Bath & Body Works

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Bath & Body Works Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
1,237 Reviews
3.3
1,237 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    The other associates are great people to work
    The hours are never very bad, except holiday time
    its easy to talk to a manager about problems or concerns you may be having

    Cons

    pay- normal, low retail pay
    they really push the whole "sell the product" on you - some people just don't want to be sold to and can get extremely upset with you and the store
    commission is being introduced - i didn't get hired to work for commission, i got hired to work hourly <-- this was the reason i quit

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Best experience ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSA Cashier in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - CSA Cashier in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, excellent way to learn customer service skills and fun

    Cons

    Difficult to be hired from seasonal as permanent not much open positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more opportunies to those who really wants to work with full availability to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    work hard play hard brand

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Escondido, CA

    I worked at Bath & Body Works full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, inspiring people all over

    Cons

    low pay and large workload

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Co manager perspective

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Favoritism, No breaks, minimal coverage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people who deserve positions based upon performance not seniority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great, Within Limits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you have a good manager or district manager, they will train you up and help you to be ready to move up. However, the company goes through periods where they actively seek outside talent, which obviously isn't helpful if you're the internal talent.

    Cons

    The upper management seems to be floundering at times, which can be hectic as lower management. They have a good thing going, but it's never enough, and they are often pushing for goals that are not only unrealistic but not attainable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a great product and so many great employees. I think investing in both would have amazing returns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works

    Pros

    The interaction with the public is the benefit. Company incentives and perks are wonderful. Who doesnt like to smell good and feel good about sharing what you know with others.

    Cons

    I don't have many challenged. I have been with the company 6 years and don't regret a minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is no problem working for and working with. They are helpful and understanding. Keep work life balance important.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Customer Service & comradery

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Gaffney, SC
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Gaffney, SC

    I worked at Bath & Body Works full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Training was thorough and pleasing as well. learning the ins and outs of how this company works excited me, it was new and fresh and inspiring. I liked that the company's graphing system helped me do my job better.

    Cons

    Sometimes worked 8 days straight due to others which was harder for my child than for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a better associate appreciation program....boosting morale to boost sales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great retail experience

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

    I worked at Bath & Body Works

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, positive staff, great teamwork, good employee discount

    Cons

    Floor sets run late, sometimes on an "as needed" schedule where you can get called in at any time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company very high customer service standards

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Bath & Body Works full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company discount is great. Pay rate is good for store manager and assistant manager. Great training on product knowlege. Great coworkers. Great customer service training. Great structure and organization. Fun stays up with fashion scents and products

    Cons

    Dm do always help when budget are set to high how to fix it. Store manager are to turn numbers around with no help. Sometimes the company deadlines are not realistic. No a lot of sales coverage. Have relocate to move in company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management do you want a task done or take care of the wonderful customers? To do both more payroll is needed by the task will not get done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome Company

    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Discounts, fun environment, freebies, teamwork based, I have a great manager which makes a big difference, and company appreciates their associates!

    Cons

    Starting off you don't get many hours(could be a good or bad thing depending on your situation)

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