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"I wanted it to be great but..."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Sur La Table part-time

Pros

If one likes cooking, entertaining & learning more about tools & skills this is a fun place to do all of that. Mostly good people & relaxed clientele makes for an interactive day that usually isn't boring. If this isn't your primary focus or is just a temp job then it's fun. Anything beyond that & you're fooling yourself.

Cons

Store managers shouldn't feel any task within the store is "beneath " them especially if they want to claim the title of SM. unfortunately the attitude is one of "I want the prestige but I don't want the responsibility" which in turn creates no respect & no leadership. Could be a great opportunity for one who wants a retail career but there is no guidance to foster growth. Sad that next level of leadership would rather sweep problems under rug than address & fix.

Advice to Management

Jack & board should follow the adage "pigs get fat & hogs get slaughtered" when dealing with employees regarding comp & benefits. You won't keep any quality people engaged for very long without promotions, livable wages & benefits

Other Employee Reviews for Sur La Table

  1. "Great crew to work with"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sur La Table as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    People and customers wonderful
    Great Discount

    Cons

    Sometimes tough to get hours
    Raises are small


  2. "Interesting and fun place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sur La Table part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, diverse product lines, nice customers

    Cons

    Staff turnover reflects limited income opportunities, inventory is often misplaced or short

    Advice to Management

    Expedite the point of purchase function to reduce customer wait time, manage inventory control

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