Crate and Barrel

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Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate
Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate

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

Pros

Co-workers, decent salary for retail.

Cons

Most changes made in the past year have been nullified.
Once again, top heavy with management.
Merchandise quality and design not very appealing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Decide what the vision is and stick to it!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are really good and better than other companies. The people are also fun to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours, unrealistic expectations of employees, pay is not comparable with other companies/industries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with reality in regards to your employees and performance of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Served my purpose at the time.

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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