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"Sad to see how the company has changed."

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Former Employee - Furniture Sales Associate in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Furniture Sales Associate in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Crate and Barrel full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

The people, coworkers and clients
The discount
Flexibilty

Cons

Corporates lack of understanding of longevity and loyalty. Employees are not rewarded for these valuable attributes. From what I hear from friends who feel "stuck" there, the restructuring and new policies have left them feeling very unhappy.

Advice to Management

Customer service is diminishing, product selection can be found at other retailers. If they continue to loose the very people who built the company, the future is bleak.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Unbelievable let down of a company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice discount, nice products, great coworkers.

    Cons

    Absolutely horrible work atmosphere due to lack of competent management, incredibly low morale, fake forced smiles and humor, managers that say they care but are pathetic louses, over worked and underpaid associates, appointed floor managers that aren't managers what so ever so the real "managers" can sit in their offices and catch up, happy go lucky attitudes amongst the regional associates that act like the change is for the better, the list can go on and on. You dont want to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the time when Crate and Barrel cared about their associates.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Use to be a great family company."

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Night Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Night Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start your retail career. Great product and fun co-workers.

    Cons

    New owners of the company . Restructuring of company policies has let a lot of associates feeling disappointed with the company. Hard to move up in the company. Pay is not good. There is very little consistency in training.

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