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"Negative"

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Former Employee - Supervisor
Former Employee - Supervisor
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great benefits, 30% discount, time off is reasonably easy to get. Good job experience but do not plan on making a career, get the experience & move on.

Cons

Management does not back you up, they will write you up for just about anything if they do not like you. Preferable treatment given to some members of the team. They offer no bonus to supervisors or dept. heads - The only one getting the bonus is the GM & they sit in the office 95% of the time.

Other Employee Reviews for Cost Plus

  1. Helpful (3)

    "A suitable experience for those who like retail, but not an environment that inspires growth."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a strong emphasis on service towards the customer. Those who like to serve will be well pleased in this environment.
    Management is free, for the most part, to do whatever it takes to make the customer happy. That often involves breaking corporate policies. Corporate seems to recognize this.

    Cons

    Pay seems to be somewhat less than most retail positions of the same nature.
    District Managers like to hire from the outside and will often swap general managers like trading cards. Having to prove yourself to one GM after another is tiring.
    Very little training across the board. Employee appraisals rarely offer constructive critiques.
    The company seems to have no interest in promoting their employees. Often when management positions open up they are filled from the outside.

    Advice to Management

    The company will not fight for you. Think twice before fighting for it. You'll get paid less than most retail management positions, but if you're into great customer service that is consistently rewarded this is the place for you. Work here if you're interested in making customers happy. If that's further on down your list of priorities you won't last there.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "They need stable management, not a new Joe ever few months."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They will work with your schedule especially if you have school or another job to deal with.

    Cons

    Management never lasted, they always brought in another random person to train for a few months before they ended up leaving.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, anything said won't matter since the management never lasts. They can go through 2 or 3 managers in a year.

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