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Associate for almost 5 years

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Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate/Stocking in Bakersfield, CA
Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate/Stocking in Bakersfield, CA

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

Pros

For retail it isn't that bad. For the most part we have great customers and great customer service

Cons

Almost impossible to move up in the company. The pay isn't great and the raises they give are a joke

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Inflexible management always puts sales before employees.

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate/Stocking in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate/Stocking in Sarasota, FL

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

    Pros

    - Above-average starting pay (compared to competitors).
    - Variety of entry-level positions available, gives employees more options to best suit their strengths.
    - Good place to work for physically active people (heavy lifting is a constant requirement).
    - Very easy to transfer to different stores if you relocate.

    Cons

    - Working schedule strongly favors long shifts, and can be inflexible with employees' needs/requests (ex: very strict policy on unexpected absences, regardless of the reason).
    - Very few worthwhile employee perks (ex: the 20% employee discount is equal to a common coupon).
    - Outdated computer/register system is difficult to work with and confusing to learn.
    - Employees are required to ask FIVE separate sales-related questions to every customer at their register, including a weekly "impulse buy" item pitch that often annoys customers.
    - Employees are rarely rewarded for anything other than increased sales in specific areas (inc. weekly "impulse buy" item).
    - Employees that are not able to meet the demanding physical requirements of floor positions can only choose to work exclusively at the registers (requires standing in one place for long periods & frequent bending and lifting).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring managers from outside the stores in need! I met many fantastic people while working at Bed Bath & Beyond, and only one or two of them were working in management or higher. It's a shame that Bed Bath & Beyond so stubbornly ignores their existing employees' potential for promotion, instead opting to bring in managers who are unfamiliar with the store and its veteran employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Would be an ideal job if they'd let me do my job, not everyone else's.

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Inventory Control in Minnetonka, MN

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

    Pros

    You have empowerment to actually help the customer.

    Cons

    Bed Bath & Beyond is slow to promote employees. They do not listen to employees preferences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find the strengths and talents and then use those to the best of your ability. Listen to employees who find they are in the wrong position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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