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"Good job... if you have no life!"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA

Pros

Not really anything different then other retailers - may be a little bit more customer oriented. Good medical insurance. You get 2 weeks vacation, and 3 weeks after 5 years of service. You don't usually have to be at work before 6am or stay after midnight, which is also a plus. 95% of associates are fun, easy going people. Pay is average for retail sector. Good job environment overall.

Cons

Poor communication within the company. Regional management only comes to the store to tell you how smart they are, and how stupid you are. Hours are long (I average 12 hrs days, sometimes 13.) The funny part is that you are scheduled to work only 10 hours, but the workload is so heavy you have stay later. the best part - you are PAID ONLY FOR 10, since the overtime is not approved!!! Company polices create a lot of misunderstanding, and you are supposed to know every answer. Have to climb up the ladder 20-30 times a day and carry heavy boxes.

Advice to Management

Please give stores more payroll. Communicate with the stores clearly. Get quality procuct for the customer. Don't forget to thank people who work that hard for you.

Other Employee Reviews for Bed Bath & Beyond

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Keep Looking Elsewhere!!! You Deserve Way Better!!!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good if you negotiate during hiring process and have extensive management background. Very few irate customers as you take care of them in any way you can including taking it to extremes - the customer will get their way and most of them know it. All employees are in the same boat and even though everyone complains nonstop you can still have fun. It's retail and so much depends on the leadership - from the top down - I had several store managers and some understood and worked right along with everyone making for a much better environment, they were the best and knew the difference between a manager and a leader- others did nothing but sit in the office - had no respect by anyone in the store - never valued any employees - even the best of the best.

    Cons

    Management skills go down the drain - first week on the job and all I heard from managers was "glorified stockboy". Very long hours and weeklong overnights - Extremely physical job - Moving stockrooms and product, resets of entire rooms of both product and fixtures, ladders-no joke!! could be 50-100 trips in a day sometimes. Incoming freight on a daily basis is insane with stockrooms and top stock areas already overflowing - terrible job of getting out of product even with markdowns. They talk non stop of customer service and greeting and assisting every single one but dept. and front end staffing is horrible ! Never a positive - no thank you and no acknowledgement of any achievement or success. Upper management very inconsistent with treatment of employees - no respect or just not interested in the people working their butts off!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people with respect and acknowledge how incredibly hard they work!!! I saw so many occurrences of employees being humiliated and belittled by upper mgmt and it was never done discretely or one on one if that is even ever acceptable; it was done during meetings or on conference calls!!!!! You need a reality check!! I have worked at many levels and know the importance and the enormous benefits received of still getting my hands dirty with employees in stores, understanding and working towards a common goal!


  2. "Way more work than the interview says"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Totowa, NJ
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Totowa, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good money in most cases, opportunity for advancement "education permitted"

    Cons

    OVER WORKED, you wear a thousand hats even as a store manager you have to ring on a register????? not only do you have to manage but you have to put away and do freight after an already long 10 to 12 hour shift. Instead of managing your really just moving endcaps 24/7 sometimes 5 to 6 times a day and on top of that being up and down 16 foot ladders 15 times a day and a part time cashier??? TO top it off you have to make all merchandising statements based on what you want to sell, a job that normally pays over 150k at corporate level.

    Advice to Management

    Speak to your people with respect and EMPOWER them to aspire to greater heights. Nothing drives a company to success faster and longer than making their associates and managers happy and empowered. Give the people pride in their job and make them feel a duty to uphold the company standards.

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