Build-A-Bear

  www.buildabear.com
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A nice place to work during college

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Master Bear Builder
Current Employee - Master Bear Builder

I have been working at Build-A-Bear

Pros

The pay was great compared to other retail stores. The job is also tons of fun if you have the right personality for the position.

Cons

You get burnt out exceptionally fast, at least at the store level. There also seems to be an unfair promotion system where district managers have different agendas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Always keep the lines of communication open. Communication is a key factor to the success of any business, but Build a Bear currently lacks open communication.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

158 Other Employee Reviews for Build-A-Bear (View Most Recent)

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    Truly a fun place to work at store level. A family environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Build-A-Bear

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Flexible hours
    Fair compensation and bonus structure
    Watching our guests create not only a bear, but a memory too.

    Cons

    In the retail world, most holidays tend to be the busiest work times. It is the same here, but you would be hard pressed to find a retail store that wasn't that way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really don't know how our upper management is run. Sometimes it seems like there is a disconnect between the stores and head office and even between departments at the world bear quarters. But that could just be perception.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Run!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chief Workshop Manager
    Former Employee - Chief Workshop Manager

    I worked at Build-A-Bear

    Pros

    There were rarely angry customers and the company really believes in doing what's right by their guests. Company always stands behind their product.

    Cons

    The district manager was a workaholic and expected nothing less from her staff. Floor set changes always scheduled for holidays i.e Easter day, Christmas eve when they could be easily done a few days in advance so that staff could enjoy the holiday. Cuts in labour leaves little room to give part time staff any hours and to retain staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When all of a district manager's staff quits, take the hint. There's something wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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