Cost Plus
3.0 of 5 285 reviews
www.worldmarket.com Oakland, CA 5000+ Employees

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

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
West Des Moines, IA

ProsInteresting 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.

ConsIf 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 Senior ManagementWork 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ehh

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Cost Plus part-time for 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… Advice to Senior Management: hire from within. maybe then you won't complain that the new supervisor can't get the hang of… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    As far as retail goes, it's pretty decent.

    Cashier/Staff (Former Employee)

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


    Pros: Good coworkers Usually pleasant customers Flexible schedule Helpful supervisors and managers Department heads are… Cons: Sometimes a lack of communication between management and staff. Example: Don't tell someone you're keeping them on after seasonal… Advice to Senior Management: Continue being supportive to hardworking staff. However, make sure to respect workers' availability EVEN if it's the busy… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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