Bed Bath & Beyond
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www.bedbathandbeyond.com Union, NJ 5000+ Employees

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Welcome to 1985 BBB

Store Manager (Current Employee)
Torrance, CA

ProsSalary-Exempt + OT
Ability to source and merchandise your own items
Entrepreneurial spirit shines bright!

Cons*Technology is barely 1980- computers are IBM Linux based- complete time waste, Managers just got EMAIL 2 years ago
*District and Corporate support is non-existent- company is getting very fat and top heavy- 4 district.regional managers all just forwarding the memo down the line without any input or actual solving of the problem, solutions are all created and executed at store level.
*Staffing model is flat hours- no increase in hours due to high sales or positive trends- Regardless if your up 15% in transactions and 20% in sales hours stay flat to last year. They do not trust managers to manage store hours via Payroll %
*Operationally inefficient- Too many processes that take away from the true goal of helping customers and driving sales. Lots of unnecessary key turns, signatures, approvals and audits.
*Management training is non-existent. Figure it out mentality
*Expense controls- Store level NEVER see's a P&L report! NEVER in 3 years!! How do you manager a store without ANY expense control or reporting!

Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to focus on the customer! Cut the fat in the district and regional levels. We dont need 3 merchants, district ops, loss prevention and customer service managers are completely non supportive and have lost touch with the stores (they dont work weekends or spend time on the store sales floor).

Create a in-box for suggestions from employees to submit ideas to improve efficiency in the company. Efficiency can be sold as "hours back to the floor" and reward the employees with the best suggestion to cut the waste and push hours back to stores and customers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Went from ok to the most terrible experience I have ever had!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Customer Service and Employee Discount Cons: Management wants you to do they're work while they sit around and gossip all day. The management can't even get along with one another very… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to the employes and stop talking maybe you will… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Worst job I've ever had

    Receiving Associate (Current Employee)

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


    Pros: The only good part was the hours fit well for… Cons: -Overload of work -Unrealistic expectations -Low pay -No benefits -Very unprofessional -Managers would talk so bad about… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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