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Good place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in New York, NY
Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Friendly environment; Management is in charge but still easy to speak to; nice discount; decent salary

Cons

No cons to speak of; it was a good place to work

Advice to Management

Keep up the friendly environment. I found that my seasonal work at Crate to be enjoyable. The work was pretty easy and the fact that the company emphasizes the customer experience so much make sit so that the caliber of the customer is higher. Management is selective about who they hire to work in the stores, even seasonal workers, and therefore the people who work in each store have certain attributes that make them suitable to work there. Overall, I had an excellent experience working at Crate.

Other Employee Reviews for Crate and Barrel

  1. Helpful (2)

    Served my purpose at the time.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crate and Barrel part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mostly worked well with the family schedule. Crate hires many really decent people from all walks of life. Beautiful store and great customers made for a nice place to spend working hours. Good discount.

    Cons

    Very cliqueish due to young managers and their aspiring minions. Advancement limited. Inconsistent discipline for both minor and serious infractions. Wasted a lot of time with morning meetings and Sunday meetings. Management acted like they wanted your opinions, but cracked down hard if you gave them. Agree with the Stepford comment previously posted, that was store and regional management in a nutshell. Witnessed many cases in which hard work, good ethics, competency and smarts were overlooked in favor those in the aforementioned clique. Profit sharing sounded good, however, they made sure part timers didn't quite make the hours to achieve the benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the rank and file. Call someone a manager only if they are a true manager. At one point there were approximately 17 "managers" to about 32 total employees.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Why fix something that ain't broke, fine tune it but don't destroy the mission ....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pt Sales in Tigard, OR
    Former Employee - Pt Sales in Tigard, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sales staff and the Supporting role staff are beyond expectations. 13 of us left the Tigard store in May many seasoned professionals reached the level of intolerance being subject to disrespect and threats by the assistant manager.

    Cons

    current store managers were promoted without serious forethought about building a team and executing the new vision. It's not a trade secret to lead you must set an example, read effective management books, work thru insecurities not act on them, don't get sucked into undermining staff with moles! The leadership within a store is fragmented and willfully oblivious to HR practices and the law. The best sales people do not make the best managers,.

    Advice to Management

    Rotate management, promoting within needs to be at a regional level to avoid bias, Chicago visit the stores


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