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Kitchen Collection Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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Pros
  • You get an employee discount of 20%, twice a year the discount is 30% (in 3 reviews)

  • Retail-it is fast paced, so it takes special people to work in retail for a living (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Demoralizing atmosphere for LOW pay (in 6 reviews)

  • Confused home office that changes directives constantly making needless extra work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kitchen Collection part-time

    Pros

    Lot of selection on appliances

    Cons

    non that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Think of other ways to manage costs rather than letting employees go


  2. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Mercedes, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Mercedes, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kitchen Collection full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and work environment.

    Cons

    I work about 60 hours per week-No overtime.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Manager in Bowling Green, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kitchen Collection full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great retail place to work! Retail-it is fast paced, so it takes special people to work in retail for a living.

    Cons

    Always changing sales-and not having the right signage.

    Advice to Management

    Don't have so many changes all the time and listen to employees in the store for suggestions.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Key Holder"

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    Current Employee - Key Holder in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kitchen Collection part-time

    Pros

    Good Place to work, Management works with you to solve problems and values your opinion. No micromanagement. Good hours and management works to schedule hours around your needs as much as possible. Great place to share your kitchen skills and learn kitchen skills. Good source of cooking and baking needs, gadgets and as seen on TV products.

    Cons

    It is a business with plenty of work to do. No real down time. Always something to do. Zoning, stocking, inventory, reverse stocking. Lots of customers keeping you busy. Cleaning and dusting every day.

    Advice to Management

    Cannot wait to have the new computer system, our present one is a bit slow, and is time consuming. We have to double bag often, and a higher quality bag would be beneficial.


  5. "Shipping"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chillicothe, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chillicothe, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kitchen Collection full-time

    Pros

    weight loss, overtime, money, free water, thanksgiving dinner

    Cons

    Hard long hours.... Forklifts danger... Stack falls

    Advice to Management

    better assess your workers


  6. "It's a job."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder in Robinsonville, MS
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder in Robinsonville, MS
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Kitchen Collection part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Kind of a laid back environment depending on your location.

    Cons

    The pay is not very good unless your are management.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Used to love it"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Bellport, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Bellport, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kitchen Collection full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great customers, good products at decent prices. Fun shopping experience.

    Cons

    Work alone with no breaks. Dangerous area especially at night to be alone. Unresponsive and critical regional manager makes job harder than it needs to be. Confused home office that changes directives constantly making needless extra work. Managers pay 35 % less than national average. Demoralizing atmosphere for LOW pay. BEWARE!

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Stop trying so hard to look busy making charts and games and get busy communicating with your most valuable assets, the people running the stores. The book EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE 2.0 should be required reading for upper management as it is for many Fortune 500 companies employees.

  8. "Job isn't worth much"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse in Chillicothe, OH
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Chillicothe, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kitchen Collection full-time

    Pros

    Have no pros to share

    Cons

    Work short for barely over minimum wage then expected to do others jobs without supervisors willing to help

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees by hiring more help or working in the place of others that are needed


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Belleview, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Belleview, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kitchen Collection (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, work only 40 hours a week.

    Cons

    Old working system, they should have automatic replenish system

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and upgrade system


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible Experience"

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    Former Employee - Fourth Key in Zanesville, OH
    Former Employee - Fourth Key in Zanesville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kitchen Collection (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    I liked the quiet time I got since it was hardly ever busy

    Cons

    Worked alone almost every shift. Terrible store manager that had zero understanding of anything but kitchen collection. She always got her smoke breaks, could take personal calls from her friends and family, got days off whenever she wanted to, sat in her office most of the day; yet expected everyone under her to be slaves...I went to the restroom ONE time when she came in and was screamed at in front of customers.

    Advice to Management

    You need to care for your employees, don't make them work alone 8 hours and not have the opportunity for a break. Provide refrigerators so that it's possible for them to bring a lunch to eat at work. Don't expect their lives to revolve around this company.


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