Bath & Body Works

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Bath & Body Works Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
1,084 Reviews
3.3
1,084 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    My experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bath & Body Works part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and training was fairly easy.

    Cons

    Not many work hours..and underpayed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was an easy job

    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

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

    Pros

    Easy if you have an outgoing personality

    Cons

    Not much hours, but easy job and discount

  3.  

    Fun retail experience :)

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    Former Employee - Customer Sales Lead in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Lead in Santa Rosa, CA

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

    Pros

    Room for growth: Upper management will help you move up if you express interest (there are also temporary management positions during peak times) I started as a sales associate.. After 1 year I was promoted to a seasonal sales lead which turned into a permanent position

    Lots of gratis: Who doesn't love free stuff!? Also always getting to try the new products first!

    Friendly co-workers (mostly): Co-workers become your "second family" especially during holiday & the grueling floor sets

    Fun atmosphere: There's always something new & exciting going on! Holiday is an especially magical time at bbw

    Great product & customers: Customers love the products... They really do sell themselves! You occasionally get a disgruntled customer but that's just retail... & bbw really backs you up with the 100% guarantee

    Cons

    Same with most retail...

    Long hours... Floor sets keep you there well into the night & usually the early hours of the morning

    Some people in management positions really shouldn't be in management but this goes unnoticed due to lack of store visits & knowledge of what's really going on by the dsm

    Can be stressful at times especially during holiday when everyone is shopping for last minute presents (but overall holiday is a fun time)

    Products get discontinued all the time & customers get upset because "they finally found something they liked"

    Sometimes floor sets are scheduled too close together.. It's great to keep the store looking fresh.. But it can confuse the customer when it changes so frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dsm should visit stores more often to really understand what's going on in the store. I worked at bbw for about 2.5 years and only saw the dsm once.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Leadership was awesome. Generally the people there are very friendly. The interview process was easy and they train you extremely well. Top employees can get promoted very easily, even with little or no retail experience coming in.

    Cons

    Call-ins are horrible. Usually you don't know if you will be working or not until an hour before you're scheduled to go in. It made planning ahead difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun Job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Dress Code
    Try out all of the new products
    Flexible hours (have to earn it)

    Cons

    Cap hourly salary
    White shirts are hard to find

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More involvement from corporate would be nice. A lot of associates are in college and want to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Bath & Body Works is a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Conway, AR

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

    Pros

    If you are a sales associate, then flexibility with your hours is a big benefit. Employee discounts are nice as well. The store I worked at had great morale which keeps employees motivated, productive, and happy.

    Cons

    Working nights and weekends, no benefit packages for part-time associates, store doesn't always get what customers are asking for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This job prepared me for the world of sales in ways I never imagined

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Good company values, understanding management, and the opportunity to make real connections with the customers in the store.

    Cons

    Very poor hours in smaller stores and you often have to deal with cranky or uninterested customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Working at Bath and Bodyworks was wonderful. I got hired on as seasonal staff and then was asked to be kept on. My managers were friendly and so were my coworker, the only upsetting thing about working there is there's not really potential for moving up.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Snellville, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Snellville, GA

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

    Pros

    Discount
    Making your own schedule
    Friendly CoWorkers
    Gaining Experience
    Great seasonal hours

    Cons

    Minimum wage
    Not enough hours
    No room for moving up
    Very part time
    Being let off early

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    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

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