Build-A-Bear Reviews

Updated Oct 21, 2021

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Pros
  • "fun job, easy, fun environment, lots of opportunity to make people smile(in 64 reviews)

  • "It's such a great work environment(in 58 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Few hours, minimum wage pay, no chance up moving up(in 42 reviews)

  • "Pay was very low compared to other part time work(in 36 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Build a Bear UK

      Sep 2, 2021 - Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Company to work for. Love being here. No complaints

      Cons

      No Cons to report, all good.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Enjoyed working here

      Oct 12, 2021 - Reproductive Science in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great environment to work in. Colleagues were really nice

      Cons

      Poor pay in relation to the tasks we carried out.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Build a bear

      Oct 11, 2021 - Bear Builder Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun and work with good people

      Cons

      Not very good pay c

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Made to sell to children

      Oct 9, 2021 - Sales Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun job, if you like interacting with children then it’s a very heart warming job

      Cons

      Made to ‘up sell’ to children before getting permission of parents, difficult sales targets, low pay

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Questionable

      Oct 5, 2021 - Bear Builder 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Different and can be quite fun environment some times

      Cons

      Part time contract doesn’t mean part time

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Best first job you could ask for!

      Sep 17, 2021 - Assistant Manager in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Feels more like a family than a team. Really enjoyable job where you get to make people’s day. Great products, great management and positive atmosphere which will in turn always make work fun and a happy place to be

      Cons

      I don’t believe the sales assistants rate of pay reflects the amount work and energy they give.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Review

      Sep 8, 2021 - Bear Builder 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great job Fun to work at Great management

      Cons

      Exhausting Screaming kids Lack of recognition Bad pay

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Weekend Job

      Aug 17, 2021 - Bear Builder in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly staff, Fun environment, Good for a CV

      Cons

      Pay isn't to dream for, but it's a job on your CV when you have no experience.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Okay, can be draining

      Jul 15, 2021 - Sales Assistant/Bear Builder in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun Nice customer demographic and nowhere near as intense as retail.

      Cons

      Expected to have a lot of energy all the time and it can get tiring

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good for School leavers & Uni

      Jul 23, 2021 - Bear Builder in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun, Active work day, cheery, changing, great customers

      Cons

      Low level of care of safety for employees, poor benefits,

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