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Good job... if you have no life!

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond

Pros

Not really anything different then other retailers - may be a little bit more customer oriented. Good medical insurance. You get 2 weeks vacation, and 3 weeks after 5 years of service. You don't usually have to be at work before 6am or stay after midnight, which is also a plus. 95% of associates are fun, easy going people. Pay is average for retail sector. Good job environment overall.

Cons

Poor communication within the company. Regional management only comes to the store to tell you how smart they are, and how stupid you are. Hours are long (I average 12 hrs days, sometimes 13.) The funny part is that you are scheduled to work only 10 hours, but the workload is so heavy you have stay later. the best part - you are PAID ONLY FOR 10, since the overtime is not approved!!! Company polices create a lot of misunderstanding, and you are supposed to know every answer. Have to climb up the ladder 20-30 times a day and carry heavy boxes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please give stores more payroll. Communicate with the stores clearly. Get quality procuct for the customer. Don't forget to thank people who work that hard for you.

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    Good Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond

    Pros

    Above average pay. Great benfits. Very interested in occupational growth in position.

    Cons

    Long hours due to incompetent GMs. Low hours means few employees to shoulder the work load. Open door policy always gets back to the person the said it. Steer clear of the open door and dial the 1-800 instead. Little to no praise for hard work. Theres always someyhing more or better that could have been done. "How can we make this better" without so much as a "great job, thanks."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be ready to work your tail off. This is no place for manicured finger nails and a weak work ethic. You'll be paid well, but you'll work for it.

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    Great Entry Level Experience for a High School Graduate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor in Plymouth Meeting, PA

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond

    Pros

    Great customer service philosophy, challenging environment, and room to advance with the promote-from-within policy. Great training and an opportunity to participate in cross-functional activities.

    Cons

    Long overtime & nighttime hours, terrible smell (the entire store has a STRONG potpourri odor), and the music loop seems like it's only 1 hour long. That's right... You'll listen to "Have a holly jolly christmas" 40+ times a week during the holidays whether you like it or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more department managers, and make them work less overtime. Be careful in abusing the services of your talented hourly-associates in lieu of hiring more managers.

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