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"It has its moments. Co-workers and even managers may make it enjoyable and fun."

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Des Moines, IA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Des Moines, IA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Interesting products, especially if you get to do stock rather than cashiering. Get to know your co-workers and you might have some fun days. Get to know the customers and you might go home with an interesting story or two. Learn to live with the chaos and this place is alright.

Cons

If you don't get past an aversion to selling the free member discount program, you'll have to put up with a lot of nagging about your "numbers". It's a little frustrating when you want to do well and are usually a high-achiever and customers turn stubborn and mildly rude when you ask for their contact information.

Advice to Management

Work on communication with ALL employees, and don't schedule a closing shift followed by an opening shift. Acknowledge a job well done and be careful about wearing employees thin, even part-timers.

Other Employee Reviews for Cost Plus

  1. "Great Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cost Plus full-time

    Pros

    - Interesting product and fun costumers
    - Employee discounts on great deals
    - Great work environment

    Cons

    - Retail is hard work
    - As on the floor staff, on your feet all day


  2. "Great Retail Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are hardworking, diverse, and really know what they are doing
    Corporate culture is entrepreneurial, low-ego, and holds people accountable.
    fast-growing!!

    Cons

    No training; everyone is so busy! Training is personalized and there is no structure
    Old home office, not a lot of meeting spaces. Meetings happen in the cafeteria so eat at your desk!

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to how you train people. Personalized training methods hinder new employee's confidence and productivity.


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