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Bed Bath & Beyond Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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  • Of course it is retail so the schedule for work life balance (in 84 reviews)

  • They really don't like making people full time (in 136 reviews)

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  1. "Best Part-Time Job in Retail a Person Could Hope For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is supportive and does not micromanage.
    Employees are acknowledged and/or rewarded for their efforts.
    Scheduling is surprisingly flexible, which allows management to accommodate employees' scheduling conflicts whenever it is, at all, possible.
    Open conversation, friendliness, and satisfaction with/for customers, as well as customer service in general, is emphasized over the "hard sell", which promotes a less intense or stressful atmosphere for employees.
    Management is more than willing to express their own, and LISTEN to others', thoughts/feelings about store operations, individual performance, and the non-specific stress that comes with a long day of work in retail settings.
    Competitive pay that exceeded minimum wage more than would be expected.*
    Good employee discounts at Bed Bath & Beyond and its subsidiaries, as well as "Associate Appreciation" weeks where even greater discounts were given.

    * I grew up in Maryland but now live in Louisiana (unfortunate, I know), where minimum wage is at the bare minimum; a pathetic $7.25/hour ($4.25 for the first 90 days if you are under the age of 20). Although many employers take advantage of this, Bed Bath & Beyond compensates its lowest-paid employees with $9.00/hour; almost 25% above the required minimum wage.

    Cons

    Occasionally long hours that exceed the 8 hours originally scheduled.
    Requires many consecutive hours on your feet (walking aisles, at register, completing "projects", working on stock, etc.).
    Other part-time employees you work alongside are, often, less than competent, which requires others to pick up their slack.
    Frequent use of fairly tall (often around 12 feet high) ladders, which is required and may exclude persons with significant acrophobia.

    Advice to Management

    To be completely honest, I cannot recommend any advice. The only real negatives about this position (meaning those I listed, as I have excluded the general "cons" of working as an entry-level "sales associate" that one would find at any company) cannot be corrected by changes in management behavior or policy. Overall, I believe that Bed Bath & Beyond has succeeded in selecting, training, and nurturing members of management that encourage a positive working environment for all store employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A good retail company whose leadership has deviated..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Focus on customer service, plenty of part-time work, good discount and product incentives, ability to rotate departments/stores for both exposure and in case of family emergencies (they do care!).

    Cons

    Benefits are a little less than standard, no advancement opportunities outside of store level though was encouraged on hiring, little opportunity for those that don't come in full-time to obtain it, and management had issues such as favoritism and, on a higher scale, CEOs have unwisely funded family enterprises & other acquisitions that have begun to hurt the company.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to your basics, evaluate your people individually on their work & knowledge, and offer reasons for people to stay (ie advancement, recognition, ongoing development) even with contracting corporate opportunities.

  3. "Great office & culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Union, NJ
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Union, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing people, manager, culture, office, work ethic and envoirenment. Working hours are flexible, great office surrounded with trees, and a walking path.

    Cons

    No cons, everything is great. The best place I've worked at so far! If you are interested in agency games tho don't come, you won't be able to find any mean people here.

    Advice to Management

    None, everything is perfect!


  4. "Typical retail gig"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Daly City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Daly City, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the employees and management were nice and fun to work with. The work attitude is mostly friendly. There were some annoying people, but overall, the people were very pleasant to work with and made working fun at times.

    Cons

    It's a job in retail. It's super repetitive and braindead work, and besides communication skills, you don't learn anything.

    If you work on the floor or on the register, you don't get any incentives for creating sales (helping order something online or through one of those special sales pitches they have you do). It's all useless and there's no motivation to succeed. You just get a pat on the back.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees for improving the bottom line.


  5. "Customer Service representatice"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy going, steady job.

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours, lack of hard work ethics from other employees


  6. "Good employer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morehead City, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morehead City, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very organized management
    Very good training
    Decent starting wages

    Cons

    Not very understanding of employees with kids


  7. "would not apply if i was you"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    pay is above average than most places

    Cons

    use to be a great company to work for but with all the changes don't look for it to be around much longer

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the CEO and upper management that don't seem to have a vision to take the company forward

  8. "Customer service trainer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bridal Consultant in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Bridal Consultant in Roswell, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours even though I was part time.

    Cons

    Over worked with little prospects for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees... It is a 2way thing..


  9. "BBB's great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hardside Sales & Stock Associate in Mount Olive, NJ
    Former Employee - Hardside Sales & Stock Associate in Mount Olive, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great crew, perks, and overall experience

    Cons

    didn't really have any to my knowledge


  10. "Salarly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I like the flexibility.They work with me and my schedule .I am able to pick my kids from school after work.

    Cons

    They really care about their employees,so far,no downside


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