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10+ years ( wonderful), last 2+ years (train wreck)

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Former Employee - Programmer  in  Addison, IL
Former Employee - Programmer in Addison, IL

I worked at Pampered Chef

Pros

Sales Department have competent knowledge in direct sales
IT CIO has a vision and Goal for technology (Oracle)
Benefits are good

Cons

IT management is a survival of the fittest attitude. Instead of working as one IT department working towards a common goal, its every man for themselves. Blame game shifted to only certain individuals when it should be Team.

No professionalism for certain IT management (IE: abusive language in meetings (swearing),
constantly taking phone calls during meetings, texting on phone during meetings, etc)

Bringing in a new work force and cutting the old timers.
#1) Customer service is being outsource by US agency.
#2) IT being outsourced by agency out of country.

Product Line are lacking of late (making a product a new color doesn't constitute it as being new)

Many of the experienced employees are gone. Leaving management in dis-array.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

We are spending so much money for new Oracle system doesn't mean you should treat and rollover people who made the company successful.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Opportunities are limitless!

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    Former Employee - Independent Consultant  in  Henderson, KY
    Former Employee - Independent Consultant in Henderson, KY

    I worked at Pampered Chef

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule and Unlimited Earnings potential are the reasons I worked as an independent consultant. Other perks include free and discounted products.

    Cons

    Most parties are after regular business hours so this is great for someone who has no children. If you have children, you would be limited in the amount of time you can spend on the shows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company is great for someone who wants to supplement their income before going full-time and the products are excellent!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's Like High School All Over!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL

    I have been working at Pampered Chef

    Pros

    Working at the corporate HQ is great for your resume. TPC has a lot of name recognition and a strong brand. The company started by humble beginnings and makes a great story. Benefits are great and there are a lot of really good people.

    Cons

    Senior management not only allows the employees in the company to act like high school teenagers in cliques, they are the majority of the drivers. Instead of teamwork, Sr. Management creates an atmosphere where if you don't fit in or look "the part" then no matter how good you are at your job you will never get a head. Annual reviews from management consisted of who I should and should not have lunch with, who did not like me and the current rumors going on about me. This type of immaturity drives employees who are not part of the "in"crowd, to quit even in a bad economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up! Not only should rumors not be allowed in the professional work place, Sr. Management should not take part in spreading them. All members of the cross-functional teams should start working together more to meet project deadlines instead of wasting time pointing the finger whenever something goes wrong. Also, C-level executives and Sr. Management need to learn that threatening a person's job every time a tiny error is made is NOT motivating!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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