Sur La Table

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Great discount, but don't expect to get very many hours consistently

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Sur La Table

Pros

The customers can be great to talk to and help. Some wonderful people work there. You can learn a lot about cooking.

Cons

The management is very inconsistent. Some rules apply to only some employees and not others. New rules are not always posted. You are asked to be available to their needs and you never know how many hours you will be given week to week.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Visit your stores more often and talk to the employees on the sales floor and ask them what's going on in the store. Show up unannounced when you visit and have a look at what the store is like before we have a chance to make it nice for a corp visit,

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Sur La Table

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Sur La Table

    Pros

    Good pay for a part-time retail job
    Easy work
    Laid-back management
    Good discount

    Cons

    No room for advancement
    Managers not loyal to employees
    A lot of lay-offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not bring in new employees and then lay off all your current employees who are doing a great job

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Destructive Management Style

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Sur La Table

    Pros

    Interesting customers
    Learn a great deal from customers
    40% discount on regular priced items
    Many of the co-workers are really nice

    Cons

    Management, which includes the District Manager, do not care about the employees, its all about reports. Long term employees are not respected. There is no recognition of employees strengths or accomplishments unless you are among the chosen few. Holiday hiring a disaster-hours are kept mainly for the temp workers who are also paid a higher hourly salary. Those employees with product knowledge are pressured to sell, sell, sell while the temps are on the registers. So different expectations, different salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the review dated 5/20/10 "Some reasons to work for Williams and Sonoma instead of Sur La Table". Clueless management don't know how to keep good employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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