Sur La Table

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Sur La Table Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
216 Reviews
2.8
216 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount 40% I have to put 20 words in this section as Pros so I'm writing this (in 36 reviews)

  • It's a friendly place with great products, nice stores and you do get an employee discount (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • This allows for the middle management team to look favorably in the eyes of the upper management (in 17 reviews)

  • but then hired outside managers with little to no expertise in the market (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service Lead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sur La Table full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    There aren't any pros to the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Sur La Table part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun. Easy. Great people. Laid back.

    Cons

    Not very many hours, even for managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the fat so you can give more hours to the people who sell the most.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Kitchen Assistant

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at Sur La Table part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work with resident chef and chef instructors, prepare ingredients, learn how to cook various dishes, not as demanding as a restaurant.

    Cons

    You may be the only Kitchen Assistant in a certain class. If you don't work on cleaning during classes, you will suffer from a long backlog.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you like to cook and people it is an awesome place to work!

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Sur La Table full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment ,awesome customers ,great hours for management . It gives associates an excellent discount ,spiffs and giveaways . Advancement is available as the company is growing and needs experienced help.No workplace is perfect but sometime there is a perfect fit. Ask yourself,honestly, if you don't like a company if it is them,your own personal boss....or you.

    Cons

    Company is small and growing so there are missteps sometimes. The upside is you have a lot of personal input in running your store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow the company while working hard to maintain the culture. The leadership conference was a great way of insuring the passion never dies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Work Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sur La Table

    Pros

    Helpful managers, team oriented and family like staff, Raise each year, 40% discount

    Cons

    many products to learn specifics details on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sur La Table part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay/benefits. Wonderful people to work with!

    Cons

    Nothing to say - it's a great place to work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work place!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at Sur La Table part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers annd managers. Incredible discount!!!

    Cons

    Not many hours after the holidays and peak season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Most fun I ever had

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Sur La Table part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Customers are happy when they shop here so it makes your job easy. It's like hosting an event every day. Products are of the highest quality, extensive variety, latest innovations, and the employee discount is great.

    Cons

    standard retail work, busy season is October through January. Pay is low. no opportunity to move up. little interest in local marketing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send your employees catalogs, they are some of your best customers and they can learn about the product on their own time. Involve your employees in marketing innovations, especially since they are part timers they have access to networks outside your stores. Even an employee suggestion system might uncover some great ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great crew to work with

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sur La Table as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    People and customers wonderful
    Great Discount

    Cons

    Sometimes tough to get hours
    Raises are small

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sales Associate- GREAT COMPANY

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Sur La Table part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, fun environment, helpful co-workers, flexible schedule, free will, room to grow, GREAT employee discount, product knowledge, GREAT as a part time.

    Cons

    Not enough hours, shifts are very short only 4 1/2 hours and usually ends up being about 18 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work, if possible make shifts longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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