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Birks And Mayors Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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Birks And Mayors President & CEO Jean-Christophe Bédos
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Special Orders Coordinator in Tamarac, FL
    Current Employee - Special Orders Coordinator in Tamarac, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Birks And Mayors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with. Trainings.

    Cons

    No promotions, Insurance is outrages


  2. "Big Turn over"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Birks And Mayors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    beautiful product, great staff discount

    Cons

    non supportive Negative environment from upper management. Not a supportive team environment. Years of creating a culture of team members stabbing each other in the back. No work life balance. Working here you will need to put the company over all else. Less vacation and more costly benefits than other positions.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "STAGNANT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Birks And Mayors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people, buy jewelry at discount.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, too much favoritism, senior level lacks direction or common sense, no bonus for corporate employees or raises. Way too many chiefs and not enough indians....

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate, direct and manage senior level before trying to manage everyone else!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Company is going bankrupt"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Miramar, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Birks And Mayors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Potential of earning money if clients get approved for credit.

    Cons

    Posting and holding sales for a later date for events. Unrealistic goals when managers are competing for sales. Store directors are paid way too much and really don't contribute to sales. Poor leadership from managers. A disruptive, uncomfortable, " work" environment if you work in the office at a store. Female managers and directors contribute to gossip and unprofessionalism.

    Advice to Management

    Management refuses to listen to good business advice. Unable to retain educated and talented college graduates due to the snails at corporate office who are there because of " tight relationships " with other execs. Stop going to the strip bars.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunrise, FL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Birks And Mayors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very intelligent team members - peers, bonus will never happen however senior management has a lot of perks and employees don't, best part of going to work was the people

    Cons

    Difficult financial situation, at risk for layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Split corporate functions into Florida and Canada, for focus by company


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Birks And Mayors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ....... Fun people to work with, beautiful jewelry

    Cons

    Hours, salary, work/life, upper management only focuses on the director

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your store managers... They generally work harder than the store directors


  7. "Credit analyst/Customer Service Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Birks And Mayors full-time

    Pros

    Great team
    Corporate environment with lots of room for growth
    Never have to deal with clients face to face - phone only
    Have direct guidance from upper level management and colleagues

    Cons

    Credit team was moved to the Canada office

    Advice to Management

    More for the higher decision makers: the company needs more exposure in FL so they can drive more sales and in turn keep their employees jobs secure

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Profesional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Birks And Mayors full-time

    Pros

    A lot of training, good money

    Cons

    a lot of hours working in holidays


  9. "Store Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Birks And Mayors full-time

    Pros

    Training and a commitment to hiring the right people

    Cons

    Upper Mgt Micromanaged stores. Also different locations had different clientele but the same approach to sales

    Advice to Management

    allow greater creativity with store personel


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Birks And Mayors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Teamwork oriented and caring co-worker's

    Cons

    Incompetent Executive Management and total disrespect of employees

    Advice to Management

    Think more about your employees and less about what's in it for you!


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