World Kitchen Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. Upbeat place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate

    I worked at World Kitchen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management and co-workers were great to work with.

    Cons

    The pay and the merit wage increases are appalling.

  2. Corningware Corelle & More

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at World Kitchen part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great coworkers! Clean and friendly environment. Very flexible with school schedules and day off requests. Plenty of opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Sometimes hours can be low when business is slow. Pay for Key Holder management position is low at only a dollar more than minimum wage. Customer can sometimes be rude or difficult to understand since many are from out of country.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees, pay them for the work they do. Some employees are doing more than what is asked of them in the job description and are being underpaid.

  3. Great Products, Decent Company, Horrible District Manager

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

    I have been working at World Kitchen full-time (less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, customers are very nice, HR is very helpful when needed.

    Cons

    District Manager uses fear and threats to obtain goals, No compliments ever!

    Advice to Management

    Re train your District Managers on how to speak to people.

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  5. Its an ok place to work. Not great.

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

    I have been working at World Kitchen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is ok. Some customers are nice.

    Cons

    Boring store. A high middle eastern following so they try to cheat you into giving them items for less than the sale price. Manager is lazy and doesnt do much. Shows favortism to one particular employee, and they run with it. Bad location. High crime area. I dont think the higher ups put much thought into opening a store here.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say. It is what it is.

  6. A Great Company!

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

    I have been working at World Kitchen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, accomodating work schedule, excellent people culture

    Cons

    Corporate management can be out of touch at times

  7. I have had a great experience at World Kitchen.

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

    I have been working at World Kitchen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brands, co-workers, benefits and working conditions.

    Cons

    Sometimes we get too rushed with the day-to-day and need to step back and look at the big picture.

    Advice to Management

    Step out of offices more and engage with employees.

  8. Amazing changes to the culture creating positive momentum into the future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL

    I have been working at World Kitchen full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture is changing and the business is seeing positive results from the changes. Amazing people, great teams, advancement opportunities, and management is open and listens to new ideas.

    Cons

    Improved benefits (they are good but not great), more cross training opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the employees and reinvest back into the company

  9. Helpful (2)

    Two many high level execs and not enough people to actually do the work

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

    I worked at World Kitchen full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexibility for taking care of child care schedules, medical appointments and general needs of the modern worker. Great systems that allow you to work from anywhere, any time.

    Cons

    Since you can work from anywhere, it's almost expected that you are always available even at the lower levels of the organization. Few internal promotional opportunities. Understaffed at the lower to mid-level range making it stressful on a daily basis. Company is financially troubled and solving it through regular employee reductions. Company does not know how to compete or innovate in today's marketplace. Improving culture as company objective is a good sign of what culture is like.

    Advice to Management

    Come out of your offices. Listen to employees. Be realistic when setting future year budgets. Management loses face with employees when they are making big cuts to expenses in January and February when next year budgets are no more than 60 days old.

  10. Helpful (4)

    Good Brands & Great People...Poor Culture & Management

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

    I worked at World Kitchen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great and are very passionate about the brands and what they do. WK offers exciting brands that everyone can relate to.

    Cons

    There is no room for growth. I had a manager who stood in my way of expanding my experience due to their own agenda and needs. The company continuously is doing layoffs and there is no loyalty to tenure or to the employees who made World Kitchen what it once used to be. The culture is declining and I found it to be a negative place to work and morale was extremely low.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and invest back!!! Don't just continue to facilitate layoffs thinking the next person you hire is going to do the trick and make a difference. You are losing the knowledge of what made WK successful and creating a culture that is hostile and deflating. WK has become a revolving door and it is hard to retain employees at all levels which is causing the business to decline.

  11. Helpful (1)

    nothing impressive about this place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Neo Pack in Charleroi, PA
    Current Employee - Neo Pack in Charleroi, PA

    I have been working at World Kitchen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    not a single pro about the charleroi plant since world kitchen purchased it

    Cons

    pay is horrible,management for the most part is horrible, and they will pretty much hire anything with 2 legs these days

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