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"Fine, if you make it that way."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Interesting product, savvy customers, some ok employees

Cons

Pushing store programs, break wasn't long enough

Advice to Management

Train new employees better

Other Employee Reviews for Cost Plus

  1. "Decent place to work."

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Santa Barbara, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by stuff from around the world. Customers are usually interesting.

    Cons

    Management was okay. They did evals for the workers after a mystery shopper's eval when we had only been working for a couple weeks.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "You are going to lose a lot of good people..."

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    Current Employee - Furniture Department Head
    Current Employee - Furniture Department Head
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool Employees, variety of foods, drinks, and customers that appreciate your hard work more than management.

    Cons

    No Management structure. Its Associates/Department Heads against Management. Department Heads have so much on their plate, they must be:

    Cashier, back up cashier, listen for badge needed, customer service, security, Product knowledge of entire store, Handy man/woman, supervisor, and (Furniture) lift anything that say "Team Lift Required" by yourself cause you cannot find help.
                                                      \ /
                                                      Department Head

    Since merging with Bed, Bath and Beyond, There is no help or guidance. All we see is more problems, tougher goals, less pay, and no hours to be heard of. If there is any good to come out of it, The rich have seen it, and left not a crumb.

    Advice to Management

    Customers are starting to see the stress and sometime the true behavior of our management team. Communication is key. With all the meetings and talk of teamwork, none is practiced. Being on the same page, so us lower people won't be confused/ pissed that we have move half the store around due to a minor update. A pat on the back, telling us a good job could lift our spirits a bit, instead of focusing on the bad. We all try our best to meet goal, but management need to put in the effort to help and not watch us "drown" fail. If we "drown", do you realize that you "drown" too cause you did not help.....we are on the same boat.

    Really Don't know how much I can take. . . . . . .

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