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"Solid Products and Customers."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Department Head in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Department Head in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great products, truly a store with something for everyone. The employee discount has been reduced a bit but now extends to food and beverages as well as Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
Casual atmosphere, friendly customers, sharper than average retail co-workers, flexible job for people looking to study, work other gigs, and/or pursue other projects. Store manager and the department heads are competent and a pleasure to work with.

Cons

As this is retail, pay is not commensurate with the work you put into it. Plus, you cannot live on 5 to 15 hours of week of just over minimum wage pay. Also certain Supervisors will just hang out in the office most of the shift, leaving extra work and responsibility for the remaining staff. Finally corporate office should be realistic in wanting floor moves/store sets changing so often. Ridiculous when they limit work hours AND expect daily sales goals to be met.

Advice to Management

Make sure that all of your Supervisors are on top of their daily goals and not wasting time in the office, socializing. Give time to your department heads to work on their respective sections and not have them as the main cashier for most of their shifts. Stop giving hours to the very slow, ineffective cashier just because they were hired as part-time over and give the hours to your cashiers that are fast, efficient, and genuinely happy to be there.

Other Employee Reviews for Cost Plus

  1. Helpful (1)

    "First job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Leesburg, VA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Leesburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, non stressfull, relaxed enviorment

    Cons

    Didn't look after their best employees and did not fight for their wage. Some stores unorganized.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Lots of work, lots of pressure, and low pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brookfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cost Plus part-time

    Pros

    Great variety of merchandise
    Low prices

    Cons

    -I have never been under so much pressure/stress from management about their free rewards program.
    -If you don't make above 30% in Explorer they WILL reduce your hours.
    -They start at 8.50
    -Be prepared to work your butt off... You are in charge of mopping the entire store some nights and cleaning toilets and taking out trashed plus recovery. You might as well clock in as the cleaning department.

    Advice to Management

    Don't punish employees and take away their hours when they are trying hard to get people to sign up in the Free Rewards Program. I wonder if the company just wants to sell customers emails to make a profit. That would make sense.

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