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"Most fun I ever had"

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Former Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Sur La Table part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Customers are happy when they shop here so it makes your job easy. It's like hosting an event every day. Products are of the highest quality, extensive variety, latest innovations, and the employee discount is great.

Cons

standard retail work, busy season is October through January. Pay is low. no opportunity to move up. little interest in local marketing.

Advice to Management

Send your employees catalogs, they are some of your best customers and they can learn about the product on their own time. Involve your employees in marketing innovations, especially since they are part timers they have access to networks outside your stores. Even an employee suggestion system might uncover some great ideas.

Other Employee Reviews for Sur La Table

  1. "working here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sur La Table part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    free samples fun demosratoin on how to use items great seasonal job employee discount are helpful when getting a gift or something for house great cook ware
    insurance steady income job

    Cons

    Sometimes tough to get hours only work one day a week no overtime


  2. Helpful (18)

    "Looking backwards and big growing pains"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sur La Table full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There's certainly enough work! You're never not busy and everyone tries to get things done. You get to do your tasks independently and for the most part what you accomplish is appreciated. And you don't have to think too much, just do what you're doing.

    Cons

    Everything is Priority 1! There is no chance you'll focus on something you want to do. The systems (I use this term loosely) are barely functional for this size of company. Maybe they worked 20 or 30 years ago, but they're basically useless now. Program management is missing because the executive team has no idea where they want to go. But they sure are happy and comfortable doing the same thing over and over again. You know why there's plenty to do? Because there isn't enough headcount to get things done. There's no investment in the future, only spending to maintain old systems. And you know why you don't have to think too much? Because the execs really believe they're smart enough for everyone so they think for you. Turn your brain off at the door.

    Advice to Management

    Stop what you're doing, the status quo won't help anymore. You really aren't that smart, and you have no idea what's going on because your systems are broken. Determine your priorities, set a strategy and stick with it. Wake up one morning in this century and start building systems to support up to date retail operations. If you even know what those are. You're looking in the rearview mirror and you're lost. Your competitors are so far ahead of you they don't even see you in their rearview mirror. You are not moving fast because you are disorganized and dysfunctional.

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