Bed Bath & Beyond Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond (New York, NY) in July 2015.

    Interview

    They called me one business day after I had submitted my application, scheduled me for an interview two days later for 11:30. I got there early (11:00) and had to fill out another application. There were many other applicants waiting as well, I finally got my interview at 1:30!! The HR manager finally calls me in to do the interview. It was okay,I think he was looking for someone who had nothing to do with their life and could work any shift...I however informed him that I did have another part time job but I would definitely put them as main priority and work around their schedule. I don't know if I'll get a call back though. Oh well, nothing tried nothing gained right?

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself? What is good customer service? Are you able to do all that the job requires? And other questions on my previous work histor. Why I left etc.   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Metairie, LA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond (Metairie, LA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I've applied in person and received a call the next day with invitation for interview. There were two interviews in total, second one the next day, with the store manager. Both interviews were very friendly, managers are really nice, no hard questions - tell me about yourself, and many regarding previous experience and how to deal with customers who are not satisfied (for any reason).

    Interview Questions

    • What will you do if you see that your supervisor does not respect the safety rules   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Interview

    The interview wax easy, just situational questions. Still waiting to hear back to see if I got the job. A little annoyed that there is no follow through from the HR people.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate/Bridal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lake Worth, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond (Lake Worth, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I walked in with a filled out application and interviewed immediately. The manager was cheerful and eager to hear what I had to say. In the same visit I had a second interview with another manager who was just as pleasant as the first. They set an appointment for the next day with the store manager. The first two interviews went well, but the third interview was rushed and lacked genuineness. The manager was 20 minutes late to the appointment and seemed very distracted but did not offer any feedback. I was waiting with other candidates so the experience was a little off-putting. I was asked generic questions off of a crumpled paper and told that if I receive a call, he wants to proceed with the process, but if I don't that's a no.

    Interview Questions

    • If your shift starts at 5pm, what time would you consider yourself to be late or tardy?   Answer Question
    • How would you respond if you were asked/told to do something that is outside of your job responsibilities?   Answer Question
  6. Helpful (1)  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond (Costa Mesa, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied on a job website, received a short phone interview and then an actual interview with the HR Hiring Manager. The HR Hiring Manager seemed pleasant enough. Not many questions from her end. I learned that all outside Manager hires start as Dept. Managers. All Managers are required to work 48 hours with 45 minute lunches. Which is why the salary range seemed high on these websites. Benefits do not start for 90 days which seems out of date in these times. Schedule requirements seemed silly as well. You do not receive two days off in a row. They do not want managers to leave if there are customers needing help. Is that not why you have associates? I do not know any managers that just get up and leave in the middle of assisting people. This seems like a company that does not offer a good work life balance. Now I did not ask these questions she offered them to me to see if I was still interested. I said I was because I do understand that retail management is a time consuming role. And I do need a job. The interview lasted only 30 minutes so I was fairly sure it was not a good sign. I did not get a lot of questions based on my experience(which is extensive). She seemed nice on the phone but really seemed to be trying to scare me away in the interview. Maybe she had formed her opinion quickly. I was the first interview of the day. I emailed her a thank you a few days later to follow up but did not get a response. I find that to be very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • Some behavioral questions. Mostly questions based on if I would be willing to have no life and work all the time. I can see now this would definitely be a quick burn job which seems why they always have openings.   Answer Question
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online on Indeed and few weeks later I was contacted by HR District Manager. Went in for a face to face and not knowing I was being considered for Department Manager as I felt I did apply for Assistant Store Manager position. But they do sugar coat things and then tell you that every Manager starts as a Dept Manager after 12 weeks of training you get store keys and can work your way up the ladder within few years become an Assistant Store Manager and beyond. Over all first interview went great and about a week later I was asked to meet with District Manager. That interview I felt I was repeating myself as most questions were in the same context as the first interview. But the first interview lasted over an hour vs the 2nd interview at most 25 to 30 minutes. Overall experience was OK as it's been about over 2 weeks after the 2nd interview and a total of about a month since the first interview and still waiting on reply back on the job status as I have Emailed the DM several times already and just about to give up and move on to other interviews I have lined up for potential job opportunities. I mean I’m still interested but it shouldn’t take this long. I have worked in big box retail in Store Management roles and usually takes no more then 5 to 11 days for me to get an offer or a thank you but sorry. Still haven’t receive either of those as of yet and it’s been about a month. Would be nice out of courtesy for the DM to reply to one of many Emails let me know if I’m still being considered then leave me hanging as I feel I am. What is it with companies now day’s no one wants to reply back. I will be honest as a Manager I always reply back to my interviewers regardless if they get the job or not.

    Interview Questions

    • Just basic interview questions. One thing they do ask you is if you have any other job interviews lined up or have any interest in other companies. I was asked twice in each interview. It shouldn't be there business to ask something like that as it shouldn't be a deal breaker if you say yes because most people are going to more then one job interview and the world doesn't revolve around BBB. But say what you want I just said I'm only focused with BBB as of now. Over all just focus on telling them examples of situations that happened and how did you handle it. Also talk about merchandising and your leadership skills is what they want to know as well.   1 Answer
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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Garden City, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond (Garden City, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Starts by receiving a phonecall to set up an interview in the store. Once this is done, the potential new employee meets with a hiring manager to do the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one thing you think you'd like the least about working here?   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Marina, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond (Marina, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    One on one general questionsasked questions on jb history. Why I would like to be employed their,Where I see myself in five years. I asked about benefits and job security.

    Interview Questions

    • Gaps in unemployment, experience in retail   1 Answer
    • I felt the interview went well,I felt a little nervous, not sure how to answer back ground check.   Answer Question
  10. Helpful (1)  

    Sale Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Webster, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond (Webster, NY).

    Interview

    So after going into the store and filling out a paper application (I also included my own resume attached) I waited a few days to see if they'd reach out. Based on my interactions with the employees and the stack of blank applications they had sitting by the entrance, it was pretty apparent that they were in need of hiring some new staff. I called back after about a week and was told that the manager was unavailable but to call back later on to schedule an interview. I called back 2 days later and scheduled my interview for a Saturday morning. I dressed in business casual attire and was very professional throughout. Upon entering the store and indicating that I was there for an interview, I was told the manager wasn't in yet but if I was available to come back in at 2PM there was a chance she could squeeze me in for an interview. At this point, I was annoyed because I had already canceled plans I had for the day for this first interview and now had to delay my day more for it again. I show up at 2PM only to find out the manager never showed (or at least that's what I was told). No one even had the decency to call me on the number listed on my application to let me know that the interview would have to be rescheduled for a 2nd time. I left visibly annoyed with no intentions of rescheduling. A few days later I get a call from what is allegedly the manager apologizing for the confusion and asking if I could come in on a Thursday ( I am a student and had to skip class) for an interview. I agree and show up at the date and time selected by the manager. I waited for about 25 minutes before I was finally taken to the back offices. My interview was conducted standing up by a copy machine and lasted about 10 minutes. I left under the impression that while I nailed my interview and probably exceeded the expectations of what they were expecting of a young person applying for a retail position, there was absolutely no way I was getting hired. I was correct. I never received a phone call email or any communication from the store manager or any associates again.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want this job? Do you have previous retail experience?   Answer Question
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond (Seattle, WA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I interviewed with an HR manager and then the District Manager. I was immediately turned off with the fact that I was interviewing for a "management" position and neither one of them had even read my resume, cover letter or application prior to the interview. I had applied on-line and then contacted by a recruiter to set up an interview. The location I had applied for (listed in the job posting and discussed with the recruiter) was not even open and I was told the location I would be interviewing for was in a completely different city. A brief overview of the job and what it's requirements were not even explained until I asked?? This interview was a complete waste of time. Just an Fyi...a Dept. Manager doesn't just manage one Dept. and they manage no employees. If you really want a job there, make sure you emphasize repeatedly that you LOVE LOVE LOVE merchandising. That's what they want to hear.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time where you didn't follow company guidelines?   2 Answers
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