Bed Bath & Beyond Interview Questions

Updated Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 2014
240 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Everyone Starts the Same, Cashier, Than Maybe Floor Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dartmouth, NS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dartmouth, NS
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • I did not find any difficult question, Tell me about yourself?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Hard Side Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Edmonton, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Easy Interview
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  5.  

    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Typical Q&A regarding background and aspirations. Miss lead the possibility of advancement which entail a great deal of office politics and favoritism. The Q&A is just a formaluity to obtain warm bodies in the revolving door of personal.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your 5 year goal? But never explain how that goal is achieved.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Interview Details

    This was a very slow and lengthy process. There were three different interviews. It took a long time between each one and even just to get the first initial one.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you think you would fit in best in this store?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The salary/hour average is at 47 instead of 40
    It's very physically demanding
    Long shifts, extremely early and very very late

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Handed in application to manager. Asked to take assessment test followed by a 1:1 interview. Rather easy interview. Heard back in a couple of days. Meet with the staff and Vice President. Training took a week.

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was called in for an interview. I went in to the customer service desk where I waited for the interviewer. After waiting for awhile I was told I could wait at the wedding consultant desk, which is where I was interviewed when the interviewer was ready. It was a little noisy since we were out in the store and right by the cash registers and doors.

    Interview Questions
    • Think of something you have bought recently, and tell me why I should buy one.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Overnight Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was pretty simple and nothing hard. It was short like 15-20min. The manager just talked about the position and asked me what I did at my previous job and why I left.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you leave your previous job? What did you do at your previous job?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    This was for personal reasons on my behalf.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate/Bridal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the job in store and I Got a call in about a week later. Went in for interview. Talks to three different managers. Got a call and offered the job about a week later. Very friendly and easygoing interview. One on one with managers, they would rotate to ask questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What did you not like about your previous work environment?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Interview Details

    Just dropped off my resume and spoke to a manager that day. Structured interview with mock senarios dealing with customer service. Pleasant and not too difficult. Part-time hours are less accommodating so be sure to have a flexible schedule including weekends.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Needed better hours.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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