Bed Bath & Beyond Reviews

Updated April 30, 2015
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  1. Managers are glorified associates

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Low job pressure. Company highly values customer service.

    Cons

    Low work life balance. No real management opportunities. Little to no chance of promotion.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Department Manager

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Ability to be promoted. Fun coworkers. Great customer service. Some autonomy.

    Cons

    No regard for life outside of job. Made to work extra hours constantly. From top down management style is to find fault. Front end needs more staff

    Advice to Management

    More realistic about cost of living and life outside. Work
     Officers got millions in raises while we had wage freeze.

  3. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It was a basic entry-level job.

    Cons

    The dynamic between managers and associates was not very good at my location and there was no room for advancement.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    The bottom line is the company's only concern.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Long Beach, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They are willing to work with your schedule, since most of the employees are students, thus the high turnover rate.

    Cons

    The pay is a joke, and there are no rewards for excelling at your job.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees according to the value they bring to your company, not the bare minimum that will barely keep a great employee from quitting.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Okay

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Experience and meet new people

    Cons

    Company places a lot of favoritism regarding management, travel to much. Not family friendly

    Advice to Management

    Was a great company to work for in beginning but not so great now. Store Manager & District staff sometimes not on same page and overlooking good people.

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    associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time

    Pros

    clear expectations, strong products training

    Cons

    Frequent shop lifters, scheduled always changing

    Advice to Management

    Reward exceptional employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    It was bad.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's in the city. Good food in the area.

    Cons

    Bad management. Under paid workers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good and Bad in Working

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time

    Pros

    Their's is room to move up.

    Cons

    You have to have connection and the stress level is unbelievable.

    Advice to Management

    You need to treat your employees the way you treat your customers.

  10. Helpful (1)

    An absolute joke, and not a very funny one at that!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Skittish district management with nominal leadership skills and no corporate transparency. Scared to death of any legal action, which results in persons being kept in their jobs when they constantly underperform simply to avoid firing anyone for fear of being sued. Store-level management is generally ineffectual and petty. I have yet to work for a manager I respect, and I've worked for BB&B for almost 9 years. The work is frequently strenuous and there is very little positive reinforcement for doing well. The employee discount is bogus. It's the same as any customer who has a coupon! 20%!

    Advice to Management

    Buck up! Support and appreciate your people. They can do without you much more easily than you can do without them. Stand up to unreasonable, hypocritical district management and do not emulate them by any means!

  11. Helpful (1)

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Columbus, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's fast moving company. They start you out above minimum wage. There is room for advancement.

    Cons

    The management team needs better training on how to deal with employees. There needs to be training about how to combat racism in the work place. Respect for the employees needs to happen. There is an issue with not respecting an employees availability. The pay does not equal the work load.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to positively run a business. Employees are the reason this business is still thriving. Treating them less than is unacceptable.

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