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"Good for after school job"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

I worked at Build-A-Bear part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

I like this job for many reasons, the main ones are:
Kids are amazing
Co-workers are all fun
Good location

Cons

This job as all jobs have a downside as well:
Coverage was lacking on weekends
Senior management did not run the management team smoothly
Hired managers that were not qualified at all

Advice to Management

Hire people that can do the job at hand efficiently and listen to the team, carefully, to exactly what they need

Other Employee Reviews for Build-A-Bear

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great first job to build experience, work ethic and coordination with a team."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Build-A-Bear part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great customers and interaction with young kids; Managers very flexible with work hours or last-minute shift changes; Very positive and energetic atmosphere; Strong feelings of happiness seeing a kid's day made; Create special memories with guests through birthday parties and promotional events.

    Cons

    Hard to deal with unhappy or upset customers- must always put their needs first and with a positive attitude, even if you think they are wrong; If you are having a bad day, you must still have a smile on your face; Evaluations for promotions are every year, but raises are not much and wage still close to minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing- Build-a-Bear was a great place to work and co-workers and managers became a second family. Great training and direction from managers who use positive reinforcement to create a wonderful team of workers that provide a great experience!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful 3 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bear Builder in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Bear Builder in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Build-A-Bear part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of fun, great people to work with, not to hard. Parties can be difficult if you aren't comfortable with kids and all that goes into the parties.

    Cons

    Retail hours
    Could have been paid better
    not enough hours at the end.


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