Applicant FAQs

How can I learn if a specific store is hiring?

Each of our over 100+ coast to coast stores is responsible for its own hiring, allowing us to hire candidates from the local community. You may apply in person at one of our stores near you (no appointment is necessary) or view Current Openings online.

When do you begin hiring for a new store opening?

New store associate hiring usually begins about five months before opening day. We encourage you to apply online at Careers. Management positions are filled from within by current Crate and Barrel associates.

How can I apply for a Store Management position?

Store Management positions are filled from within by experienced Crate and Barrel associates. We offer outstanding entry-level opportunities to qualified applicants seeking a fast and successful career path. If you are interested in beginning a career at Crate and Barrel we encourage you to apply at one of our stores or view Current Employment Opportunities for an up-to-date list of open positions.

How often do you update online job postings?

Current job opportunities are updated continuously. We suggest that you check in often.

Do you offer part-time positions?

Yes, our Stores, Distribution Centers and Call Center offer part-time opportunities. Please view Current Openings or call one of our stores near you.

What do I do when the “Continue” button on the last page of Application process does not allow me to advance to the review page so I can submit the Application?

The "Brief description of job" and "Reason for leaving" fields have a maximum of 500 characters but the system does not stop you from typing once you have reached that limit. When you reach the last page, the continue button does not let you proceed. Try using the "Previous" button on the page, (not the browser back button) to navigate back to the "Employer History" page and check to see if the "Brief description of job" or Reason for leaving fields has a red border. If it does, that means you have more than the 500 character limit so you will need to shorten the text that you entered. Once you shorten the text, the application should allow you to proceed and finish. If you do not see a field with a red border on the "Employer History" page, then check the other pages in the application form as well.” The other option would be to re-apply.

How does an applicant remove a resume attachment if it remains in the profile after applicant deletes it?

When you click the "delete" icon to the left of the attachment it will actually remove the file from the system, it does not reflect this when you view it. When the application is reviewed by the employer, however, they will be viewing the file you used to replace the one you removed rather than seeing the old one.

How do I use my existing profile to apply for multiple jobs?

To apply using an existing profile, you will first click on the job listing you are interested. Below the job description, select “Existing Resume/CV” and log into your profile when prompted. Once you have logged in, look at the submittal history where you will see the previous applications and click “Submit this profile” to the right. This will submit your information for the next application and if you are presented with an Electronic Application form, your previous answers will still be populated. Advise to continue through the form and update, as needed. Once you click “Submit and Continue,” you will receive a confirmation that the application was submitted.

What do I do if I’m unable to move to “Step 2” of the process after entering profile data when using in IE11?

This is specific to IE11 and does not occur in Chrome and Firefox. As a work around, please try another browser.

What if I receive a “Current Action Temporarily Unavailable” message directly after uploading a resume?

This typically occurs only when your resume file name is either too long, or contains special symbols such as parentheses, asterisks, slashes, etc. If you reduce the file name to less than 14 characters and remove any symbols from the file name, the issue is resolved.

I’ve created a duplicate profile and cannot see the most recent application when using the “New Resume” option rather than “Existing Resume”. What should I do?

The email address on the old profile needs to be changed to match the new email address. In the “Apply” box at the bottom of the job description page select “Existing Resume,” or click on “Update your Profile” on the left hand navigation. Log in and “Check Records.” Click on “Edit Profile” to update the old email address and “Save.”  Click on “View resume/CV,” scroll down to Step 5 and update the old email address. Repeat this process to update all old profiles.

What do I do if I can’t reset the password on the account?

When you try to reset the password and there is more than one profile created, the system does not know which profile to reset and you are typically locked out. When this occurs go to the bottom of the “Current Openings” page and select the option to “Update your Resume Here.” Log in and “Check Records.” Click on “Edit Profile” to update the old email address and “Save.” Click on “View resume/CV,” scroll down to Step 5 and update the old email address. Repeat this process to update all old profiles.

What are the next steps after you receive my resume?

All resumes submitted will receive a confirmation. We will review your qualifications in the context of our current hiring needs and contact you should there be an appropriate opportunity. Your resume will be kept active for one year from the date of receipt. Please understand that due to the volume of resumes we receive, we are unable to accept or return phone call inquiries.

Does Crate and Barrel promote from within?

Crate and Barrel is strongly committed to promoting from within whenever possible. We train and support our associates to take on a range of responsibilities. As part of their professional development, we also encourage associates to follow their individual interests and take an active role in guiding their own careers.

Do you have an internship program?

Yes, we offer internships from time to time based on business need.  Please view Current Openings to see if there is an internship opportunity available near you.

How many associates work at Crate and Barrel?

The Crate and Barrel family numbers approximately 6,500 associates between our Stores, Distribution Centers and Contact Center. During the busy holiday season, this number increases to over 10,000 associates. Our Corporate Office located in Northbrook, Illinois, is home to 500+ associates.