Container Store

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Container Store CEO and Co-Chairman Kip Tindell
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    I always look forward to going to work, The Container Store is my family!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales/Visual Sales in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales/Visual Sales in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    The Container Store is a fun, high-energy work environment. Guided by our Foundation Principles, we make this company an amazing place to work. You are given extensive training and compensated generously, making doing a great job easy. You are trusted to use your intuition and training to make decisions on your own, something that I really appreciate. The employee discount is outstanding, 40% off general merchandise and 50% off elfa! Overall, The Container Store has created a work environment that makes me EXCITED to go to work everyday.

    Cons

    Selling organizational products can be extremely difficult at times, especially when you have to explain to a customer how a product will help them and why they need it. Other retailers have it easier as they sell common items accepted as necessities. Also, because of the set up of stores, it is very hard to move from part-time to full-time. You can't just ask for more hours, being full-time is a big promotion.

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Container Store Interviews

Updated Feb 23, 2015
Updated Feb 23, 2015

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    Prime Time Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Container Store.

    Interview Details

    First interview is a Group Interview. They show you a video about The Container Store and then ask a series of questions such as, what is your favorite product and why? They also ask you questions regarding the video and you basically regurgitate information. The key is to show initiative and be positive.

    Second interview was very short. Basically asked me what my schedule was, and lasted 5 minutes. I got the job offer right away. After you pass background check and drug test you enter Foundation Training which last 3 weeks. You get trained to work in all the areas of the store, which was a great learning experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your favorite product? What did you like about the video?   Answer Question
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    Easy 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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Website www.containerstore.com
Headquarters Coppell, TX
Size 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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