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Pampered Chef Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • cooking, fun, free products, and training (in 14 reviews)

  • Great products and you can get them at a discount or for free if you sale so much product (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Direct sales has exploded and sometimes it's challenging to turn people on to hosting because they are burnt out on direct sales in general (in 5 reviews)

  • Senior Directors and middle-management need a lot of work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    loved the products, lots of mentoring and great people in most organizations

    Cons

    a lot of work to try to keep parties booked, products change twice a season, some items are available in stores cheaper, some new products just appeal to many people

    Advice to Management

    don't add new products just for the sake of saying there are new products for the season, make sure they are really products that do something that I can't do already with what I have in my kitchen

    Pampered Chef Response

    Sep 18, 2016 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for your feedback. We always appreciate hearing what you have to say, and we are focused on delivering a great experience for our consultants, customers, and coworkers. We continue to work ... More


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Unstoppable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pampered Chef full-time

    Pros

    The people here are so nice! Great work environment; love the learning culture. Everyone is being aligned towards improving everything: products, total compensation, technology, etc. Seriously, else can I ask for?

    Cons

    Some negative attitudes from the employees that have been here a longer time. They either should leave or get on bus because we're picking up speed!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!! Don't be discouraged by the few bad seeds that shut their eyes to the foundational changes all around them.

    Pampered Chef Response

    Jul 31, 2016 – Chief People Officer

    We have made a lot of changes in the past 18 months to reinvent our company. We know that change can be hard for some. Thank you for your support and believing in us. We are gaining momentum and ... More


  3. Helpful (2)

    "20 years and still love it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Distribution Center in Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Distribution Center in Addison, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have been with PC for 20 years and I enjoy my job more than ever. Every day is a new day and brings more opportunity for coworkers and consultants. Love the direction we are heading in. PC encourages us to make decisions which is different from our last regime.

    Cons

    None whatsoever. Love what we are doing and the direction we are headed. All is good.

    Advice to Management

    Let's keep it rolling!!!!

    Pampered Chef Response

    Jul 11, 2016 – Chief People Officer

    So great to hear! We are glad to hear our continued communication around our Strategic Objectives & Priorities is resonating with our coworkers. Happy to hear after 20 years, you are still ... More


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  5. Helpful (21)

    "Don't Believe The Hype"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pampered Chef full-time

    Pros

    The products are solid (though overpriced), the Sales Consultants, work-life balance, the story behind the foundation of the company.

    Cons

    The company is in a free-fall. Experienced talent has been leaving for several years. HR proactively solicits positive reviews from employees to bury the negatives. Pay attention to reviews from employees in Addison. It's a sign of what's going on behind the walls. The company is losing Sales Consultants at an alarming rate, profits are dwindling, and rumors are circling that Berkshire is seeking buyers.

    Advice to Management

    Position the company for a buyer that wants to save what's left.

    Pampered Chef Response

    Jul 31, 2016 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for your post. We’re sad you feel this way, but as a former employee, your picture doesn’t sound like it is up to date. 18 months ago, we started a journey to completely transform Pampered ... More


  6. "No second thoughts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Director in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pampered Chef part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In addition to the amazing products, compensation plan, bonuses (trips, etc), and flexibility, the Pampered Chef community is a dream to work for. Everyone is very supportive and helpful.

    Cons

    They are taking strides to improve technology but are still a bit behind the eight ball.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. We are headed in the right direction and there is no other company I'd rather work with.

    Pampered Chef Response

    Jun 26, 2016 – Chief People Officer

    So great to hear! Thank you for your support of the Home Office. We are headed in the right direction!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Advanced Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Director in Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Advanced Director in Wausau, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pampered Chef part-time

    Pros

    This is the best company I have ever been with. Flexible, great earning potential. Vacation Incentives and more!
    The best training with monthly meetings, conferences and online training. Alot of support from my up-line.

    Cons

    Can't think of any. Shipping time is very speedy. Lots of nice comments from my customers on arrival time. Just left my full-time day job so I can focus all my energy and time on my Pampered Chef business.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for all your help and support! Keep it coming :)

    Pampered Chef Response

    Jul 31, 2016 – Chief People Officer

    So happy to hear you are loving the reinvention and focus on training we are providing our sales field. Congratulations on taking the step to focus 100% on your Pampered Chef business - how exciting ... More


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Pampered Chef is awesome!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pampered Chef full-time

    Pros

    you're on the ground floor of the reinvention of a very well loved brand
    killer executive team
    you're a part of Berkshire
    you can make a difference in people's lives

    Cons

    haven't found it yet but will post when I do
    maybe too much tempting food around?

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing

    Pampered Chef Response

    Jul 31, 2016 – Chief People Officer

    Thank you for the feedback. We are so happy to hear you are embracing our reinvention. We realize change is hard and not for everyone. Not sure we can get rid of the food - we need taste testers ... More


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Good Intent, Challenging Business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pampered Chef full-time

    Pros

    Strong backing so there is time to improve. Lots of constructive change. Really strong, high value products. Meaningful work designed to strengthen families.

    Cons

    The business is challenging for a Consultant to do -- lots to learn (too much), lots of work to conduct shows and build/train teams.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time thinking about how the business of being a consultant works in a changing climate.

    Pampered Chef Response

    Jun 28, 2016 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for your feedback. That's why we're doing extensive research with our consultants and consumers to understand what's working, what's not and then continually re-evaluate that feedback against ... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Supervisor, SC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Addison, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pampered Chef full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is moving in the right direction with an amazing CEO! Her vision and leadership has been astonishing. She's approachable and cares about the coworkers, irregardless of their title. She epitomizes all of pampered chef core values and practice what she preaches! She's a great leader that motivates and encourage everyone to bring their best and have fun. I love this company and the values it represents.

    Cons

    No cons as the new officers are making the necessary changes to make the company the greatest it can be.

    Advice to Management

    Continue stretching us to be better than we were yesterday!

    Pampered Chef Response

    Jul 31, 2016 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for your post. We are happy to hear you are having a positive experience through our reinvention and believe in your leadership team! We still have work to do but our hard work over the past ... More


  11. Helpful (17)

    "Accounting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pampered Chef full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff makes you feel welcome when I first begin position. Regular department meetings helped keep everyone updated on the latest products and events

    Cons

    They wanted me to do far more than my job description. My boss was emotionally unstable and spent a lot of time trying to sabotage me. It was truly a toxic place to work. Good benefits and compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more men because the women treat each other poorly. It's really a disgrace.

    Pampered Chef Response

    Jul 31, 2016 – Chief People Officer

    We’re sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience, but as a former employee, your picture doesn’t describe the Finance team we see today. We have a diverse team all working hard to focus on our ... More



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