If you were in charge, what would you do to make Signet a better place to work?
I would pay employees a livable wage and give them clear expectations for growth.
I can only speak to the Dallas campus, but it’s very political. If you are not one of the favorites, then forget any hopes of advancement, no matter how well you do your job. People are put into manager/director roles that have no idea how to lead, and the result is a miserable team! More focus was put on blaming someone rather than working together to fix things. Not a health environment conducive to growth at all.
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at Signet? What are the steps along the way?
It took about 2 months. The process was very confusing for not just me but management as well.
Stop paying managers commission. They get a yearly bonus based on how well they run their store. They should not have sales goals themselves. Pay employees a straight commission like 3% of all their sales whether or not the store hits plans. Extra commissions should be earned by all sales associates according to each level their store achieves above their plan. This makes it fair for all employees whether full or part time to earn more money. Remember a company is only as good as the sales people in the trenches doing the the right things every day to take care of our families. We are the front line and the lifeblood of this company. Please take care of us. Thank you for reading this heartfelt answer.
I applied online, heard nothing, so I called the store to ask if the position was still available and struck up a conversation with the manager and got them to send me the Virtual Job Tryout. It's automated, but I have a background in sales so the "right" answers were easy to discern. After they sent me the tryout I called again to let them know I finished and they called me for an in person interview. They will hire with no sales experience, but the base pay is lower. If you have a background in sales be prepared to prove sales volume for 2 years to get a better base pay.
-Tell me about yourself
-What do you know about jewelery
-I said that I didn’t have much knowledge but that I was eager to learn
-Asked me questions related to my experience written on my resume
The fact that most of the time you’re competing with employees and no one ever checks up on the people who they employee.