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Cost Plus Stock Lead Reviews

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Cost Plus President, CEO, and Director Barry J. Feld
Barry J. Feld
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Pros
  • Benefits, employee discount, cool products (in 90 reviews)

  • New products from around the world arriving every week (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • part time regardless of work ethic (in 41 reviews)

  • World Market is pulling the profit weight for the whole conglomerate (pressure (in 39 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Gain Retail experience and then go on down the road with it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Lead in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Stock Lead in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fellow employees share your experiences- good or bad, so a good sense of community is made. There is always plenty of work to be done even on a slow day- even though that work may be very dull.

    Cons

    I often felt like because I am a hard worker that the brunt of the day's work was on me without a fair compensation. Supervisors do little work, and are paid way better than other employees. The cashier is stranded at the front of the store, while managers and supervisors rarely if ever lend a hand in cashiering or any other duties. The supervisor's work load is so light once they find that hard working employee they can exploit. There is one supervisor who typically does the work of all supervisors and GM.
    Rude customers are frequent.
    WME program is stuffed down every employee's throat. Getting the WME quota of thirty percent signed up each day with NO acknowledgment or bonus is BS. Lowest paid employee is responsible for most of these results as they are the cashiers, so if this program is so important- why not give employees some incentive? WME makes cashiers beg customers to sign up for junk email: after eight straight hours of cashiering this is a nuisance, but as of recently cashiers are expected to do all this without a drink by their register!
    Stocking position: hustle hustle hustle! But yet make everything look presentable, top stock accurately, help every customer that passes by you, butb, set up new end caps, schematics- chances are the supervisors arent going to help you with any of this. So like stated previously- stock lead youre on you own for the most part. Good luck.

    Advice to Management

    Chances are your furniture and stock lead are doing it all-pay them more and acknowledge their work.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Unfair/illogical contest"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Lead in Westerville, OH
    Current Employee - Stock Lead in Westerville, OH

    I have been working at Cost Plus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a great idea to motivate and encourage with contest. The company is finally realizing money motivates employees.

    Cons

    The last contest run was unfair, illogical and resulted in discouraged employees. We now realize it doesn't matter how hard you work or how great your numbers are for the entire time of the contest...it's all a game of chance. So do the minimum amount to get you in the contest. Over achievement is not the goal.

    Advice to Management

    Outstanding store deserve outstanding recognition. Treat employees like they matter and they will.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Chill until Bed Bath and Beyond bought em out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal/Furniture Head/Beverage Head/Stock Lead/Supervisor
    Former Employee - Seasonal/Furniture Head/Beverage Head/Stock Lead/Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cost Plus full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start working as a young adult.
    Everyone is super chill
    Easy work unless part of the stock team

    Cons

    Never enough hours unless it's the holiday season. Stock team literally does all the work. DM (district manager) cuts payroll like crazy to ensure they get their bonus. Manager does the same to get their bonus. DM doesn't have a clue how much work everyone is doing with such little payroll (They even have a term for their schedule when its so low cuz it happens all the time) More tense atmosphere since BB&B took over. Also I should note that I've worked in 2 stores in 2 districts and guest worked at about 7 stores and it's the same everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Get your hands dirty and work a day in the stock team. Stop being so cheap and cutting payroll. Give less sporadic hours and keep it consistent. Of course pay more! Impossible to live off working there unless you are the manager