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Bath & Body Works Reviews

Updated March 30, 2017
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Pros
  • The ability to work for a great company, received free products, the discount works at all Limited Brand stores (in 158 reviews)

  • I love the fast-paced work environment (in 143 reviews)

Cons
  • Very few hours with call in shifts where they didn't know if they needed you but you had to make yourself available to them (in 283 reviews)

  • Poor work/life balance for higher ups (key holders, lead sales associate) (in 112 reviews)

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  1. "BBW is a great Retailer."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works full-time

    Pros

    Great company with amazing benefits.

    Cons

    Challenging goals but the payoff is worth it.


  2. "Key holder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing coaching and goals. Team building experience and time management.

    Cons

    Extremely high expectations, leads to stressful work environment at times.


  3. "Fun"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gresham, OR
    Recommends

    I worked at Bath & Body Works part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved that we had different themes every month and we would get free items every time we had to change the sales floor.

    Cons

    Really small hours unless you're a manager


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  5. "Great company, very supportive DM, but very political Corporates."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Cedar Park, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Cedar Park, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discount is 40% for full-time, also at Victoria's Secret.
    Easy product to sell, lots of tools for success.
    Promotes internally quickly, values loyalty to company.

    Cons

    Sometimes feels like expectations are too high for management, set at corporate level. DM's try to stay positive, but their frustration shows sometimes.
    Lots of pressure on Top Sellers and Management to do nothing but sell at all times-which is unrealistic in a high-volume store.
    Cheap when it comes to payroll hours. Need more hours to get the operational stuff done so we can be on the floor!

    Advice to Management

    Give us more hours for things like shipment, store meetings, planning, training, etc. it will pay off in the long run if we don't have to be distracted during selling hours!!


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Bath & Body Works part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training/orientation to prepare you for the sales floor and how to interact with customers. Liked my co-workers and managers, felt like they were stressed, but they showed they cared about their staff.

    Cons

    Earned minimum wage at the time.


  7. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bath & Body Works full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic environment, great customers, supportive peers

    Cons

    Improve/condense information into easy to use, understand, access all in one place


  8. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kerrville, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kerrville, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers, flexible hours, personable with customers, pay

    Cons

    Not as many hours as hoped for, lots of manual labor, discounts on products are not great for people that work there

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to work with your employees especially if they are going to school because that helped me out a lot.


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bath & Body Works part-time

    Pros

    Fun and easygoing place of employment
    received free samples
    got to be creative

    Cons

    low pay
    didn't get very many hours even part-time
    not a good place if you're highly allergic or sensitive to scents

    Advice to Management

    more pay


  10. "Key holder/ Manager"

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    Current Employee - Key Holder Manager in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Key Holder Manager in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This isn't just a job, it's a different experience between you and a customer each time! It's so wonderful when the team works together and associates do their duties happily because management has shown them the respect that is earned.
    Great pay and benefits!

    Cons

    I don't have any company con comments at this time. The interview process took a while but when you are going into management, a company should be thorough.

    Advice to Management

    No advise needed. They are so welcoming.


  11. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bath & Body Works part-time

    Pros

    It's a fun and rewarding company. It's a good job if you don't really need the money.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. And The whole SPAH thing is confusing ad frustrating..



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