great co-worker. like alot of great products. fun games to keep moral up. when you are short hand and it the busy day its could be a great or the worst day, but when you leave for the day and your tired but you feel good.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – May 5, 2016
Of the few non-medical fields of jobs I have worked for, Crate & Barrel was by far the best company I worked for. Atmosphere was upbeat, positive, friendly, and relaxed with the right amount of guidelines. Constructive Criticism is important and the managers were excellent with giving the right amount of information and adding lots of positive feedback. The location I worked for had great incentives. For hark work, most noticeable, and ambitious employees they would make the "star" awards (quarterly based I believe) and often received a gift cards. They often did BINGO sale games with a reward for those that achieved BINGO. For the holidays, they often did fun games too. For easter they hid eggs that we could only find by cleaning and straightening (aka doing what we're suppose to be doing).
Crate & Barrel was a good company to work for they have a lot of growth within the company with fair benefits, work hours, and a good work environment
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Tracy, CA – April 25, 2016
I enjoyed my work experience with Crate & Barrel. They offered fair pay, a safe working environment, advancement within the company, and extensive training. Overall Crate & Barrel is a good company to work for.
Productive workplace and very luxurious environments
Back of the house crew member (Former Employee) – Houston, TX 77027 – April 22, 2016
A typical day at work for me would be working in the stock room labeling items, packaging items, putting items on the show floor. I learned you must take pride in every item you work with because some of those items can be very fragile. The management was exceptionally well. My co-workers always had a smile on their face. The hardest part of the job was climbing on tall ladders and having to bring big heavy boxes down. The most enjoyable part of the job was that seeing those luxurious items made me work hard in school.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Tracy, CA – April 9, 2016
They offered fair hours and had various outgoing personalities throughout the building. I also adopted trade skills such as fork lift experience. It was not a easy job but it was not difficult and their was always support around you.
Management needed to be more present with daily operations. There was a lack of leadership training which caused accountability to fall on the lower levels of leadership. Floor managers and Floor supervisors basically ran the operations while upper management were in the office.
General Warehouse (Former Employee) – Tracy, CA – March 29, 2016
Went through a temporary agency, the job was easy when i first started, they train you for about a week and than after that you are on your own. You have to be able to work at a fast paste and also with accuracy. Only busy during peak season after that you'll get laid off and on. They laid me off the first time after Christmas was over and than they called me to go back and work for a couple more weeks and got let go again. Overall the job was easy, but don't expect this job to be long term. I wouldn't go back the third time if they were to give me a call.Other than that it was a good learning experience to grow and be able to place on my resume for future preferences.
Day go by fast
Not enough hour, short term, temp, hard to get hired on
Merchandiser Associate (Former Employee) – Walnut Creek, CA – March 18, 2016
Great place to work, management was very helpful and treated all as equals. Mangers are often working with the employees as part of the team. Good work environment, come and do your work, and go home. Never required to stay after hours to finish assignments, company had a good workflow and goals set for today that could be finished by the team throughout the day. Only downside when I worked there was no full time, company only offered part time work with the chance of full time very slim. Compensation was okay, but not the greatest.
Great work environment, good people, good management.
Visual Merchandiser (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 17, 2016
Management is beyond incompetent. There was never any product education or cross training. The only way to move upwards was to kiss up to the general manager. Lower end management is a group of tired people who never wanted to help train or motivate their staff to do better, instead they would hold personal grudges against their employees and send emails about them. Crate N Barrel Soho should shut down or at least bring back old managment from other locations that truly cared about the staff and customer.
The job alone is simple, and if management and other staff were just as simple it would be a five star retail.
Retail (Former Employee) – Broomfield, CO – March 16, 2016
The position was part time working with contemporary furnishings and housewares. It included working with customers, stocking shelves as well as doing yearly inventory. It was a great environment, loved the products.
Part Time Sales Associate (Former Employee) – New York – February 27, 2016
Such bad pay for high maintenance work. You're required to do more than your job description at times. Honestly the job has it days but more bad than good. You deal with such cra on a day to day basis working here especially with management & customers. Stay far far away from here. No benefits if you're part time, We're not allowed to tell customers we're closing so we can be in the store until 11....we close at 9.
Brand Representative (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – February 2, 2016
I loved working here! I learned so much about working with my peers and customers. My management team was always on top of things and had everything in order 24/7. All of my co workers were so helpful when it came to me having and questions. I enjoyed working here more than anything, I wish it was not a seasonal position because I would love to work here full time!
Sales Clerk (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – January 27, 2016
During my time at Crate and Barrel, I had a great experience. Prior to working there, I had had no retail experience. However, I can easily say that I would be able to jump right in at any retail store and become very effective now. The people I worked with made life a lot easier as they would off constructive criticism and always offer a helping hand. The hardest part of the job was worrying about not breaking anything. The best part was getting to meet some really awesome customers as well as very kind co-workers.