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Build-A-Bear Overview

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Saint Louis, MO
1001 to 5000 employees
1997
Company - Public (BBW)
Other Retail Stores
$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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Build-A-Bear part-time

    Pros

    Fun and flexible good for first job

    Cons

    Difficult customers Time to time

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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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    Corporate Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Build-A-Bear (Saint Louis, MO).

    Interview

    Very much a hurry up and wait situation. I applied online, had a phone interview with HR then met with the hiring manager. I was then brought back for an entire day of interviews from 8 to 4 - back to back with a quick break for lunch, and time to fill out online assessments that ask how much meth and/or marijuana I have done on the job or at home or what amount of money I would consider stealing from the company (!!)

    Some of my conversations were extremely enjoyable and others - not so much.

    I was then told by HR that a decision would be made the next week. Then told it would be in two weeks. Then told it would be another month. Then I never heard from them again. I contacted the hiring manager for feedback and a check in nearly two months after I interviewed ... no response. It just doesn't seem like they have their act together; which is a shame because some of the people I did meet were extremely nice.

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Build-A-Bear Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2015
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