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"My first job"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Round Rock, TX
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Round Rock, TX
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Working here was really smooth, my management and coworkers were incredibly friendly and the customers were very unique. I was really sad to go, but I was only hired for seasonal employment. Their interviews were done in groups, which really helped me as my first interview. They really stay on top of things, checking on their employees, getting back to you quickly about concerns and issues.

Cons

Really out of date systems, slow registers, and slow business outside of the holidays. It was unbearably slow until we got to the winter holidays, then it was unbearably busy, then slow again. 75% of the year, so I've seen, they don't have a lot going on, but they have really interesting products.

Advice to Management

This company needs some way to pull in customers on a daily basis, not just the holidays. I feel like there was more to draw the average customer in, not just eccentric couples looking for good chai tea or imported furniture.

Other Employee Reviews for Cost Plus

  1. Helpful (1)

    "somewhat disappointed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cost Plus full-time

    Pros

    The benefit are good if your a full time employee.

    Cons

    Management fails to adhere to company policy when it comes to scheduling and attendance. And our discount will be dropping from 30% (40% for 5yrs or longer) to 20% come November 2012

    Advice to Management

    I think HR needs to come in and look at the attendance book.


  2. "Culturally Educational Retail"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Furniture Department Head in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Furniture Department Head in Temecula, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cost Plus part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Comfortable Atmosphere, Wonderful customers, Creating fun displays, interesting items from all over the world!

    Cons

    Understaffed, overworked and grouchy managers, challenging deadlines

    Advice to Management

    When employees are expected to get deadlines done on time and it is busy call in another employee to work, OR extend deadline for schematics.

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