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Cost Plus Reviews

Updated January 17, 2018
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Pros
  • Benefits, employee discount, cool products (in 98 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Not enough working hours for part-time (in 45 reviews)

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

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  1. "Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cost Plus full-time

    Pros

    gave me an opportunity to become a store manager and loved the merchandise.

    Cons

    A lot of complacency at the supervisor level and created road blocks for others to advance.


  2. "Unique"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Napa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Napa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun store, great discount, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Lack of training, old register systems

    Advice to Management

    Set employees up to succeed and business will thrive

  3. "Sales associate"

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

    I worked at Cost Plus part-time

    Pros

    They have neat stuff. You get a discount.

    Cons

    Your typical retail job. They have a a lot of stuff and its hard to locate some inventory.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Constant panic mode"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The greatest coworkers and management, very close working relationships
    Unionized

    Cons

    Store does not have enough security to deal with aggressive shoplifters
    Very low coverage, never enough employees to assist the customer and customers mad at employees
    District and regional management like to blame associates for any problem with the business, regardless of associate responsibility
    Store is constantly in full on crisis mode
    Very heavy pressure from district and regional management
    Very pushy customer service expectations, uncomfortable for both the employee and the customer
    Unionized

    Advice to Management

    Hire more security - there's a one hour gap in coverage, and the thieves know it
    Stop blaming employees for every little thing
    Really look at what products you sell, because the supermarket next door is selling most of your food and alcohol cheaper


  5. "Loved Working Here!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glen Allen, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glen Allen, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at Cost Plus part-time

    Pros

    Employee discount, great products, fairly straight forward and easy job

    Cons

    Cash register is outdated, Christmas time is very busy, very little training

    Advice to Management

    Update the registers a bit, reward employees more


  6. "Love this place"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vacaville, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vacaville, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cost Plus part-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment great place to work management is awesome everyone helps each other out.

    Cons

    None loved that place

    Advice to Management

    Nothing y'all are great


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Get a serving job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cost Plus part-time

    Pros

    I loved the International customers that the store brought in. Co-workers were all amazing individuals.

    Cons

    Very hard work for a non-livable wage in the Bay Area. Expected to sell and pressured to improve constantly. Some of the products were labeled in a very misleading way. No training. It sucked.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in some training for employees. Have more authenticity in terms of product representation. Less coupons, make the prices what they should be?

  8. "World Market Cashier and Stock"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    World Market is a cool place with good people

    Cons

    World Market sometimes is boring


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Over minimum wage pay for a basic cashier-like job.

    Cons

    At my particular store, I had an awful manager that was not there most of the time and did not care about any of us. I know of multiple employees that made complaints but nothing was ever done by World Market. There was also a plethora of OSHA violations that were never fixed even when OSHA came by to check.


  10. "Overall just okay"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helpful co-workers
    Holiday hours are steady
    Good environment

    Cons

    Not enough hours
    Management isn't much help


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