Cost Plus

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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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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    Had a good time here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some of the best people Ive ever worked with.
    Promote heavily from within.
    If you express to management that your interested in advancing, they'll make it happen.

    Cons

    Heavy work load, you often end up doing other peoples jobs.
    Hours get cut pretty bad post holiday.
    They push the explorer program to a point of making employees miserable over their percentages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explorer is at a saturation point,
    lay off your dedicated employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Crazy, Fun, Disorganized, Unprofessional

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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