Cost Plus

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4 people found this helpful  

Solid Products and Customers.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Department Head in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Department Head in Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros

Great products, truly a store with something for everyone. The employee discount has been reduced a bit but now extends to food and beverages as well as Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
Casual atmosphere, friendly customers, sharper than average retail co-workers, flexible job for people looking to study, work other gigs, and/or pursue other projects. Store manager and the department heads are competent and a pleasure to work with.

Cons

As this is retail, pay is not commensurate with the work you put into it. Plus, you cannot live on 5 to 15 hours of week of just over minimum wage pay. Also certain Supervisors will just hang out in the office most of the shift, leaving extra work and responsibility for the remaining staff. Finally corporate office should be realistic in wanting floor moves/store sets changing so often. Ridiculous when they limit work hours AND expect daily sales goals to be met.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure that all of your Supervisors are on top of their daily goals and not wasting time in the office, socializing. Give time to your department heads to work on their respective sections and not have them as the main cashier for most of their shifts. Stop giving hours to the very slow, ineffective cashier just because they were hired as part-time over and give the hours to your cashiers that are fast, efficient, and genuinely happy to be there.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Casual atmosphere, but hard work.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Cost Plus full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Busy, casual atmosphere, store offers great selection of merchandise

    Cons

    the only way to obtain a livable salary is to become a Store Manager. Difference between hard working supervisors and store managers is vast. Lots of hard physical work and demanding customers. Lack of direction from corporate headquarters. Very little employee recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish consistency in corporate directions. Establish a better salary structure.Corporate decision makers seem to have no idea what it is like to work in a store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great fun at work goes sour

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beverage Department Head in Opelika, AL
    Current Employee - Beverage Department Head in Opelika, AL

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

    Pros

    Great people and employees to work with

    Cons

    Management can easily ruin the fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don' t micro manage and don' t hire friends over seasoned employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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