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Build-A-Bear Overview

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Saint Louis, MO
1001 to 5000 employees
1997
Company - Public (BBW)
Retail
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
The Build-A-Bear Workshop covers the "bear" necessities and much more. Located mainly in malls, the company's stores allow kids to design their own teddy bears and other stuffed animals complete with clothing (formal wear to ... Read more

Build-A-Bear Reviews

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    Former Employee - CWM
    Former Employee - CWM
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Build-A-Bear full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    District Manager was supportive and knowledgeable
    Management from other stores was helpful
    Great work environment
    Upper management cares about their employees and solicits feedback
    Mobility within company
    Company facilities transfers

    Cons

    Recruiting best fit employees for the type of work difficult
    Hours during floor set changes, direction on floor set incomplete

    Advice to Management

    Make bonus more attainable
    Starting wages for bear builders need to competitive

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Build-A-Bear Photos

Build-A-Bear photo of: Bearemy the bear
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Build-A-Bear Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Build-A-Bear.

    Interview

    The interview process was two interviews. The first was a group interview where everyone answered the same questions. The second interview was an individual interview and personality questionnaire that asked questions like, 'do you like comedians who are rude to their audience?'

    Interview Questions

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Build-A-Bear Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
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