Pampered Chef Reviews

Updated August 10, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Absolutely Terrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get free products, that is about the only pro I can think of.

    Cons

    Management is awful. If you are an out of the box thinker, don't apply. You are supposed to do as your told no questions asked. There are also massive layoffs every year so you are constantly scared you will lose your job.

    Advice to Management

    Allow new ideas into your departments or you will go bankrupt.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Lacks Strategy & Respect

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate in Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Corporate in Addison, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pampered Chef full-time

    Pros

    If you're a fan of kitchen gadgets, corporate employees receive copious amounts of free products as well as discounts on products. If you're interested in being in direct selling as a Consultant with The Pampered Chef, the company is far more generous with their Consultants (sales field) than they are with their corporate employees. (Note that the majority of reviews here are from Consultants, not corporate employees.)

    Cons

    While corporate touts to their sales field a "family-oriented" company, behind the scenes it's far from it. There's an overall distrust and disrespect of employees from management, including senior management who bully their teams to drive results and deadlines. There is a general lack of strategy and planning across the organization. This shows through in the ill-coordinated product launches which are never finalized on schedule, meaning the rest of the organization never has enough time execute programs to successfully support product launches.

    Advice to Management

    If you were to treat your corporate employees as well as you do the Consultants, it would improve morale and they would feel far more motivated to invest themselves in the company and its success.


  3. Sales Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a home based business with flexibility to work as you choose. I have been a consultant for over 11 years and have worked this business part time and full time through years based on my needs and life changes. Great company to work for with many rewards and recognition. Always something new and exciting.

    Cons

    You must meet certain criteria to stay at a high level but that goes with the extras that we can earn. When the economy was tough starting in 2010, I was not able to keep the level I wanted with all the life changes I was experiencing at the time.

    Advice to Management

    Website issues need to be fixed


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  5. Kitchen products and accessories

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A good company to work for if you like kitchen products.

    Cons

    You have to work hard to make earn money from the shows, which is actually easy if you're having a good time presenting the products to your customers.


  6. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Director and New Consultant Trainer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Advanced Director and New Consultant Trainer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pampered Chef part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid company that takes care of their customers, hosts and consultants. They stand behind their quality products and offer nice incentives to their sales consultants. They are committed to helping their consultants make money by not gouging them on the cost of supplies, products and other necessities for running a successful business.

    Cons

    Slow to move on technology

    Advice to Management

    In this digital era, paying more for cutting edge technology will pay off 3 fold in the end.


  7. For 12 years I have worked as an Independent Consultant for The Pampered Chef.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Consultant in Bark River, MI
    Current Employee - Independent Consultant in Bark River, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pampered Chef part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This type of job offers complete and total flexibility and control over one's schedule and volume of work. There are significant rewards involved including free product incentives and travel opportunities. The nationwide network of consultants means you have friends all over the country and when we go to work, we go to a party! It's a lot of fun!

    Cons

    Due to dependence on the interest of the public, there can be periods of inconsistent or unpredictable income. Complete flexibility and control means to be successful you must be a self-motivated and committed individual.


  8. Pampered Chef Independent Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Independent Consultant in Forest City, NC
    Former Employee - Independent Consultant in Forest City, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get out of it what you put into it. You have the potential to earn if you have an ability to sale.

    Cons

    Need to be able to interact with people effectively. Not for those that do not like to communicate or look out for the consumers best interest


  9. As long as your o.k. pushing your friends you'll be just fine.

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

    Pros

    Getting discount on the products

    Cons

    Having to be pushy with friends to book parties.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Independent Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pampered Chef part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can make your own schedule

    Cons

    Its a lot more time than just the time it takes to do a party. Alot of calling your hostess to keep them on track and even more calling trying to close parties


  11. Helpful (8)

    Company Going Downhill No Career Opportunities Very Poor Management Avoid Working Here Company Downsizing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tier II Technical Support Specialist in Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Tier II Technical Support Specialist in Addison, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pampered Chef full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Work Hours 7AM - 3PM

    Cons

    Poor Management and leadership been with company 8 Years and already under go 3 CEOs that should tell you something about the company NO direction. No Career Opportunities with this company you will be over looked and given excuses why you shouldn't promoted and management sucks. Poor Customer Service since customer service has been outsource to Rockford , Horrible Software, Pampered Chef Tends to release software that hasn't been tested to field consultants and since they have no QA Team they relies on tech support to debug application after release. Pretty Much they expect you to take tech support calls,Test, Debug and QA The software and lie to consultants about premature software release that includes bugs and bad software design UI . I give this company about 1 year at most. The pay isn't worth the work so don't even waste your time. Company has already downsize 3 times in the last 2 years and is able to undergo another downsize in 2015.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and take responsibility for your mistakes and stop trying to always point the blame on others. Management reward employees for there hard work and stop making excuse to keep them from promoting. Choose better software for field consultants and stop trying to outsource everything.



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