Crate and Barrel Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated May 30, 2020

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3.4
54%
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69%
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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. "Good promotion opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Crate and Barrel part-time

    Pros

    - Managers were genuine, caring and understanding - Good working environment - Lots of opportunities for promotion

    Cons

    - Can be very busy or extremely low volume especially during the holiday season

  2. "Sales Associate"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel part-time

    Pros

    Amazing work environment. Amazing managers. Friendly environment. A lot to learn in terms of sales.

    Cons

    Boring when its not a busy day.

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  3. "Sales Associate"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Great colleagues, beautiful product to work with and extensive product training.

    Cons

    There are times when the store is slow, product is not available to sell to customers, or people have to order because its not in stock. Sometimes people dont understand that they must wait for their precious purchases.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "She ain't what she used to be."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Furniture Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crate and Barrel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Clean work environment. Decent health plan for full timers. Employee discount.

    Cons

    Too many outdated business models. Heavily weighted on metric performance i.e. email/phone capture, credit card enrollment. Non-collaborative stick&carrot approach to management. Penny-on-the-dollar commission structure is decades old. Employee incentives have been reduced or eliminated.

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  5. "review"

    5.0
    Current Freelancer - Lawyer in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel

    Pros

    good work environment with my collegues

    Cons

    too much cases to deal with

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Nice environment and Good learning"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice and warm work environment, lot of learning opportunities, latest technologies, small teams with ownership opportunities.

    Cons

    The company needs to invest more on technology, be more open to hiring fresh talent, care less about the compensation and make proper use of its brand name.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Part time job!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is enjoyable, and pay is good for the little work you do.

    Cons

    Limited hours, even down to 10 per week.

  8. "A Perfect Match - a great brand, fabulous team, and rewarding work!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Performance-driven, customer-focused culture - Impressive Executive Leadership Team - Positive work environment that supports experimentation and innovation - Plenty of opportunity to contribute and make a difference - Engaged and passionate team

    Cons

    None - really thrilled to be part of the Crate and Barrel Team!

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Inappropriate Business Practices at Store 810"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales 

    I worked at Crate and Barrel part-time

    Pros

    The guests and fellow employees are great and the work environment is beautiful.

    Cons

    New management instructed employees to view texted videos on YouTube, off the clock from home then confirm completion in order to be paid. This seems to go against original training where is was stated that working off the clock is prohibited with no exceptions.

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    Crate and Barrel Response

    August 26, 2019Manager, Field Talent Acquisition

    ​Thank you for taking the time to discuss your experiences. We welcome an opportunity to discuss your experiences with you. Please contact our corporate offices at 847-272-2888 and ask to speak to a member of the Associate Relations team where we can find out more details and follow up with the appropriate senior level management. ​

  10. "Great work environment and culture"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As the headline states, the company has great work environment and culture. The corporate discount was top notch for a company this size.

    Cons

    I guess the biggest gripe was that the health care plans could be better for individuals and families.

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