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Sur La Table Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • You get a great employee discount (in 85 reviews)

  • I've learned a lot about the products, great discount (in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management is very resistant to change (in 38 reviews)

  • Little to no support from any higher ups within the company or management (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "KA"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of drama in the kitchen among the chefs and KAs.

    Advice to Management

    Don't talk about other employees with subordinates.


  2. "Sur la table"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Nanuet, NY
    Current Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Nanuet, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coming from a restaurant background, it is a good segway into retail.

    Cons

    Very limited hours much like the rest of retail.

  3. "Part-time Sales Associate"

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

    I worked at Sur La Table part-time

    Pros

    friendly environment and upper management is nice

    Cons

    not enough hours for employees which causes us to divert and place little emphasizes on the job


  4. "Creative Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a smaller company so you get to know everyone you work with. Petite Fridays are a huge benefit 8 months out of the year.

    Cons

    Some departments are unorganized. Leadership is set in their ways and reluctant to change. There is no culture. The company doesn't do anything for it's employees in terms of events or special gatherings.


  5. "Kitchen Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sur La Table part-time

    Pros

    Great perks, discounts, and opportunities to increase culinary knowledge.

    Cons

    There isn't any opportunity for career growth in this position.


  6. "Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly staff, store is always busy, they have fun cooking classes.

    Cons

    No paid days off and low pay.


  7. "Pretty good gig"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager - Culinary in Noblesville, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager - Culinary in Noblesville, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The store is a beautiful environment especially around the holidays. Lots of great interactions with customers and an awesome employee discount!

    Cons

    Corporate structures aren't for everyone! It's a very petty environment after awhile, the majority of the women there "work for fun"

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Fun, learn while you work, great employee discounts!

    Cons

    Part-time only. More physically demanding than expected. Hourly pay too low


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have a good and fair manager it's a pretty fun job. The employee discount is great if you have another source of income (because the pay rate is abysmal and you can't purchase much with your paycheck, see below). I'd recommend to a retired person with another income (but then there's the heavy lifting).

    Cons

    Pay rate is just awful. $9 an hour in a very busy retail store is unfair. There is definitely a revolving door of employees as a result. Required availability is such that a person with a full-time job might find it difficult to have this as a second job, with out suffering burnout. This is not a career sales job, no matter how much you love it.

    Advice to Management

    I had considered moving along in the company but the next step up doesn't pay well either. There are so many changes in personnel, even in the higher levels, that it is apparent they leave for better salaries. We have sales goals and if you really want them met, PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES what they are worth, in the U.S. not in Bahrain where Investcorp is located.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Kitchen Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Products and the Culinary Staff were very insightful and instructive.

    Cons

    The Salary was low and not enough working hours.

    Advice to Management

    It about the Cost of Living. Pay individual's what they are worth.


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