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Pampered Chef Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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Pros
  • cooking, fun, free products, and training (in 16 reviews)

  • Great products and you can get them at a discount or for free if you sale so much product (in 13 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)

  • Employees are expected to work a lot of hours on salary (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Picatinny Arsenal, NJ

    I worked at Pampered Chef (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, customer service always available to customer and consultants.

    Cons

    Difficult restarting business when moving, being a military family.


  2. "Independent Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Independent Consultant in Ypsilanti, MI
    Current Employee - Independent Consultant in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pampered Chef (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's what you make it. Income potential is endless. Support is phenomenal. Rep perks are fabulous. Experience is priceless!!!

    Cons

    I have none at this time.

  3. "Good stuff is happening"

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

    I have been working at Pampered Chef full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This place is on the upswing. Attitudes are good, management is bringing in better hires, and it's starting to be fun to come in each morning. We have input on our projects. First time I'm working in Agile and it's the way to go. Open source tools and starting to migrate to the cloud. CEO is easy to talk to.

    Cons

    We need to hire a CTO. I think things will start to gel once that happens. It's taking a long time to find one. Not sure why. They say they are being selective which I guess is a good thing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going with the open communication. Free coffee would be nice. Hire a CTO who will match the new open offices with a positive vibe.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Sales & Incentives Department"

    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
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pampered Chef full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People.are hard working and team oriented.

    Cons

    Only one word to describe - Dysfunctional and not keeping up with the 'times'
    Management is misdirected as to where they spend their money. (like an open floor concept when sales are sinking)

    Sad to see Doris's baby slowly disintegrate. Management team is self serving and lacking leadership skills. Micromanaged. CEO is clueless.

    Pampered Chef Response

    Nov 15, 2015 – Chief People Officer

    PC has made great strides in the past year as we transform our business. We are sorry to hear you did not see the positive changes within the culture. Our Founder has publicly addressed how happy ... More


  5. "Independent Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Representative in South Charleston, OH
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Representative in South Charleston, OH

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

    Pros

    There is so much support and training available to their consultants, as well as incentives for sales. You can earn products, prizes, even trips!

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons, I enjoy working independently but with available support when needed.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Solution Center"

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

    I have been working at Pampered Chef (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are what make it worth it.

    Cons

    Management does not have a clue


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Direct Sales with Party Method"

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

    Pros

    wonderful people and very nice products

    Cons

    They oversell the opportunity - they make it sound like it is easy - the only way to make any money with this company is to constantly be on social media and sell to everyone you see. The commissions are not generous and the sales incentives are very hard to make. This is a multi level marketing scheme and very few really make the type of compensation advertised.

    Advice to Management

    charge reasonable prices for the mdse - much can be purchased elsewhere for less. Adv. the correct type of position and opp. this really is.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "It's harder than you think!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Consultant in Oakland, TN
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Consultant in Oakland, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Discounts on new product and you get to buy it as a sample at half off.

    Cons

    You have to be very aggressive to make money! It's time consuming and costly.

    Advice to Management

    They need to lower the dollar amount to make it a show and raise the comission percentage.


  9. "Independent Sales Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Director in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Director in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A Great flexible job with unlimited income

    Cons

    Carrying the kit can be tiresome.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage your leaders.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wheaton, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wheaton, IL
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pampered Chef (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. When the company was doing well they always had great perks and provided a great work environment.

    Cons

    The company is struggling financially so there have been a lot of lay offs. Coworkers are leaving because of the lack of leadership at the moment. Company is under a lot of restructuring so lots of unanswered questions for now.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your coworkers.


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