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Solid Products and Customers.

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  • 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 for 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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    First job

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Leesburg, VA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Leesburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Great team, non stressfull, relaxed enviorment

    Cons

    Didn't look after their best employees and did not fight for their wage. Some stores unorganized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Satisfying

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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