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Container Store Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  • The 50,000 average touted online will not apply to anyone except the managers or senior full time (in 106 reviews)

  • Some benefits are available for part time or "Prime" positions (in 79 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for part time work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Container Store part-time

    Pros

    Employee first company, yearly evaluations, great amount of training, great pay, welcoming staff, and keeps staff in the know.

    Cons

    Limited hours, favoritism, and difficulty moving up within the company.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Employer, Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Team Member in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Container Store part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent employer/employee interaction. Loads of training to help employees excel. I learned so much about being the best employee I could be. They only hire the very best people to work at The Container Store, so those selected feel validated by their managers.
    An air of joy and happiness permeates through the store and employees. There is a “We,” instead of an “I,” dynamic allowing employees to feel invested in the company. Happy employees=happy customers.
    Upper management works hard to let employees know they are valued. Their Seven Foundation Principles are the best I’ve ever seen and apply to staff as well as customers. Take my word and look them up. Great selling philosophies, also apply to life in general.

    Cons

    Low possibility of advancement in the company. Most employees are “Prime Time,” meaning part time. Prime Time pay is not as substantial as some reports have made it sound. It’s not any higher than other similar retail stores.
    Full-time employment is rare and difficult to transition to, even if you’ve been employed at the store for several years. However, full time employees are paid better than other retail stores.
    Becoming a manager from a store team member is practically impossible in the store I worked at. They hired managers from the outside.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the management material available already working inside stores and promote the most worthy from within. Pay prime time employees more.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fun work environment and culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Replenishment/Putaway in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Replenishment/Putaway in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Container Store full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    TCS offers great benefits as well as plenty of company activities throughout the year.
    There is a good work/life balance, overtime is available (during peak seasons) and easy to sign up for.

    Cons

    Pay should be more competitive; the distribution center is located around other warehouses who offer similar benefits but with more pay.
    Tardiness policy could use review; being one minute late is the same as someone who arrives two hours late.


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  5. "TCS 101"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual Sales - Part Time
    Current Employee - Visual Sales - Part Time
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Container Store part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generally great colleagues to work with. Very creative and talented people gravitate to the company. in terms of retail this ranks as one of the best environments in the industry.

    Cons

    Highly subjective and nebulous promotion process. Very unilateral in commitment. It is expected that you are available whenever they need but there is not guarantee that open availability translates into more hours. I am was hired during a wage freeze and am currently in the midst of another. Very corporate centric, but corporate has no presence in the store.

    Advice to Management

    I really have no advice for management. As TCS transitions to the expectations of being a publicly held company I have witnessed that influence of management decrease. I guess I do have one piece of advice - be more aggressive in turning over that staff, both full-time and part-time. The new energy and attitudes may spark a resurgence in moral at the store.


  6. "Great for Part-Time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers and everyone helps each other out.

    Cons

    Limited hours, favoritism, and difficulty moving up within the company.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Lead in Coppell, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Container Store full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    love the people i work with

    Cons

    not as employee first as before

    Advice to Management

    supervisors need to help people build their careers better


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Corp office in Coppell"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coppell, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coppell, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The corp office is a very laid back relaxed and friendly environment. Base pay is higher than average for this industry. So that is good but benefits are lacking.

    Cons

    This company has HUGE favoritism issues! If you are one of the favorites then you have it made. Training is a joke! Company is extremely unorganized and inconsistent. Too much cool aid drinking! Very FAKE!! Benefits could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equal! Get better benefits! Stop always convincing your employees that they work for such a great company! Bc it is not great! It's just average.


  9. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Container Store part-time

    Pros

    It's a pretty cool place

    Cons

    Some management isn't so nice


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hallandale, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hallandale, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Container Store (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    foundation principles, training, leaders, discount

    Cons

    to many chiefs in corp.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful Employer!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best reasons to work at TCS. . . . the management is friendly and supportive, the employees are fun to work with, the environment is clean and organized and the benefits are generous. TCS is a great place to work - I love it.

    Cons

    There really are no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Great Job!



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