After making the mistake in my initial interview of saying that I was only looking to stay with the company for two years, I was told that the Office Associate position would be right for me, as the store was only looking to hire sales associates who expected to make a life career out of Helzberg (my interview was for sales).
I accepted the position where I made ten dollars an hour, starting 2 less than a sales associate would start, not even comprehending the sales commission to be made on top of that. Helzberg does not like their office associates selling. Only as a last resort will Office be selling anything. It is not the best feeling being treated as a second class employee merely because I supposedly dont have the expertise to sell, its not my job, and here we are 6 months later and two sales associates have come and gone. WTF.
Besides my resentment on the pay and how Office Associates are treated like second rate broom boys, I did enjoy the friendly associates (including sales, and management) that I worked with. Being hugely constricted on my schedule as I was, my store manager was able to work with me like a champ and give me the days off I needed while making sure I got forty hours a week. Good company, long history.
Extremely good employee discount (50% on most things).
Office Associates treated like second class citizens