Bed Bath & Beyond Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
787 Reviews

2.7
787 Reviews
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Bed Bath & Beyond CEO and Director Steve Temares
Steve Temares
340 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great customer service policy which keeps great customer retention (in 98 reviews)

  • Pay is good compared to other retailers (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • If you were to mention work/life balance while interviewing - you would never be hired (in 24 reviews)

  • You must work long hours to really excel in your position (in 48 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    20 years at corporate and store level

    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Supervisor  in  Union, NJ
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Supervisor in Union, NJ

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employee discount, mostly good work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement, transfer requests ignored, lateral moves misrepresented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start a profit-sharing or bonus program

  2.  

    Good Summer Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay was slightly higher then minimum wage, friendly, managers seemed to care, all around a decent summer job.

    Cons

    Retail jobs are always boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No room to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Office  in  Union, NJ
    Former Employee - Corporate Office in Union, NJ

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers, but other than that not much to say.

    Cons

    Bad atmosphere, Little room to grow. Antiquated computer systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize talent and encourage!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Summer Intern at Corporate Office

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Union, NJ
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Union, NJ

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people in my department and the departments we worked with were all kind and funny. It was a close-knit group. Being in a professional environment, I was surprised at how easy-going and informal people were. But they also worked very hard and helped me whenever I was stuck on a project. Great experience. Generous pay and perks/discounts. I loved it!

    Fun Fact- Throughout the Recession, Bed Bath managed to not lay off a single person due to it. They are debt-free. I don't even know how that's possible. It's great.

    Cons

    The Garden State Parkway is an unpleasant commute, and Union, NJ isn't the sunniest, poppin' town ever. But there are lots of restaurants, etc. I was lucky enough to be near a window, some people were not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only advice is to get an easier clocking system. Sometimes, it would be difficult to clock-in or out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Would never recommend to anyone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    compensation, training, benefits, products, ordering your own merchandise

    Cons

    favouritism, long hours, physically demanding, all about who you know, rules only apply to some

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a close look at your District managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A good employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Nanuet, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Nanuet, NY

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Works with employee with scheduling

    Cons

    Antiquated technology, needs to update all areas ie. cash registers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ugly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Stock Replenishment  in  Mohegan Lake, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Stock Replenishment in Mohegan Lake, NY

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The employee discount...that's it. And some of my coworkers. Other than that, nothing of note

    Cons

    Management, specifically corporate management. Always thinking they know more than the store associates. Using an inventory system that worked well during the 1980s and their stubborn refusal to update. Management cares about putting money in their pockets and not helping with putting money in the employees pockets who truly deserve it. Every level of management lack, or had none to begin with, integrity, morals, respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like they are gonna read this anyway but first thing first, update the inventory system to today's technology. Second, stop being such penny pinchers, you are trying to maximize sales dollars and have so few workers on busy days. Really? Does that make sense? Third, too many senior and corporate managers involved in the day to day operations and often conflicting, DM says one thing, Purchasing manager says something different. Who are we as floor associates suppose to get our guidance from when management can't determine who is in charge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay for a short-term, part-time job...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier  in  Plainview, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Plainview, NY

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Unlimited access to 20% off coupons (although that's not much different from the rest of the population). It was easy enough and customer-oriented.

    Cons

    Folding towels/sheets and then having someone ruin the entire shelf 2 seconds later; I ended up working doubles because other employees failed to show up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilizing the scheduling, seeing more perks day-to-day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Short Lived Employment In Bed Bath

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Night Shift Is More Convenient There

    Cons

    Human Resources Should Be Replaced There

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace H.R

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    BBB don't care about there employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSR  in  Totowa, NJ
    Former Employee - CSR in Totowa, NJ

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very strong company, no debt company, they have a good customer service phone line.

    Cons

    Working in customer services is very stressful, but working as CSR in BBB is worst thing you could do, the company only care about the customers and the customers know that so they treat you like crap. They have some politics that are obsolete, the most valuable asset that a company have is there employees but not in the case of BBB

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Managers in the csr department treat the employees like crap

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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