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Updated Aug 6, 2014

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Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in September 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online and was called in for an interview. I went in to the customer service desk where I waited for the interviewer. After waiting for awhile I was told I could wait at the wedding consultant desk, which is where I was interviewed when the interviewer was ready. It was a little noisy since we were out in the store and right by the cash registers and doors.

Interview Question – Think of something you have bought recently, and tell me why I should buy one.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Owings Mills, MD

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Interview Details – Visited a local BB&B for the first time to buy some kitchenware, and saw a stack of applications at the front entrance. Had been thinking of getting a part-job, preferably overnight hours. The whole store is a mess so I figured it wouldn't have terribly crazy standards and a time-consuming hiring process like at Target. I filled out the two-page application (they were xerox'ed copies) in my car in the parking lot. Got a call about one week later to come in for an interview Friday afternoon of that week. Arrived that day and waited 15 minutes on the middle of the floor, until the manager came out and took me upstairs -- yes, upstairs along a tiny staircase in the corner of the warehouse -- to where his "office" was. And what an office it was. It looked like it had hurricane had hit it. I sensed the shambolic environment, which surprised me for a brand like BB&B. It was worse than someplace I'd expect like K-Mart. The manager was cordial, asked me the basic rudimentary questions, and 15 minutes later it was all over and I left his warzone -- I mean, office.

Interview Question – Why you want to work at Bed Bath & Beyond, specifically?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate/Bridal Consultant Interview

Sales Associate/Bridal Consultant
Culver City, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Interview Details – It was short and simple. They weren't all that engaging and gave no indication of whether or not my answers suited their needs. It was a pleasant interview, but they gave no information about the company. Seeing as they don't advertise anything, it's hard to get a clear picture of the objective of the company.

Interview Question – How long I planned to work for them   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Reno, NV

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in February 2014.

Interview Details – interview was really easy, no super hard questions, no drug test, they mainly only cared about how i felt with climbing ladders which i was kinda scared at first but within a week it was not a big deal. they asked where i went to school, what i did on weekends, and wanted me to assure them i was reliable and honest. i had a second interview immediately after with the senior manager and she just explained my duties and what i was expected to do. i started within the following 2 weeks.

Interview Question – tell me about a time when you had to work with someone who you particularly didnt like and what did you do?   View Answer


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

General Manager Interview

General Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Interview Details – Was invited to job fair by regional HR and was interviewed by HR and District Manager at job fair. Was asked to meet for a follow up interview with another District manager about a week later. After that, the HR manager asked for me to meet with the Regional HR Manager for yet another interview about a week later. THen, asked to meet and interview with Regional President. All interviews went extremely well, I was in constant contact with HR rep, but after being told by RP that I would hear something within two days, I was put off over and over again, passed up another job opportunity and after over 2 weeks, I was told they had decided not to bring on any new manager's at this time.
The whole process was unprofessional and much work on my part with minimal to no follow up on their end. Never met a deadline they set and very much led me on thinking I had the job and was simply meeting requirements of meeting with layers of management for interviews. The process took nearly 2 months.

Interview Question – all questions were very simple for any seasoned manager.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

Sales Associate/Cashier
Hamden, CT

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in April 2014.

Interview Details – I applied on snagajob.com and heard back within two weeks. I was called for an interview, went in two days later, he asked me to show up early to fill out a paper application. Then a manager met with me, we talked for about 15minutes about my previous positions and what this position would entail. Then he told me that he would get back to me when the store manager was available to interview me. The few questions he asked were normal, like why do you want to work here, what did you do at (a previous job), and if I had any questions for him.

Interview Question – What would you do if you had an irritated customer?   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Interview Details – Walk-in applicant. Met the managers and filled out the application. We set up an interview for the following week. They asked me why I wanted to work there and what I think I would gain from working there.

Interview Question – "Tell me about yourself." It's so simple and I considered every question I thought they would ask, but didn't think of a answer to this one.   Answer Question


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No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

District Manager Interview

District Manager

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in October 2013.

Interview Details – Online application, phone interview with HR Executive

Interview Question – There were no questions. The HR Manager did not give me the opportunity to speak for 45 minutes. They do not hire anyone from the outside for District Managers or even Store Manager positions - even with an expert level of experience. BB&B is posting openings for District and Store Managers to fish from an experienced talent pool to fill sales and Dept Mgr positions.   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Associate Interview

Associate

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Interview Details – Fill Application out make sure to speak too a manager so u can get an interview right away on the spot they will call for an second interview if they really want you they called me back I had two interviews asked me questions based on what I put on my application note this was five years ago things may have changed in the second they asked me were I could potentially work an next was oreintation


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Data Entry/Quality Control Interview

Data Entry/Quality Control
Union City, NJ

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in August 2013.

Interview Details – I was contacted by a temp agency on a Wednesday for a temp job at BB&B in late August. The following day I had a phone interview with BB&B. It was about 10 minutes long, and it was very easy. The interviewer wasn't energetic The interviewer also said that the job isn't data entry, even though the temp agency told me that was the title. He said it was quality control. The interviewer asked me why I wanted to leave a permanent job for a temp job. I explained that I wasn't working a permanent job. I had it written on my resume that the job I'm working is temporary. Then then the interviewer asked me my current pay, and how much the temp agency is going to pay me for the job at BB&B. The interviewer of a company is not supposed to ask what a temp agency is going to pay the candidate. The temp agency told me the next day that the person liked me, and wanted to schedule me for a face-to-face interview. I thought it was too much to do two interviews for a temp data entry position, but I scheduled for the face-to-face for the following Tuesday.

I arrived at the h.q. in Union for a face-to-face on a Tuesday. I met a recruiter from the temp agency there before the interview. After waiting 20 minutes, the recruiter informed me that we'd have to walk to another building for the interview, which was a five minute walk. Then the interviewer showed up, and walked me to his office. It was the same person who interviewed me on the phone, and he was a recruiter. The hiring manager, who I was supposed to be interviewing with was not available to do an interview. When I sat down, the interviewer had to go somewhere, so I waited ten minutes for him to come back. Then during the interview, he received a phone call, and was on the phone. The interview was very easy, but I didn't get to talk much. They weren't regular interview questions. Just questions like, "is that something you'd want to do?" or "You don't mind driving this far?" The interviewer again asked me why I wanted to leave a permanent job for a temp job, and I explained that I'm not working a permanent job. After he showed me what the tasks for the job were, I wasn't too interested in it, but I didn't say that. The interviewer also began to ask me what I wanted to do as a career, and my goals. I felt that the interviewer shouldn't have selected me to be interviewed if he thought that I was overqualified. It was a waste of time. After the interview, he said he'd talk to the hiring manager, and I'd have to come back if they were interested. I wouldn't have agreed to be interviewed a third time anyway, but the agency informed me that they selected another candidate the next day.

Interview Question – What have you done that's similar to this job?   Answer Question

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