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Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Corpus Christi, TX
Former Employee - Supervisor in Corpus Christi, TX

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

Pros

Friendly people
Great products
Discounts

Cons

Night shifts
Poor management
Sales driven corperation

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Hire from within

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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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 5 years

    Pros

    Great casual work place. Management team is supportive.

    Cons

    I am very happy with Cost Plus

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    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    You are going to lose a lot of good people...

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    Current Employee - Furniture Department Head
    Current Employee - Furniture Department Head

    I have been working at Cost Plus part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cool Employees, variety of foods, drinks, and customers that appreciate your hard work more than management.

    Cons

    No Management structure. Its Associates/Department Heads against Management. Department Heads have so much on their plate, they must be:

    Cashier, back up cashier, listen for badge needed, customer service, security, Product knowledge of entire store, Handy man/woman, supervisor, and (Furniture) lift anything that say "Team Lift Required" by yourself cause you cannot find help.
                                                      \ /
                                                      Department Head

    Since merging with Bed, Bath and Beyond, There is no help or guidance. All we see is more problems, tougher goals, less pay, and no hours to be heard of. If there is any good to come out of it, The rich have seen it, and left not a crumb.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customers are starting to see the stress and sometime the true behavior of our management team. Communication is key. With all the meetings and talk of teamwork, none is practiced. Being on the same page, so us lower people won't be confused/ pissed that we have move half the store around due to a minor update. A pat on the back, telling us a good job could lift our spirits a bit, instead of focusing on the bad. We all try our best to meet goal, but management need to put in the effort to help and not watch us "drown" fail. If we "drown", do you realize that you "drown" too cause you did not help.....we are on the same boat.

    Really Don't know how much I can take. . . . . . .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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