Tastefully Simple

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Tastefully Simple Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
31 Reviews
3.7
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Puyallup, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Puyallup, WA

    I worked at Tastefully Simple part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to run your own business and make your own schedule!!

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say about this company!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    lack of integrity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tastefully Simple full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    there were many, such as life-balance, good pay (depending on your name)

    Cons

    Forced fun-you need to be an extrovert to excel at this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management of this company was unable to take the company to the next level. Unfortunately people laid off paid the price for that. I was told management would be working to hire back those laid off-then within a couple of weeks there were postings for jobs held by those people. Imagine being told your job was eliminated, then you find out someone has moved into your position. I don't consider that a stance of integrity.
    Development opportunities were given to favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was fun for a while

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, MN

    I worked at Tastefully Simple full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Years ago when I started working at the Tastefully Simple Headquarters I was proud to have my job and felt so blessed to work for a company with such authentic values and a meaningful mission.

    Cons

    Over time the company got way too corporate, they had way more people in management than necessary and way more processes and procedures than an actual big corporation. Team members in many areas weren't allowed to stretch and learn, too much process in the way. It wasn't much fun any more, and forcing the culture on everyone takes the fun and authenticity out of it as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more freedom and empowerment to the employees. You claim you hire only the best talent, well then allow the people to utilize their talents. There's no need for that much micro management. Offer more to your clients. Tastefully Simple has absolutely nothing to compete with Pampered Chef. If you want to be a household name, offer "gotta have" products like Pampered Chef does, and make better price points for the products to make them more attractive and affordable to the average consumer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Provided opportunity to grow in a supportive environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, MN

    I worked at Tastefully Simple full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was given the freedom and flexibility to take on new responsibilities, which allowed me to enter a discipline that is now in high demand.

    Cons

    The culture is geared toward extroverts and could be over the top at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to appeal to the new tech savvy, sophisticated consumer. Look at consumer behavior versus listening to what the fans are saying.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Easy part-time experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Tastefully Simple part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I've been to so many of these parties, selling was a natural thing to do.

    Cons

    Once you've had parties with someone, it's hard to book them again for 6-12 months. Also, when doing a party, you'll always have people who "want to do a party" but never call you back or schedule their party. It can be quite frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have required minimum sales. Some quarters I make enough to cover my sales for the entire year, but if I go one quarter under $400, I can't continue with the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    What you see isn't what you get

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tastefully Simple full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Talented staff, nice office space

    Cons

    Extremem micro-management from the owners, run like a kingdom with the founders as the queens, incredible overkill on processes and procedures, the sense of "family" that is pushed is on overkill and not reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees knowledge and expertise, stop trying to be involved in every decision, start seeing how painful you are making the lives of your "team members". (this will never happen because they can't see the damage they are doing they think they have to have the final decision on everything.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    not all i was hoping for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tastefully Simple (less than an year)

    Pros

    good quality of products, decent commission, good for extra pocket money but not a career

    Cons

    not enough organic or health conscience choices for today's consumer, price point to high for amount of product, difficult to market to businesses,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing Business Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Silverdale, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Silverdale, WA

    I have been working at Tastefully Simple full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom!! Freedom to choose your hours. Freedom to attend your children's events, school plays, appointments, etc. you choose how much time you want to put into this business and how much you want to get out of it.

    Cons

    So far I haven't come across any challenges with the actual company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, MN

    I worked at Tastefully Simple full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities to cross train. They promote within.

    Cons

    Top heavy with leadership. Company growth dependent on direct sales market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Easy to start very hard to maintain!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tastefully Simple

    Pros

    Great food, fun parties, HQ is very helpful

    Cons

    Very hard to keep calendar full after first year. Need a large team to make money.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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