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Solstice Sunglasses Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2019

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3.1
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Pros
  • "Great discount, bonus structure and incentives(in 20 reviews)

  • "Good Discount, Ability to transfer to other locations(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management can be hostile when trying to motivate stores to make sales(in 12 reviews)

  • "Solstice only offers benefits for store managers(in 9 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "It’s alright"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Holder 

    I worked at Solstice Sunglasses part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working in a small team is cool and everyone got along. It’s like a family mentality. Product knowledge is fun.

    Cons

    Sometimes directions aren’t super clear. Promotions constantly change , indecisive. Slow at time with little to do Feels like you have to really dig for an answer sometimes, or won’t get an answer directly.

    Advice to Management

    Please work on communication. And how to reduce resource wasting, IE: paying for ads we don’t use or toss out.

    Solstice Sunglasses2019-06-11
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Thoughts and reflections"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Solstice Sunglasses full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, flexible hours, and great discounts/contests

    Cons

    Micromanagement, little to no input from store level to corporate, and pay/compensation

    Advice to Management

    Listen to us once in a while, we are not just numbers

    Solstice Sunglasses2019-03-25
  3. "Great place to work"

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      Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Central Valley, NY

      I worked at Solstice Sunglasses part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Only 2-4 other people on your shift other than manager Lots of time engaging customers Very busy on weekends

      Cons

      Slow days go by VERY slow

      Advice to Management

      Keep it up!

      Solstice Sunglasses2019-02-28
    • "Miss it, but it had its up and downs"

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      Former Employee - Store Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Solstice Sunglasses full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Discount Used to have an amazing DM, after she left it was never the same Loved the associate KPI’s All the KPI’s really being able to understand the business Able to make the schedules based off of goals and traffic trends

      Cons

      Micromanagement Too much paperwork Store Managers are glorified keyhokders

      Advice to Management

      Let store managers BE store managers. The daily/weekly shadow sheet requirement is nonsense. If people have been there for 1+ years, they usually tend to know their job, if not, than can be replaced. But c’mon. You expect store managers to deliver soooo much paperwork, but while working on mostly single coverage, not allowed to bring our own laptops onto the sales floor, how are we supposed to accomplish anything in such...

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      Solstice Sunglasses2019-03-05
    • "Plantation or Boutique"

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      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Keyholder 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Solstice Sunglasses part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The Safilo discount of 50% is nice. The hourly is a plus if they give you the correct pay for the position.

      Cons

      Upper Management Small team- lack of flexibility Expected to sell undesirable products

      Advice to Management

      Management should learn how to speak to employees. The rude remarks are uncalled for. The attitudes are uncalled for. If someone tasks for hours and takes two minutes to gather themselves , don’t bark at them about doing something else right away. 10 minute and 30 minute breaks are part of the company’s rule! Train management better to not be outwardly racists towards minority(race and LGBTQ) employees. Too much microaggression....

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      Solstice Sunglasses2019-02-26
    • "Key holder at Palisades Mall"

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      Current Employee - Key Holder 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Solstice Sunglasses part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Has decent pay for a part time job.

      Cons

      You will work in solidarity for most of your shift.

      Solstice Sunglasses2019-02-09
    • "Learned a lot but lacked in communication"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Solstice Sunglasses for less than a year

      Pros

      A wealth of knowledge available at your fingertips about all the luxury brands sold through Solstice.

      Cons

      The low commission rate and the lack of support from higher ups helping me deal with an ineffective manager.

      Solstice Sunglasses2019-01-13
    • Helpful (1)

      "Selling Specialist"

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      Current Employee - Selling Spec 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Solstice Sunglasses part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      You get to work with luxury designer products You also get half off of safilo products

      Cons

      Low pay Unreasonable expectations of employees Upper management can be dramatic Stores constantly receive unsaleable products and blame employees for retail dying.

      Advice to Management

      Be kind to your hard workers!

      Solstice Sunglasses2019-01-07
    • Helpful (4)

      "Worst Company to work for"

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      Former Employee - Corporate 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Solstice Sunglasses full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      There were no pros in this place.

      Cons

      Upper Management, they can not lead the organization, remove them and the company will benefit.

      Advice to Management

      Remove all management

      Solstice Sunglasses2019-01-17

      Solstice Sunglasses Response

      January 21, 2019District Manager

      Retail, especially brick and mortar divisions, continue to see a rapid change in the industry coupled with technology and customer expectations. With the evolvement of retail upper manager is committed to responding with new initiatives to sustain a profitable company for their ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Manager"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Solstice Sunglasses full-time

      Pros

      Great job great leadership and relationships with corporate team is good

      Cons

      Holiday hours too long and hard to balance family and work

      Solstice Sunglasses2018-11-22
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