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Frustrated by the no leader management style. Everyone as a leader is just not feasible.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I have been working at Container Store

Pros

Great pay. Ability to request time off. High quality of fellow employees.

Cons

No set schedule. No set shifts. No set amount of hours scheduled each week.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize that there IS hierarchy and embrace it!

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overrated

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Container Store

    Pros

    The offerings at the store are sleek and contemporary. The store does offer a wide range of products for those obsessed with organizing their lives. Many of the products are unique to the store and their employees are usually fairly knowledgable.

    Cons

    While the merchandise is very contemporary, it is expensive which can make sales difficult. The upper level management seldom listens to store employees and consequently they schedule sales events during times that are not necessarily the most effective. In addition, there's an attitude of long time insiders that makes it very hard for newcomers to feel like they are part of the solution. Overall it's has become the housewares section of Crate And Barrel. In this economy only the very wealthy are able to shop here. Most employees began as loyal customers. But after working here for awhile, I do not think I will continue to shop here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring friends and relatives for key positions. They do not necessarily make the best decisions. Also, trust the employees who have to sell the products first. They are the ones that have to deal with purchasing mess ups.

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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    An experience I'd rather forget.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Container Store

    Pros

    Pay is good for the retail industry.

    Cons

    It is a Stepford environment, and the 'training' program feels more like indoctrination.

    Doesn't Recommend
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