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Container Store Reviews

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342 Reviews
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Container Store CEO and Co-Chairman Kip Tindell
Kip Tindell
236 Ratings
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    Reality is very negative work environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Sales - Part Time  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Visual Sales - Part Time in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Container Store part-time for more than a year


    Good starting salary. Store clean and bright.
    Nice Customers.


    Employees treated very poorly, by direct management.
    Told first day by another employee "watch your back".
    Most shifts were understaffed so you literally were doing three people's jobs.
    Employees seemed to get how hostile environment was, a real air of "can you believe this" existed.
    Sad because everyone said TCS used to be a good place to work. No longer!
    You don't dare speak up because you will pay the price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to take a good look at your structure. General Manager, Managers seem to be there to be critical and condescending only. Such a negative unhappy place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

Container Store Interviews

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014

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Interview Experience


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    Sales Floor Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Paramus, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paramus, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Container Store in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Online Application, Phone Interview, Group Interview - I don't remember there being an additional interview after the group interview but there very well may have been. I believe I had received a call from the store manager (who ran the group interview) telling me they would like to hire me.

    Interview Questions
    • The online application is long and tedious. The Phone Interview was fairly quick with basic questions such as how many years of experience you have & why you'd like to be a part of their team. The group interview they give you an assignment and ask that you chose one product from their website and come in prepared to explain why you chose this product. The group interview consisted of maybe 6-7 other individuals.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The manager had initially offered me $12.00 hourly but I had asked for $13.00 and was able to negotiate that with them.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

Container Store Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2010
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Headquarters Coppell, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1978
Type Company - Public (TCS)
Industry Retail
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

With its packets, pockets, and boxes, The Container Store has the storage products niche well-contained. Its merchandise ranges from backpacks to recipe holders. The home-organization pioneer operates more than 50 stores in nearly 20 states, mostly in major cities in California, Illinois, New York, and Texas, as well as the District of Columbia. It also runs an e-commerce site. The company offers shipping across the US and to Canada, as well as same-day delivery in New York City. Stores carry more than 10,000 items; the firm's Elfa brand of wire shelving (made in Sweden... More

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