Container Store
3.2 of 5 301 reviews
www.containerstore.com Coppell, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Container Store Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
Container Store – Schaumburg – “Outside of a typical container store, this one…”

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71% Approve of the CEO

Container Store CEO and Co-Chairman Kip Tindell

Kip Tindell

(206 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
301 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "This for most people is all you need, so as a part-time retail job it is okay"
    in 36 reviews
  • "Amazing employee discount offered even to seasonal employees"
    in 23 reviews
Cons:
  • "If you seek a full time position and/or a careerI highly advise looking elsewhere"
    in 40 reviews
  • "Part-time shifts only unless youve been with the company for a long time"
    in 30 reviews
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Great Company, Great Philosophy/Culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Container Store

ProsThe message the company sends to all employees is a great one--employee first culture, take care of our customers. The company has a good bit of room for growth with only having 65 or so stores, but is very selective about its markets. This is a good thing. this selection has yielded some of the best retail customers you can find. Growth will happen. I

ConsThe message sometimes gets muddled through layers of management, (especially those not seasoned in the company) their attitudes and outside hiring practices. This leads to losing bits and pieces of a great company culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementWith recently going public, it will be really hard to maintain company culture especially if grave efforts are not made to maintain it. Hire/promote strongly from within if possible.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Container Store

ProsGreat for working while going to school.
Awesome co-workers
Great customers (mostly!) - Very few grumpy people come in it seems.
insurance for part-timers too!
AWESOME discount

ConsCant always get full-time positions or near full time hours, even if you want them.
Feet can hurt if you dont have good standing/walking shoes or inserts! :)

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing, the management is fantastic and very good at communicating to everyone. I know it sounds cliche but it honestly feels more like a family, or a large group of close friends rather than a bunch of "co-workers"

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Was a good fit with great people for a part-time job.

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Lone Tree, CO

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

ProsCompetitive salary, excellent training program and great group of people

ConsLittle room for advancement but other than that a great company to work for.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Contain Yourself!

Seasonal Merchandise Processor/Sales Person (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Container Store part-time for less than a year

ProsTraining was thorough
Nice people
GREAT discount
Loved other managers

ConsGossip
Manager was not the nicest (doesn't work there anymore)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing place to work.

Sales (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Container Store part-time for more than a year

ProsAmazing place to work. Nothing bad to say.

ConsNothing bad to say about the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing the great things you do.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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From seasonal help to Full-Time Leader. It's been a ride!

Visual Sales Lead (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Container Store full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe people. The culture. The Principles.

ConsThe people who do not embrace the culture or follow The Principles.

Advice to Senior Management(site specific) Bring in more transfers from outside The City. Let education and life experience speak more than simply retail experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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GREAT PLACE!!!

Sales (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Container Store part-time for more than a year

ProsGreat Place to work. People are amazing!

ConsNothing bad to say about company.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing great work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing Workplace

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Container Store

ProsThey really value their employees and fully enforce the employee first culture!

ConsSeems like everyone is Part time

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure everyone is trained for the things you expect them to do

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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TCS is one of the BEST!

Store Manager (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

I worked at Container Store full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThey WALK the TALK better than any other company out there. Kip, Garrett, Melissa and Sharon are AMAZING people and worth their weight in PLATINUM. I would SELL to HELL and BACK for these leaders. This is a CULTURE that is UNLIKE any other. BEWARE! Employment at TCS may sully your experience with the flotsam and jetsam of employment opportunities.

ConsAs in Life, there are always CONS and nothing is perfect in practical application. Like fine artists, many of us were not truly appreciated in our time.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement and Leadership are not mutually exclusive. The CULTURE at TCS is second to NONE! Lead your LEADERS! The WAKE is felt at every level.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Disappointing. Employees First? Not so much anymore

Visual Sales (Current Employee)

I have been working at Container Store part-time for more than 10 years

Pros40% discount
flexible hours
Fond memories of the way it used to be.

ConsTrained and encouraged to help customers and understaffed so we aren't able
to use our training.
Steady decline in practicing the principles the company gives lip service to.
Not as much fun as the job used to be. Hiring Management from outside the company.
Managers work under too much pressure and team members feel it.
Employees first---NOT. Embarrassing Tag line because it is obviously not true.
Impossible standards.
They don't pay 50% over other retail stores as they claim they do.
Company has sold out.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time working on the floor -- experience what your employees do.
Don't spin every negative experience. It insults our intelligence.
Listen to your employees when they talk. Be honest and straight forward, not manipulative.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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