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Great work place!

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Newport Beach, CA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Newport Beach, CA

I have been working at Sur La Table part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Awesome coworkers annd managers. Incredible discount!!!

Cons

Not many hours after the holidays and peak season.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Must be a brick wall...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Sur La Table full-time

    Pros

    Mostly great people to work with. Mostly great benefits.

    Cons

    Not so great people to work for, not all but some. Incompetent (or maybe just lazy) middle management. Definitely a good example of micro management...control and trust are always becoming an issue. There is no advancement opportunities even to those who are able and willing. It is only available to a selected few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look closely at your middle management. There are people being paid for doing not a single work. Open a suggestion box or better yet, get feedbacks from regular employees regarding their supervisors. You would be surprise to learn where a lot of money being wasted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Employee Discount

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sur La Table part-time

    Pros

    The customers are fun. There is always something to do. The discount is excellent. Store management team is success driven.

    Cons

    Pay rate is LOW and full-time employment is not an option for non-managerial positions. I'm not sure who orders inventory, but it is someone not in touch with individual store production. Bonuses are unattainable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micro-management is not appealing to ANYONE. Start trusting your store managers. Set bonus structure plans in such a way that employees think they have a chance at attaining the goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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