KB Toys Reviews

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  1.  

    Honestly was my favorite job!

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at KB Toys for more than a year

    Pros

    I was a store manager. Great family like business when it was up and running. Full control of demo for toys to sell. Our crew was more than managers and employees, we could all openly talk to each other and share ideas to help the store.

    Cons

    This company has been out of business (Filed full Bankruptcy) for about 6 years. This was a nationwide closure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reopen the stores. Give the store managers control of their business, not corporate pockets. If KB Toys was to reopen today, I would happily be a store manager again. I despise walking into a Toys R Us. KB Toys was the best

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Was a great first job

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at KB Toys part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun work environment and (mostly) great coworkers. Pay was minimum wage, but what can you expect from P/T retail?

    Cons

    Some of the ASMs were ... less than good at their jobs. Came in late ("It's only retail! Nobody cares!"), were very inappropriate (sexual liaisons in the back room), and while SMs were willing to address the issue, corporate didn't seem to think anything of it.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Hard work but a lot of fun.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at KB Toys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Toys, man, toys. The job itself is fairly easy. Stock merchandise, straighten store and sell. Customers were fun to work with but the holiday season could get stressful

    Cons

    Average pay, parents who let their kids run wild, lackluster management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the people at the bottom. They are the ones who are busting their backsides so that you can make the big bucks.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    kb toys

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KB Toys

    Pros

    good place to work as a teen

    Cons

    it went out of business

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a bad company, Needs some work in marketing

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at KB Toys full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get paid to play! You can make a lot of this job, by making it fun. You have to play in order to sell the toys

    Cons

    District manager and above ask for things they are not willing to do themselves. they do not have a good quality about their own integrity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen, Listen, Listen

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Open Systems Programmer

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    Former Employee - Open Systems Programmer  in  Pittsfield, MA
    Former Employee - Open Systems Programmer in Pittsfield, MA

    I worked at KB Toys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Coworkers
    Smart People
    Working with Toys

    Cons

    Large Turnover in Management
    No clear vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Felt like family

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Carolina, PR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Carolina, PR

    I worked at KB Toys part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Family-style work environment, open-door policy, helpful administration.

    Cons

    Company went out of business in Puerto Rico, stores were too small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reopen Puerto Rico stores!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Aurora, IL

    I worked at KB Toys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    discount on toys and sales bonus

    Cons

    lack of payroll to successfully run a store, constant visits from corporate suits. Small store and way too many planogram changes. Low pay for the amount of hours you have to work as a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have corporate actually work in the cramped little stores with no payroll or breaks and see how they feel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Sales associate, operated cash register

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at KB Toys part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing company, great management and a wonderful opportunity.

    Cons

    They closed the company, but other than that none.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reopen the stores.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Fun job!!!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Northridge, CA

    I worked at KB Toys full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Loved the work schedule flexibility.
    Loved testing new toys as demos for customers.
    Great staff to work with.

    Cons

    Hectic seasonal schedule.
    Underpaid for your responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well they are out of business for a reason, right?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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