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Bed Bath & Beyond Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
183 Reviews
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Pros
  • They train employees on product knowledge to help deliver better customer service (in 120 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot about products you never even considered owning or even knew about before (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • If you were to mention work/life balance while interviewing - you would never be hired (in 28 reviews)

  • You must work long hours to really excel in your position (in 56 reviews)

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    Bad training experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Customers are nice , lots of interesting products. Assistant managers were professional and respectful. Almost every day new products come in.

    Cons

    I was given the worst training experience ever in this company. Two months with no product training and being blamed instead of a plan being set for my development , I was given a response of " don't have time to training you " or even go over my work. They do not thank their managers when a job is well done. High expectations with poor training at this Bakersfield store despite company focus on training stated by area in San Francisco. Waste of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This store needs to have a plan for their new managers instead of treating them like regular cashier employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating hit or miss management, no feelings for the part timer on the floor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    opportunity to learn about products that you will use after you leave. Because you will probably leave.

    Cons

    Can't get a consistent schedule, or consistent hours, low pay, rare if any full time positions available. Management is not always trustworthy. Had a few great managers, and a lot of really awful ones that I ended up reporting to HR because their lack of business-like conduct (no sexual abuse. Just verbal and mental.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your good managers and get more like them. Fire your bad ones. Consider hiring some employees full time, or offering a higher salary.

    Look at your part time employees too. If something isn't working out, and the employee is a good person, try another position. Don't continue putting them in a position where they fail. It's extremely frustrating for your lower management and the part time employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Absent minded

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Hourly paid with guaranteed overtime

    Cons

    Ideas will not go anywhere due to upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associates work hard for a very low per hour wage.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Bed Bath & Beyond is to learn the basics retail operations and merchandizing. It provides a friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Sales associates get no employee benefits, vacation days nor sick days. Managers and supervisors work sales associates very hard and have no regard for personal safety when restocking merchandize.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer part-time sales associate should be offered full time jobs and benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very disappointed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friends...experience. .ability to run a buisiness as it was your own

    Cons

    Work load piles on every week...hour cuts...expectations are above the means of a 47.5 work week..very unprofessional. ..and berating to there managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If u have tough skin...willing to work min 50 to 55 hours a week...u will be fine

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do NOT work here, ever

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -You'll barely scrape by, but it'll be enough
    -You'll want to stay in school more and actually study to get a real job

    Cons

    -Awful management
    -Mistreatment of Workers
    -Awful work environment
    -Terrible Scheduling
    -Terrible promotion opportunities(the yearly raise is 25 cents)
    -This job will literally take days or months off of your lifespan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have none. They know what they're doing wrong but they'll continue to do it as long as they meet their quota.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just Don't

    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee incentives
    401 k
    You can make 60k or more in the right district

    Cons

    No home work life balance!!! I was told I would not work more than about 55 hours a week. What a joke I never work less than 70 hours a week.

    They can transfer you to a store an hour or more from your home. I pass by two stores on my 1 hour and 20 minute drive to my current store.

    They will schedule you to close which means you wont leave the store before midnight and then open the next day which requires you to arrive at 6am. They do not care if you have a long drive.

    You will work 12+ hours and only given a 30 minute lunch break, no exceptions.

    Really high management turnover. Ive been with the company for 3 years and have been through 3 store managers, 11 assistant managers and over 20 department managers.

    All managers start as department managers regardless of your past experience.
    Upper management brags about being critical. You will never be told your work is good, satisfactory or even okay.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Stock Replenishment in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Stock Replenishment in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    20% off entire purchase.

    Cons

    Overworked, under appreciated under paid. Fort Lauderdale store is run by a management team that is down right abusive to the employees. An employee is required to lift heavy boxes up and down ladders. Safety of the employees doesn't concern management. An employee must work late hours with no overtime pay. If scheduled until 11:30pm you will not be allowed to leave until manager cuts you loose. The closing shift is lucky to leave before 1:00am. Managers discuss employees on sales floor. Managers do not have any management skills to be running a store with employees. Total disregard for an employee. Rude remarks are made to employees in front of customers. Management takes pleasure in demeaning employees. Customer Service is nil at this store. Customers complain the store never has product in stock. Customers complain management is rude to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees the way you would want to be treated. Learn a management style that uses your resources (employees) wisely. Talk to your employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    The worst choice for employment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stock Replenishment in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Stock Replenishment in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond

    Pros

    The people were alright and the daily tasks weren't strenuous. Didn't require much lifting it was just really about maintaining and cleaning the stores and aisle.

    Cons

    There was no organization in the back rooms. There products weren't labeled in the stock rooms either, therefore you were really going in everyday blind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should take care of their employees. The employee discount is the same as the coupons that anyone can receive in the mail. I would also suggest that they should make sure their employees are happy to work and be there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Part-time employees should quit NOW.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Manager
    Current Employee - Front End Manager

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have made some good friends while working here. The store manager at my location really honestly does care about his people, and that's VERY rare with this company. The only reason I still work here is that the store manager at my location is truly top-notch.

    Cons

    Attention all part-time employees! Be advised that the word has gone forth from corporate: going forward, part-time employees will receive no more than 25 hours per week. No exceptions. Corporate is under the impression that Obamacare will mandate health insurance for any associate working 25+ hours per week. I'm not sure if this is accurate or not, and that's not my point. On the contrary, my point is that BBB has issued a directive stating that all part-time employees, good or bad, will be limited to 25 hours per week maximum. In other words, the best employees will get their hours cut (down to 25) and the worst employees will pick up those cut hours (up to 25) in order to keep everybody below 25 hours per week. Wow. What an incentive to achieve!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is still a misconception out there that you are running a debt-free company. It's not true, and anybody can check your 10-K filings to find out how much debt the company has now. There's also a misconception that the basic business model of BBB is strong and able to withstand the retailing changes of the 21st century. Again, not true. Unfortunately for you, it's jut a matter of time before somebody discovers that "the emperor has no clothes".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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