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.
One of the better places I've worked, not a lot of stress in doing your job, friendly work staff. Will work with you on hours desired. I would recommend this job to anyone looking for something to do while in school.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Williamsburg, VA – February 6, 2019
Pay is a bit low but higher than minimum wage. Hours were flexible but generally consistent from week to week, making it easier to schedule things outside of work. Environment was positive and I enjoyed working there during my time as a college student.
Its ok to work here. They do take advantage of peoples good nature. They want you to sacrifice your personal life for them. They really don't want you to enjoy the job they want you to feel trapped there.
Payroll Specialist (Former Employee) – Alameda, CA – February 3, 2019
I was working in payroll department, where we had 3 people in the team. The manager was not really doing her work instead playing game, chatting. That was the reason why I stayed with the work in very short time.
Store Supervisor (Current Employee) – Portage, MI – February 1, 2019
Relaxed, yet competitive work environment with friendly staff and customer base. Typical retail turnover allows for advancement if desired. Rewards program goals make the job competitive but sometimes discouraging
Sales (Former Employee) – Westwood, CA – January 28, 2019
Checking inventory, organizing and stocking the shelves. I learned a lot about wine. The management was laid back. The culture was fun. Nothing was hard, maybe making sure my register balanced. The products.
Sales Associate and Cashier/Guest Services (Former Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – January 27, 2019
Landing a job at Cost Plus World Market means so much more than a paycheck! Aside from relationships built with co-workers, my hourly pay wasn’t too bad. I made twenty cents above minimum wage, which was nice for a starting position. It’ll surround you with a cheery environment that comes with several benefits. Such as 20% off your entire purchase- however many purchases, every day- as well as being able to slap another title under ‘Job Experience’ on your resume.
Discounted purchases at any allied company (Buy Buy Baby, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc.)
Point of Sale Coordinator (Former Employee) – Ann Arbor, MI – January 23, 2019
The overall workplace culture was like family with collaboration and great attitudes. Management is in tune with the employee needs and concerns. The holiday preparations was the hardest part of the job, but with a great work environment, it was tolerable.
Sales Associate - seasonal (Former Employee) – Santa Rosa, CA – January 17, 2019
I was hired for the busy Christmas season. The atmosphere was very energetic, high in spirit, most of the employees seemed very happy working there despite for chaotic busy lines and store environment.
Décor Supervisor (Former Employee) – Round Rock, TX – January 14, 2019
This job is fun and the set up changes with the seasons. While it can be fast paced, the atmosphere is fairly relaxed. The company offers many incentives to encourage employees to do their jobs more effectively while promoting sales and program membership. One of the hardest parts about the job, in my opinion, is the constant tearing down and rebuilding of structures for seasonal displays. That was also one of the funnest parts too so it balanced out.
Associate (Former Employee) – Viera, FL – January 11, 2019
The environment is consistent, but there are also opportunities to function in different areas. I was able to stock, cashier, organize the floor, bring in new materials, and help with the overall flow of the store.
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Cottonwood Heights, UT – January 10, 2019
a typical day working at world market was getting there and clocking in and then putting all of your things in a locker. Then you put on an apron and your name tag and head to the area you work in. I was a cashier in the morning. So when I got there I would clean all four registers and vacuum the doorway, then I would straighten the line. so days I would clean up jewelry and clothes and some days I would be stock backup. The hardest part was learning how to use the registers because they are super old. I would say the only think I didn't like about working at Cost Plus was the pay was not supporting my life responsibilities. but for the most part there was nothing to bad about working here.
good management, family work environment, and pretty easy job
Stock/Logistics Associate (Current Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – January 9, 2019
I like working off hours when the store is closed as it enables us to get more stuff done. I actually really enjoy the work itself and am really good at it. I was hired as part-time with a promise of going full-time in the near future. It has now been 7 years and it still hasn't happened. Our store has gone through a change in management four times during the time I have worked there and all the promises that the previous manager made have gone out the window. I have no problem with the day to day management of the store, nor the store policies and enjoy the people I work with most closely.
It can be a hard, fast-paced job especially during the holidays, but it's great during that time because you get some good hours. Most customers were very nice, but some can be needy and frustrating of course. Had a few amazing coworkers and managers that made my time there a lot more enjoyable. The worst part of the job was having to deal with demanding customers and the limited hours. The most enjoyable parts were the employee discount and working with great co-workers.