Pampered Chef

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97 Reviews
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Pros
  • I also liked the benefits of trips and free products (in 9 reviews)

  • For people who are self motivated, this company offers an amazing opportunity to earn great money while working a flexible schedule (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • It can be hard to find new contacts, especially since we have moved around quite a bit (in 3 reviews)

  • There are some truly TOXIC employees in senior management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    very rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director/Team Leader in Billings, MT
    Current Employee - Director/Team Leader in Billings, MT

    I have been working at Pampered Chef part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    work own hrs. as much or little as you wnt

    Cons

    not much up-line support on my particular team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    coming from small rural areas it cost us twice as much to go to seminars and conventions not only are flights more but in order to participate we usually have to come a day early and stay a day longer as there are no direct flights from our areas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company to work for if you want flexibility.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pampered Chef part-time

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, good training, fun

    Cons

    Have to be good at talking to people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    In Information Technology Department, you either love it or you hate it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Addison, IL

    I have been working at Pampered Chef full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Progressive management adopting Agile, new systems are better in marketplace than competition, communication from Directors down and up seems pretty good, if you have a good idea people want to hear about it and make it happen. People talking positive about technology.

    Cons

    Lot of sour grapes on the floor. Old timers stay linked to the past where the systems were absolutely awful and complain about today. Lots of change happening on the floor over the last 6 months and some people don't like change. Oracle team decimated by failed project and complain. Very few in the business know much about the business. Rumor is company profits down, no bonus of any kind, and raise this year looks grim. Overall morale pretty low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have been at TPC for a little while and have seen the good, the bad and the ugly. The last 6 months were significantly better than previous 6. We need to figure out how to get more sales in the building. Whatever we do as a company, we need to focus on that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Pampered Chef allowed me good great freedom and many perks while also allowing me to be home with my growing family.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Pampered Chef part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Freedom, Great compensation for hours worked. For people who are self motivated, this company offers an amazing opportunity to earn great money while working a flexible schedule. The home office is very innovative and at the forefront of most technology. They offer excellent training through both live company events and on demand virtual training.

    Cons

    Success requires being available to customers and consultants at all different times, primarily in the evening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Can't go wrong!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pampered Chef

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  7.  

    Information Technology Department getting better. Probably time to join.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Addison, IL

    I have been working at Pampered Chef as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Web & Mobile finally, FINALLY, there. Technologies for tech folks are spot on trend and the long 60+ hour work weeks are all but a distant memory. Leadership is not as bad as some make out to be.

    Cons

    I am a consultant who works on the Web project and can tell you most of the issues are are not in management in IT, they lie squarely in scope management and other parts of the business. IT Directors seem handcuffed many times to ever changing requirements. Jury still out on new CIO. She is too new to have contributed to any noticeable change yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Web Team making significant progress over the last few months primarily due to a renewed focus on quality and process and a de-scoping of the ridiculous initiatives set forth by an ex-CIO. Whatever has happened in the closed doors in the Executive offices since seems to have made a positive impact on the work. Unfortunately, the ERP project cancelled or postponed (?) and quite a few disgruntled Oracle people left or are still here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Perfect for self starters!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pampered Chef part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, rewards, products, fun, advancement

    Cons

    Work for yourself, getting a customer base,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    No longer a fit for me after structure changed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Director
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Director

    I worked at Pampered Chef part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, great products, supportive home office.

    Cons

    Becoming more like other direct sales companies. I originally chose this company because their structure was NOT like others. As Doris Christopher retired and stepped away from the company, structure of the company began to shift more towards those of other direct selling companies, i.e., Tupperware, Avon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be unique. Offer an opportunity that is one of a kind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great quality products, lots of incentives!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Redding, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Redding, CA

    I have been working at Pampered Chef part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discounts, free product, earn awesome trips!!!

    Cons

    May not get a lot of shows

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Consultant in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Consultant in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Pampered Chef part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Company to work for when wanting to earn extra money.

    Cons

    Very high priced items that they sell.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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