Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – March 28, 2012
I loved working for this jewelry store after graduating from high school! I first learned about jewelry, qualities and properties of gems and metals. I love gems and metals, it's such a fascinating topic! Mostly I sold jewelry each day, not really much else. My manager was awesome and I really formed a lasting frienship with her after leaving the company. My co-workers were very friendly, fun people and were very willing to share their knowledge of jewelry. The hardest part of the job was the schedule, I was in school full time and it was very difficult to balance the two. The thing I loved most about working here is learning about jewelry!
STORE MANAGER (Former Employee) – Indiana – May 21, 2017
I really liked this job when I was brought on board. Advancement was quick, and recognition was easily given. Then, once you begin to succeed, then they apply tremendous amounts of pressure, and burn you out.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – May 20, 2017
Its an ok company to work for. Very stressful as they pressure you with sales numbers and quotas and credit apps. But people who've sold jewelry before would understand this a bit or maybe other sales. Depending on location management may be great in others not so great at all. I've experienced great managers who teach and train and then there are others that make you sale for them. Bummer!! Money is great if your good at it and the commission is good too!! But its mall hours so they become long and boring. Bright side you can advance in most stores or else where if you can sale!! They love building new stores and there's always room to move but don't have a few bad months in sales! Demotion happens QUICK!!!
Great place to work . great workplace to become a leader. Employees are very friendly and we all work together as a team to reach all of our daily goals. Hours are great and flexibility is very convenient. Can be taught great retail experience dealing with jewelry at a proffesional level.job satifaction is definitely met at this job.I Like the fact that you can move up to a position that would benefit you in many ways. We as employees are challenged everyday by receiving daily goals, thatveach employee must meet. A couple examples would be things such as warranties and sales. Customer service is greatly crew hired of us as a sales consultant. You must be able to properly greet the customer close out a sale , or even having great communication skills when receiving or making phone calls.
A typical day at work included putting merchandise out on the floor and putting it away at night. You help customers that walk through the door with jewelry purchases and jewelry repairs. I learned a lot about diamonds and sales. The management at the store I worked are awesome people. They were very willing to help with any questions you have and to better your skills to become successful. The hardest part of the job is staying on top of the standards of the sales industry. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you know you are successful and are meeting all standards set by the company.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Broomfield, CO – May 19, 2017
Kay is a good place to learn how to self-motivate. One has a chance to rise quickly based off of how much you sell. The downside is the commission percentage is largely not up to an individual sales person but based off of how well the entire store is doing compared to budget. The cream usually rises to the top though.
love working with the staff, i have learned that a person can sell to anyone with great customer service skills. Sometimes can be very slow . the hardest party of the job would be to make the sales goal.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – May 8, 2017
A typical day at work would be having different kinds of people looking for different types of jewelry. You had to learn to think fast and be quick on your feet. Learn the different products and their prices which constantly changed. The hardest part of the job would be trying to find something someone wants in a small price range.
Getting to interact with new people everyday
Having a quota and sometimes not being able to meet it do to slow business.
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Spokane, WA – May 6, 2017
I enjoyed my time with this company. I learned a lot about management and over all customer service in the jewelry industry. This is a great company although I enjoy expanding my experience outside of jewelry.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Commerce, GA – May 6, 2017
I enjoyed working for Kay Jewelers. A normal day starts off at a moderate pace; there is always paperwork. Customer service can be fast or slow paced depending on the time of year. Managers were very knowledgeable, but not always as professional as needed. The hardest part about working there are the hours. Retail's hours are very demanding and my family's demands are as well. I have learned and been trained on how to recognized gems and diamonds and that is very rewarding. I really enjoy meeting the needs of the customers, and introducing them to new possibilities of the beauty of jewelry.
Jewelry Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Monaca, PA – May 5, 2017
At Kay Jewelers I really enjoyed my coworkers. They strive to maintain a family environment with a comfortable atmosphere. However, the managment are promoted soley on sales, regardless how the sales are acheived, not based on leadership ability. This makes for unqualified management and a high employee turnover. The company does offer good compensation for an entry level sales job.
Good starting pay. Foot in the door for Jewelery Sales
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – May 3, 2017
I started out as a sales associate and within 8 months I was offered an asst Manger job. Within the next year, I had my own store. This company rewards hard work. Excellent place to work, learn, and develop.