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It was fun and exciting however it has changed to stressful and you can never do enough for this company!

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cost Plus

Pros

Discounts, products, customers and team members

Cons

Senior management and poorly run beverage dept. At the top.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees stop micro managing and repect stores time. We never hear life work balance.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    The company has changed for the worse over the years

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    Current Employee - Management in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Santa Cruz, CA

    I have been working at Cost Plus

    Pros

    Their benefits package is good and the co workers are by the large excellent. The employee discount is great.

    Cons

    1-HR is set on simply toting a company line. There is no advocating for employees at all anymore.
    Some companies state 3 goals- People, Service and standards. Cost Plus left off people.
    2- DM level and above refuse to believe that there are external causes to poor business trends. It is always staff performance.
    3- Privacy- I knew everything about everyone in the district. The DM had no concept of confidentiality.
    4- The company has changed from when I first joined. It lacks heart and soul.
    5- Told to write up employees for small infractions and at times that we were to fire staff as well due to perceived impressions based on nothing substantial.
    6- Micro managed to a large degree. Staffing, visuals, reviews and documentation directed by upper management, rewritten at times, and never applied to themselves when they had similar infractions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in the mirror.
    The are greater cancers in the company than in the stores. Look at the DM ranks and at the executive level. Morale is low and there is no where else to look but above. Listen to your employees and ask them what is important to them and how can they help you be a better company. Group think is alive and well at corp.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    It is the worst experiance that I have had in a job

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA

    I have been working at Cost Plus

    Pros

    The people I work with at store level is fantastic, you couldn't ask for better co-workers and friends. some of the product is great and affordable.

    Cons

    They say that this is a family company well its not if you have a family dont work here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, here what we are saying, corporate and HR as a mom this place wont work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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