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A great second job

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Current Employee - Visual Sales - Part Time in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Visual Sales - Part Time in Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros

They only hire good people, and then they train you well and treat you like an adult. And for us ultra-organized, compulsive types, it's nice to fit in and be rewarded for just being yourself.

Cons

They seldom promote from within.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Good place to work...but it's still retail

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    Current Employee - Visual Sales - Part Time in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Visual Sales - Part Time in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Slightly higher pay than most retail, good initial training, smart colleagues, great discount, fun products.

    Cons

    Hours cut to almost none, rude customers (like all retail), half hour lunch is not long enough, don't feel like training is really kept up, long hours on your feet, some of the work can be dangerous and no coffee at early store meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More hours to your prime-time staff! Also, pushing the staff to sell elfa with no incentives makes no sense at all. And please, PLEASE stop the role playing sales scenarios. Uncomfortable for everyone involved and not realistic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Great beginning, sour end

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    Former Employee - Full Time Visual Sales
    Former Employee - Full Time Visual Sales

    I worked at Container Store full-time

    Pros

    Great employee discount. Other employees are typically very competent and fun. Customers are surprisingly nicer than in other retail environments. Set schedules for FT employees.

    Cons

    There are very vague company policies... not a "black and white" place to work. This means that they can chose to terminate your employment for any reason. Management chooses favorites and makes clear distinction between the favorites and everyone else. Tenured employees also have favorites. Brown nosing will get you far with this company, but standing up for what you believe in and what is right will get you no where and could even cost you your job.

    Sometimes extremely hostile work environment. Uncertainty of who to reach out to if you have company/store concerns as there is no official HR department. Unclear as to what an "employee first" culture is. Not very many upper management can explain it.

    Expected to attend leadership and store meetings on your day off.

    There is no effective processes of employee development. If you're looking to move up and have an actual career with TCS, you won't find it unless you are in a multi store market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the reviews of your company and take them seriously. They are true!

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