Container Store – Pasadena, CA +3 locations
Part-time positions include day time shifts to accommodate busy school or family schedules and evening and weekend shifts to work around a full-time… Glassdoor
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I have been working at Container Store part-time (more than 3 years)Pros
Good Pay, Good Scheduling Flexibility, Great Co-Workers. This for most people is all you need, so as a part-time retail job it is okay.Cons
There is absolutely ZERO promoting within the company. Scratch that. You can work your way to the top as one of my current store managers did by marrying one of our former managers. Now they both hold management positions within the company. If you aren't FAKE for the entire day and follow every single little corporate rule like a good little sheep, you will have no chance of getting any type of well paying position.
This company puts on a facade of being this great company that ONLY cares about it's employees and its customers. FALSE. They are a business like anyone else and it ALWAYS comes down to $$$. Their products have insanely large markups and they are making a HEALTHY profit. Why else would they offer us (employees) 40% off regular merchandise and 50% off Elfa products? I can guarantee they are still making a profit at those discounts.
A great example I have of their "generosity" was a year or so ago when they were donating 5% of sales of one of their products to charity. Well, what the great minds at the Container Store did was increase the price of the product by 5% during this entire "charity drive". They weren't donating a dime, it was the customers who were donating to the pockets of the Container Store.
If you are going here to work part-time I suggest this. For the first 3-months show them everything they want to see. Be friendly with all the mangers even if you don't like them. Follow every rule and never be late or call out from a shift. Always be one of the hardest workers. After they give you your initial review and decide whether to keep you as part-time, you can drop the act and just go there to clock-in and clock-out. No need to kiss the managers ass all day every day because you most likely wont get promoted unless you are a sheep, and they won't fire you for not acting fake. As long as you clock-in on time and follow the rules, they can't say anything.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Take a management course. Learn how to communicate with directly and not sugar coat everything.Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO