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Never a dull moment!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Cost Plus full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Always busy with customers, freight and new product. The company has your back with belligerent customers. Managers put school and family first. Flexible with scheduling and decent hours for college students.

Cons

Explorer program has great perks for the customers, but never good enough in stats. Extended hours during Christmas are extremely difficult, open for Easter! Need to change Sunday hours to reflect the other tenants 12 pm to 6 pm. Raise pay scale for department leads and supervisors, clothing retailers pay their supervisors $2-$5 more per hour.

Advice to Management

Biggest disappointment was the drop in discount due BBBY. Employees should have been grandfathered in. Most employees were okay with the pay because of the discount.

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  1. Overworked and under=appreciated by upper management.

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

    I have been working at Cost Plus full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a fun, flexible work environment with lots of great people. There is a lot of room for creativity and its fun to learn about all the unique products.

    Cons

    Like any other retail job, you are overworked and underpaid. The communication isn't always great, and the work load is very heavy.


  2. Crazy, Fun, Disorganized, Unprofessional

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is an upbeat and fun place to work, and employees tend to love the store and get into the products.

    Cons

    Management is unprofessional and tends to spend to much time in the office and not enough time doing work. The schedule is made poorly, with consistently poor staffing. Policies are inconsistent, and the message to employees about expectations and store policies is always shifting and unclear. Expectations and incentives for world market explorer metrics are ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making better POS signage and reducing confusion. Understand that people are easily confused and misled, and adjust advertisements in mailers and on signage in the store accordingly. Also, make consistent policies and ensure all stores walk the same line, on things like price modifications. Also, focus on enhancing what makes the store unique and great and don't become a generic box store.


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