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Saint Louis, MO (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1997
Company - Public (BBW)
Other Retail Shops
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Unknown
The Build-A-Bear Workshop covers the "bear" necessities and much more. Located mainly in malls, the company's stores allow kids to design their own teddy bears and other stuffed animals complete with clothing (formal wear to ... Read more

Build-A-Bear Reviews

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant

    I worked at Build-A-Bear part-time

    Pros

    Great management fun environment and everyday is different

    Cons

    Pay isn't great, minimum plus a zero hour contract

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Build-A-Bear Photos

Build-A-Bear photo of: Bearemy the bear
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Build-A-Bear Interviews

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    Declined Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Build-A-Bear in January 2016.

    Interview

    I applied on the website and got a call two weeks later to "see if my personality would fit a position". I arrived along with a few other candidates. We went to the back room/office/staffroom where there was fast food wrappers on the floor, staff kept coming in to get changed! The person interviewing was very happy which was good I guess, although a little false. The questions were pretty easy although I felt she was a bit patronising and obviously hadn't read my resume which stated I'd had 10 years experience in retail. When I found out the shift was literally 4 hours a week that's when I knew it definitely wasn't for me. Who can live on that?
    To sum up, it seems like a good job for a student or first job if you want pocket money. The interview itself was laid back and not at all scary.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Hours are atrocious

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Build-A-Bear Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2015
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