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"Review for Crate & Barrel"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

They are very flexible working around school schedules or extra activities you may have. There is a good relationship between management and their employees. They have very effective communication between upper management and store level employees with the direction they want the company to go.

Cons

A downfall working at crate & barrel just like any other retail type jobs, people can become a click sometimes favortism happens. Also the company only promotes from within, which can take really long to move up within the company.

Advice to Management

I believe that management needs to watch themselves from having favortism, and talking about other employees to the favorite employee's. Also have more rotations for the floor associates to move to different departments and focus on all their employees development goals.

Other Employee Reviews for Crate and Barrel

  1. "It was a great place to be exposed to a working environment for the first time."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Managers ensure and let staff know that they do not micromanage.
    Good pay mostly starting at 9 dollars
    Relaxed yet fast paced environment

    Cons

    Sometimes when work is slow the job can be very boring but you still have to find ways to keep working like housekeeping or preping products for packing.

    Advice to Management

    It seems that all of management is very enthusiastic to work in the positions that they do and they are very approachable with many circumstances.


  2. "Used to be a bit like working with family - for better or worse."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great merchandise.
    Great employee discount.
    Personable, energetic environment.
    Willingness to work with this employee to allow for personal
    time off.

    Cons

    Cliquish at times.
    Wages sub-par for industry.
    Slow to adapt to current technologies.
    Hostile environment had developed in department of the store
    which went unaddressed in spite of complaints. (Management and staff have since changed,
    although unrelated to the issue).

    Advice to Management

    Employees didn't feel heard - allow for feedback, idea
    forums and easy channels of communication.. all the way up to
    corporate. Your associates can bring the company to it's full potential if they are truly utilized.
    As management, make yourself available to your associates.

    Crate and Barrel Response

    Dec 28, 2015 – 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


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