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"Not for Everyone"

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Former Employee - Department Manager - Bridal in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Department Manager - Bridal in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Coworkers can be fun, Great for the extrovert, respect days off, decent starting salary for recent college grads or individuals without degrees

Cons

Very time consuming/time demanding, unrealistic goals set by corporate cause lack of cohesiveness at store level, innovation/changes for the sake of changing, too much pressure on bridal business to carry the company, 10 hours days and only 30 minutes to eat, lack of payroll hours turns managers into highly paid hourly associates - hinders manager success

Advice to Management

Enforce and support processes that support REALISTIC goals, stop cutting hours, let managers be managers, treat employees as people -> not cogs in a machine.

Other Employee Reviews for Bed Bath & Beyond

  1. "fast paced, always changing environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    people, flexibility, training and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Minimum days are 10 hours

    Advice to Management

    dont fall in to the gossip trap


  2. Helpful (1)

    "As Advertised & As Expected"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth potential
    Salary
    Liberal but challenging working environment
    Product knowledge
    Engaging working environment
    Quality peers
    Your time off was not interrupted & respected
    Diverse company profile with recent acquisitions of other models
    Debt free & solid with no real market competition
    Customer loyalty

    Cons

    District management agenda & intervention
    At times you are a overpaid stocker & less a manager
    Better training program needed. Currently a one size fits all fast track
    Antiquated in some areas like POS & scanners
    Not your average Big Box experience

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging & being so clandestine with Big Picture. You hire quality people so let them lead their stores. You advertise store process "ownership" however my experience was that every important decision especially upward mobility was a DM decision.
    Realize that fast tracking a new manager is going to "get you what you pay for."

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