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Build-A-Bear Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Bear Maxine Clark
Maxine Clark
111 Ratings
  • Excellent company to work for!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bear Builder in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Bear Builder in Loveland, CO

    I have been working at Build-A-Bear part-time (less than a year)


    I never get bored at my job, that's for sure!! I love interacting with all of the guests - kids and adults alike! There is never a dull moment, and I am always having a blast. I love my co-workers, and Build-A-Bear takes very good care of us all. They are constantly rewarding us with pizza parties, gifts at Christmas times, prizes for winning monthly contests, and more! I also really love the direction that the company is going in. It's definitely focused around the values it was founded upon, and that is something that is so important to me when working for a company.


    Nothing bad to say so far!

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    Keep up the good work! I love the decisions you guys have been making so far, and I think the guests are too! :)

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Build-A-Bear Interviews

Updated Mar 21, 2015
Updated Mar 21, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Bear Builder Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Build-A-Bear.

    Interview Details

    Fun, energetic, they want to know your personality the most. Don't say you want the job because you like kids! You should like kids if you're applying. Otherwise just have fun with it.

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Build-A-Bear Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
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Headquarters Saint Louis, MO
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (BBW)
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

The Build-A-Bear Workshop covers the "bear" necessities and much more. Located mainly in malls, the company's stores allow kids to design their own teddy bears and other stuffed animals complete with clothing (formal wear to western wear), shoes (including Skechers), and a barrage of accessories (eyewear, cell phones, and the like). Customers can build bears online, too. The chain offers an in-store Build-A-Party and an interactive online community, as well as online games and e-cards. Build-A-Bear, founded by CEO Maxine Clark in 1997, boasts about 345 stores in the US... More

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