with cash and gifts. 2 annual contests for managers and associate. manager and associates have the ability to make extra money if they sell enough

    Conslots of hours not enough pay when sick your not treated with compassion after all the hours you put in you still have to take a sick day, some meeting are hours away from were you live and the meeting session lasts 9-11hrs then ad driving it make for a long day and most of the time you have to work the next day. Health care insurance is expensive can barely afford to carry it at all. district manager calls to check in on you, your goal is to be succesful and make that extra money at the end of the month but with all the hours you do work sometimes you have to make an appointment during your lunch time

    Advice to Senior Managementas a manager your goal is to be productive and succesful if you work someone to death its hard to get that enthusiasm that is important to show to your employees

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    Fair if you make your qouta monthly.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you make your qouta you make money and they give you recognitions at the end of the year.

    ConsIf you dont make your qouta you wont make money becoz the hourly rate is not that great.Most managers also are taking advantage there position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that managers are being taught how to manage there people

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