Bed Bath & Beyond Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. A good job between jobs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond

    Pros

    20% off discount without using a coupon

    This gives you time to save up coupons for when you finally leave this dead end job where no one but the full time employees get ahead

    Cons

    Work as a supervisor for 5 months (after being restricted to 25 hrs or less per week) without a raise. The manager in charge of reviewing you to apply the raise transfers to a different location and you have to start begging the new guy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, is it any wonder why you hire so often? Those not employed full-time are either leaving or are planning an exit strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Blood bath & beyond

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Bridal Consultant
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Bridal Consultant

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The customers were great lived helping the brides & grooms

    Cons

    Hired to work 35 hours a week once Obamacare went into effect they cut everyone's hours back to 25 so they wouldn't have to pay benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Customers are #1, Employees are Not!

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    Former Employee - Ecommerce Category Manager in Union, NJ
    Former Employee - Ecommerce Category Manager in Union, NJ

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

    Pros

    Big company on your resume so it helps you get your next job. They say lots of opportunity which can be true but you have to fight to get anything done. If you are at the stage of your career that you just want to go to work, not be challenged and collect a paycheck you can do it very easily!

    Cons

    This is a $12 Billion dollar company that is run like a mom & pop shop! The company policy is, we are not in a rush to make a mistake. I can tell you this company is not in a rush to do anything. They love to hire people who are super stars in their areas but then put them on a shelf. Management is not open to new ideas and if they are it takes three times as long to do than any other company, literally years! They are paranoid about information leaking so if you speak at conferences they will no longer allow you to do it. If you have an active following for work on social media you will be required to stop. I have seen this multiple times as people's public reputations gets forgotten after a year or two of not being able get your name out there. The last thing is that they are extremely cheap! $100 max for hotels not matter what the city, $25 per diem no matter what the city, they won't pay for your car to the airport and the list goes on and on!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update some of your policies so you can hold on to top talent. The turnover in my areas caused terrible morale. Work on development plans, I was personally told we don't do that here by my VP boss which sealed my desire to stay with the company. When I resigned they were shocked and used scare tactics to try to get me to stay based on stability and growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great opportunity to learn customer service skills, Awful brand to stay loyal to

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Acworth, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Acworth, GA

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent Work/Life balance (depends on management and operations scheduler)
    Good part-time work for students entering the workforce
    Strong drive to constantly improve oneself (for store performance of course), but builds skills nonetheless
    Strong retention for those willing to stay

    Cons

    Company follows number-crunching trends. This becomes apparent in the bare minimum benefits, breaks, and amenities that they eek out to meet regulations.
    The company does not promote part-time associates, in non-management roles, into management positions. Rare occurences may happen, but loyalty to the store does not payoff. The company is good for a year or two of experience in retail sales, and afterwards the next step would be to jump into another retail company that will bother to train you into positions of management.
    The pay raises are atrocious, and the only people benefiting from improved store performance will be the full-time employment (mainly management) in the form of bonuses, while part-time employees will see little shift in hours due to district level productivity hour distributions and other management decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company that prides itself on providing the best customer service and satisfaction should be just as willing to provide it's employees (part-time employees especially) with the respect they deserve for maintaining and improving your brand image.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Stay Far Far Away

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Pendergrass, GA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Pendergrass, GA

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

    Pros

    None. This place is a joke

    Cons

    Everything. This place is really a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourself and have someone else hire your replacement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Awful! But not sure if it's company policies or managers...

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The starting pay is good but I've heard your raises ain't worth anything.

    Cons

    They don't promote within the company. I Have coworkers who work with this company for 8 years and they managers don't want to promote them. It's not like they are lazy employees, they do their job plus more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your employees and stop hiring outside managers, and show some compassion. And don't cut someone's hours because you schedule them for almost 40 hours most of the year, then when head quarters tell you to give someone full time status or cut their hours, you decide to cut their hours to about 20 hours or less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Company doesn't care about employees

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    Former Employee - Management in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Management in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Working with customers, other employees were fun to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours required for managers - hired to work 50 hours a week but frowned upon if didn't stay longer. 55 hours minimum or you were treated poorly by upper management.. NO concern for family. If my child was sick I was made to feel badly for staying home. Upper management was very critical but offered no assistance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Bad training experience

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    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful

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

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Absent minded

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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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