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Build-A-Bear Reviews

158 Reviews
158 Reviews
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Build-A-Bear Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Bear Maxine Clark
Maxine Clark
96 Ratings

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Bear Builder in Wesley Chapel, FL
    Current Employee - Bear Builder in Wesley Chapel, FL

    I have been working at Build-A-Bear part-time


    The employees fit together so well, its's like a huge family. They work around your schedule. I am a student and was able to get a good amount of hours around my schedule.


    If you're not too into talking to strangers, this isn't for you. You must be happy and cheery and peppy. Willing to sell everything, without pushing too much.

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Build-A-Bear Interviews

Updated Dec 11, 2014
Updated Dec 11, 2014

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Interview Experience


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Interview Difficulty




    Bear Builder Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Build-A-Bear.

    Interview Details

    The interview was just me and two managers. They basically asked me my experience with children, selling merchandise, etc. They were very friendly and sweet. They told me eight then and there they liked me and would like to offer the job!

    Interview Questions
    • They picked up a random bear in a costume and had me sell it to them.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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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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