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Cost Plus World Market
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Work happiness

Scores based on about 303 responses to Indeed's survey on work happiness
Work Happiness Score
Do people feel happy at work most of the time?
Above average
Do people feel they are appreciated as a person at work?
Above average
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About the company

  • Founded
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    $500M to $1B (USD)
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale
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Stock Associate

Falls Church, VA

3 days ago

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Employees at Cost Plus World Market have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.
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Customer Service and Register in Sterling, VA
on March 19, 2013
Fun Job, Good Experience, Balanced Duties
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/Stock Associate in Rockville, MD
on April 6, 2021
World Market is a great place to work. This store has the best people, very friendly and hard working. They understand the value of customer service. Management is supportive and very accommodating with scheduling. Employees are patient when training etc. I really enjoy working there.
Customer Service Associate in Charlottesville, VA
on April 2, 2021
I wouldn't really recommend any retail job FT. It's not bad if you have a second job or just trying to get a 40 hour work week(second job included). There are absolutely no benefits to PT however and I don't think FT shines in that department too. They will multi task you too and immediately show you how to do all sorts of aspects of the job, so promotions are possible quickly. There is alot of unnecessary stock.
Badge Holder/Sales Associate in Charlottesville, VA
on April 2, 2021
The management at WM is laid back, yet mentally straining. I found specific managers to be manipulative and passive towards employees. However, if you are looking for a laid-back job and are great at providing for privileged customers, then this is the place for you. There is not a defined starting price as a sales associate or a stock handler. Some started at as low as $7, and others as high as $10.50 for the same job and similar experience. My starting price was $9.00, starting as a cashier. As a cashier, you are held responsible for surrounding stock, like any other job. The registers are pretty clean, but the back is not. On my first day of training, I was taught how to clean the bathrooms and it was just as effective as not cleaning it at all. There aren't cleaning supplies other than Clorox wipes, mop soap, and a toilet brush and toilet cleaner. The management is... okay. I found it easy to make conversation with them. From my personal experience, I did not seem valued as a hard worker even when I got promoted to a Badge Holder (Kind of like a supervisor.) Many times, more than three times, I have felt manipulated into working longer, coming into work, etc. Overall, they are great people to know and are understanding of obstacles that may interfere with your work performance. They are willing to help you or assign you to something that best accommodates your physical well-being.The most enjoyable part of working in the world market was the other employees. They bring light to the environment with their knowledge and joy for the job. It is easy to ask anyone for help, regardless of who you are working with on any particular day. As I have seen employees come and go, I have noticed that most are on the younger side, and some getting into or out of college.
Key Holder in Santa Cruz, CA
on April 1, 2021
Management and the people that worked there while I was there were great. Some of the best manager I've had. Company got bought out so many things changed. It's a destination store so the client base is also relatively easy going.

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Favorable experience
Interview is easy
Process takes about a day or two

Interview Questions

Why did you want to work there, what's your favorite department, if you could improve anything what would it be.

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Tell me one word that describes you.

Shared on December 19, 2017

Just interviewed today for supervisor. It was a basic interview: "What excites you", "Why choose Cost-Plus", "Previous experience and what you liked about it", "Tell us a little about yourself". I actually went into this interview wanting this position and to be part of a company that I've been a customer of for a number of years, so I did research and was able to recite the entire history of the company up to present, and that impressed them - I even names the founder and the current CEO by name. I should hear something in a couple days.

Shared on October 26, 2017

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