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Cost Plus Reviews

Updated May 17, 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 101 reviews)

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

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

  • World Market is pulling the profit weight for the whole conglomerate (pressure (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cost Plus part-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn about different aspects within the store. Supportive team at the store where I was employed.

    Cons

    Hours are variable and can decrease at different times in the year.

    Advice to Management

    Support employees who show leadership and responsibility by providing opportunities for growth. Make sure all employees equitably pull their weight.


  2. "pretty decent"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    breaks, set schedule, great coworkers

    Cons

    no switching shifts, limited hours

  3. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cost Plus full-time

    Pros

    easy environment depending on the store manager.

    Cons

    Pay is not great, and if you want to move past a supervisor position it can be difficult to determine what or how if you don't know the right people.

    Advice to Management

    If the company is struggling, focus more on your high potential employees and invest in them, especially if you want them to invest in you.


  4. "stock associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    Typically easygoing environment, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    slow to almost no hours


  5. "World market employee experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were great, early hours meant I could use the rest of my day to workout or focus on hobbies.

    Cons

    Management did not communicate well with staff and sudden schedule changes were difficult to accommodate.

    Advice to Management

    Put more focus on communicating employee expectations and planning schedules and coverages better.


  6. "Stock"

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

    I have been working at Cost Plus part-time

    Pros

    They involve you with team work.

    Cons

    Could give you higher wages and raises.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees comparable living wages.


  7. "Logistics Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Pharr, TX
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Pharr, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good paying job and great job to work in

    Cons

    No overtime and no benifits by the company

    Advice to Management

    Willing to advance to syore manager

  8. "IT analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Feels like family. Cost plus is a unique retailer who doesn’t give up on it’s people and providing a lasting brand selling products from all over the world

    Cons

    Effective communication is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to those working for you about company changes


  9. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great group of people, straightforward job.

    Cons

    Off holiday times can be very slow. Good job but not a lot of growth possible.


  10. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Beverage Department Head in Matthews, NC
    Current Employee - Beverage Department Head in Matthews, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really great managers at my location specifically. They are super proactive about promoting within.

    Cons

    Lowish employee discount: 20%. If you aren't a person who loves doing a little of everything from cash register to moving furniture or helping put out stock, this place isn't for you. ( I personally loved the variety of things to do)


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