Compare Pottery Barn vs West Elm BETA

See how working at Pottery Barn vs. West Elm compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Pottery Barn vs. West Elm. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Pottery Barn

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West Elm

Employee Ratings

  • West Elm scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 884 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 421 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.9
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
3.4
West Elm employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.8
Senior Management
3.4
West Elm employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.0
Culture & Values
3.7
West Elm employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Pottery Barn Ceo Laura J. Alber
59%
59%Laura J. Alber
CEO Approval
West Elm Ceo Laura J. Alber
74%
74%Laura J. Alber
West Elm employees rated their CEO Approval 15% higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
54%
% Recommend to a friend
64%
West Elm employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
38%
Positive Business Outlook
54%
West Elm employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 16% higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Pottery Barn salaries averaged CA$12,505 higher than West Elm.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate5 Salaries
CA$14/hr
Stock Associate4 Salaries
CA$14/hr
Manager1 Salaries
CA$101,294/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate4 Salaries
CA$14/hr
Stock Associate2 Salaries
CA$16/hr
General Manager1 Salaries
CA$63,776/yr

What Employees Say

  • Pottery Barn had 44 more reviews than West Elm that mentioned "Employee discount" as a Pro.
  • Pottery Barn had 28 more reviews than West Elm that mentioned "Upper management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great discount"(in 110 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 71 reviews)
Pros
"West elm"(in 42 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 27 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 47 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 40 reviews)
Cons
"West elm"(in 21 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 19 reviews)
Featured Review
"5*"Aug 26, 2017

Current Employee - Stock Associate

I have been working at Pottery Barn part-time for more than a year

Pros

Extremely nice managers and flexible hours

Cons

Physically tiring on shipment days.

"Great company"Sep 8, 2020

Current Employee - Stock Associate

I have been working at West Elm part-time

Pros

Friendly and caring management. During covid we still received partial wages demonstrating how the company cares for its employees.

Cons

Not many opportunities for growth

Job Postings

Pottery Barn has 81 more recently posted open jobs than West Elm.