Sur La Table Reviews in Phoenix, AZ
Great discount on product once you are a full employee (in 37 reviews)
It's a friendly place with great products, nice stores and you do get an employee discount (in 20 reviews)
This allows for the middle management team to look favorably in the eyes of the upper management (in 17 reviews)
Little to no training and big expectations for sales (in 6 reviews)
Pros – Good benefits for full time employees, nice bonus plan, paid vacation time, sick and personal days, flexible schedules, good tools to get the job done, great discounts
Cons – The plan isn't always shared till it's in action so then you have to recover and adapt to the new plan, but it's like that in most companies
Advice to Senior Management – make internal promotions easier, outside the company there are good people but the ones in the company are the ones who make you look great and deserve the chance to achieve a better position
Pros – Good pay for a part-time retail job
Cons – No room for advancement
Managers not loyal to employees
A lot of lay-offs
Advice to Senior Management – Do not bring in new employees and then lay off all your current employees who are doing a great job
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Overall, my Store Manager was the most professional, warm and dedicated person I have ever worked for. She had immense product knowledge, sense of humor and strict workmanship. We always wanted to excel for her due to her encouragement. Accolades (sp?) for our sales were constant. We were treated as though the store's business was our own business. We all stood for the Sur la Table value and brand because of the positive environment.
Cons – The ability to get a nominal pay increase was not available at the time. Must be a real hustler to work there - it is constantly busy and you are always on the move. Not really a con for many - but don't apply if you can't take constant business flow.
Advice to Senior Management – Offer just a tad more upper management incentive flow to the sales floor. Kudos were sent frequently, but maybe they should be addressed to the individual employee rather than to the store in general.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend