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Bed Bath & Beyond Interview Questions

Updated Nov 18, 2014
Updated Nov 18, 2014
256 Interview Reviews

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They post for positions they aren't hiring for

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Pay

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Interview Details

    When someone brings in an application a manager is paged to come upfront to meet and greet. At this time the manager is to spend 5 to 10 minutes walking and talking with this person. This process is not an interview. Then if that manager liked what they went over then it would be passed on to a second manager usually the store manager. The meet and greets can be as high as 2 a day or 20 a day just depends. Then the store manager will call in the ones that where passed along as good ones to look at.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    At the time was offer a little higher then what I wanted for a minimum pay. Things are a little different these days.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Interview Details

    The interview process happened fairly quickly as the push was on to fill a class spot in Atlanta before the holidays.
    I was contacted by HR shortly after submitting my application
    I was given an interview with the DM which I had to drive 45 minutes
    I then filled out a paper application before speaking with the DM
    Application was standard. Availability & Previous experience why do you want to work here etc
    Interview lasted 1.5 hrs and was very candid and relaxed
    2nd interview was in Atlanta (4hrs drive) with Senior DM
    Senior DM was bad cop to DM good cop so you have to be prepared to shift gears
    Be honest, confident yet respectful. Do not try and guess or talk above experience these people are very intelligent & intuitive.
    Have questions ready for both interviews
    They will check references and call them

    Interview Questions
    • If I gave you 4 feet of endcap space and some coasters what would be your approach to merchandising them so that they sell? Explain your process.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Senior DM: "So how much are we going to pay you"
    Answer: I think Im worth "X"
    SDM: I think we can manage that
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southaven, MS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southaven, MS
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I received a phone call from a shift operating manager who said he wanted me to come in for an interview.
    I went on the interview only to find another person there with me. The interview was good it only lasted for 30 minutes. I was hired for the job!

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult questions was, "Could I work weekends."   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to negotiate a proper time to work. The retail industry requires that you work on weekends including Sundays!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Interview Details

    The interview process began at a job fair. I spoke with the district manager and she set me up with an in-person interview with the HR person. After that interview went well, I met with one of the customer service district managers. I received an offer after my third interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I remember the questions being of average difficulty. Nothing out of the ordinary. But it is important to note that this company is not "typical retail" so be careful not to say anything like that. They take great pride in their superior customer service as they should.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They were reasonable and willing to work with me. It was a good experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Interview Details

    Simple questions..make sure you are focused on customer service.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cary, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cary, NC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Interview Details

    I gave my application in person, within a few days they contacted me for an interview. Interview was about 30 minutes. A few typical interview questions and the rest was random chitchat. Very easy. He made it seem obvious that I was going to be hired but didn't get a call till a few days later. Interview was mostly about getting to know me personally. They really like cheerful people.

    Interview Questions
    • Where else have you applied and why don't you think you got hired?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Online application, phone interview with HR Executive

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through a job search engine. I got an email response asking that I come in. I then filled out a hard copy application and had my first interview. (After working here for a while I realized that applying online was really just a way to get me in the door, I personally assume that the email response is sent out to everyone who applies online. As a company or so I've been told they try to give everyone a chance "They are always hiring.") I had my second interview that same day with a different manager. I was contacted the next day to set up the third interview with the store manager. I was hired within a week or 2.

    Interview Questions
    • Scenarios. My third interview with the store manager had a couple scenarios that I wasn't really sure of.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You are somewhat able to negotiate pay and flexibility of hours. I am a college student and don't work many hours and they are very flexible about that. Also when I originally applied I had a second job and they were willing to work around it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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