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Welcome to Bed Bath & Beyond - 6 years in the job

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Current Employee - Former Department Head of II Depts
Current Employee - Former Department Head of II Depts

I have been working at Cost Plus part-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Mostly good people to work with. Can get the time off you need for the most part. Great products, decent discount.

Cons

We just got our "grandfathered benefits" canceled come Dec 31st. They weren't even offering them to new hires, so only the veterans (non-management) were getting this inadequate "health benefit". Very expensive but for a healthy person OK. But now, it has put us who had them in a position that we have to get our own very expensive policies or quit. Cost Plus was one of the few places part-timers could get benefits which made the extremely hard work tolerable. Now we are screwed. We've had 4 people go on worker's comp for serious injuries and myself, had a bad one but didn't blame it on the company. Should have. Thank you management for finally making the reward program a real reward program. Now maybe I can sell it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit working your people to death resetting programs and especially schematics every 3 months. The customers get confused by having their favorites moved and the employees can't give the customer service you expect while having to move things around every other week. Your decision to trash the benefits was a real deal killer. You're too focused on the almighty profit. Understandably, you must turn a profit to pay people, but I would suggest you don't hand out any large bonuses to upper management this year due to you're cancelling benefits. You are barely tolerable as it is.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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  2.  

    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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A great place in learning experience in warehouse

    Cons

    The pay is really low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a great day! ! !

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