1. Helpful (8)

    "Worse than you've heard."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tiffany & Co. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Consistent hours.

    Cons

    Pay is absurdly low. You'll spend a lot of time either navigating or being otherwise effected by cartoonish social politics. Many managers and directors come from middle-class backgrounds and see their job as an opportunity to become part of some elite ruling class. It's completely divorced from reality, and actual rich people don't behave like this. The Operations team is expected to say "yes" to every request thrown at them, without any regard for priority. When you're handling $15,000 in diamond jewelry, or have all the cash the store took in the prior day on your desk, you can't just get up and walk away from it to get a customer a glass of water just because one of the sales team is freaking out over it. As ridiculous as this sounds, management can, and has, reprimanded operations team members for not doing exactly this. There are also a lot of cynical efforts made to use Operations people as salespeople, in part because our commission rate is lower (but the hourly *is* higher). HR seems to protect managers who act inappropriately. Countless claims were made in good faith against a store director who acted inappropriately around women and made crucial decisions based (at least in part) on race. It wasn't even a secret that any of this was happening, but no remedial action was taken. Because of this, the store suffered a turnover rate close to 100%. No career growth opportunities, with promotions seemingly based on favoritism or nepotism. Operational expenses are poorly decided upon, like continuing to purchase 15 bottles of silver polish per month, despite only using 1 bottle per month, which leads to spoilage and, ultimately, waste. The company also decided to opt for more expensive hand soap for the bathrooms while simultaneously planning layoffs. Ancient computer systems - younger employees think they're being Punk'd when they're presented with AS/400. Oh, and Google the time they conspired to fire an African-American store manager over race.

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  1. "Amazing company! Great opportunity to make a LOT of money!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Professional 

    I worked at Tiffany & Co. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Absolutely loved working for Tiffany & Co. There is no limit to how much money you can make since it is hourly + commission.

    Cons

    One of the cons is definitely having work weekends and holidays, however that is when you have the opportunity to make the most money.

  2. "Wonderful place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tiffany & Co. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Passionate people, great products, discount on merch

    Cons

    Constant change in leadership And business practices and politics

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