Crate and Barrel

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Long Term Retail OPtion

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Furniture Sales Representative in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Furniture Sales Representative in Boston, MA

I have been working at Crate and Barrel full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Flexible career tracks, humane managers, and fun, creative, intelligent co-workers.

Cons

Since recent re-org, the flexible career track is now in question. Current top down, one-size-fits-all corporate direction makes me question my continued track, plus seems to ignore the individuality from store-to-store that made this brand as successful as it has been to date.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

SPEAK UP TO CORPORATE and YOUR REGIONALS. The individual managers need to stop being "yes-men" and make it clear the stores' needs! NYC area needs to re-train their managers to not treat their staff with indifference and GET ON THE SALES FLOOR.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

313 Other Employee Reviews for Crate and Barrel (View Most Recent)

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    Look beyond the crates/barrels

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crate and Barrel (more than an year)

    Pros

    Products are fairly priced, good value and better than average quality

    Cons

    A change in ownership allowed for a hugh reduction in personel a clear indication as to the direction the company is heading.Top heavy in management all areas. Clique mentality and "favorites" are always rewarded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sad to see how the company has changed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Furniture Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Furniture Sales Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at Crate and Barrel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people, coworkers and clients
    The discount
    Flexibilty

    Cons

    Corporates lack of understanding of longevity and loyalty. Employees are not rewarded for these valuable attributes. From what I hear from friends who feel "stuck" there, the restructuring and new policies have left them feeling very unhappy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customer service is diminishing, product selection can be found at other retailers. If they continue to loose the very people who built the company, the future is bleak.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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