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I have been working at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads full-time (More than 8 years)
Employee appreciation days monthly, Employee picnics, Holiday Party, Free Holiday Gift, Gift Card for Thanksgiving, Matching 401K, Generous paid time off after the first 90 days and goes up every year there after, Full Paid Health benefits, Seed Fund to help struggling employees, Monthly company buys every department lunch, Company paid for training if requested, Extra paid days for holidays and other programs like company pays 80% of costco membership fee's. I can not believe the reviews I have read on this site. It is obvious these people have not worked for any credible company before this. Sad to see a company like this get rated lowely by people who have been let go or didn't get everything their way. Fire Mountain is a good company if you are a professional who is willing to work hard and put some effort forward.
Pay increases are unkown until they happen. Hours in some departments are directly effected by order volume. Many entry level jobs, have to work hard to move up. Some departments have management who have many tasks and not much time for the one on one that is sometimes needed.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you are doing. Work is hard and during a economic down time like we are seeing, any company that cares about it's employees have to make tough decisions. Keep remembering that a happy employee makes a happy customer. It can sometimes look like people get special treatment and if you aren't proactive about these concerns they can build up until non-truths become truths to people. Spread out your project approval process so that more people can approve things and keep the ball rolling. You have done an amazing job starting your company in a garage then having it become what it is today, so keep up whatever you have done to get here and I hope I am along for the ride.
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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