Bath & Body Works Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
978 Reviews

3.4
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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 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  

    Bath and Body Works was a decent job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers; great learning experience; opportunities to try new products; flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Not many hours available for sales associates; this is a job for those who want to make a little extra money, so don't expect to be able to support yourself with this job; not environmentally friendly (wasteful shipment packaging, lack of recycling within the store); poor pay like most retail jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more hours for employees; implement environmentally friendly shipment packaging and give stores recycling options; be innovative by providing all employees with the option to receive health and other benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome place to work

    • 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 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
  3.  

    Great first job, but they do not value your time.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Nice people, positive environment, great training.

    Cons

    I was very unhappy with their scheduling system where you had certain shifts which were just scheduled as "Call-Ins." This was where you would only maybe have to go into work and call in no more than 2 hours beforehand to see if you had to go in. This left you unable to schedule any other plans for the day regardless if you had to work or not. This showed me that they do not value my time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great culture and management, but need to value employees time more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for during college

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    - great training program, good job during college, get lots of freebies and a discount at not only bath and body works but also victorias secret.
    - flexible with class schedule, except during holiday season it can get crazy and busy.

    Cons

    - minimum wage, eligible for a raise after a year, but usually only .20 to .25
    - you will work holidays or a lot of days leading up to holidays (black friday, christmas eve, etc.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    OK

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

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

    Pros

    free stuff

    people I worked with

    new products to try

    Cons

    florsets
    change in managers
    they don't always listen to the associates
    no room to move up in company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the associatres

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting new knowledge on all blue chip categories

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Lead
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Lead

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

    Pros

    There are many advantages to working for bath and body works, one is the up beat environment, and generally nice people they hire. They really encourage team building and are always creating contests to have employees perform their best. It was an experience that you can never forget.

    Cons

    The only Con would be the compensation, but it's generally the same with all retail jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that having individual meetings with your sales leads can really make or break how you can effectually manage a store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A fun, fast paced job!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works

    Pros

    Helping customers find new and exciting fragrances to express themselves with!

    Cons

    Demos are required to be kept track of and how much you sell from your demos that were effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

  9.  

    Assistant Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fast faced, Growth with the company

    Cons

    long Hours, Disrespecting customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation for all the hour put by management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Part time

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people that I work. Very family oriented.

    Cons

    Not enough hours to go around

  11.  

    Great Place to work

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    fun products, great coworkers, fast paced, ability to move up, free product

    Cons

    rude customers, hours--nights and weekends can be hard when you have a family.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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