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Crate and Barrel is a great place for those who want to advance their design library regardless of practice.

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Working at Crate and Barrel is a great place to work if you're looking to expand your design library. Crate is always on the cutting edge of design creating new pallets for every season. They focus on the inside of the house, the garden, patio and beyond. With the right crew and leadership the day moves swiftly and logically. There are plenty of opportunities to advance and HR and upper management are always willing to lend an ear.
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October 15, 2018
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Productive and fun work environment with good people

One of my better experiences working in retail. Beautiful store that's nice and fun to work in with good employees and lots of benefits. I enjoyed my time with this company.

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Breaks, Break room, Free food
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February 10, 2020
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The merchandising team is awesome

I feel the merch team is the driving force and heartbeat of the store. Yet they are not motivated like the sales team. really dont get much incentive. The store could use some of that praise on the back of house team. Without the people in the stock room sales floor definitely would not know what to do or where to find product. Merchandise team has a vast set of skills that covers more than just picking stock out of the warehouse
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A Typical 9 to 5

It's not something meant for long term. The job works best as a part time gig, but there is room for advancement if that's what your looking for. FYI, Management is highly selective on who they hire, and who they give opportunities to for advancement. Only management can be full time, so you won't be able to take advantage of the work benefits like health, vision, or dental care. Management also doesn't really hold people responsible for their duties. It's often times very short staffed, so you can be easily over worked.

Pros

Family environment

Cons

Short Breaks, Poor Management, Short Staffed
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working for a retail company that was downsizing is hard to advance from within the company. My recommendation is to get experience and try get hired from the outside, internal.
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Great environment and work place

Although work place environment is above and beyond, it's hard to make a living off of wages in Northern Virginia without spending your entire day at work.
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Excellent place of work

I had a phenomenal work experience at this location and would highly recommend it to a fellow colleague. The atmosphere was wonderful. The customers and employees were high spirited and fantastic to work with. I would have liked to work full time but the position was unavailable.
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February 6, 2018
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Good pace

This is my second year with them and they are great place to work. I love the atmosphere, the fans and the work crew. The way they make you feel like family.
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Great Company culture

Fun and inspiring place to work with a focus on passion for product, people and customer service. Great team environment and company culture built through the years.

Pros

Excellent Healthcare benefits and opportunity for growth.

Cons

Low work/life balance
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looking for a new beginning

maximize company sales growth and profitability through the use of creative selling skills and teamwork and customer service in order to deliver an engaged experince to every customer , every time

Pros

none

Cons

don"t have a personal life, not great hours, schedule is all over the place, weekends are require, on my feet for the last 14 years
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Productive and fun

Working at Crate and Barrel was a great experience. My co-workers were phenomenal and we became a family. Every day there was a smile on my face because I was happy to go to work. I thoroughly enjoyed clocking in and getting to work along side some of the amazing people I worked with.
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One of the best places

The company is a wonderful place, I have the best boss ever!! every one is so loving and caring.
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Gives customers the great WOW experience training.

Great training experience. Management is friendly. Allows educate the staff about the products.

Pros

employee discount

Cons

no paid lunch break, and schedule is not fixed
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You take the good, you take the bad..

When i started it was before the company "realignment". Before it was a great place! Everyone enjoyed their duties, came to work was willing to help out in divisions of responsibilities that were not their own and customers saw a more seamless flow. After, there was a clear division and people were told that "..that's not your job anymore". This was supposed to invigorate sales and streamline the stores. It may have worked if the scheduling was done correctly by the GM. It wasn't. This created a rippling effect that degraded the stores morale and lead to many important and key people leaving. The GM stayed locked away in her office all day she was "working" and always slipped out on the day she posted the schedule. This is a good place to work, i say. The customers are always engaging. The non-mangagement associates do their best and enjoy it as much as they can. I loved the product diversity.. Just not my management. There was no assurance or help or direction. Oh wait, there was a direction; down.
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great co-workers games

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.

Pros

good discount

Cons

half hour lunch and no breaks
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