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Former Employee - Supervisor
Former Employee - Supervisor

I worked at Cost Plus full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

World Market has wonderful employees, unique products that always make coming to work new and exciting, and the ability to be creative through varying merchandising techniques.

Cons

Tight labor (depending on what volume store you are in) makes it difficult to provide adequate customer service and to finish the multitude of projects that need to be completed.

Advice to Management

Training and development need to be improved on all levels.

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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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. 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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