Build-A-Bear

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A great first job to build experience, work ethic and coordination with a team.

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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Walnut Creek, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Walnut Creek, CA

Pros

Great customers and interaction with young kids; Managers very flexible with work hours or last-minute shift changes; Very positive and energetic atmosphere; Strong feelings of happiness seeing a kid's day made; Create special memories with guests through birthday parties and promotional events.

Cons

Hard to deal with unhappy or upset customers- must always put their needs first and with a positive attitude, even if you think they are wrong; If you are having a bad day, you must still have a smile on your face; Evaluations for promotions are every year, but raises are not much and wage still close to minimum wage.

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Nothing- Build-a-Bear was a great place to work and co-workers and managers became a second family. Great training and direction from managers who use positive reinforcement to create a wonderful team of workers that provide a great experience!

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful 3 years

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    Former Employee - Bear Builder  in  Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Bear Builder in Tacoma, WA

    Pros

    A lot of fun, great people to work with, not to hard. Parties can be difficult if you aren't comfortable with kids and all that goes into the parties.

    Cons

    Retail hours
    Could have been paid better
    not enough hours at the end.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A stress-free, easy, enjoyable time

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    Current Employee - Bear Builder  in  Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Bear Builder in Akron, OH

    Pros

    Stress-free, tasks are easy, adorable children. My managers are extremely nice. I get breaks.

    Cons

    I'm forced into doing things I'd rather not do, like carry an animal in a backpack on my back. I think it's degrading.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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