Bath & Body Works

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Bath & Body Works Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
1,053 Reviews
3.4
1,053 Reviews
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Bath & Body Works CEO Nick Coe
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They give free products for employees to try and improve product knowledge (in 72 reviews)

  • Great Products - you'll get a lot of free samples (in 63 reviews)


Cons
  • Call in shifts (What an abusive tactic) I have seen employees have nothing but (in 126 reviews)

  • Work life balance is almost non-existent, especially when you reach management levels (in 42 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    First job ever and it made me love the retail industry.

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Gurnee, IL

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

    Pros

    I got into working for them when it was the holiday season. And even though it was a busy schedule, they made me comfortable while working that time. I got enough information from training to know how to do everything. Everyone was really nice and helpful with each other.

    Cons

    There wasn't really much downside while working except for the customers sometimes. Other than that, it was nice, great atmosphere to be working in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. I haven't worked there for a while but I know you are keeping your customers and workers happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Management and staff very professional and friendly. Everyone works together to get the job done and to provide excellent customer service. Staff is provided ongoing training.

    Cons

    Hard to get full time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was very nice and smelled good

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I worked at Bath & Body Works part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    it smelled great. I just have a passion for lotion so this place was great for me. Got a lot of great experience working with customers too

    Cons

    sometimes the hours were long. I didn't like some smells as much as other smells.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    GREAT and fun working environment

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    managers made the shift fun wasn't your basic come in sell products, we dances had fun selling and customers loved into our store

    Cons

    closing shifts and early morning meeting when new products came in or a big even was approaching

    Recommends
  6.  

    Pretty Enjoyable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works

    Pros

    -you learn the retail business fast
    -learn communication skills
    -store discount

    Cons

    -not enough pay for how many years you work there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -none

  7.  

    Great place for super part-time job!

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    Former Employee - Cashier and Sales in Wellington, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier and Sales in Wellington, FL

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

    Pros

    Great products, easy to sell. Very flexible hours .

    Cons

    Unless it is holiday season, very little hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest when you hire your employees and let them know how many hours they can count on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    very flexible and understanding if you need a day off. I love the work environment, it is all girls at the one that i work at and they are amazing. I got hired very fast and my managers are great. even when you have been there for awhile, they are still understanding if you mess something up or you forget something on the register.

    Cons

    havent came across any yet. Like i said in the pros, this is a great place to work. I love it! i would definitely recommend this place if people are looking for a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we need 2 pockets in our aprons!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Rosa, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great job if you are a student, everyone was very nice, lots of free product, discounts

    Cons

    If you are looking for full-time, career type job you can't survive as an associate, need to move up to a manager's position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience but not pay

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    Former Employee - Director in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Director in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, talented people, great structure and opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    I loved working for them but despite their claims of competitive pay they are on the low end of the spectrum. You will work at a full level above your title and get paid on the low end of your title. I started at an entry level, left at a director level and literally double my salary within 3 years of leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promoting from within is great just don't discount the value of outside talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    love working there. Great place to work as long as you love the people you work for.

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    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Smithfield, NC
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Smithfield, NC

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

    Pros

    The company. Great place to work for that appreciates their people.

    Cons

    High expectations can be a con for some. If you are not truly interested in hard working this is not the place for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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