Compare Build-A-Bear vs Forever 21 BETA

See how working at Build-A-Bear vs. Forever 21 compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Build-A-Bear vs. Forever 21. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Build-A-Bear

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Forever 21

Employee Ratings

  • Build-A-Bear scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 737 reviews)
Build-A-Bear employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 5806 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Build-A-Bear employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Build-A-Bear employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Build-A-Bear employees rated their Work-life balance 0.8 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Build-A-Bear employees rated their Senior Management 0.8 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Build-A-Bear employees rated their Culture & Values 1.0 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Build-A-Bear Ceo Sharon John
52%
52%Sharon John
Build-A-Bear employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Forever 21 Ceo Daniel Kulle
48%
48%Daniel Kulle
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
59%
Build-A-Bear employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 16% higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
43%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
36%
Build-A-Bear employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 12% higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
24%

Salaries

Build-A-Bear has 35 more total submitted salaries than Forever 21.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Assistant9 Salaries
£6/hr
Store Manager4 Salaries
£25,844/yr
Customer Assistant1 Salaries
£8/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate17 Salaries
£8/hr
Visual Merchandiser4 Salaries
£9/hr
Customer Assistant2 Salaries
£8/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Fun environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Build-A-Bear.
  • "Fast paced" was the most mentioned Pro at Forever 21.
  • "Minimum wage" was the most mentioned Con at Build-A-Bear.
  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Con at Forever 21.
Pros
Pros
"Fun environment"(in 62 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 56 reviews)
Pros
"Fast paced"(in 314 reviews)
"Great people"(in 163 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Minimum wage"(in 39 reviews)
"Part time"(in 34 reviews)
Cons
"Employee discount"(in 259 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 235 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Team Leader

I worked at Build-A-Bear part-time for less than a year

Pros

Great staff and management. An upbeat place of work.

Cons

Can experience hostile customers when it comes close to Christmas time.

"Love"28 Aug 2020

Current Employee - Sales Consultant

I have been working at Forever 21 full-time

Pros

Working in the Bullring store

Cons

Always too busy esp over Christmas

Job Postings

Forever 21 has 435 more recently posted open jobs than Build-A-Bear.