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Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

Pros

All the interesting people you get to meet.
All the interesting items you get to use.
Offers part-time benefits to veteran employees.
Always have something to do, there's never a boring day here!

Cons

Low Pay
Products often get switched, causing customer upsets, which can be overwhelming.
Hard to get more than 30 hours, unless you are a supervisor.
Takes a long time to grow in the company.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 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
  2. 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
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