Sur La Table
2.5 of 5 164 reviews
www.surlatable.com Seattle, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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I wanted it to be great but...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Sur La Table part-time

ProsIf one likes cooking, entertaining & learning more about tools & skills this is a fun place to do all of that. Mostly good people & relaxed clientele makes for an interactive day that usually isn't boring. If this isn't your primary focus or is just a temp job then it's fun. Anything beyond that & you're fooling yourself.

ConsStore managers shouldn't feel any task within the store is "beneath " them especially if they want to claim the title of SM. unfortunately the attitude is one of "I want the prestige but I don't want the responsibility" which in turn creates no respect & no leadership. Could be a great opportunity for one who wants a retail career but there is no guidance to foster growth. Sad that next level of leadership would rather sweep problems under rug than address & fix.

Advice to Senior ManagementJack & board should follow the adage "pigs get fat & hogs get slaughtered" when dealing with employees regarding comp & benefits. You won't keep any quality people engaged for very long without promotions, livable wages & benefits

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great crew to work with

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Sur La Table as a contractor for more than a year


Pros: People and customers wonderful Great Discount Cons: Sometimes tough to get hours Raises are small Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Interesting and fun place to work

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

I have been working at Sur La Table part-time


Pros: Flexible hours, diverse product lines, nice customers Cons: Staff turnover reflects limited income opportunities, inventory is often misplaced… Advice to Senior Management: Expedite the point of purchase function to reduce customer wait… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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