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Solid Products and Customers.

Department Head (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

ProsGreat 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.

ConsAs 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 Senior ManagementMake 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Casual atmosphere, but hard work.

    Supervisor (Current Employee) Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Cost Plus full-time for 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… Advice to Senior Management: Establish consistency in corporate directions. Establish a better salary structure.Corporate decision makers seem… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great fun at work goes sour

    Beverage Department Head (Current Employee) Opelika, AL

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


    Pros: Great people and employees to work with Cons: Management can easily ruin the fun Advice to Senior Management: Don' t micro manage and don' t hire friends over… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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