Stock Person/Sales (Former Employee), Greensboro, NC – September 28, 2014
Cons: no hours, lousy manager
The discount is the only reason to work for this company. They make promises for hours and then cut them down to 5 or 6 a week. The management does not know what they are doing and the head office is just as in the dark as the local store
Sales Associate (Current Employee), San Antonio, TX – August 27, 2014
Pros: with high turnover, there is always the option for growth in one's position within the company if desired
Cons: short breaks
Management is very personable, they listen to employees and let us voice our opinions and concerns. Each worker is highly valued and treated as part of a collective effort to reach sales goals and earn incentives.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Pittsburgh, PA – July 25, 2014
Pros: great environment, benefits, excellent store discount
Cons: not enough hours to sustain with just this position
Sur La Table is a company that cares about its products, but also its employees. I find that my management team actually cares about how I am doing and part of the company's culture is to maintain a good life/work balance, which they uphold. Upward mobility is encouraged, and each time a temporary promotion has arisen, I was promoted. They encourage – more... anyone who is capable to try to move up in the company, and I have watched as one of my team has been promoted already and will most likely be a store manager within the next couple years. The hours for floor lead, however, have recently been cut to just under full time to no more than 25 hours/week, which is a negative. The cut in hours has greatly decreased the likelihood that I will stay for longer, unfortunately. – less
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), CA – May 29, 2014
I have had good and bad experiences with Sur La Table, but unfortunately the negative has outweighed the positive. Product is amazing and the associates and kitchen staff are all wonderful people, but there is no support in upper management.
Fun and creative workplace with learning every class.
Chef Instructor (Current Employee), Alexandria, VA – April 13, 2014
I typically teach one class per week ranging from pastries to savory foods and adults to children. I manage the class with one or two kitchen assistants and instruct them as well as the students. I love teaching since it is always a learning experience for me as well.
Marketing and Sales Representative (Former Employee), San Antonio, TX – April 6, 2014
Usually when my shift starts I would meet up with the manager to discuss the day's specials and sales as well as volume. With that information I would promote items on sale while assisting customers in products, or doing cash register. It was a good working environment as all the employees got along and ultimately got the job done no matter what. Even – more... if that meant staying in the store till 5 in the morning just to do inventory. – less
Associate (Former Employee), Brownsburg, IN – February 24, 2014
this was an ideal position for me because of having two small children at home it allowed me to work 3 days a week and still support my family and be with them and not just working to pay bills and not seeing my children
Software Engineer (Former Employee), Seattle, WA – December 2, 2013
• Works with various business units to provide the key performance indicators and detailed information required to help make business decisions by identifying trends and patterns in inventory data • Develops and QAs reports as well as generates one-time, ad hoc reports by crafting custom queries against the data repositories • Maintains existing reports – more... and middle-ware using C#, MS SQL, SSRS, SSIS, UML, DB2, and AS/400 – less
Sales, Floor Manager, Asst. Store Manager (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – November 20, 2013
Cons: lack of logical way they manage their human capital
Overall good experience, learned day to day operations of the store. Hardest part was just managing your associate and all there personal needs. Co-workers were great very dedicated and hard working. I love working with the public and making their dilemas go away.
Creative and supportive environment I feel good to be a part of.
Kitchen Assistant (Current Employee), Columbus, OH – August 20, 2013
I enjoy the creative and open aspects of Sur La Table. It is not a difficult job but it is hard work and one place for improvement would be to increase Kitchen Assistant pay rate. The store discount is wonderful but I would prefer a higher pay rate so I can use it! Overall, I am very happy with my work and coworkers here.
I can now make food for myself instead of going out
Chef's Assistant (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CA – July 26, 2013
It's a flexible environment where the chefs are amazing. And while assisting them, you're able to learn a great deal of skills like knife skills, which foods, spices, and herbs go together well, and what happens when you don't follow the recipe.