Customer Service and Register (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – March 19, 2013
At World Market, there were alot of interesting products and different things that all associates could do to help out. The fact that this store specializes in specialty products from external countries, it made it neccessary to know about the various cultural backgrounds of items and how they could be a unique purchase for the customer.
This was a great job for people that look for different experience and new knowledge, but there was a lack of hours and an abundance of employment. However, the awesome things had been the team, management, and experience. I am glad to have had the chance to work for The Cost Plus World Market.
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Tracy, CA – January 15, 2017
There are many things to do as an employee so you have to be prepared. The managers, in my experience, are professional and very friendly. They are there when you have any questions or if you are dealing with a very upset customer. My advice is to start out during the season (Halloween preferably) and work hard. Pay attention to the employee manual, study the little note pad they give you, and walk in with a smile, and eyes on the customers as if they were your personal guest and you were the host. Pick up any merchandise that's on the floor, or just not in it's spot, answer any questions you can, and if you find yourself with nothing to do, the floors will never not need to be swept. It's a good job, but requires a lot of multi-tasking and patience. Good luck!
Great experience, lots of fun things to look at (merchandise), and a great team
I never had eight hour shifts, and some customers are impossible to please
Best place i have ever worked ! I met so many people from all over the world and learned so much about other cultures. I got to learn about foods and fun from around the globe. Nothing bad to say about my time at World Market.
discount, wine testings, food testings, the people!
Seasonal Employee (Former Employee) – Keizer, OR – January 11, 2017
Typical day went by very quickly. Management was poor, not much direction, get told to do something by one manager and then told to do something else 5 minutes later by a different one, got let go with no warning, reason, or notification to look for work elsewhere, very unprofessional. The customers were the most enjoyable part of the job.
Customers are as wonderful and eclectic as the products! The employees you will work with tend to be amazing as well. When you start to work your way up and understand upper management, things get really rough. It is a corporation so things are very, very corporate. Creativity the company used to let thrive is diminishing quickly because of that. Managers tend to overlook personal needs of their store in order to meet corporate demands, which puts pressure on everyone ESPECIALLY middle management. I'd recommend this job for anyone who would like something fun that is part time or if you know you can walk into a general management position. If you are the middle man, at all, you will carry the weight of the entire store and the constant movement, demands, customer issues, etc that comes with it.
Great customers, awesome discount, eclectic environment, fun coworkers
Great place to work! This company has great teams regardless of location! When walking in the door, you are instantly greeted by our staff! In addition, no other store has as many unique gift and home ideas! Working at World Market is fun which makes the time go fast! We get a great discount on all the neat stuff in our store as well as Bed, Bath and Beyond and Buy Buy Baby!
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Mission Viejo, CA – January 8, 2017
Hard work and a horrible store manager. Customer service is lacking and if you try to make better they don't support you. Love what the brand stands for but the leadership should be better. DM isn't involved and does nothing with the employees to make them better
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Cottonwood Heights, UT – January 7, 2017
A typical day at World Market was filled with laughs, helping customers, and learning something new. Management was the best. I learned a lot about customer service, how to build furniture, approach problems from different angles, how to design/organize displays and about products from so many countries. Honestly the only hard part was dealing with difficult customers.
Aware of sales a week in advance, employers discount, decent break time, good coworkers
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Flagstaff, AZ – January 3, 2017
Typical day at work was helping shoppers find an item or help check them out at the cash register. Although I was not fond of the way management worked it was still an enjoyable job that had great coworkers.
Associate (Current Employee) – Georgia – December 25, 2016
work load in very heavy in anticipation for what is needed in the next days work load. inventory control and customer service interaction with customers and vendors. management is less then can be expected and needs a shake up. Love my coworkers we all work as a cohesive team. hardest part is the customer interaction being able to balance what is right and what is expected. hiring new associates and the interview process...
Main Cashier (Former Employee) – Lakewood, CA – December 20, 2016
you start as a cashier and when the managers believe you can do more they put you in your desired position or a position that suits you best. You learn valuable skills if retail is the path you want to go down.
Night Stock Crew (Current Employee) – El Segundo, CA – December 14, 2016
Management is patient and my coworkers are always willing to help. It is a laid back environment yet full of hard workers. I also appreciated management being understanding of my schedule when I had to work two jobs.
Stock Crew (Former Employee) – Chandler, AZ – December 2, 2016
Stock crew were expected to perform manual labor starting at 3:00 in the morning, stock during day hours with customers, and act as a customer service representative. This was not just during your stock shift, but also during daylight hours when they would schedule you for work midday. The skillsets are not the same, and it is impossible to develop any reasonable sleep schedule due to changing shifts. Plenty of minumum wages jobs are cushier and healthier for your mental.