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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 for 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.  

    A place for old woman and beta males.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Cost Plus part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The supervisors are typically older women (never married or perhaps divorced) who have entered into this work because they have no transferable skills. This means that the bar is set pretty low for a newbie sales associate. A great static environment for those resistant to change.

    Cons

    Communication styles are obscure. Cat fights and gossip are relatively frequent and difficult to escape from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The males who enter into a management position at World Market typically do so because they cannot compete with other men in the industries which require common sense and forward thinking. Recent graduates who have obtained a degree in "fluff" (liberal studies, music theory, Chicano studies etc,) are ideal candidates to move into management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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