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Sur La Table Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated Mar 17, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 14 reviews

30% Approve of the CEO

Sur La Table CEO Jack Schwefel

Jack Schwefel

(10 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

  • Great discount on product once you are a full employee(in 37 reviews)

  • It's a friendly place with great products, nice stores and you do get an employee discount(in 20 reviews)

  • This allows for the middle management team to look favorably in the eyes of the upper management(in 17 reviews)

  • Little to no training and big expectations for sales(in 6 reviews)

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    Overall good company to work for.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Costa Mesa, CA

    ProsGreat discount on product once you are a full employee. 40% off of everything.

    ConsFolding towels and napkins. You get them all done and have to do them all over again the next day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a new computer system. With people being technologically advanced in today's market, the POS system is outdated and difficult to work with (takes too much time).

    Additionally, while I understood capturing customer data, it was pushed so hard that I became a robot so that I didn't forget to ask for something. Maybe find an easier way or loosen up on those standards. Concentrate on being "THE" source for kitchenware knowledge and expertise.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Great for job for those who love to cook or entertain and aren't seeking full-time employment

    Part Time Sales Associate (Former Employee) Pasadena, CA

    ProsMost who work at Sur La Table share interest in cooking and food; on-going education - not necessarily provided by company, but by exposure to customers' needs; the discount makes more expensive items accessible

    ConsHard to get enough hours - impossible to support self on income, need 40 hours to qualify to receive benefits. If not a cook it may take a longer time to learn about all the products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider the number of hours and traffic flow an employee works when measuring sales success; make sure middle management knows how to support and motivate staff.

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