I worked at Cost Plus full-time (More than a year)
Management cares about you, fellow employees are good people and irs a laid back fun atmosphere. Very friendly to the LBGQT community as well.
It's retail, as such trying to get the customer to purchase products and to add more to their order can be tricky. Then there is the explorer program that you need to hit rates in signing up if they don't have it which is easy if you are a people person.
Advice to Management
Spend more money on outreach and try to pay employees a bit more for their experience levels otherwise great job!
I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cost Plus.
It was a multi-interview process that took over a month in total. Each version was fairly straight forward, two of them were on the sales floor at different stores while two were in the manager's office of the store I applied at. They were laid back, even the District Manager. They were assessing my knowledge but were more interested in my personality for the role rather than just experience and book smarts. It took a long time to hear back from them but in the end it all worked out.
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