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"Holds on to the money, can't hold onto the employees."

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Aiea, HI
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Aiea, HI
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Full time employees get benefits of dental, medical, 401K, vacation and sick pay. Full timers also get around 35 hours per week. Employees get moved around the store to learn every department.

Cons

Pay scale is very low, they are a tight company. Even full time is not paid well and several leave to find higher paying jobs just to make ends meet.

Advice to Management

Raise the pay scale and you will not lose so many good employees who have no other choice but to seek out higher pay elsewhere to make ends meet for themselves and their families.

Other Employee Reviews for Bed Bath & Beyond

  1. "Short and Sweet for 3 months"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Peachtree City, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    like to advance from within

    Cons

    Employee discount is the same as the coupons everyone has 100s of


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Inflexible management always puts sales before employees."

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate/Stocking in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate/Stocking in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Above-average starting pay (compared to competitors).
    - Variety of entry-level positions available, gives employees more options to best suit their strengths.
    - Good place to work for physically active people (heavy lifting is a constant requirement).
    - Very easy to transfer to different stores if you relocate.

    Cons

    - Working schedule strongly favors long shifts, and can be inflexible with employees' needs/requests (ex: very strict policy on unexpected absences, regardless of the reason).
    - Very few worthwhile employee perks (ex: the 20% employee discount is equal to a common coupon).
    - Outdated computer/register system is difficult to work with and confusing to learn.
    - Employees are required to ask FIVE separate sales-related questions to every customer at their register, including a weekly "impulse buy" item pitch that often annoys customers.
    - Employees are rarely rewarded for anything other than increased sales in specific areas (inc. weekly "impulse buy" item).
    - Employees that are not able to meet the demanding physical requirements of floor positions can only choose to work exclusively at the registers (requires standing in one place for long periods & frequent bending and lifting).

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring managers from outside the stores in need! I met many fantastic people while working at Bed Bath & Beyond, and only one or two of them were working in management or higher. It's a shame that Bed Bath & Beyond so stubbornly ignores their existing employees' potential for promotion, instead opting to bring in managers who are unfamiliar with the store and its veteran employees.

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