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"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- Outdated computer/register system is difficult to work with and confusing to learn.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.

Other Employee Reviews for Bed Bath & Beyond

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very nice"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, great training, Love the discount, and like that i am able to become very knowledgeable about the products so if someone asks i can give them appropriate information.

    Cons

    Isn't a specific set wage, so it's confusing wondering if hmm are people who work not as hard as me getting paid more. Knowing more information like having a specific choice every other weekend, and knowing more of when i will be scheduled before it comes out.

    Advice to Management

    Specific starting wage, with opportunity to advance with how job performance is.


  2. "Associate for almost 5 years"

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate/Stocking in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate/Stocking in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For retail it isn't that bad. For the most part we have great customers and great customer service

    Cons

    Almost impossible to move up in the company. The pay isn't great and the raises they give are a joke

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