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Helpful (1)

certain managers were great but offset by corporate.

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Former Employee - Department Head in Concord, CA
Former Employee - Department Head in Concord, CA

I worked at Cost Plus

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

great people to work with on store level.

Cons

district manager seamed biased towards our store despite having one of the best sales records in her district.

Advice to Management

stay away from the politics of corporate and keep doing a great job

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  1. Helpful (1)

    i was able to explore and learn a field that i had previous little knowledge of.

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    Former Employee - Wine Buyer/Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Wine Buyer/Specialist in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Cost Plus

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Continuous change, fun atmosphere, many different interest categories

    Cons

    little product knowledge on new product, low pay,

    Advice to Management

    give more time to understand the problems with each situation or conflict rather than write it off and expect immediate change

  2. Helpful (2)

    laid back and great for self starters

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Cost Plus

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly, get to wear a lot of hats and grow, fun environment, free parking, great spirit, good for positive thinkers and those willing to roll up their sleeves and get things done, dress-down environment

    Cons

    some teams severely short-staffed and over worked, long hours for some, lack of communication, a bit chaotic, lack of structure and corporate protocol, headquarters in Oakland not San Francisco (but near subway BART), no 401(k) matching currently (as of april 2012)

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