Bed Bath & Beyond Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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Pros
  • They train employees on product knowledge to help deliver better customer service (in 120 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot about products you never even considered owning or even knew about before (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • If you were to mention work/life balance while interviewing - you would never be hired (in 28 reviews)

  • You must work long hours to really excel in your position (in 56 reviews)

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  1. Great environment to learn and obtain additional skills.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Hardside Associate
    Current Employee - Hardside Associate

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I work with many great managers who are willing to teach me more than whats required to help further my goal of working in retail management after college.

    Cons

    Hours usually cap around 25 which can be frustrating, especially if you do enjoy working there and would like to be more involved.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Helpful (8)

    Positive retail environment.

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

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Clear cut performance expectations. Quality product and customer service training plans. Pretty good work/life balance (much better than Kmart, Walmart, Target). Good opportunities to move forward. Education is not the tell all in this company, plenty of people without college degrees who are very successful. I started in receiving and now run a store.

    Cons

    Raises are tough acquire beyond a basic 2%, yet exec's in New Jersey continue to bring home their million dollar bonuses and stock incentives. Staffing in the stores has become very slim, do more with less.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the company associates are who make the business successful. Reward them at all levels in the store. Pay is not the most important factor in job happiness but it's in the top few reasons. Remember that "thank you" and "good job" goes a long way in making associates happy. It's time to review your benefits package as a company and bring in quality health insurance, short-term and long-term disability, paid maternity/paternity leave.

  3. Home Delivery/Stock

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

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Overall best work place if it is a first job. If not is still great, all managers are very helpful, training process is broken down to the core and will in fact have you company ready.

    Cons

    There isn't really any downside, I can only say that there isn't any starting set schedules unless you are attending school.

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  5. Retail Associate then RTV Associate

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

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good wages for retail. Fairly strong managerial support.

    Cons

    Yearly review raises are low. Can only increase pay by moving up.

  6. Love it- but I have to leave

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond

    Pros

    20% discount, amazing coworkers, flexible hours, training to provide product knowledge

    Cons

    No room for advancement, small raises. Associates often asked to do work outside of job description without compensation

    Advice to Management

    Treat hardworking employees with respect. If you've got someone good- make sure it is recognized. Plan better for incoming freight so it doesn't all fall on the night crew

  7. Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay fast pace place to work in

    Cons

    Throws you into the fire if in a tough situation

  8. It was a great job while going to school.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond

    Pros

    They have flexible hours to accommodate schedules.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Sales Associte

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Time off when needed

    Cons

    Long Hours, poor communication at times

    Advice to Management

    Better Communication

  10. Cashier/ "Hard Floor" Associate

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

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool environment, never boring. If you have OCD you'll looooove it! Lol Everything needs to look neat and perfect. Can't be afraid of ladders if you wish to do more than just cashier. Heavy box lifting. Lots of running around helping customers find things in the big store. I enjoyed my experience, hired without experience which was great this was my first job!

    Cons

    Doesn't seem to be much room for growth, takes awhile anyway. Management can be not so nice sometimes, but they also deal with a lot. Can't recall any more negatives. Good experience!

    Advice to Management

    Keep a good attitude and you'll receive the same :)

  11. cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond

    Pros

    discounts were the best thing given

    Cons

    little to no hours given

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