Cost Plus

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Cost Plus Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
381 Reviews
2.9
381 Reviews
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Cost Plus President, CEO, and Director Barry J. Feld
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount is decent but used to be better before it was bought out by Bed Bath & Beyond (in 46 reviews)

  • coworkers, discount, customers are mostly friendly, great products (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • World Market is sacrificing customer service for under budget bottom line (in 21 reviews)

  • Their Explorer program does not need to be forced on every customer (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best job so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Head
    Current Employee - Department Head

    I have been working at Cost Plus

    Pros

    I have an Awesome manager. The pay is good as long as you know your worth. And this store has great customers .

    Cons

    It's hard to get hired full time. no part time benefits. and room to move up is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice I could give is to maybe offer full time to all department heads,supervisors even if the store is not so good in sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's a fun up beat place to work and they pay there employees well.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cost Plus

    Pros

    They are really good about working around your schedule if you have two jobs or are a student. They can also give you a set schedule if you need one.

    Cons

    Right after the winter holidays end your hours get dropped, but they usually come back by June. Overall it's a pretty good place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management is great and they are always there to help you if you need it. They are good at training new employees.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fun and eclectic experience, much like the product :)

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Supervisor in Antioch, CA
    Former Employee - Part Time Supervisor in Antioch, CA

    I worked at Cost Plus part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great part time benefits, strong leadership, fun product

    Cons

    some heavy lifting and moving product around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cost Plus full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic corporate support & supportive work environment

    Cons

    Very physical and demanding with 32 different departmenta to run. Rewards program is a grind along with the annual review process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go For It!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    fun work place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Whittier, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Whittier, CA

    I worked at Cost Plus

    Pros

    everyone was easy going and nice.

    Cons

    bad management, they would never respond to calls for cashier approval.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    An enjoyable retail job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Cost Plus part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good crew of workers, good management, generally nice clientele. Plenty of different jobs one can do within the store, and always something to do to keep the time moving.

    Cons

    Depending on what kind of business is happening in a given day (say, a lot of furniture being sold/hauled out), can be pretty physically taxing, but again, it keeps the time moving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love my job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Cost Plus

    Pros

    Love this place. Best retail job ever.great coworkers, management, and customers. Fun product, love spending my paycheck there thanks to the discount. Opportunities for growth and promotion. Benefits are fab with full time hours.

    Cons

    The commute to work can be long and frustrating especially in holiday season. No complaints about the store itself. All is as it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast-moving and ever-changing environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - POS Coordinator in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - POS Coordinator in Temecula, CA

    I have been working at Cost Plus part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -absolutely flexible scheduling, the GM understands the need for a life out of work
    -never boring, keeps you moving
    -the customers are always fun to talk to
    -room for more responsibility, makes you feel like a part of a working team
    -the management staff is very professional
    -fun and unique product, and delicious food

    Cons

    receiving hours is absolutely dependent on if we are making the amount of money we need for payroll so sometimes shifts can be slim, even in upper positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cost Plus full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great, professional atmosphere, nice people, you're set up for success

    Cons

    Reactionary company, not very strategic, can be hard to deal with on daily basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more strategic

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful and Exciting place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Cashier in Oro Valley, AZ
    Current Employee - Cashier in Oro Valley, AZ

    I have been working at Cost Plus part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The best thing about working here is that they are willing to work with your schedule. They are very hands on with training and I've always been able to ask for advice when I need it. I also really like the people I work with everyone's friendly and those more experienced have always been willing to help out those with less experience or answer question in their area of expertise. I also enjoy the updated explorer program and best of all it's still free!

    Cons

    I think the biggest challenge would be the number of hours. Unless you are a manager or department head you probably will work a max of 20 hours a week.(holidays excepted)
    The only other thing one might consider a con is the long hours during holiday season. We can get overwhelmingly busy during that time and while it is great for the company it can be shocking if you're not used to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends

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