Sur La Table Reviews

Updated May 15, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great benefits

    May 11, 2022 - Sales Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good benefits and hours during weekends

    Cons

    Schedule isn’t the most flexoble

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Physical

    May 15, 2022 - Kitchen Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great learning experience in cooking skills

    Cons

    Very hard physically as a lot of standing

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    it’s okay

    May 11, 2022 - Sales Associate in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    nice management and good hours

    Cons

    lots of rich rude entitled customers

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    May 11, 2022 - Pastry Chef Instructor in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fun job if you like interacting with people interested in learning the science behind baking. Everyone wants to be there. There is a learning curve when interacting with both with the Kitchen Assistants and Customers. If you have a good Head Chef (which I did) then things can run smoothly. Generally, baking/pastry classes run within the 2 hour limit and are rarely at night. Customers can go home with their treats. Discount for purchases of their excellent products. Loved that. Pastry classes rarely run in the evenings.

    Cons

    Pastry class always run on weekends and are the first classes of the day. Pushing and talking up the equipment used in class so customers buy them. No benefits given if you have high sales. That would have been a good idea. Recipes from headquarters often wrong or the instructions impractical. (I luckily had enough experience to fix those issues). PTB don’t utilize the wealth of knowledge by have talented chefs across the country. Instead, only those few Seattle based company chefs decide what’s to be made. More than once, ingredients were listed that were not available in our area and the teaching methods impractical for the class length. Pay is way low considering the experience. Raises are literally pennies. In 5 years of employment as a Pastry Chef Instructor, the total raises added up to $1.00/hr.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good Job

    Apr 25, 2022 - Resident Chef 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Discounts on cookware, well-equiped classroom

    Cons

    Pressure to fill seats but crowded when the classes sold out

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Ok job

    May 7, 2022 - Culinary Lead in Madison, WI
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good discount, classes are fun

    Cons

    Few benefits, low salary, part time. Corporate office out of touch

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great training but no time to train

    Apr 22, 2022 - Sales Floor Team Leader 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great place to work, but staffing issues made it difficult to complete work outside of sales.

    Cons

    Our store manager was very reactive and mean to sales team.

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Excellent culture and fun job

    Apr 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Management really seemed to care about the employees

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours depending on classes being held

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Sales

    May 5, 2022 - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Easy to get to on public transportation

    Cons

    Not a happy place to work

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Enjoyed working there

    Apr 20, 2022 - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good discount, learned a lot

    Cons

    not a living wage, not good hours

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Sur La Table Reviews FAQs

Sur La Table has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 847 reviews left anonymously by employees. 62% of employees would recommend working at Sur La Table to a friend and 35% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Sur La Table employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Sur La Table. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

62% of Sur La Table employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Sur La Table 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.1 for culture and values and 2.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Sur La Table to be workplace, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, benefits, career development.

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