Crate and Barrel Employee Reviews about "part time"

Updated May 8, 2020

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Crate and Barrel Chief Executive Officer Neela Montgomery
Neela Montgomery
152 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work environment is enjoyable, and pay is good for the little work you do(in 78 reviews)

  • "Amazing Brand, Great product offering(in 71 reviews)

Cons
  • "You don't get your own desk if you're part-time(in 56 reviews)

  • "Job became all about getting credit cards(in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Perfect Part-Time"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Part-Time Merchandising in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crate and Barrel part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing management that cares about all staff, 30% discount (applies to sale items as well), wonderful people, flexible hours, user-friendly schedule website

    Cons

    Nothing. My seasonal part-time position at Crate & Barrel has been wonderful. I wish it could have been a permanent position.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Just to start or summer job"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    30% discount in product and friendly coworkers and managers

    Cons

    some other part time jobs pay a little more


  3. Helpful (6)

    "You take the good, you take the bad..."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some good things about working at Crate: - some great colleagues - flexible time off - good central location - excellent quality of products

    Cons

    Here are the cons: - favouritism of certain staff, in terms of promotion because of friendship rather than accomplishment - hours so closely linked with productivity, pay is meager - working "full-time" hours yet called part-time so you do not receive benefits - a lot of product is CRUEL, too many animal related products - poor celebration of accomplishments and achievements, ex - If I have sold $6000 worth of product in a shift; can I get a "well done" or "thank you" ? it is not difficult. - too many managers not willing to work on the floor when needed, they would rather hide away in their office - product selection is the same year after year - product price point goes up every month; sending customers elsewhere

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  4. "Fun but Gossip filled."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Base pay of 11$/hour is fantastic, Crate is fantastic at accomedating schedules with school. Majority of employees are fun and energetic.

    Cons

    Trying to grow in the company is hard. Reviews give a small increase in wage for all the work you put in for the company. They dont want to have to give out Full-Time benefits so instead they will give you part time benefits and full time hours.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "if working full-time hours at part-time pay and being under-appreciated is your thing..."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crate and Barrel part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    co-workers, employee discount, good product training, pay is equal across the board for part-time employees, raises annually

    Cons

    no room for growth, last minute scheduling, not willing to hire on a full-time basis, pay is not fair for those employees who are given more responsibility, and can work various positions, raises average only a 2% pay increase

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  6. "Adequate part-time job, don't expect too many pats on the back!"

    3.0
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    Part-Time Sales Associate 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel

    Pros

    Great product and reasonable quality of merchandise. Crate provides a decent employee discount and the staff are a great mix of personalities. Management is fairly flexible.

    Cons

    As a part-time staff member you are given limited training as well as a very narrow introduction to the company and it's vision. After a few days you are "thrown into the deep end" and expected to perform, or rely on the help of fellow staff members. Management spends a great deal of time in the office, and is not a presence on the sales floor.

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    "Crate and Barrel"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Crate and Barrel part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great products, 30% discount, 401k

    Cons

    No full-time opportunities, just an army of part time employees so they don’t have to provide healthcare. Physically demanding. Not enough ladders. Storage in fire areas. Rodent issue.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Highly disappointed"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Department Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The part time employees are kind and educated

    Cons

    Poor management and even though most of the employees are kind there are some personalities they are very unsuitable fit for customer service.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "It's business casual."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Level II Customer Service Representative in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It can be a fun place to work. Bonus incentives for stats. Nice break rooms. Opportunities for growth. ETA: after reading other reviews, decided to comment on some more of the negative comments. *If customers are yelling at you throughout the call, you are lacking some essential skills in deescalation, empathy, listening, and communication. Consider improving those skills to make your work life easier and more rewarding. When you make an angry customer happy, they thank YOU in the end. I don't think the perfect CSR job exists. To be happy at this job you need to have the right perspective for it. What is the right perspective? "This is a great opportunity to learn all the skills I can, and if I stop feeling challenged at this job, it's a launching pad for the next job." Don't take negative interactions personal. There's a lot of cool, kind peeps at the call center. Make those people your friends and allies and you'll enjoy working here.

    Cons

    They can suddenly change your schedule without sufficient warning causing you to be late. You don't get your own desk if you're part-time. *I was surprised at the minimalism in training. That could be frustrating. I agree with that. I do not understand how cutbacks in training benefit the company. My guess is they *assume* MOST employees would be overwhelmed and quit sooner? I'm of the opinion that the truly empowered employee, is the one who goes to the floor with the most info in their toolbox. Being told you need "to use your resources" by an overwhelmed supervisor when you have no idea where they all are, is frustrating to a new bee. THAT being all said, you have an opportunity to STAND out if you turn out to be resourceful and not need as much hand-holding. Food for thought. *I was impressed with the pillars/values presentation, but don't feel that they are actually very well represented. *The hierarchy becomes obvious when you see who the winners are for the BeAmazing incentive. The hierarchy toots their own horns and some of them seem pretty stuck up in general. I tried smiling at one, and they looked away and smiled at the wall. Looks like a bad case of Mean Girls lol

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Easy work, but wished more hours given..."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy to work with, customers are all nice

    Cons

    Not enough hours given in a week for a part time VM.

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