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Great work place!

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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 a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Awesome coworkers annd managers. Incredible discount!!!

Cons

Not many hours after the holidays and peak season.

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  1. Helpful (13)

    Management does it all

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Sur La Table full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a friendly place with great products, nice stores and you do get an employee discount. Sur La Table is a super brand with a lot of potential.

    Cons

    You work for your boss and whoever their boss is and whoever their boss is. You do not work with anyone, you are the work you are assigned to do. Hierarchy totally rules. If you aren't in charge you better be good at taking orders. Please do not think on your own, management will do all that. You'll work too much and you won't accomplish anything because management hasn't figured out what they want. Do not come up with an idea, management has so many of those already. Communication is really bad, no one knows what to do until the last minute. It'll change again so you better be ready to run around like crazy and crash into lots of things. It's a mess.

    Advice to Management

    There's more to running a company than making money, watching every penny and being so super efficient. You need to change the culture and think about other people. You need to learn how to be effective and do things right. There's more to a business than a bottom line so you should really start to care.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Must be a brick wall...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Sur La Table full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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