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Bed Bath & Beyond Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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Everyone Starts the Same, Cashier, Than Maybe Floor Position Interview

Everyone Starts the Same, Cashier, Than Maybe Floor Position
Dartmouth, NS

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Interview Details Hiring process, interview pretty simple, training process can be intense, covers every aspect of the company. Looking for positive energetic people, and most of all provide the best customer service. Customer service is the core of bed bath and beyond

Interview Question – I did not find any difficult question, Tell me about yourself?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Hard Side Associate Interview

Hard Side Associate

I applied in-person - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in November 2012.

Interview Details Job fair for new store. Hired triple the amount of people they were going to keep and during the two week opening process if you didn't make an impression with at least half of the six managers you weren't staying.

Negotiation Details – Non-existent. Take what they offer or don't take it at all.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Edmonton, AB

I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in June 2012.

Interview Details I went in to ask if they were hiring at the moment, the worker gave me an application form to fill out. after filling it out, they had to page the manager down to talk to me (they do this to everyone who hands in an application) the manager briefly looked over my application and resume and asked me a few questions. (why there was such a large gap between my last job and now, and what kind of work i was looking for: PT/FT?) after answering these few simple questions he told me to come in the next day for an interview.
i went back the next day for my interview and he lead me to his office.
question 1: why bed bath & beyond?
question 2: what were my duties in my previous jobs?
question 3: tell me about a time in which i received great customer service.
question 4: tell me a time in a previous job where i dealt with a irritated customer and how i handled it.
question 5: where i would rather work, on the floor or on cash register.
question 6: 3 words how my friends would describe me.
question 7: how my previous employer would describe me.
question 8: if i would be able to handle climbing up a ladder and carrying things down.
question 9: my thoughts on shoplifting. then what i would do if i caught a co worker shoplifting. then what i would do if i caught a co worker who i became really good friends with shoplifting?
then she asked me if i had any questions, and to end it off asked for the number of my reference and told me he would contact me tmr if my reference checked out. i didn't get a call the next day so i thought i must have not gotten the job. but the day after that i got a call and he offered me the job!

Interview Question – none of the questions were hard, this was actually a very easy interview and my interviewer was very nice!   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – i don't have much experience and i wasn't in a position to negotiate so i accepted the $10.50/hour -- which i thought was good, i thought i was going to get minimum wage!


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Store Management Interview

Store Management
Guaynabo, PR (US)

I applied through another source and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in January 2013.

Interview Details Easy interview and hiring process. Receive a phone call from recruiters for qualifying candidate. After that 1:1 interview with DM. Offer receive in less than 10 days. Hiring process was fast and quickly. They provide training for easy on boarding. Take longer for adaptation to Store Culture. Interview in same store.

Interview Question – No difficult questions. All job related.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Quickly process for hiring.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate/Replenishment Interview

Sales Associate/Replenishment

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Interview Details Pretty straight forward asked if had any experience, can i lift more then 30 pounds with no issues, what is the reason i chose bed bath ( i told them i appreciated the fact they still do paper applications

Interview Question – What do you believe our customers come into bed bath for and why they cant get this anywhere else.
(found out it was our great customer service and how we care so much about safety)
  Answer Question

Negotiation Details – 9/hr


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Department Manager Interview

Department Manager

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Interview Details There are two interviews minimum. One with the human resource manager and one with the district manager. The human resource manager more looked to see if you could succeed within the culture and assesses your customer service skills. The district manager focuses on assessing your management skills and your ability to read and understand reports.

Interview Question – There isn't a difficult question very basic.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Southaven, MS (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in December 2013.

Interview Details I received a phone call from a shift operating manager who said he wanted me to come in for an interview.
I went on the interview only to find another person there with me. The interview was good it only lasted for 30 minutes. I was hired for the job!

Interview Question – Most difficult questions was, "Could I work weekends."   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was not able to negotiate a proper time to work. The retail industry requires that you work on weekends including Sundays!


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Owings Mills, MD (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Interview Details Visited a local BB&B for the first time to buy some kitchenware, and saw a stack of applications at the front entrance. Had been thinking of getting a part-job, preferably overnight hours. The whole store is a mess so I figured it wouldn't have terribly crazy standards and a time-consuming hiring process like at Target. I filled out the two-page application (they were xerox'ed copies) in my car in the parking lot. Got a call about one week later to come in for an interview Friday afternoon of that week. Arrived that day and waited 15 minutes on the middle of the floor, until the manager came out and took me upstairs -- yes, upstairs along a tiny staircase in the corner of the warehouse -- to where his "office" was. And what an office it was. It looked like it had hurricane had hit it. I sensed the shambolic environment, which surprised me for a brand like BB&B. It was worse than someplace I'd expect like K-Mart. The manager was cordial, asked me the basic rudimentary questions, and 15 minutes later it was all over and I left his warzone -- I mean, office.

Interview Question – Why you want to work at Bed Bath & Beyond, specifically?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

Sales Associate/Cashier

I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in October 2013.

Interview Details I applied online through a job search engine. I got an email response asking that I come in. I then filled out a hard copy application and had my first interview. (After working here for a while I realized that applying online was really just a way to get me in the door, I personally assume that the email response is sent out to everyone who applies online. As a company or so I've been told they try to give everyone a chance "They are always hiring.") I had my second interview that same day with a different manager. I was contacted the next day to set up the third interview with the store manager. I was hired within a week or 2.

Interview Question – Scenarios. My third interview with the store manager had a couple scenarios that I wasn't really sure of.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – You are somewhat able to negotiate pay and flexibility of hours. I am a college student and don't work many hours and they are very flexible about that. Also when I originally applied I had a second job and they were willing to work around it.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Department Manager Interview

Department Manager

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Interview Details The only disappointing thing about the interview process here was the length of time and number of interviews. I went in 4 different interviews with 4 different people over the course of 6 weeks before getting a job offer. Very long and drawn out.

Interview Question – Typical interview questions...my last interview was only 15 minutes long which was confusing to me.   Answer Question

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