Build-A-Bear

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Unique start to retail

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Workshop Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Assistant Workshop Manager in New York, NY

I have been working at Build-A-Bear (more than 3 years)

Pros

You do a lot more than the usual day to day retail activities. The work itself can be a lot of fun to help kids and keep people smiling.

Cons

The hours are ridiculous. One week you're working 8 the next you're working 40 and there is zero consistency.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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  1.  

    Just as fun as it sounds!

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    Current Employee - Bear Builder in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Bear Builder in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at Build-A-Bear part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment, coworkers become like family, management is firm but fair and extremely flexible. Definitely an awesome employment choice!

    Cons

    Opportunity to grow is very minimal, almost impossible. Out-of-season, the store is almost completely dead. Other than that, it's super fun!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so hard on the little people. We have feelings too!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good for after school job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Build-A-Bear part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like this job for many reasons, the main ones are:
    Kids are amazing
    Co-workers are all fun
    Good location

    Cons

    This job as all jobs have a downside as well:
    Coverage was lacking on weekends
    Senior management did not run the management team smoothly
    Hired managers that were not qualified at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that can do the job at hand efficiently and listen to the team, carefully, to exactly what they need

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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