Cost Plus World Market
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3.6
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Work happiness
Scores based on about 210 responses to Indeed's survey on work happiness
71
Above average
Work Happiness Score
Above average
Do people feel happy at work most of the time?
79
Appreciation
Above average
Do people feel they are appreciated as a person at work?
75
Support
Above average
Do people feel they can get support and encouragement from colleagues at work?

Cost Plus World Market Careers and Employment

About us
In the late 1950s, a San Francisco businessman turned traveler and importer began selling shiploads of hand-woven wicker from one of the city’s piers. As crates were unloaded, locals lined up and loaded up. Even curious tourists were drawn to the unique and unusual.

With such a receptive audience eagerly awaiting his return, it only made sense to
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More than fifty years later it’s still our passion to discover extraordinary finds from all over the world and make them accessible to all.


Our everyday low prices and high-quality, original items are a great value. Choose from eye-catching, trend-setting home accents, an awe-inspiring array of international foods and wines, and much more.


We bring the beauty and excitement of global bazaars to you. Our selection is always changing, and, like favorite mementos from your life, each item has a story worth sharing. From Balinese baskets, pottery from Portugal and collectibles from Africa to scrolled artwork inspired by Spanish artifacts - each store is a treasure trove.


Gifts galore fill our floors - you’ll find something for everyone, from children to parents. And when you need entertaining essentials, we’re your one-stop shop - whether you’re hosting a holiday or a very personal special occasion.


There are over 259 Cost Plus World Market stores nationwide - and we’re always open online at worldmarket.com. So adventure in to see us today!
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What is it like to work at Cost Plus World Market?

3.5
Work/Life Balance
3.0
Compensation/Benefits
3.0
Job Security/Advancement
3.3
Management
3.6
Culture
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What do employees at Cost Plus World Market say about culture and work-life balance?

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3.0
productive, customer service, mediocre
Written by Cashier (Former Employee) from Germantown, MD on October 30, 2013
working at world market was ok, it was a weekend job so I could balance out school. my co workers were all nice, the manager not so nice; he had his on and off days. I loved that the store was multicultural, i got to meet all types of ethnicities
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What jobs are available at Cost Plus World Market?

Top work locations
5.0
Corona, CA
5.0
La Quinta, CA
5.0
Oxnard, CA
4.8
Colorado Springs, CO
4.7
Independence, MO
Most popular roles
4.8
Cashier/Stocker
4.5
Assistant Store Manager
4.2
Manager
4.2
Seasonal Associate
4.1
Cashier/Sales

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What did candidates say about the interview at Cost Plus World Market?

Interview experience
Based on 152 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 152 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 146 interviews
About a day or two
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