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Bed Bath & Beyond Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 742 reviews

47% Approve of the CEO

Bed Bath & Beyond CEO and Director Steve Temares

Steve Temares

(325 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great customer service policy which keeps great customer retention(in 98 reviews)

  • Pay is good compared to other retailers(in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • If you were to mention work/life balance while interviewing - you would never be hired(in 23 reviews)

  • Very little room to promote since they only have little full time positions(in 47 reviews)

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    Fun but sometimes boring

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsMainly the other associates are the best reason to stay. You do get training on all product on the floor so helps out a lot when dealing with customers

    ConsHaving to give 30 days notice for time off. Needing to bring in a doctors note when calling in sick.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI feel a doctors note is only necessary once an associate has called in more sick days than usual. I have never called in sick yet and therefore feel that you can trust that when I do I am sick and do not want to venture to a medicentre to waste valuable sleeping time trying to get a note. It should be at the discretion of management when someone calls in sick to advise them if they need a note or not.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent Job

    Hard Side Associate (Current Employee) Brampton, ON

    ProsGood hours if you do the job correctly. They accommodate school schedules and full time work schedules. Good management team Coworkers are very helpful and friendly. Clean bathrooms

    ConsNot enough pay. Old database system. Customers can be childish, and can get any discount if they complain enough. When employees call off they aren't penalized. During slow periods there is a lack of hours. Christmas season the store is very understaffed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent company to work with.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery friendly staff and seniors

    Consnothing as far as I know

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Love working there and the people I work with

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Dartmouth, NS

    ProsCustomers are great, fun to decorate rooms, for people, positive people and staff, creates great environment and team creation. General Manager knows her stuff, from creating a team to implementing process with successful results. Great organization. Everyone seems to work hard, and are proud of there store.

    ConsGetting hours, most of all getting full time hours seem impossible

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company for customers, not so much for employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Whitby, ON

    Pros-preach customer service; you will never receive better service in the retail industry
    -flexible hours for students
    -meet some good people

    Cons-store level employees are asked to do way more work than they are compensated for
    -no job outline, responsibilities change as management sees fit
    -voice is not heard as a store level employee, changes come from the top with no input from employees
    -it appears many times that I (part-time employee and student) care more about the success of the company than management who treat it as a job and not a career
    -poor hiring process leads to high employee turnover

    Advice to Senior Management-improve the hiring process so that employee turnover is not so high and the company is not wasting time and money on training
    -decrease the amount of responsibilities given to minimum wage employees, or pay them more
    -listen to your employees and incorporate their ideas more into merchandising, operations, customer service, etc. The ones on the front line often know the ins and outs of the market they are working in

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome, friendly staff and management that are close like a family and back each other up

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC

    Pros-Awesome people and management
    -Great Incentive Benefits (20% off all merchandise with offers on other products every month that are at vendor cost-company makes no profit)
    -paid 15 minute breaks, non-paid 45 minute lunches (in an 8 hour shift: 2 15's and one lunch)
    -Great training
    -Managers and other associates always willing to help
    -Company PREACHES customer service like it was the Bible, and they truly give their all to try and provide it.

    ConsExpect too much of associates for what they are paid (Sales Associates also have to work the cash registers, clean the facilities and store, stock the shelves, work in the stock rooms)
    Pay is awful for amount of work (Expect minimum wage or just above)
    Company talks about employee empowerment, but they don't really provide it (no independency, everything must be cleared by a manager)

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay the employees more or just hire extra people so the associates do not end up becoming jacks of all trades. When they are expected to do everything, it can take away from customer service, which is the mantra of your company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's ok...nothing to get too excited about

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat incentives and a great discount

    ConsAll of my cons are specific to my store....

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring inappropriate people. You make the work environment gross.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ring up customer purchases as well as provide customer service.

    Cashier (Current Employee) Paramus, NJ (US)

    ProsI enjoy the interaction with customers.

    ConsCashiers who wander around the store when it is busy and managers who do nothing to change this.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have suggested putting numbers on each register as it is difficult to determine what registers are open

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Manager (Current Employee) Naples, FL (US)

    ProsProduct training, employee discount, great working environment, room for advancement.

    ConsLong hours, work at least one day on the weekend.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    BB&B management

    Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    ProsGreat customers good location and fun coworkers

    ConsManagement is too judgmental and gossipy

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on managing, and less on social interacting.

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