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Crate and Barrel Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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Pros
  • The work environment is one that fosters teamwork (in 56 reviews)

  • Great product, some nice co workers, good customers (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • scheduling recommendations for part time employees can be difficult with personal availability (in 46 reviews)

  • If you are looking for full time hours it can be challenging to receive (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel part-time

    Pros

    Great employee discounts! Fun place to work, lots of positive teamwork!

    Cons

    Retail hours, nights & weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Increase hourly pay.


  2. "Some good co-workers, but management sucks..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My manager for the stockroom operations is awesome and some of my co-workers are nice people.

    Cons

    Besides my manager, all of the other managers are incompetent and some are just rude. The work as a merchandising associate is monotonous and shifts feel like they crawl by.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Be ready to relocate to move up"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Floor Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crate and Barrel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful store to work in with great co-workers. The discount is pretty nice and even nicer when items are on sale. When store designer is busy, you get to help out with store displays and be creative.

    Cons

    I really disliked not having a full weekend to go visit out of town friends. Holidays are busy and very difficult to take time off.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great to plan work schedules so full time associates have one full weekend free a month so they can see family and friends.


  4. "Loved working here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crate and Barrel part-time

    Pros

    Employee discount, flexible hours, good starting pay

    Cons

    Management sometimes can be overbearing

    Advice to Management

    It's impossible to be perfect. Hire managers that care about their work and their employees.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Michigan Avenue store in Chicago is a sinking ship!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with some wonderful people at the Michigan Avenue flagship store in Chicago.

    Cons

    Michigan Ave store is closing for good in January, 2018. Starbucks is taking over the space. Managers at C&B Miachigan Ave location are misrable. Corporate is not transfrerring any managers to other locations after the Michigan Ave flagship store closes. Morale among all employees over all is very low through out the store. Lots of new young hires that are very bored! No one believes anything C&B corporate says. All my fellow workers are looking for new positions with other companies. Corporate is a puppet to what the parent company Otto Group of Germany dictates. They could care less about what anyone at the Michigan Ave store in Chicago thinks. If you are looking for seasonal work for Christmas 2017, look somewhere else or feel the added pressure from managers looking to get a better good bye package when they loose their jobs in January 2018.

    Crate and Barrel Response

    Sep 11, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to discuss your experiences. We welcome an opportunity to discuss your experiences with you. Please contact our corporate offices at 847-272-2888 and ask to speak to a... More


  6. "Excellent Opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, high growth oppportunities, friendly and efficient higher management

    Cons

    Long standing hours! I dont see any other cons


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crate and Barrel full-time

    Pros

    Geographically a good location for me (short commute); office is beautiful; good cafeteria

    Cons

    Everything is manual - no processes or automation to help scale our jobs; management constantly changing their minds; they don't value their employees or provide support - when something goes wrong we bear all the consequences, but when something goes right they own all the glory (no appreciation); I am down two people on my team and they are not backfilling so I end up doing 3 people's job and working every weekend; highly political, co-workers and teams are using 360 review to back stab each other; not impressed by the management team on the decisions they made

    Advice to Management

    More transparency, put the right people in the right job, more appreciation from the leaderships

    Crate and Barrel Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Recruiter

    ​Thank you for taking the time to discuss your experiences. We welcome an opportunity to discuss your experiences with you. Please contact us at 847-272-2888 and ask to speak to a member of the... More

  8. "Sales Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel part-time

    Pros

    Meeting people from all different cultures.

    Cons

    This particular company doesn't have enough full-time positions.


  9. "Great Company, Great Morale, Undervalued"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in Deer Park, IL
    Current Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in Deer Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed my daily experiences as a part time and full time employee, and believe a lot of that was due to the team I was a part of. For the most part, everyone enjoyed coming to work every day, and once I transitioned to full time where I co-managed employees, I tried to continue to provide an environment where people wanted to come to work.

    Cons

    The pay is fairly competitive, but still I feel the appreciation for bottom line workers is less than other companies.


  10. "Store Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great environment
    Upper Managememt who cares
    Growth Opportunity in region
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours 60 HR. work weeks
    Holidays/Weekends required
    Constant turnover


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