Bath & Body Works Reviews

Updated May 1, 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. getting better

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wilmington, DE

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Gratis, high wage, good management, good coworkers.

    Cons

    Either too many or not enough hours, some managers can be rude or don't contribute to the store as much.

    Advice to Management

    When I first started working at BBW I hated it. They had me working all the time for minimum wage and the management often made remarks saying I was slow or calling me names. I didn't plan on staying past seasonal. Well I stayed and now I love it. I think the managers were just under holiday stress. They are very encouraging and let you know when you're doing awesome and when you can work on something. The company raised the minimum salary so I don't feel like I'm broke all the time and there is room to move up within the company which I'm excited about.

  2. It was a fun experience.

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    Former Employee - Set Up Crew in Dickinson, TX
    Former Employee - Set Up Crew in Dickinson, TX

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, usually a great customer base.

    Cons

    There wasn't really anything I disliked about the job I was only there seasonal and the store I worked at no longer exist.

  3. Helpful (1)

    sales associate

    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lots of products to experience, interacting with customers can be enjoyable, working with a good team can make it fun to work there.

    Cons

    call-in shifts (you call in 1 hour to see if you are needed to come in or not), the pressure/concentration of the numbers/$$$ sometimes takes the fun out of working there,

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  5. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, decent pay, good employee discount, not too strenuous work, fun to help customers pick out their favorite products.

    Cons

    Working becomes more stressful during the holiday season, pay isn't great- could be better, unstaffed at my location, lots of cleaning up after others messes with the products

  6. Helpful (1)

    One of the best retail jobs around

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced, great people, products and discounts. Challenging work environment

    Cons

    None if you are familiar with retail. You WILL work nights, weekends and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value the field.

  7. A+ Volume Store Co Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth in company

    Cons

    Floorset dates don't always assist work/life balance

  8. Good job through college

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Good people and environment, family like atmosphere, very happy and cheerful, smells good, pretty store, and focus on good customer service! lots of free stuff!!

    Cons

    Bad hours, floorsets go intill 5 am, competitive sales, if you do bad in sales you get no hours, competitive environment, not good with granting time off, schedule comes out late

    Advice to Management

    Make the sales battle a little less competing. Atmosphere has been a little unwelcoming since spahs started. Be more balanced when making schedules and make schedules on time.

  9. Sales Associate

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bath & Body Works part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great management, fun place to work

    Cons

    Wish position paid more, Products continue to change

  10. co-manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    fun environment; great benefits; awesome opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    It's retail, so hours can be difficult for work-life balance. But that's about it...

  11. Co-Manager

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager
    Former Employee - Co-Manager

    I worked at Bath & Body Works full-time (More than 5 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, friendly place to work
    Internal promotions within the store

    Cons

    Workload too large with not enough payroll

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