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It has its moments. Co-workers and even managers may make it enjoyable and fun.

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Des Moines, IA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Des Moines, IA

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

Pros

Interesting products, especially if you get to do stock rather than cashiering. Get to know your co-workers and you might have some fun days. Get to know the customers and you might go home with an interesting story or two. Learn to live with the chaos and this place is alright.

Cons

If you don't get past an aversion to selling the free member discount program, you'll have to put up with a lot of nagging about your "numbers". It's a little frustrating when you want to do well and are usually a high-achiever and customers turn stubborn and mildly rude when you ask for their contact information.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on communication with ALL employees, and don't schedule a closing shift followed by an opening shift. Acknowledge a job well done and be careful about wearing employees thin, even part-timers.

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  1. ehh

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    fun products. that's really all I can say.

    Cons

    do lots of work to be unnoticed. lots of favorites and cliques.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire from within. maybe then you won't complain that the new supervisor can't get the hang of it fast enough. its common sense. you see all your associates slaving away to be a supervisor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Entrepreneurial ever changing GREAT culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -great culture- great work gets recognized-
    -career growth potential for folks who WANT it
    -best mix of products in retail
    -great leadership team- passionate about our success
    -'feels' like a small company- access to leadership is great

    Cons

    -fast moving- you have to love the business and be quick to adopt as we change and grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -continue on the path of training and development!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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