Mission: We use the power of cooking to bring people together as the cornerstone of realizing each person's full potential in the home and in life.
About our CEO, Tracy Britt Cool
Web development is fun! An open environment filled with collaboration between business, development and QA. We have four web agile teams focusing on different business functions in eCommerce. We handle account management, sales tools, eCommerce and promotions sites. Our technology stack contains Java, Hybris, Oracle, Spring, Hibernate, JUnit, Selenium and more. We are a fun group in a business moving in the right direction with technology!
The mobile team's goal is to provide our 42,000+ PC Consultants wth a seamless show experience from anywhere via the Pampered Chef mobile app for iOS and Android. Mobile is responsible for the development and maintenance of PC's native mobile applications, as well as the Hybris web services which connect it to our eCommerce platform. Using cutting edge technology, it provides new and innovative solutions to surprise and delight our Consultants and Coworkers. Our team is dedicated to quality and continuously monitors the application along three axes: usage, performance and reliability.
The Infrastructure team's mission is to support Pampered Chef's global business capabilities by providing core infrastructure, highly available & scalable platforms, solutions and IT services to enable end-to-end deployment and operation of PC's eCommerce and back-office enterprise applications. Our growing and diverse team operates within a DevOps service delivery model. A taste of cool initiatives on our solutions roadmap are on-premise physical/virtual platform to Hybrid cloud migration (SaaS/PaaS/laaS) with technologies such as Azure, AWS.
Organized, curious, attention to detail, problem solving, investigating, testing...these are the skillsets our QA team members possess. Our focus is risk mitigation with each release to production. We analyze requirements and user stories to create test cases around business functionality. We build automation test suites with QTP, Java/Selenium, Java/Appium. We use performance test tools to handle load and stress testing. We test web, desktop, mobile apps, reports, installations, configurations, database values, APIs and more. We value hardworking people with creative minds.
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Team (OBIEE)
Our vision is to unify multi-fragmented systems into an enterprise view facilitating critical business decisions based on forecast/current/historical information. OBIEE enables enterprise reporting, interactive dashboards, predictive analysis, proactive intelligence and alerts. With an optimized, scalable and robust design we aim to lower the maintenance cost and increase efficiency. The OBIEE Suite provides accuracy, security and integrity of information.
I have been working at Pampered Chef full-time (More than 3 years)
Smart, authentic, passionate CEO; supportive manager who pushes our team to always improve; coworkers who I genuinely like and care about; work that's challenging; ability to affect change; opportunity and responsibility to directly contribute to key company goals; Berkshire Hathaway-owned; opportunities to take on projects outside of normal job scope; company and individuals departments often have events that allow coworkers to spend time together outside of work hours--whether at a volunteer event, happy hour event or other fun team bonding event; encouragement to attend conferences and participate in other development opportunities (paid for by company); consistent in-office development opportunities; ongoing anonymous surveying of coworkers to determine where and how the coworker experience can be improved--and subsequent action plans from officers to address areas for opportunity; most department heads open to flex hours for coworkers; discounted--and sometimes free--products (hey, it's a nice perk!); company has truly come a long way in a short time.
Consider improving the maternity leave to be a bit more competitive. Still some work to do to ensure company values are adhered to company-wide.
Advice to Management
I think the decisions that have been made over the last few years have been spot-on, even if they weren't "popular" with everyone in the company. Continue to find ways to reward and challenge high performers, and continue to offer career development programs. Ensure coworkers are accountable for upholding the company values.
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Pampered Chef.
Did 2 phone interviews and then one in-person interview that spanned several hours where I met with several people individually. I was disappointed that after I came in person and made all this effort, I actually had to bother them almost 2 weeks later to find out I didn't get the position. I find that super disrespectful of my time.
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