Pottery Barn Employee Reviews about "employee discount"

Updated Jun 21, 2020

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Pottery Barn President Laura J. Alber
Laura J. Alber
351 Ratings
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  • "Too much pressure from upper management, makes management at the store level miserable - making the store miserable(in 47 reviews)

  • "Low pay long hours thankless job that’ll leave you in therapy(in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Nice discount"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Pottery Barn part-time

    Pros

    You can get employee discount from William Sonoma, and pottery barn kids as well

    Cons

    Hourly rate was not high

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Former employee"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pottery Barn part-time

    Pros

    Good employee discount and nice merchandise

    Cons

    Poor communication and coordination between General Store Manager and the other managers. No training and misleading job description.

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  3. "Pottery Barn Sales Associate"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Corte Madera, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pottery Barn part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed the team I worked with. The employee discount was really good.

    Cons

    I saw no problems while I was employed there.

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  4. "Management is everything"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Designer in Brea, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pottery Barn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers. Employee discount. Love product

    Cons

    Management in my location was terrible. Petty, immature and self-serving. If she was upset with you, she went out of her way to make your life miserable. Low pay, but knew that going in - so I can't complain Unrealistic sales goals Management gossips about associates HR is a joke

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  5. "Enjoyable"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier 
    Recommends

    I worked at Pottery Barn part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -my crew made the job. i loved the majority of my coworkers -employee discount. a decent percentage of my paycheck made it's way back to the store

    Cons

    -very corporate. the need to get people to sign up for credit cards was stifling at times

  6. "Great place to work."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Design Studio Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pottery Barn part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great management, friendly staff, sense of coworker camaraderie, employee discount

    Cons

    It's retail- The holidays are rough, but overall a great experience.

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    "Not my favorite work experience"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Editorial Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pottery Barn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Kind, hardworking, well-meaning people and GREAT employee discounts.

    Cons

    Tough fights at the top between the company's past (catalog) and its future (online/digital). And super antiquated offices at the corporate HQ.

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    "Design Crew Designer"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Designer 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Working with beautiful product, generous employee discount, great coworkers, can open doors to other opportunities when you work as a designer.

    Cons

    Limited raises, dated technology, expected to be a high producer for very little pay

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Unstable management, constant changes to strategy - look elsewhere for a stable career"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - ECommerce Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    • The product is really beautiful. Lots of associates are encouraged to walk through each seasonal design concept, which is really fun and inspiring (though the product customers receive aren’t the highest quality - take a peek at the BBB website for complaints) • The employee discount is great • majority employees are women

    Cons

    There are so many more cons that I want to list out to make sure you as the reader is aware of what the inside of this company looks like. Try to stray away from working here at corporate, I would suggest you’re better off starting or continuing your career somewhere else. • the corporate workplace is toxic - people work while keeping an eye open to see what’s going on around their surroundings. It’s hard to know who you can trust • everyone gossips, people form cliques • the benefits are not great. Paid time off is really low (2 weeks for the year and goes up after several years) and 401k is a joke • the processes are forever changing and it’s hard to know what to follow ever • top management is what dictates what’s happening and that hurts the rest of the employees because everyone else’s ideas aren’t good enough • each small thing needs to get approved by the SVP, which is ridiculous • the CEO Laura is constantly watching all of the brands. People in the building know she’s very cut throat and will make everyone spin if she doesn’t like a new product or something in stores or online. • like other reviews shared, if you want to get promoted you have to be well liked and “fit” the culture by the standards of important people in the building, but it’s more important to be well liked than to be good at your job • diversity in race is seriously lacking, there are hardly POC • the systems and processes are old and antiquated. The company is in need of serious updates in the building • the work on multiple teams in super manual and time consuming, which is part of the reason (along with other reasons) turnover is so high • turnover is high • not enough room to move around. The company should take advantage of being able to work with multiple brands to help move employees but they usually don’t • even through we’re a home furnishing company, the interior of the Ice House buildings is far from welcoming and inviting • we hardly ever hear from our CEO unless she’s slashing new product ideas or giving orders to another team

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  10. "Not a people first company"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Design Studio Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pottery Barn full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Product and employee discount were great!

    Cons

    Lots of long hours and working weekends.

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