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"Enjoyable yet intense work."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Department Manager
Current Employee - Department Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-Great training -- Product knowledge is key and in most stores I find that the employees either know, or in the process of taking classes to be in the know.
-Great Atmosphere -- It can be stressful, managers and sales associates alike, but I think we try our best to establish a fun work setting.
-Unique to other retailers -- Anyone at any time, who's trained, can be given any task to do. If it's a manager top stocking freight, or a sales associate doing a rotation.

Cons

-Managers coming from the outside in sometimes have the hardest time adjusting to the work. Most managers will need to perform with ladders and heavy freight. If you're at a smaller volume store there are times where you might not have anyone on your side to manage.
-Managers might come across as distant because of the sheer amount of work we're asked to do that doesn't always fit into the 48 hours.

Advice to Management

The sales associates want to be managed. Nothing is worse than having someone come in and not know what to do. It helps build morale and make the associates feel like they've added something to the store.

Other Employee Reviews for Bed Bath & Beyond

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Empty Promises"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working hours never over 45 hours a week if you choose, Good pay if you are an external hire. The absolute best health benefits around.

    Cons

    Please see title. Little if no chance of promotion if you are in a small market with no other stores with in 30 miles. High expectations with very lean payroll module. Changed districts 3 times in four years and every district wanted something different. No consistency through out the company,

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your PT and FT associates when they have concerns and call in to complain. Let your store managers run their business and if they cant promote or hire someone that can.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Too much of a hierarchy."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Cashier in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bright atmosphere and good customer service. Fun merchandise and unique retailer.

    Cons

    Pay is minimalistic, part timers are not invested in but just talked about behind their backs and expected to know everything and do everything that the managers are getting paid for. unequal system. part timers are like slaves unless there is a manager that recognizes human capital.

    Advice to Management

    recognize the investment your employees are for your company instead of using and abusing them.

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