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"It's one of the only places to work in this city."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grants Pass, OR
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grants Pass, OR
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

FMG is large, which means it has a lot of positions you could fill. It's also recession-proof, as people who are laid off try to make money by selling jewelry made from FMG components.

Cons

The professional advancement seems to be based on arbitrary criteria - it's not based on skill or effort. The pay is horrendously low in accordance with industry standards (my new job pays TWICE what FMG paid and it's still not at the industry standard)

Advice to Management

I can't blame you for paying so little to your employees, as you can obviously get away with it, being the only major employer in Grants Pass, but as soon as another large company comes along, I wouldn't be surprised to see a huge number of resignations. Get your act together before it's too late.

Other Employee Reviews for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

  1. "E-Services Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Regular full-time schedule, insurance, 401k, regular employee appreciation days.

    Cons

    Few opportunities to advance within the same department, extensive wardrobe restrictions, no windows in the building, regular unnecessary meetings, strict time card policy.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Losing good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good, and the people who work here are all great.

    Cons

    Slow to change, technology is behind the times. Departments ran by the owner's relatives seem pointless and mismanaged. Definitely not paying people what they are worth. I've seen a lot of talented people leave and be replaced by internal hires who don't really know what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible, update everything, and give everyone raises.

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