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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

Pros

They are very flexible working around school schedules or extra activities you may have. There is a good relationship between management and their employees. They have very effective communication between upper management and store level employees with the direction they want the company to go.

Cons

A downfall working at crate & barrel just like any other retail type jobs, people can become a click sometimes favortism happens. Also the company only promotes from within, which can take really long to move up within the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I believe that management needs to watch themselves from having favortism, and talking about other employees to the favorite employee's. Also have more rotations for the floor associates to move to different departments and focus on all their employees development goals.

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  1. It was a great place to be exposed to a working environment for the first time.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Crate and Barrel

    Pros

    Managers ensure and let staff know that they do not micromanage.
    Good pay mostly starting at 9 dollars
    Relaxed yet fast paced environment

    Cons

    Sometimes when work is slow the job can be very boring but you still have to find ways to keep working like housekeeping or preping products for packing.

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    It seems that all of management is very enthusiastic to work in the positions that they do and they are very approachable with many circumstances.

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  2. Fun but Tiresome

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Employee in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Crate and Barrel

    Pros

    For the most part employees and managers were great to work with - friendly and helpful. Plenty of training. Meetings on the weekends are informative. Nice welcoming atmosphere.

    Cons

    It can be labor intensive - those dishes and other product can get heavy. Some employees can get mad that you don't learn everything right away. Some of the work can get repetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better solutions for stocking the floor and all that product that gets wasted when it breaks (such a shame).

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