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Working there was a lot of fun

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Former Employee - Associate Workshop Manager
Former Employee - Associate Workshop Manager

I worked at Build-A-Bear part-time for more than 5 years

Pros

I had a good time there. They really do have fun like they say, you just have to choose to have fun right along with them. They are a Fortune 100 company and really deserve the right to be there. They have benefits for part time employees, you get your birthday off and you get paid for it, plus they celebrate 5 holidays a year with a days pay for the manager and time and a half for everyone.

Cons

Its not a great place to get consistent hours. You could be working anywhere from 10-30 if you are a part-time associate. Only General, store and assistant managers get 40 hours a week. It's very possible to get burned out especially if you've been there a while.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give more hours to the stores!

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    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Build-A-Bear full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great culture, great partnership. Product is awesome, feels good to work for a company that is also a good citizen.

    Cons

    The company is no longer growing.

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    Working for this company has been great, it has a lot of perks and benefits. They care about their employees.

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    Current Employee - Bear Builder  in  Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Bear Builder in Providence, RI

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

    Pros

    You get paid on your birthday and you don't have to work. They have great benefits for managers including health,dental and a 401. You gain great experience while working an easy job.

    Cons

    the items in the store are expensive and growing in price. We don't give out much coupons and our consumers have a problem with that and constantly complain about the pricing. You are forced to sell merchandise, such as a heartbeat, that you can barely feel inside the animal and are constantly told to push items to customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before hiring managers give them a ring through as a bear builder associate. Train all girls as quickly as possible to that the ones that are trained are picking up the slack.

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