The Container Store: What's it like to work here?

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7 reviews from job candidates


kununu Score: 3.2
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7 job candidates rated this employer with an average of 3.2 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

Did not have sufficiant retail experience.


4.7
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CandidateApplied as Part-time Retail worker at The Container Store in Chicago, IL in 2019 and did not receive an offer.

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The interviewer(s) did not suggest any other positions which might be a better fit. I would have been interested. I am applying to jobs with companies which I have admired, and worked with, especially the sales retail & design staff.

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  • My attraction to the Container store? Well run and stockeed. I have shopped, bought and installed their products in closets & kitchens
  • Previous work experience? Retail knowledge but no hands on experience in stores.
  • Working preferences: No specific preference for a specific shift.

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Automated acknowledgement they received the application but nothing else


2.4
CandidateApplied as General Manager at The Container Store Inc in Arlington, VA in 2018.

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This has been a common thread, even after physical interviews companies don’t send a turn down or reason why they didn’t celect you. They say you will hear from them but nothing.


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A company that doesn’t have the common decency to notify you whether or not they received your application.


1.0
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CandidateApplied as Sales Associate at The Container Store in Albuquerque, NM in 2017 and did not receive an offer.

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The application process was okay, but I think the requirements were a bit excessive for selling containers and such. I’m a full time college student with excellent customer service skills, what else could they ask for?

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  • How do you spend your free time?
  • How do you handle difficult customers in a timely manner?

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Domestic Transportation Manager


4.0
CandidateApplied at The Container Store Group Inc in Coppell, TX in 2016.

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Didn't get an interview


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No response


1.3
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CandidateApplied at The Container Store in Lewisville, AR in 2018 and did not receive an offer.

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Hired/Offer accepted. Got answer super fast.


5.0
Hired
CandidateApplied as Specialty Retail - Seasonal and Part-time Sales or Visual Merchandising at The Container Store Inc in Chicago, IL in 2017 and was hired.

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Domestic Transportation Manager


4.0
CandidateApplied at The Container Store in Abilene, GA in 2016.

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