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    Honestly was my favorite job!

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at KB Toys (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was a store manager. Great family like business when it was up and running. Full control of demo for toys to sell. Our crew was more than managers and employees, we could all openly talk to each other and share ideas to help the store.

    Cons

    This company has been out of business (Filed full Bankruptcy) for about 6 years. This was a nationwide closure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reopen the stores. Give the store managers control of their business, not corporate pockets. If KB Toys was to reopen today, I would happily be a store manager again. I despise walking into a Toys R Us. KB Toys was the best

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at KB Toys.

    Interview Details

    Easiest interview! I had gone in to ask for an application and, since it wasn't busy, started talking with the manager while I filled it out. By the time it was filled out, he'd already promised to put me at the top of the pile when the other manager came in to go through applications.

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Website www.kbtoys.com
Headquarters Pittsfield, MA
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Operated By Out of Business
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Unknown
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Target, Toys ''R'' Us, Walmart

The retail toy business is not all fun and games, as the nation's largest mall-based toy chain KB Toys can surely attest. The struggling toy seller operates about 380 stores in malls nationwide, following the closure of about 120 stores in early 2008. (Previously, KB Toys shuttered more than 600 locations and laid off thousands of employees following a stint in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.) To survive the company hopes to sell inexpensive toys and games to impulse buyers in malls, while leaving the fiercely competitive market for more popular products to market leader... More

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