They promise alit but deliver that starts right form the jump!!
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Novi, MI – December 3, 2017
I was told the pay would be 12.65 to start that didn’t happen. I was told 320 hrs of training would happen. That didn’t happen. Basically they’ve been like used car dealers promising the moon but not delivering. You do get health insure . The container store says there better to work for than any retailer but there not Nordstrom starts at 12.50 an gives you as many hours to work as you want . I chose to go with the contanier store because of all the promised . Unfortunately none but the health insurance was true .
Visual Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Westbury, NY – November 20, 2017
With a great company culture and fabulous managers, TCS was one of the best experiences I had in retail. I had a great group of coworkers who welcomed me in when I began, and helped every step of the way through my development at the company.
Advertising and Marketing (Former Employee) – Coppell, TX – November 4, 2017
No advancement opportunities, career planning or succession planning. No job descriptions. Doesn't believe in job titles. No HR department at corporate office. Cannot contribute to 401k until completing 11 months on job.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Arden-Arcade, CA – October 30, 2017
I worked as part time sales. Selling closets and other items throughout the store. It was a great team i worked with. Friendly, positive environment. Management was always willing to help and train. I always received constructive criticism to help improve myself as a sales person. I would recommend this work environment to anyone.
The Container Store treats all employees like management. It trains you to help the customer in any way you can. It is a family type atmosphere and fosters creativity. I have utilized the training I received there in every other job I have had.
Trainer (Current Employee) – Coppell, TX – October 25, 2017
It was a good place to work,Bad management cost sales to decline by 80%.Container store management gave us a choice lay off or freeze all raises 401 benefits .Hours dropped off team members quiting not a great place to work now.
The Container Store was a great place to work when I started. The people were great, the customers were great, the management was great. Over the years the culture has declined, tenured associates are leaving and new faces are coming from outside companies to something completely different. Now a typical day is short staffed with customers complaining that they cant find anyone to help them and there are long lines at the register.
Jeans and tennis shoes every day
Wage freeze for the last two years, no 401K match, short staffed because of payroll hours
Lead the department (Former Employee) – Coppell, TX – October 23, 2017
coworkers were great for the most part. the company and the original owners were wonderful human beings but they were out of the loop as far as working conditions in the warehouse. management was out of control. my manager was fired after being caught stealing from the company.
Sales (Former Employee) – Bellevue – October 17, 2017
It really was a great store. We had fun for the most part and they were good about making you feel valued and respected. I always knew where I stood with them. Benefits were good, training is great. They taught me a lot in paid training that I still use!
good discount, good benefits, decent wages, great training
Full Time Sales Associate (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – October 4, 2017
If you're not one of the Store Managements favorite's - then you're definitely out of luck! Recent departure of tenure staff due to new structure of the company going PUBLIC instead of privately owned. I bet that the container store doesn't make Fortune's List of the Best Companies to work for this year! MORAL is at a all time low for the employees that are still there and I'm thinking that some will not be there too much longer - due to all of the favoritism and Patronage that is provided to some employees and not all?
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Little Rock, AR – September 29, 2017
The overall job isn't difficult but if you want to have to check in every 5 minutes this is the place for you. This was one of the most micromanaging places I have every worked. The current GM has a knack for singing your praises but belittling you at the same time. She gets way too paranoid that everyone is talking about her and it is almost impossible to converse with coworkers without feeling like you're being watched.
Store Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 20, 2017
I like working at the container store but didn't get enough hours. The management was good and the enviroment was positive and supportive. Daily I would either work at the register, restock shelfs, or work with customers selling.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Peabody, MA – September 6, 2017
Opening the store, keying in safe guards for the structures involved. Starting money procedures to open. Accepting money in and out of the safe. Daily logs of financial status within the company. Reviewing sales and helping to push those forward by selling the closet systems.