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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)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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. I worked as a picker, became a high reach driver, unloaded and loaded trailers, and Tailoff area receiving picked items

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in Patterson, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Patterson, CA

    I worked at Cost Plus full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great place in learning experience in warehouse

    Cons

    The pay is really low

    Advice to Management

    Have a great day! ! !

  2. Helpful (3)

    As far as retail goes, it's pretty decent.

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Staff
    Former Employee - Cashier/Staff

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good coworkers
    Usually pleasant customers
    Flexible schedule
    Helpful supervisors and managers
    Department heads are actually experts
    Pay starts above minimum wage (not much but whatever)

    Cons

    Sometimes a lack of communication between management and staff. Example: Don't tell someone you're keeping them on after seasonal and then just stop putting them on the schedule without a word.
    I mean, it's retail. It's not a dream job.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being supportive to hardworking staff. However, make sure to respect workers' availability EVEN if it's the busy holiday season. Also actually tell staff you're letting them go instead of just taking them off the schedule.

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