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Cost Plus Reviews

Updated August 9, 2018
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Cost Plus President, CEO, and Director Barry J. Feld
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Pros
  • "Nice employee discount and customers love the products so much that they're almost always very pleasant" (in 105 reviews)

  • "Interesting items from around the world" (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay compared to others I've researched" (in 45 reviews)

  • "Good for temporary or part time work, but doesn't seem like there would be much room to growth" (in 45 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits and fun work environment

    Cons

    Not enough staff most of the time


  2. "You get what you put into it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cost Plus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you're willing to show initiative and make a contribution you can move up pretty quickly.

    Cons

    I'd like to see more investment in training all employees from the top down, because I think it would add more value to the company.

  3. "Fun place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cost Plus part-time

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my time working here (Albuquerque location). Co-workers were all easy to get along with, it had a variable pace daily, and I was treated very well considering other retail positions I have worked.

    Cons

    The scheduling could be unpleasant sometimes, however it was not that big of a deal.


  4. "Fun place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cost Plus full-time

    Pros

    Develop multiple skill sets -- when you're on the floor you often work your department, assist customers, work the register, pull furniture, etc. all within an hour

    Flexible schedule -- requesting off/vacation still took some planning, but it was doable

    Store discount -- I think it was 20% for food and drink (excluding alcohol) but 30% on everything else

    No drug testing

    Easy and convenient payroll system -- direct deposit was always on time, and the online portal was easy to access to work out insurance coverage and other benefits

    Cons

    Store was understaffed, so I felt pressure to get my department in good shape AND help out with other displays and resets around the store

    Very physical job -- pulling furniture was a nightmare, constructing and stocking displays was exhaustive, but my thighs were the strongest they'd ever been because of the dozens of cases of wine I handled day in, day out

    Slow promotion to management

    Extremely low pay


  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cost Plus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, great work and great team.

    Cons

    Long Hours and not a lot to keep you busy.


  6. "Pretty good for a first job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Cost Plus part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, good employee discount

    Cons

    Low pay, little to no time off


  7. "Department head"

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    Current Employee - Department Head in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Department Head in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cost Plus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Family work atmosphere, amazing customers!

    Cons

    No training given for new position.

    Advice to Management

    Give training to all employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Okay, bad pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Cost Plus (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There were always cool, new products coming in. Generally easy job but you do have to move furniture. Overstock had to be shoved above the display items and if it couldn't, you had to find somewhere to put it. This really sucked with the glassware and the food.

    Cons

    Poor pay, especially for the pressure they put on you to sign people up for their rewards program.

    Advice to Management

    You can't expect employees to try that hard to sign people up for a program when making minimum wage.


  9. "Retail Lovers job"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - General Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cost Plus full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The ever changing assortment and the culture.

    Cons

    Tough to think of any for me.


  10. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cost Plus full-time

    Pros

    Nice merchandise, good co workers

    Cons

    Your quality of life depends entirely on your management team


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