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Babies "R" Us Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Nice workers and management, good hours and flexible schedule (in 20 reviews)

  • flexible hours, friendly staff, easy going work environment (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • You are constantly hounded by managers to increase metrics by signing people up for credit cards and square trade protection plans (in 20 reviews)

  • Low pay for the positions offered, at least for f/t employment (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Department Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Department Supervisor in North Attleboro, MA
    Former Employee - Former Department Supervisor in North Attleboro, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Babies "R" Us full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good management staff. Very accommodating when it comes to time off requests.

    Cons

    Being on your feet your entire shift can be tiring. There are days where you're understaffed and have many projects to take care of.


  2. "Store sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lynnwood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Babies "R" Us (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and you meet a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Minimum wage in a chronically under staffed environment with a high pressure sales focus leads to a lot of turnover.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chula Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Babies "R" Us part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It has given me expierance in retail sales, promoting sales, also in credit card sales-

    Cons

    The hours I work at time are not sufficient , also there is not much availability of moving forward.

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees always feel worthy of working for company and also make more effort in keeping your worker satisfied with salary- some workers are given way more hours then others.


  4. "Customer service, cashier,sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Babies "R" Us part-time

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, family environment, employees watch out for eachother

    Cons

    Expected so much with lil pay and minimal hours

    Advice to Management

    Take care of long time employees rather than push them to look for employment elsewhere


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It has its ups and downs..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Babies "R" Us full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As long as you're liked by management, everything will be fine. If not, be careful.

    Cons

    Management can be unfair, rare recognition for hard work, management plays favorites, benefits aren't much to get excited about.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Babies "R" Us part-time

    Pros

    Rewarding to help moms to be. If you like detail work or are a little OCD you'll love it there. Fellow employees are great.

    Cons

    Horrible salary and advancement is highly unlikely. Upper management changes frequently and is prone to favoritism, corporate has no concern for store employees, work is nonstop and often normally boarders the impossible

    Advice to Management

    We arent living in the dust bowl depression. At least pay your employees enough to feed their families.


  7. "Fun and busy"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Babies "R" Us part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Babies everywhere and helping families set up their nursery and get their baby gears item. Also helping them pick out clothes

    Cons

    Being on your feet all day without being allowed to sit unless you were working on looking up information for a customer.

    Advice to Management

    None needed

  8. "Store manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Babies "R" Us full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is great for a retail job.

    Cons

    Some of the metrics that we focus on have nothing to do with working the business.


  9. "It was a very interesting experience met a lot of great people."

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    Former Employee - Team Leader/Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Team Leader/Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Babies "R" Us part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If your a parent you get a discount on items. That's all on have to say about that. I wasn't a parent so yeah.

    Cons

    Childish staff, people arguing all the time, management not knowing how to control the staff, running back and telling what the employees told them.

    Advice to Management

    The management was so young, they needed to learn how not to be so childish.


  10. "Great fot those looking for a first job!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Babies "R" Us part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -great team support
    -great way to learn about retail and customer service
    -usually a decent starting pay
    -amazing, friendly staff and understanding coworkers
    -flexible scheduling
    -team members are easily able to connect and interact not only on the floor but through networking.

    Cons

    -not for those who cant handle a lot of time on their feet
    -lots of cleaning (especially on busy days)
    -not really for those on the more introverted side
    -prepare yourself and make sure to take hours you know you can handle and try your best give advance notice if things change


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