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Reeds Jewelers Reviews

Updated July 30, 2017
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  1. "Awesome workplace and best place to buy jewelry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reeds Jewelers part-time

    Pros

    The community is fantastic! The best family owned company to work for!

    Cons

    I didn't find anything bad about the company.


  2. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reeds Jewelers full-time

    Pros

    tuition reimbursement. Get the training and then move on.

    Cons

    Low quality goods, you have to shove credit card applications down every clients throat. You put service plans as well. If you do not make these your pay suffers.

  3. "Not very Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Reeds Jewelers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are little or no Pro's unless you consider working for nothing something.

    Cons

    Multiple Chiefs & never enough Indians

    Advice to Management

    Take-Heed from your personnel in the Trenches as they have the Best understanding of Reality verses the so-called Ivory Tower's.


  4. "I learned a lot!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reeds Jewelers part-time

    Pros

    In-depth jewelry knowledge and up-beat working environment.

    Cons

    I do not have nay bad things to say.


  5. "I was relocated to be a store manager and they advertise they respect family"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Reeds Jewelers full-time

    Pros

    I engoyed most of the staff I worked with

    Cons

    Within 6 months they started pressuring me about not making their sales quota I was suppose to abide by and they let me go!!! I am so glad I am going back to a company that treated me right for12 yrs.. Helzberg Diamonds!!! The best!!!

    Advice to Management

    Give your managers a chance to prove themselves.. atleast 1 year..not 5 months what I experienced


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reeds Jewelers full-time

    Pros

    You can tell the CEO genuinely cares. This is a great family owned business, and I have loved watching them grow/ being a part of their growth over the years.

    Cons

    Long hours during the holidays, but that is expected with retail. I am thankful that they have corporate events with lunch/holiday themes etc. to show appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. We all love feeling appreciated!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Gold Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Gold Buy Specialist in Port Hueneme CBC Base, CA
    Former Employee - Gold Buy Specialist in Port Hueneme CBC Base, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reeds Jewelers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Training was very well explained for what was expected of us, and the hands on was fantastic.

    Cons

    Management Team was all in North Carolina.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best family owned jewelry store"

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, room for growth, pay based on performance, family atmosphere

    Cons

    None to list, I loved my job!

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Sales 3"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Commission especially at holidays, friendly customers

    Cons

    Long holiday hours, work/life imbalance

    Advice to Management

    Be more considerate of employees


  10. Helpful (3)

    "You've got to love what you do.."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reeds Jewelers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The industry can introduce you to some amazing people/contacts. Some of the stores have great staffs and coworkers can really become your family. Commission is paid on a tiered structure that rewards hard workers (ie- if you sell more, you earn more). VP is pleasant to work with and makes an effort to get to know all employees.

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure to perform, can lead to management asking you to "trick" people into signing up for credit cards, etc. ("It's like getting those coupons from Bed Bath & Beyond!"....when it is most definitely NOT like that..) Some sales associates are money hungry and it shows. Can create a cut-throat culture between co-workers. As one reviewer noted, do not expect to get more than a few cents raise at your yearly review. Raises are based harshly on your daily standards (dollars sold, credit lines opened, etc.) Schedule was every night, every weekend, every holiday and that's just how it is. DM was overbearing, quick to judge and a chronic micromanager. He would call the stores and pretend to be customer to try to catch sales associates in a lie. There are little to no opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Create a culture where employees feel more comfortable bringing concerns up to management. Take more notice of employees who could be overworked/underpaid. Allow stores to hire more staff to prevent employees from working every single night.


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