Mission: Our Mission is to be the industry leader in providing beading and jewelry making supplies to merchants, designers and artists in support of their creative and business endeavors.
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I worked at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads full-time (More than 3 years)
Professional people, great atmosphere, tons of employee perks (too many to list), and solid benefits package including PTO, Health/Vision/Dental, 401(k).
Upper management seems to want more of a hand in the middle-workings of everything. It makes it difficult to respond to industry norms in a timely fashion.
Advice to Management
Allow employees to initiate and/or test quick changes and ideas freely. Take out the "We've been doing it like this for a long time" aspect and move forward - or get left behind.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads (Grants Pass, OR) in October 2015.
There was a phone interview with HR and then an in-person interview with the department heads and HR. No salary negotiation. I was required to take a basic skills test on a computer, which had absolutely nothing to do with the position I was applying for, and seemed rather offensive considering it would have been very challenging for someone with a reading disability such as dsylexia, even though someone with that disability would still be able to do my job. Upon hire they require a drug test, which again had nothing to do with the position I was applying for.
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