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

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A good job for in-between job folks

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

ProsCan move up quickly, however, the perks to do so are not enticing.
 A decent employee discount, though not as good as competitor retailers.

ConsPoor leadership and team building. Lack of communication between managers and associate. Abusive assistant manger who is "me only." As a result a sense of chaos and low morale prevails.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork to cultivate a positive work culture. Could be a wonderful place to work - but promoting those who lead by fear is not leading -It's bullying. You will lose your best employees. Head in the sand management never works and sends a negative message to everyone. It will erode your store and eventually the whole corporate culture. Take time to congratulate employees on a job well done and when they have achieved an incentive or bonus.
Help them (which will help you) to reap positive benefits and ultimately your annual goals.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great customers but exhausting job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Sur La Table full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Customers, team members, discount, moved up quickly Cons: Under a manager for a spell who didn't push in the right directions, a lot of… Advice to Senior Management: I'm pleased that the push to open up more and more stores now now now has slowed, and that the upper management is taking a… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    It;s smoke and mirrors. The store looks amazing, but the workers are underpaid and are not given enough hours.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Paramus, NJ

    I worked at Sur La Table part-time for less than a year


    Pros: Nice atmosphere, the store looks very elegant, making you want… Cons: There were not enough hours provided for work by the company. The shifts were short which made it difficult to… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to the employess and not just look at the numbers all day and worry about what percentage the store is doing!… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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