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Solstice Sunglasses Reviews

Updated 13 October, 2018
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  • "Upper management can be hostile when trying to motivate stores to make sales" (in 9 reviews)

  • "They try to not let part time employees work for many hours" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Solstice Sunglasses full-time

    Pros

    Intimate team setting
    Big discount and medical

    Cons

    Corporate Support, Expectations, Marketing,Turn over, Compensation


  2. "Keyholder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Solstice Sunglasses full-time

    Pros

    Great discount and fun management

    Cons

    High turnover and upper management is awful

  3. "Great Company!"

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Solstice Sunglasses part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good manager, very cool products.

    Cons

    I did not love my coworkers


  4. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Solstice Sunglasses part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Room for growth

    Cons

    Low pay
    Rude customers
    long hours
    Span of hours without doing anything


  5. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Solstice Sunglasses full-time

    Pros

    The structure of the company it’s organized well. Great benefits. Discounts.

    Cons

    Uncertainty. No career advancement for people that works there. Always hiring from outside.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Solstice Sunglasses full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A little freedom when it comes to scheduling and being able to arrange the store how you want it as long as you let the higher boss know.

    Cons

    The company is outdated in a lot of things including systems for operations. They try to run the business with redundant reports and numbers instead of with people on the sales floor. Needs a new training program, it fails to teach new people how they want things done. Reports are way to often making which turns into micromanaging.

    Advice to Management

    Take have the reports away as mandatory review at the store level, it just gets confusing and in the way. The other half needs to be condenced in one or two reports for easy read for everyone. Also, if you want good people to work and make money for you then pay needs to go up with the seasoned people and commission structure needs to change all together; make sure you have some full time key holders, they will give you the loyalty, consistency and care that you so much try to pry from all the part time employees.


  7. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Car Sales in Ventura, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Car Sales in Ventura, CA (US)

    I have been working at Solstice Sunglasses part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Previous 35 in retail optical business as a optician

    Cons

    None,as long as i have the inventory to sell

    Advice to Management

    I'm great with helping people find the right look .regardless of price.there HAPPY and that's what matters.

  8. "Sales specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Solstice Sunglasses part-time

    Pros

    Great environment and really friendly staff

    Cons

    None. I had a great time working here


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Solstice Sunglasses"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Solstice Sunglasses part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life
    Employee gifts

    Cons

    During busy seasons can be very time consuming and the work may be carried over to the next person


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Mismanagement from the top down"

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    Former Employee - Corporate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Corporate in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Solstice Sunglasses full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Discounts on sunglasses. Collect them quickly cause you won’t be working there long.

    Cons

    I worked in corporate and my boss went down as one of the worst of my career. Instead of motivating you or setting you up to succeed she just beat you down every day. People are constantly quitting and the environment is all negative. From the parent company Safilo to the store associates no one stays long. People who have been there for more than 2 years are beaten down or are lifers that are just waiting to retire. Dont believe what they tell you in interviews and get everything in writing because they will change on a whim.

    Advice to Management

    Give people the support they need to properly do their job. Stop expecting amazing results without giving people the basic tools to do their job. Don’t demoralize your team and expect loyalty.


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