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Jared Galleria of Jewelry Bench Jeweler Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  • The sales goals aren't divided evenly or fairly (in 22 reviews)

  • Changed (lowered) commission structure mid year 2016 (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Bench jeweler A grade"

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    Current Employee - Bench Jeweler in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Bench Jeweler in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jared Galleria of Jewelry full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its pretty basic as a bench jeweler job goes, nothing really stands out except you could relocate to various other locations in America with out to much fuss. But if you just need a job it will do in a pinch while you look for something better.

    Cons

    If you are passionate about being a bench jeweler and being able to preform quality work you will be disappointed. Its a burn and turn shop situation, If you take being a goldsmith seriously your soul will be crushed. High volume, you have billing goals that are very seldom achievable and your shop manager will not replenish consumables to protect their bonus. So make your burs last. Poor pay.

    Advice to Management

    Your going to have to make drastic changes to your shops in the coming years, the pay wont attract quality veterans and the young bench jewelers your trying to grow in house will leave for greener pastures or other career paths once they figure out there limited skill set wont translate in other shops.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Learned a lot but in the end left disappointed."

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    Former Employee - Bench Jeweler in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Bench Jeweler in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jared Galleria of Jewelry full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    On the job training. Fairly good benefits. Potential for moving up in the company.

    Cons

    Unfair wages, questionable management practices.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees and recognize the contributions they make. Don't take star employees for granted. Reward/ compensate those who deserve it.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Pay was very low for the industry, but was a great learning experience, All in all it was a good couple years."

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    Former Employee - Bench Jeweler in Cedar Park, TX
    Former Employee - Bench Jeweler in Cedar Park, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Jared Galleria of Jewelry full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of experienced individuals to learn from. Lots of opportunity for self growth. Free Career training at HQ provided to employees that show potential.

    Cons

    Shop environment is very small, If a member quits or is fired, the remaining employees must pick up the slack. This can be very stressful if the position goes unfilled for a long time. Basically doing 2 or more people's jobs for really really low pay in the industry. 40 hrs MINIMUM. I don't think there was ever a time when I was able to leave when the schedule sad my shift was over. I don't think any employee in that shop got to leave on time either. So much work on so few people.

    Advice to Management

    Need to look at payment/salary for long term employees. You cant pay an experienced jeweler 10-11/hr and expect to keep them for more then a year, that kind of payment is incredibly low for people with experience the industry.