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The Container Store CEO Melissa Reiff
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  1. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Visual Sales - Part Time in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Container Store for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The container store is easily the best part-time retail job available. Not only do they provide benefits, but the work culture is outstanding.

    Cons

    Some positions require you to work truck shifts, which usually start at 5AM. This isn't necesarily a con, though.

  2. "Part time employment"

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    Current Employee - Part Time in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Container Store part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open communication and great people

    Cons

    None as of yet. Just started

  3. "TCS: A Leader in Custom Design and Service"

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    Current Employee - Full Time Sales Lead in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Container Store full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    *Work/Life balance is priority; company takes care of it's employees *Competitive compensation including insurance coverage for both full-time and part-time positions *Work environment is unmatched by any other retailer

    Cons

    Does not hire unmotivated individuals (which is obviously a "Pro") simply can not think of a "Con" at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reiterate your foundation principles and remember you are working with extraordinary individuals. Keep up the great work!

  4. "Awesome Job and Great Co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Container Store full-time

    Pros

    Great employees, Great Managers at my store they seemed to care about our success

    Cons

    Early mornings, times of high stress,upset customers

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating your employees great and promote from wishin.

  5. "Prime Time Employment"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at The Container Store part-time

      Pros

      The people that I worked with at the store

      Cons

      Not being able to get enough hours

    • Helpful (5)

      "Prime Time Associate"

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      Former Employee - Prime Now Associate in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at The Container Store part-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      -40% discount -Most other part time coworkers were pretty awesome -PTO and 401k after you have been their for a certain amount of time -There are different things to do for each type of person (Sales, visual sales, stocking, order processing, elfa)

      Cons

      -Terrible company culture -Management will not listen to part time employees -The people that they promote from within are not best for the job. Saw 6 people who were promoted to fulltime or management that were bad picks for the company and employee morale. Really turned me off from continuing to work there part time -Wanted part time employees to have fulltime availability

      Advice to Management

      Listen to what your employees need. And deeply encourage them to talk to you about best practices and who you promote.

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      "Part Time Sales"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at The Container Store part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      PTO and Insurance for Part time , safe environment, positive energy, opportunities to do many jobs within.

      Cons

      Very hard to get a full time position. Social clicks within the store feeling uncomfortable at times.

      Advice to Management

      How you view an employee for full time. If a person isn't 'deemed' ready in GM eyes, allow the person who really wants the position to be promoted and allowed to get more training. Lost an excellent employee who had upper level management material. Management not keeping things discussed in confidence. Loss of trust. Stating we are a team when you are constantly being scrutinized in performance in custom closets. ...

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      "An Amazing Place to Work!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The Container Store full-time

      Pros

      The Container Store really is a great place to work. I find that employees genuinely focus on working together towards goals that benefit the whole company. Management is compassionate towards employees and willing to make changes that will grow the business and benefit employees, vendors and customer alike.

      Cons

      None - I love working at The Container Store!

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      "Retail, but harder"

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      Former Employee - Registered Sales Person in Kendall, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at The Container Store part-time

      Pros

      Decent Pay. Starts at 11/hr. You will meet a lot of very nice people. Flexible schedule. General Store manager is great!

      Cons

      You are expected to go above and beyond as an employee. However, there is little room to grow when it comes it advancement in the company or in pay. Working for the Merchandise Processing team is a very physical task and you are expected to work at a very high pace that may not be suitable for someone that is not in shape or of younger age.

      Advice to Management

      Promote from within. Too many companies seek someone with the exact expertise they are seeking for a role when they have perfectly suitable candidates within the store that already know how everything works and have a good relationships with the other employees.

    • "Culture"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The Container Store full-time

      Pros

      A good culture and they are trying to keep it that way

      Cons

      Lots of things to juggle at once.

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