Sur La Table
2.6 of 5 173 reviews
www.surlatable.com Seattle, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Two years ago this company was heading in the right direction, took a bad turn once they were bought out.

Floor Lead (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

ProsGreat products in the kitchen area, fun classes and great people to work with. Discount is 40% and after a while you can get a discount on the more expensive items. I liked not having the stress of commission, just sell because you like the product not because they will throw down $2 bucks at you. Each store used to have its own personality and style. Now they are all starting to look like Williams Sanoma.

ConsNot enough chance for advancement. I was told when hired that if I wanted it I could be a store manager in 3-5 years. But there was never a good enough time to promote and the DM was never around to see the good things, only heard about mistakes. So, after many months of working early mornings and many floor moves there is still no room for me to move up. Upper management has does not help enough with the day to day. They are absent at best, there is no chance for 360 reviews, and everyone above you can throw you under the bus for their lack of leadership and laziness.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop making promises you are not willing to keep. Promote from within and take pride in the people that sell your products. Stop letting upper management ruin the experience for the customer. And not every customers cares about the gift registry.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    I worked at Sur La Table


    Pros: Discount, great co-workers, name brands and enthusiastic customers. The product… Cons: Profit matters but not people. The management team is a disaster and no one can make a decision. Its impossible to get your… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    SLT treats KAs like they are illegal workers.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    I worked at Sur La Table


    Pros: Free food(?) Good discount (%40) Good people (except the management) Cons: Horrible management, horrible compensation. They don't appreciate your effort. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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