Sur La Table
2.6 of 5 173 reviews Seattle, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Unfair Management Practices

Floor Lead (Current Employee)
Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

ProsKnowledgeable sales staff. Great customers and wonderful porducts and good values.

ConsAs an employee of Sur la Table, though I am one of the "chosen few", I myself have been berated and embarrassed by my manager more than once on the floor, in front of other employees, and customers. Although it was a shocking experience, I came to realize that this is the typical treatment of employees by the management. I witnessed this happeingin to other employees, and in fact, to my own assistant manager by the store manager and to the store manager by the district manager. I began to realize it's akin to a dysfunctional family and realizing the corporate culture of Sur la Table involved such distasteful behavior, I decided that my talents would serve better to another company.

Advice to Senior ManagementSur la Table is fortunate to hire employees (comprised mostly of customers) who have a creative passion for food, cooking, cookware and the myriad of accoutrement that entails; mostly because they don't really train their staff. It will be an unfortunate end however; when those employees (customers) become so disenchanted with the treatment they receive from management that they leave their employment and vow to shop exclusively at and Williams Sonoma and the many other cooking supply stores that offer the same merchandise without the drama.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sur La Table-A Hostile Work Environment

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at Sur La Table

    Pros: Sales associates and customers alike share a love of all things cooking. Sur… Cons: With over 30 years experience in all levels of corporate business, I have never experienced the level of unprofessionalism and incompetence as evidenced by my… Advice to Senior Management: Sur La Table senior management would benefit by doing a better job of keeping it's "ears and eyes" on its local operations employee practices. … No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Some fun people to work with, but not a fun place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    I worked at Sur La Table

    Pros: good discount, friendly staff at local stores Cons: No respect from management except for "chosen few". No trust and no communication. IT does not support the company's main backend systems. … Advice to Senior Management: Think about your employees as people. Don't turn a blind eye… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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