Bed Bath & Beyond Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Bed Bath & Beyond CEO and Director Steve Temares
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Pros
  • Customer service is extremely important in this setting (in 120 reviews)

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

Cons
  • No consideration for work/life balance (in 28 reviews)

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

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  1. Part Time Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dublin, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good co-workers, training for various skills/product knowledge

    Cons

    Fluctuating work schedule, little support from district management

    Advice to Management

    Work on giving workers an incentive to want to work at stores


  2. Work Hard, Work Late

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Bridal Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Bridal Consultant in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I work as a part time sales associate/ front end supervisor/bridal consultant and most of the people who work for this company are extraordinary people who actually care about this business. They also hire a lot of college students and are really flexible with changing school schedules which is nice. A lot of businesses won't do that. In general, the work environment is friendly and the managers work just as hard as the hourly employees.

    Cons

    If you are closing at a store, don't expect to get out on time. And even if you are asked to stay late, don't expect to get everything done for the night. My store in particular is very understaffed and freight often gets piled up for days until the manager calls an over night shift to take care of it.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have more sales associates on the floor at a time. Especially for closing shifts. Between recovering, helping customers, and trying to get Beyond store orders, it is almost impossible to finish all the freight for a given night.


  3. The workers were cool but store manager didn't know how to keep his feelings in check

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Stock Replenishment in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Stock Replenishment in Midland, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone was very nice. Positive workplace. Good training.

    Cons

    Occasional minor overlook on when the minors were supposed to leave. I would occasionally leave at 11pm even though it's against the law for us to work past 10:15.

    Store manager would also be extremely rude to some of the employees and even one of the other managers. When confronted about the issue he apologized to the manager and just said "He's having a bad day". He would continue to be rude to some employees.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep your feelings in check and be organized about how you handle juggling stock replenishment and customer service


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  5. Helpful (1)

    key holder

    Current Employee - Key Holder/Lead in Yakima, WA
    Current Employee - Key Holder/Lead in Yakima, WA

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great work environment. customer friendly

    Cons

    under paid for amount of work done


  6. put away

    Current Employee - Put Away in Elmhurst, NY
    Current Employee - Put Away in Elmhurst, NY

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the store is near my house

    Cons

    shifts are early in the morning


  7. Good temporary job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Lead in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Front End Lead in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is very willing to help out with a question, great "pass the buck" policy among employees. Good discount. Great work environment. Takes a while to get into the flow of things, but fun place to work.

    Cons

    Front end has to do a lot more work than a cashier but get the same pay


  8. I love working for BBB

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    customer focused atmosphere, understanding managers and coworkers

    Cons

    a lot of standing for long periods of time

    Advice to Management

    15 minute breaks


  9. Bed bath & beyond

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good pay in general with room for advancement. Decent benefits though health was getting more expensive each year. Great discount.

    Cons

    High expectations of putting in lots of time. Bad work/life balance. Found huge differences in regionality. Worked in New England and in Florida. New England crew/managers were much better, open, honest. Florida has a "good Ole Boys" club atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    truly scrutinize your "upper level" managers in florida. Way too much good ole boys club going on. Promotions not based on merit, based on favoritism. Coming from the North, it was all on merit.


  10. ehh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I love this business. But it's going downhill. Sad to see.

    Cons

    Not a lot of incentives and a lot of work


  11. Helpful (1)

    sales associate

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    Former Employee - Shipper/Receiver in Port Richey, FL
    Former Employee - Shipper/Receiver in Port Richey, FL

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    learning new things everyday is great

    Cons

    need fulltime hours, in order to get much done

    Advice to Management

    give more hours



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