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Productive and fun workplace.
Senior Developer (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCMarch 21, 2014
Learned new things and the co-workers are so cool and helpful. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting new projects and teamwork processes, and performance outcomes.
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Fun place to work
Replenishment Associate (Former Employee), New York, NYMarch 14, 2014
Pros: great place to work, great pay, flexible hours
Cons: i couldnt afford any furniture in that expenisve store, even with my discount
not stressful, really flexible hours, great colleagues
I learned alot about furniture and wine glassses
management was cool, as long as you did as you were expected
co-workers were awsome, i still keep in touch with most of them
hardest part of the job was saying good bye when i got layed off
most enjoyable part was selling a 2,000 dollar bed
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Barely got me through college.
Merchandising Associate (Former Employee), New YorkMarch 12, 2014
Working at C&B was almost a daily nightmare. The way that company is run is that of a circus meaning that you are required to work like a dog with little to no respect from any member of management. You must force credit cards upon customers, most of whom do not want them and get irritated when continually asked. There is no trust on the associates – more... and you are constantly watched and suspected of stealing company time. The area management team is horrendous - they forced the stores to stay open until close to 6pm the night that Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the Northeast. – less
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fun and productive environment
Merchandising Associate (Current Employee), new yorkFebruary 26, 2014
My experience here is very professional and matured employees. Learned a lot
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Efficient and caring company with a lot of advancement
Department/Office Manager (Former Employee), Central Valley, NYFebruary 19, 2014
My coworkers were like a second family. Everyone helped one another grow and learn new things (related to work). The company and the customers were amazing to work with. The products made the workplace that much more enjoyable.
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Treat each customer like you want to be treated and you are a GREAT fit!
Sales Representative (Current Employee), Wauwatosa WIFebruary 4, 2014
Pros: management and customers are unique to retail
Great management. Trend setters.
Fantastic team to work with -The " bad apples" leave if they don't have great customer service skillset. Customers are #1-Always!
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Friendly and fun people to work with.
Merchandiser (Current Employee), New york, NyJanuary 29, 2014
Pros: we have a club crate which means we plan events like bowling, dinner, or even private parties.
Cons: not too many options to get a full-time position unless you get into management.
A typical day at work would be checking in with management to see where you'll be doing on that day. We talk and enjoy each others company. Always learning something new, training one another on something we've learned. Co-workers are great people to be around. I enjoy solving problems or helping a customers get what they need or came into the store – more... to get. – less
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Hard Work
Packing Operator (Former Employee), Cranbury, NJJanuary 25, 2014
Pros: discount in purchase
dedication, hard work, good compensation. good staff. Nice place to work.
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Great place to start in customer service or continue a career in retail.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee), New York, NYJanuary 22, 2014
I loved working here!!! Although it was a seasonal position, I learned more about true customer satisfaction than in all my years of working customer service. They were genuine, real, & pleasant. Regarding management, I've never had a greater team to work with. Attentive, knowledgeable & always there to help & answer any questions or solve any issues – more... that may have arose from sales, returns & orders. – less
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Jump ship-RUN
sales (Former Employee), greater ny, nj locationsJanuary 16, 2014
Pros: great discounts
This was a company that you loved working for because Gordon Siegel had a vision that was valued. The new structure is one of deceit and destruction. Everyone fears for their job and is hushed into submission. This was a specialty retail, turned big box with management that cannot be trusted. All the talented people are gone, leaving the bottom of the – more... BARREL. If you are looking for career, look elsewhere. If you are looking for PT work or a fill-in, keep your nose down and you will be fine. – less
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Fast paced, multi tasking environment
Merchandise Handler (Former Employee), chicagoJanuary 16, 2014
Overall, it can be a fun, creative workplace. Must be flexible as job responsibilities expand quickly.
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Typical bustling warehouse.
Warehouse Team Member (Former Employee), Industry, CAJanuary 9, 2014
Pros: weekly pay, nice facilities.
Cons: 30 min. lunch, strenuous, interferes with students.
In order to work here it had to be through an agency, so the agency fee was definitely a con. This job was strenuous and the only reason I quit was because it interfered when school started up. The management and facilities are kept and nice. Everyone showed respect and the rules were strict. Definitely a strong man job.
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Productive and fun work place
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: paid time in a half on holidays, helpful staff
Cons: hours cut
I loved working for Crate & Barrel. The store was fast pace on weekends and holiday seasons. A typical day for me was to just greet customers, help them out with finding items and recommend certain items. The managers were very helpful and nice. We didnt have to wear uniforms but did have a dress code.This jobs wasnt hard. If the store was slowpaced – more... I would help restock the shevles and keep the store clean. – less
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Good
Sales Associate (Current Employee), New York, NYJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: friendly work environment, great discounts for employees
Cons: part time position, no room for advancement
Crate and Barrel is really a great place to work my main gripe is that sales position are only part time, no health benefits and no room for growth on the sales floor. You can sustain a household on the wages that you are paid, great second job but don't make it your main income. The hours are flexible, great co-workers and managers. There is always – more... something to learn about the product a wonderful training ground for housewares and furniture products. You must be a people orient because customer service is our specialty. – less
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associate (Former Employee), CranburyJanuary 2, 2014
Pros: was a great place to work
Cons: bad management and major egos up the distribution chain
the company was a great place to work,However the management team in Cranbury is in way over their heads...The general manager isnt even qualified for her position and it shows in the lack of direction...many associates laugh at the management team and have a total lack of trust in their abilities.The Human resource manager is friends with management – more... and turns her head to most everything....Years ago this place was a great place to work when we had the old general manager ( moved to chicago) and his asst ( fired ..yet was only member of team most trusted)....gone way down hill from there...its like a comedy shop now.very sad – less
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Great place with fun people
Merchandiser (Former Employee), Roseville, CADecember 30, 2013
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: not enough hours
A day at work in crate and barrel is almost like being at home just cleaning and organizing the house around. So many nice people, and understanding bosses. The management is great, they really favor the employees. The hardest part of the job was that we couldn't really get the hours that we wanted. The most enjoyable part of that job was just working – more... together to accomplish the same goal, and that is to satisfy customers everyday. – less
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A great, productive work environment with excellent co-workers.
Merchandise Associate, Customer Service Associate (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHDecember 24, 2013
Pros: great co-workers, good hours, low stress
Cons: benefits only offered to full time, poor communication from management
A typical day at work consisted of retrieving items requested by sales associates and organizing the stockroom. The only flaw was the lack of communication some of the management had with the merchandise team.
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Seasonal laborer.
seasonal laborer (Former Employee), Tracy, CDecember 18, 2013
Pros: discounted items.
Cons: seasonal.
Our management team was very nice and understanding, but there was not much room for growth.
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always smiling
Admin Assist (Former Employee), Cranbury, NJDecember 4, 2013
i had at this job i was around of alot of people and very active always working. My coworkers always made it fun to work always telling jokes and laughing.
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Workplace culture has gone through a significant transformation.
Visual Merchandiser (Current Employee), New York, NYDecember 1, 2013
A typical day includes setting up and maintaining new and existing displays. Having worn many hats with this company, I have learned a lot about the world of retail from sales to inventory management. The staff is friendly but still needs more structured guidance from the management staff.

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