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World Kitchen Reviews

Updated January 16, 2017
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Carl Warschausky
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Pros
  • Work/life balance can be attained within the corporate job functions even with the evening and weekend emailing as someone mentioned (in 4 reviews)

  • Good pay and good experience with industry (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Of course lack of communication from senior management, which is normal for this size organization (in 5 reviews)

  • Management team has no clue what they are doing (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Kitchen (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff is wonderful and takes time to personally train each individual. They are understanding of working restrictions such as school and family matters.

    Cons

    There are not very many hours available to part-time employees and the rate of pay is fairly low.


  2. "Uncompetitive Pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at World Kitchen full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for internal growth and change roles. Summer hours and changing culture.

    Cons

    Low pay, limited staff for work load expectations

    Advice to Management

    Review Pay and review team workloads


  3. "Large disconnect between corporate and retail levels."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work is nothing difficult, and I never felt like my boss asked more of me than they did themselves. The employee discount is also pretty fair at 25% off and some weekends where there is an additional discount, this also stacks with any current sales.

    Cons

    The disconnect between the corporate and retail levels was astounding. I've worked at a few different retailers, but World Kitchen pushes so many silly initiatives on their associates that shows they have no idea what goes on at the retail level. Also the corporate level does not support their retail managers at all in handling rude customers. So its an alright place to work as a part time gig so long as you don't take it seriously. Also it was very odd to me that the company hires outside applicants for management positions instead of promoting from within, as this only harmed employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Send corporate members to retail stores to work for a week or some duration, so that they have a better notion of what goes on the retail level and how corporate initiatives can assist retail employees.


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  5. "The white guy that was told to learn Spanish or leave."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mira Loma, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mira Loma, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at World Kitchen (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot of good people, good product. Great support departments.

    Cons

    If you are Hispanic you fit in to the culture, if not you will be pushed out. This is the mindset from management and all of the way down the line.

    Advice to Management

    Follow your company employment guide. An employee must be able to speak ,read and write in the English language. How can employees that speak only Spanish communicate with technical and supervision who are English speakers. If a problem occurs in safety, production or other important communications the tendency is to blame the technical or supervisorial personnel. The worst offender to this problem is the Senior Production Supervisor who has cultivated this culture for many years.


  6. "Great brands, great people, lack direction"

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

    I worked at World Kitchen full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic brands. Names like Corelle, Pyrex, CorningWare are known by everyone, and they aren't going away. They are the biggest strength of the company. Lots of great people work for the company in a lot of areas, too.

    Cons

    Management is uncertain at times. Successful innovation is lacking. Management at times does not realize the value of the experienced employees they have. At times, the strength of the brands and the highly capable people are all that has kept the company going as well as it has.


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at World Kitchen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love the company and the people!

    Cons

    Been taken advantage of by higher management


  8. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Sales Analyst in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Analyst in Rosemont, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at World Kitchen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a few strong brands, benefits are competitive for the area. Office is modern and in a good location

    Cons

    Very competitive and saturated industry waiting for consolidation. It is a smaller company but a lot of opportunity to grow


  9. "Pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good hours and decent work environment

    Cons

    Company is pretty old school.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge your people and take care of them.


  10. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Ellenton, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Ellenton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Stable work environment. Never a lack of hours. Clear lines of communication. Quality products to sale.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunties without relocation.


  11. "Marketing Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture, amazing people to work with and work life is great

    Cons

    Pay could be much higher for interns to keep up with the market rate

    Advice to Management

    Promote and get the word out about this amazing company



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