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Inflexible management always puts sales before employees.

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Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate/Stocking in Sarasota, FL (US)
Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate/Stocking in Sarasota, FL (US)

I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (less than an year)

Pros

- Above-average starting pay (compared to competitors).
- Variety of entry-level positions available, gives employees more options to best suit their strengths.
- Good place to work for physically active people (heavy lifting is a constant requirement).
- Very easy to transfer to different stores if you relocate.

Cons

- Working schedule strongly favors long shifts, and can be inflexible with employees' needs/requests (ex: very strict policy on unexpected absences, regardless of the reason).
- Very few worthwhile employee perks (ex: the 20% employee discount is equal to a common coupon).
- Outdated computer/register system is difficult to work with and confusing to learn.
- Employees are required to ask FIVE separate sales-related questions to every customer at their register, including a weekly "impulse buy" item pitch that often annoys customers.
- Employees are rarely rewarded for anything other than increased sales in specific areas (inc. weekly "impulse buy" item).
- Employees that are not able to meet the demanding physical requirements of floor positions can only choose to work exclusively at the registers (requires standing in one place for long periods & frequent bending and lifting).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop hiring managers from outside the stores in need! I met many fantastic people while working at Bed Bath & Beyond, and only one or two of them were working in management or higher. It's a shame that Bed Bath & Beyond so stubbornly ignores their existing employees' potential for promotion, instead opting to bring in managers who are unfamiliar with the store and its veteran employees.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great job for a young person to start

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Plainview, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Plainview, NY (US)

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Fast paced environment
    Not very long hours

    Cons

    Low pay
    Would get attitude from upper level staff sometimes
    Very lax return policy (I saw an elderly couple come in with a used toaster. They had the receipt from 1994. They got a brand new toaster)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave your problems at the door!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Training, positive Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA (US)

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Management usually willing to allow competent employees more responsibility
    -Flexible Hours
    -Transfer between stores easy and possible
    -Good training system
    -Enough departments and jobs that people are generally moved to where there strengths might lay

    Cons

    -Very little opportunity for upward movement or promotion
    -ONLY managers work full-time, virtually no one is hired as more than part-time now, meaning that no one is eligible for benefits/health insurance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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