Bath & Body Works

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Bath & Body Works Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
1,004 Reviews
3.4
1,004 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They give free products for employees to try and improve product knowledge (in 60 reviews)

  • Great Products - you'll get a lot of free samples (in 59 reviews)


Cons
  • Call in shifts (What an abusive tactic) I have seen employees have nothing but (in 123 reviews)

  • Work life balance is almost non-existent, especially when you reach management levels (in 35 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate to Sales Lead

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Jackson, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Jackson, MI

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get free product to try, a decent employee discount, fun staff, good steady hours (if you're a hard worker), flexible schedules, and a fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Call-in shifts can sometimes be a hassle if you have plans after work, but management is typically flexible with working around plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ability to move up in the company is awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bath and Body Works ROCKS!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Glen Burnie, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glen Burnie, MD

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, fun co-workers, and freebies(gratis)!

    Cons

    The pay is only $7.25 per hour at my store....

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The managers are fun and energetic. The sales associates are knowledgeable and friendly.

    Cons

    Customers can be really rude.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for but very corporate minded

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Bath & Body Works full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great atmosphere hard for customers to have bad time. Makes for easy shifts as manager.

    Cons

    Company makes strange policy decisions that often conflict with best practices in the stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your managers to discover how you can better serve the customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Co-Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Discounts on products from bath and body , the limited, victoria secrets.,I worked with really nice people, you get to meet many people each day. the store smells great.

    Cons

    you have to work mall hours and holidays, pay is low but ok for retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make time to have employee events. Try to rotate weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Job! Learned so much from working here!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Customer Sales Lead  in  Burlington, IA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Customer Sales Lead in Burlington, IA

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Always enjoyed working here part time or full time. It is great to get a first look at new products!

    Cons

    Call in shifts are sometimes a little hard to plan around. Holiday time is always a little hectic but that is typical for retail.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun and great experience in corporate retail.

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    Former Employee - Cash Wrap Associate  in  Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Cash Wrap Associate in Daytona Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Nice people and friendly work environment. Flexible schedule. Fun working there and fun customers. Met some great people. Everyone was there to help each other. Manager was very nice and flexible. I have a disability and they were glad to help me with any adjustments I needed.

    Cons

    Call In shifts. Not that bad but had to wait on making plans.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Bath and Body Works is a great opportunity to build a strong foundation in sales.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Saint Peters, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Peters, MO

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The hours for this position were very flexible which made it easy to have another job as well. There were also a lot of opportunities for us to get free products which which made us more motivated to be successful.

    Cons

    A lot of pressure was put on the sales associates. The managers are responsible for making their segments but put a lot of that responsibility onto their associates. This was a minimum wage job and was very stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it would be beneficial to get advice from the sales associates about ways to improve the company and products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A great experience!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Loveland, CO

    I worked at Bath & Body Works part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Worked with a great group, had a flexible schedule for school, and knew what my job was and how to do it.

    Cons

    I didn't have any cons while working here - I found everything to run smoothly especially during holiday season. Only thing was during floorsets the company set props and table setups that didn't work and had to be improvised.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Bath & Body Works part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    co-workers, free product give aways, flexible schedule, my particular location did not have a high turn over till my 4th year.

    Cons

    after years of working here p/t; store got a new store manager. with that came new employees. these new people were very lazy. left all the work to the senior employees and were never reprimanded for their actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    screen your candidates more closely

    Recommends

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