Pampered Chef

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Pampered Chef Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
92 Reviews
3.2
92 Reviews
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Marla C. Gottschalk
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I also liked the benefits of trips and free products (in 9 reviews)

  • For people who are self motivated, this company offers an amazing opportunity to earn great money while working a flexible schedule (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • It can be hard to find new contacts, especially since we have moved around quite a bit (in 3 reviews)

  • There are some truly TOXIC employees in senior management (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Can't go wrong!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pampered Chef

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's only job, not a career starter! No direction, low morale, and immature leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Addison, IL

    I worked at Pampered Chef full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free items when they move or rotate old product off the shelves in the Distribution Center, health benefits, and a paycheck.

    Cons

    Employees are treated same as the old product on shelves.Rotate and out the door. No compensation, no reasons. Managers are very immature, unethical behavior, and extremely unprofessional IT department. Beware of the unethical behavior in the IT departments. Clique environment. If you're looking for a warm welcoming environment from your coworkers and other team members in other departments, think twice!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to hear your team ideas no matter how large or small their contributions may be. Adopt and enforce your open door policy that states any employee can talk with any level manager about any issue at any time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's only job, not a career starter! No direction, low morale, and immature leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Addison, IL

    I worked at Pampered Chef full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free giveaways when they move or rotate old product off the shelves in the Distribution Center, health benefits, and a paycheck.

    Cons

    Employees are treated same as the old product on shelves.Rotate and out the door. No compensation, no reasons. Managers are very immature, unethical behavior, and extremely unprofessional IT department. Beware of the unethical behavior in the IT departments. Clique environment. Think twice, If you're looking for a warm welcoming environment from your coworkers and other team members in other departments. Do your homework before you commit and invest time with this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to hear your team ideas no matter how large or small their contributions may be. Adopt and enforce your open door policy that states any employee can talk with any level manager about any issue at any time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    I need to find another job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL

    I have been working at Pampered Chef full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has competitive salaries and good benefits

    Cons

    Some departments are causing lots of damage to the company and Senior Management has been fooled by the heads of these departments for a long time and very leniant to do something about it. The IT Dept is awful (as many reviews here can document) and the Forecast Management is perhaps even worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some managers - if 90% current and former employees are saying these people are bad.....they cannot be good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Information Technology Department getting better. Probably time to join.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Addison, IL

    I have been working at Pampered Chef as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Web & Mobile finally, FINALLY, there. Technologies for tech folks are spot on trend and the long 60+ hour work weeks are all but a distant memory. Leadership is not as bad as some make out to be.

    Cons

    I am a consultant who works on the Web project and can tell you most of the issues are are not in management in IT, they lie squarely in scope management and other parts of the business. IT Directors seem handcuffed many times to ever changing requirements. Jury still out on new CIO. She is too new to have contributed to any noticeable change yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Web Team making significant progress over the last few months primarily due to a renewed focus on quality and process and a de-scoping of the ridiculous initiatives set forth by an ex-CIO. Whatever has happened in the closed doors in the Executive offices since seems to have made a positive impact on the work. Unfortunately, the ERP project cancelled or postponed (?) and quite a few disgruntled Oracle people left or are still here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    IT Mgmt Disaster. Total IT department turnover.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst

    I worked at Pampered Chef full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Use to be a great place to work when Doris was still running her own company. She built a great place to work with good people.

    Cons

    The IT department fell apart shortly after ERP upgrade. New IT mgmt hired with bad people skills, got rid of current mgmt team, brought in new CIO. Wanted to do 180 degree with systems that turned out to be business disaster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    IT Turn-around in the works??????

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Addison, IL

    I worked at Pampered Chef full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall the people that work at Home Office are great. Everyone cares about the field and how to make sure they are successful.

    Cons

    Too many broken promises from the IT department especially the Web/Mobile team. Director makes incorrect statements and thinks leadership believes. Moral is low, director has no leadership skills and picks on everyone. Needs to go...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on the field. They are the ones that make good things happen for Pampered Chef

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I feel like family, it's so much more than a job!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Consultant
    Current Employee - Independent Consultant

    I have been working at Pampered Chef part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Set your own hours
    You work as hard as you want
    SO MANY BENEFITS & PERKS
    We really are "pampered"
    Amazing team and support system

    Cons

    Difficult getting hosts sometimes
    Push to recruit new consultants onto your team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less points needed for the incentive trips, or double point opportunities for other than recruiting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great home office support for managing your own business.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Independent Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Pampered Chef part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility with your own business, great tools and support from corporate - no need to re-create the wheel as the home office provides it all! Great incentives and products. Everyone LOVES The Pampered Chef - I hear it all the time!

    Cons

    Not really a con but It's your own business so if you don't work it you won't get paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for all the support!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    life changing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Pottstown, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Pottstown, PA

    I have been working at Pampered Chef part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    make your own schedule, there is no cap as to how mach you can make.

    Cons

    sometimes you have to work extra hard to get the number of booing you want, but your hard work will pay off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you are doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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