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Harry Winston Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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  1. "Operations Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harry Winston (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, a lot to learn

    Cons

    Not much really to complain

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Salon Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere
    Colleagues
    Working with beautiful, rare pieces of jewelry. Some never seen before.

    Cons

    Long hours
    Not fit for someone who doesn't love retail, NY, etc


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Global Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Global Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harry Winston full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    HW has great product and there was room for growth. People in my team were happy and supportive

    Cons

    after swatch takeover there is no real direction. It's too corporate so one always feels like they have to cover their back

    Advice to Management

    more open communication


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    "VP Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Was a very warm family-oriented business

    Cons

    High pressure environment
    crazy hours
    too many changes in business directions


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Salon assistant"

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    Former Employee - Salon Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Salon Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harry Winston full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big brand. Sales executives are very nice and very willing to train and teach the new girl.

    Cons

    Everything works in the salon is based on seniority, so the everyone is very entitled to their positions in the salon. Thought out the training process, the most senior salon assistant is responsible to train you, and there are many micromanagement from the team. They expect you to remember everything in the salon within a day or two. Specially when it's opening and closing, you have to remember where every jewelry goes. There are the whole list of dos and donts and you have to do everything closely with the list. If you are the translator in the salon, it is an extremely white work environment, therefore you might easily get name called, the translator, servant etc...

    Turn over rate is high because simply there are no big picture in this position. It is very different from what they described on the job description. They are very good at giving you big pictures and makes you to think you will have many opportunities after being the salon assistant, but the truth is it is very rare. If you have a heart to build your career in the fine jewelry industry as a sale executive, this maybe be a good place for you. But for other directions, this position certainly not a career stop.

    Advice to Management

    Try to have some more faith in your employees. Give more training before sending them off by themselves. Please respect people in different color and culture.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Loss Pervention"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bal Harbour, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bal Harbour, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harry Winston (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great pay, benefits and vacatin

    Cons

    work 12to 16hrs a day


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The leading jewelry company on the market. A lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    New top management came into the company. A lot of changes happened.


  9. "Not a career stop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    no overtime, not much responsibility

    Cons

    no room for growth, no transparency

    Advice to Management

    a flat organization needs to be smoothly introduced to the employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Big Promises, No Delivery"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harry Winston full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Got to be around great jewlery

    Cons

    - Terrible Management
    - Underpaid
    - If you don't work in the NY Office (and you live in the states) you are forgotten about


  11. "Harry Winston"

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    Former Employee - Security in Bal Harbour, FL
    Former Employee - Security in Bal Harbour, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harry Winston full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Has good Benefits an pay

    Cons

    the company dos not allow you to move up in the company

    Advice to Management

    need to look into your employees an allow them to move up in the company



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