Bath & Body Works Reviews

Updated May 21, 2015
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Pros
  • They give free products for employees to try and improve product knowledge (in 73 reviews)

  • Great Products - you'll get a lot of free samples (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • Call in shifts (What an abusive tactic) I have seen employees have nothing but (in 129 reviews)

  • Work life balance is almost non-existent, especially when you reach management levels (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Best Place to Ever Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Team
    Builds Skills
    Builds Confidence
    Positive Environment
    Builds Critical Thinking
    Builds Conflict Resolution Skills

    Cons

    Keep in mind that store hours are based on your stores performance. So, don't get discouraged if you are not getting a lot of hours. Just remind yourself the next time you are in working to push product and do your best to sell. So you can better store performance and personal performance helping you get more hours.

    Advice to Management

    Aiding in how to handle situations with shop lifting. Those types of situations are difficult. You do not want to accuse someone, but if you suspect that they have been shop lifting and haven't left the store how do you prevent them from leaving before security gets there to handle it.

  2. Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and a lot of team support. Challenging because they expect a lot but can be rewarding

    Cons

    Last minute floor sets and holiday season will be bananas but persevere and you will be ok

    Advice to Management

    Be more open

  3. Sales associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bath & Body Works part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere to work in! There are always new products coming out to sample and products pretty much sell themselves!

    Cons

    Holiday hours can be hectic at times but you deal with that in most retail environments. Pay is not great.

    Advice to Management

    I would let employees be crossed trained better throughout the store. That way they know how the back room/ stock is processed.

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  5. Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Villa Park, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Villa Park, IL

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Communication and selling skills are strengthened
    Great sense of community

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours during the summer

  6. Great co-workers, hours can be sporadic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, management is fair, and most of the customers are nice. Starting salary is now $10/hr, so a few bucks more an hour than some other places (though this pay rate is quickly becoming the norm in retail).

    Cons

    Closing can take a LONG time if it's been a busy day. They use "Call ins" for some shifts where you are basically on call. If you call and they don't need you to work, you're out the hours. These may not be a problem for everyone, but can be very annoying if you get a lot in one week (you can end up with little to no hours and a shrunk paycheck).

  7. Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Temp Sales Associate in Orange Park, FL
    Former Contractor - Temp Sales Associate in Orange Park, FL

    I worked at Bath & Body Works as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Customer service, testing out new/current products while working.

    Cons

    Working in a small environment with big crowds, short breaks.

    Advice to Management

    None/only knew the manager for 3 months.

  8. cashier

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Alabama in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Alabama in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Bath & Body Works (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, floor sets are amazing, meet new people, free things are given during big events. discounts to Victoria secret and the other limited brands stores.

    Cons

    Not as many hours after the holiday season

  9. BBW

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Novi, MI

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is very customer oriented, fun place to work, teamwork necessary to be successful. Great products, easy to be passionate about them

    Cons

    Starting to get very pushy with sales goals, need to focus on the good in the team, recognition for a great job, accountability of associates

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that you take the time to hire great people and do what you can to retain them. Recognition goes a long way

  10. Sales leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment. Good pay. Flexible hours. Gratis. Nice co workers

    Cons

    Long hours. Difficult to advance within the company. Schedule many floor sets on holiday days

  11. Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ive met some of my favorite people at this job, many customers are happy when they come in, company discount and how much effort they put into their products and themes that include their associates. The company tries to make everything very fun and enjoyable for the associates. My managers were some of the absolute best in the company so I was very lucky.

    Cons

    Holidays are incredibly hectic but can be very fun. Company doesn't always give enough hours for floor sets


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