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Corporate office

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

great employees
great product
fun perks, like sample sales
lots of long-term employees - people like working here!

Cons

seems hard to advance
office isn't in the greatest area - but close to amtrak and bart

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Lots of work, lots of pressure, and low pay

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brookfield, WI

    I have been working at Cost Plus part-time

    Pros

    Great variety of merchandise
    Low prices

    Cons

    -I have never been under so much pressure/stress from management about their free rewards program.
    -If you don't make above 30% in Explorer they WILL reduce your hours.
    -They start at 8.50
    -Be prepared to work your butt off... You are in charge of mopping the entire store some nights and cleaning toilets and taking out trashed plus recovery. You might as well clock in as the cleaning department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't punish employees and take away their hours when they are trying hard to get people to sign up in the Free Rewards Program. I wonder if the company just wants to sell customers emails to make a profit. That would make sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great internship program at their Headquarters

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    Former Employee - Facilities Intern in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Facilities Intern in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Cost Plus as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Their internship program is a great way for college students to get a real world introduction to office life. With several departments to choose from in which to focus your internship you also have the opportunity to work and/or meet with staff across departments and shadow them to get a real sense of their daily duties.

    Cons

    From what I saw, internships don't really turn into real job opportunities in their headquarters as they don't expand as quickly as other high tech companies in the area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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