Crate and Barrel Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Crate and Barrel CEO Doug Diemoz
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Pros
  • Great product and usually great customers (in 25 reviews)

  • Great people, great customers,fun atmosphere (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of part time employees have to find a second job because of low hourly pay (in 22 reviews)

  • They dont want to have to give out Full-Time benefits so instead they will give you part time benefits and (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Wonderful place to have a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, fantastic culture, room to develop and grow, flexibility to work remote, transparency between teams/departments

    Cons

    Currently a low 401k match

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Morale has turned for the better over the past few months and the outlook look great.


  2. Furniture Expert

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    Former Employee - Furniture Sales Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Furniture Sales Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crate and Barrel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best company I have worked for. They truly believe in their people and product. Great management and wonderful coworkers.

    Cons

    Not much to improve upon. The company went through a transition a few years back but has since stabilized. There is not a lot of the normal hassles working in retail.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the Mass Ave store in Cambridge. It was a real part of that community and is sorely missed.


  3. Worked as a holiday employee.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in The Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in The Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crate and Barrel part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a really fun environment. Easy and fairly laid back

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Would've loved more hours but it was seasonal

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Wonderful Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They give you flexible hours and are really willing to work with you on your schedule. Wonderful products to sell.

    Cons

    Have to work on the big shopping days of the year. Its harder to balance work and life with the changing work schedule.


  6. Department Lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel full-time

    Pros

    Great entry level position to gain experience in merchandising and sales. Great discount. Great company leadership.

    Cons

    Hours are inconsistent and vacation time is hard is limited to certain times of the year. Stores often don't have enough associates or managers to fill positions so often covering multiple positions at once with no pay compensation. No overtime allowed.


  7. Love Crate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel full-time

    Pros

    I have worked at Crate corp almost all my career and have loved it. Really easy to change departments and learn about the business.

    Cons

    Not a ton of growth, and they could pay more.


  8. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Crate and Barrel part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a sales associate you don't have to take work home. Being in Boston there was always interesting tourists and people that I got to meet. Being a part of the team was fun and I loved the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Schedules are never the same and only come out a week in advance, so it's really hard to plan for anything. The hours are always unpredictable in terms of how many you will get a week.


  9. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crate and Barrel part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team approach, good managers, quality co-workers, great merchandise

    Cons

    Spoiled me on working anywhere else for retail

    Advice to Management

    Remain as consistently responsive as you have been.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Sales Lead Manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Lead in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Team Lead in Austin, TX

    I worked at Crate and Barrel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a great discount and the people who work there are genuinely wonderful people.

    Cons

    After the restructuring of the store, the opportunities for diversified roles seemed to diminish. You are either in Merchandising or in Sales. Not too much in between.


  11. Fair

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    friendly environment and very flexible around your schedule.

    Cons

    kept under 30 hours per week

    Advice to Management

    increase hourly wage



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