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Kitchen Collection Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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Gregory H. Trepp
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Pros
  • If you're lucky, coworkers are good people (in 3 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Low pay compared to work asked of (in 7 reviews)

  • Work alone majority of the time (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kitchen Collection part-time

    Pros

    Very easy work days, nice customers

    Cons

    No room to move up


  2. "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

  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. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    fun very well kept offered a lot of great deals

    Cons

    needed more space for all merchandise

    Advice to Management

    bigger area for employees break time


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Keyholder"

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Muncie, IN
    Recommends

    I worked at Kitchen Collection part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    very nice company to work for, and they were very accommodating to my schedule as a student and with family issues

    Cons

    our store was very limited on hours at times, so there was not a constant amount of hours that you could count on. then other times there was an onslaught.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Seasonal Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kitchen Collection part-time

    Pros

    Very helpful employees and management. Good seasonal hours.

    Cons

    Minimum wage and shifts can drag on when the store is slow.

    Advice to Management

    Add some events or other job duties to break up the slow times.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kitchen Collection full-time

    Pros

    The management team was very helpful in making sure I was comfortable and prepared to operate as a store manager. They were very accessible and down to earth.

    Cons

    The corporate office had poor communication at times. I also had to send paper work multiple times due to a lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "It was a very pleasant workplace with a variety of opportunities to grow in the company and a charming staff."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Moorestown, NJ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Moorestown, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kitchen Collection full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional yet kind co-workers,regional management was very helpful whenever they could be, many occasions to be creative in sales and demos, flexible work schedule, a lot of new gadgets to keep the customers interest, health benefits were nice.

    Cons

    No catalog books to show off merchandise which could have greatly increased sales and reach people who can not travel outdoors often, in need of newer and more proficient software and registers- had a lot of tech issues behind having old and very slow computers. More demos in smaller stores would increase sales and customer interest-not too often maybe 3 nice ones a year.

    Advice to Management

    If alerted to an employee who is taking away from the pleasant atmosphere of the workplace and is hindering business because of their poor work ethics and bad disposition, please don't hold off on addressing the matter or allowing the manager to do so. Our store could have had done so much more business but this unfortunately was a hindrance.


  9. "Good work, if you're okay with occasional exasperation over corporate shenanigans"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Allen, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kitchen Collection part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent wage
    Decent hours
    Trading shifts not a problem
    Friendly store managers

    Cons

    Constant corporate-directed rearrangement of product over large sections of the store


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very rewarding, chance to move up"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Pigeon Forge, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Pigeon Forge, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very structured, diagrams and outlines galore, etc. Very easy to follow requirements and store expectations. Lots of different work schedules as well as they are flexible with school and family life. The managers receive lots of training. Customer service is high on their list which can also be a con if you don't prefer direct contact with customers.

    Cons

    Long work days, early mornings on truck delivery days, inexperienced sales people, often young. There is also very little creativity options since the corporate headquarters require the stores to all look and perform the same.


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