Kitchen Collection

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Updated June 12, 2015
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Gregory H. Trepp
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  1. Good first job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Kitchen Collection part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They worked with my school schedule, easy dress code, not too busy, company likes to encourage good employee behavior

    Cons

    The system they use for their cash registers is old and slow, the store I was at had dial up and went down 3 different times in the 6 months that I worked there (this meant the credit card machines messed up too), company isn't the greatest about informing employees about big things going on (like stores opening and closing)


  2. Helpful (1)

    Stuffy and unimaginative, no innovation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park City, UT

    I worked at Kitchen Collection part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The discount on KitchenAid mixers is nice. I had some decent co-workers, and I enjoyed expanding my culinary knowledge.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible. Management is ridged and frowns on innovation. Management puts customer service and attentiveness to customer needs very low, and places an emphasis on how many SKUs an employee can stock in an hour as the yardstick of a employee productivity. Every location I have visited is flailing, yet the company will not modernize its marketing or processes.

    Advice to Management

    Evolve, get with the times, change your brand message, and put your customers first. Treat your employees better, and allow them to give your guests the attention they deserve.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Over working management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at Kitchen Collection part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have retirement, paid vacations..and do very well for raises.

    Cons

    The over work the store manager. With no benefit. They don't seem to care about the law on lunches breaks etc....and don't listen to suggestion on how to save time and money.

    Advice to Management

    Need to investigate there store areas before opening a store...


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  5. 10/10 do not recommend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Smithfield, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Smithfield, NC

    I have been working at Kitchen Collection full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent insurance, vacation pay

    Cons

    Lousy hours, difficult customers, low pay


  6. Helpful (3)

    Positive for the most part

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Kitchen Collection part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, pay was alright for a part time position, loved our products

    Cons

    hours were being cut more and more each month, upper level management was disrespectful and out of touch,

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and respect them, don't try to control them or act petty, you're not in the store everyday so you don't really know whats going on with day to day needs or operations. With the hour cuts I couldn't hold on to the job anymore and had to let go, it was hard to do because I loved the store I worked in. I worked very hard and was never thanked or offered any open store management positions at stores opening elsewhere. I worked as the store's assistant manager for two years without missing a day and only was offered a total of 50 cents for a raise during those two years.


  7. Love it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Third Key Manager in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Third Key Manager in Evansville, IN

    I have been working at Kitchen Collection full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Meet amazing new friends, learned much about kitchen appliances, learned excellent customer service skills, management is understanding and incredibly caring, and average pay per position.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth in the company and not much time for personal space.

    Advice to Management

    Overall a very enjoyable company to work for.


  8. Great products and fun customers male working here enjoyable.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Kitchen Collection

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most people like to cook, everyone likes eat! A good product line with new and exciting items arriving all the time.

    Cons

    Company is struggling. Constantly reducing hours puts undue stress on the management. As with most retail, upper management seems out of touch with the team on the front line. No gratitude for a job well done.

    Advice to Management

    Thank your employees. A little appreciation goes a long way.


  9. Alright

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kitchen Collection

    Pros

    Discount on kitchen supplies. Learn different areas of business

    Cons

    7am truck days. No commission and not much room for growth.


  10. Room for improvement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kitchen Collection

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

    Pros

    You are seldom micro-managed by your supervisor. Company seems flexible in trying to accommodate employee's personal needs. Your co-workers are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    There are no medical benefits. The pay is low. The moral is low. You are usually under staffed and forced to work long hours. Upper management is out of touch with the stores and lower level corporate employees.

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees are the key to a success. This company has lost site of that.


  11. Apply elsewhere!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kitchen Collection full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wait, it's possible for there to be something good about this company? PSH.

    Cons

    Terrible experience working here. Hours are always getting cut. Always understaffed but you get cussed out because you are only one person and didn't get everything under the sun done. Low pay. Always working nights alone due to hours being cut but they lose money due to all the theft issues. Little to no room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Try and be more into satisfying customers and thinking more like a "family owned business" instead of a money-hungry business.



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