Babies "R" Us Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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Antonio Urcelay
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Pros
  • flexible hours, Always make sure you get your lunch breaks (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits for full-time employees (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Toys R Us and Babies R Us have strict expectations that employees sell credit cards, buyer protection plans, and batteries with every transaction (in 6 reviews)

  • Worked as a full time for months then they cut my hours down to 26 (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Cashier-good entry level start to your retail career.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at Babies "R" Us part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules available for part time workers. Fun waiting on the customers & their cute babies.

    Cons

    Cashiers have too much pressure to promote extended warranties & credit cards. I was not told that emptying garbage cans (inside, outside & restrooms) was part of my duties when hired. This was disgusting. Difficult to move up on the company. Job postings do not necessarily mean there's an opening. They are creating a pool to draw from when needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you pay your employees better, you won't have such a high turnover unless you only want teenagers working there. Better training needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Friendly environment for a part time job.

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    Former Employee - Registry Consultant/Front End Team Member in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Registry Consultant/Front End Team Member in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at Babies "R" Us

    Pros

    This was a relaxed environment, and I was able to become close friends with my coworkers while I worked there. They don't really expect too much out of you as long as you're competent and can treat guests and team members with respect.

    Cons

    Supervisors sometimes took everything too seriously, while team members didnt take things seriously enough. It was frustrating that the responsible people had to pull everyone else's weight at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team members who do well should be rewarded for it, and people who aren't pulling their weight or often skip out on shifts or show up late should be reprimanded for it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Fun place to work, making new families' dreams come true!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager

    I worked at Babies "R" Us full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The teams at the stores (both for Babies and Toys R Us) really seem to enjoy and support each other. Most of the management I've worked with were family oriented and willing to reach accommodations for team members who had emergencies. I'd honestly still be there if my commute were not so long.

    Cons

    Long commute after I transferred in from another state (which I did willingly for over a year, but no transfer was available when I asked for it--which may not have been the company's fault if my position wasn't available at the time). The "Do More With Less" attitude when it comes to payroll. Perceived lack of realistic expectations at the Senior Management level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Despite a store's performance on paper, when you continue to cut a store's payroll as a method of punishment, you reach a point of diminishing returns. No manager, even if they work 60 to 70 hours a week, can fight that without support. The District Managers should build better working relationships with the Assistant Store Managers, rather try to avoid them or ignore them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Babies "R" Us

    Pros

    Benefits were good. Flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    Constantly restructuring and unsure of company's future.

    Neutral Outlook
  6. I worked in several stores and it really depends on the manager.
    It was a great company before going private.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lynnwood, WA

    I worked at Babies "R" Us

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Nice HR
    Good morale in some stores

    Cons

    No hours
    Management sits in office
    Low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Working as a Returns Clerk, Baby Registry, Cashier & Sales Associate. Helping customers find items & answering questions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynnwood, WA

    I worked at Babies "R" Us part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get to help new moms and dads find everything they may need for their baby. If you have a small child you need to buy for you can find out about special sales ahead of time so you can be saving the most amount of money.

    Cons

    If it is a slow day you may get sent home early instead of being able to work a full day. The schedule changes from week to week. No set hours. You will have to work almost all holidays. If you work the returns counter you will occasionally have customers returning everything they bought and was given to them due to the fact they either lost the baby or the adoption fell through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If a management position becomes available please notify your current employees about the opportunity. Before hiring someone from outside of the company. This will help keep your employees happy and them staying with your company longer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. All Masochists Apply Here

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Babies "R" Us

    Pros

    Great work- life balance- that's it.

    Cons

    Everything else
    The only discount you get is 10% off
    They expect the world from you and give you little in return
    Don't expect to be actually doing the job you apply for- guys will automatically be sent to do truck and carry furniture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more perks
    Also, if you could be more organized

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Fun place to work with great career opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Order Management Supervisor in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Order Management Supervisor in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at Babies "R" Us full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun. Great benefits if hired full time.

    Cons

    Corporation always changing things up. Hard to get raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more opportunities for part time employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Baby job

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Austin, TX

    I worked at Babies "R" Us

    Pros

    if you need a job fast this might be okay for you and you like babies (:

    Cons

    pay is horrible (if you haven't worked there for serval years) hours vary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. Wonderful

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Babies "R" Us part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good customer service experience daily

    Cons

    Job mixture, confusion amongst management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communictae effectivley

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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