Bed Bath & Beyond

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Bed Bath & Beyond Reviews

Updated 13 September 2014
Updated 13 September 2014
796 Reviews
2.7
796 Reviews
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Bed Bath & Beyond CEO and Director Steve Temares
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343 Ratings

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 24 reviews)

  • You must work long hours to really excel in your position (in 48 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Originally, the best company I've worked for in my extensive retail management career, but we are becoming jaded.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    By far, the best thing has always been and will hopefully continue to be, the idea of practicing what they preach when it comes to customer service. So much of what we are trained to do comes as a bit of shock when we are actually expected and encouraged to service customers well 'Beyond' their expectations every day. This remains the best most valuable part of their culture and success.

    Cons

    Especially in the small to medium-sized stores, the workload for management below store manager level is overwhelming and impossible to execute every day. Customer service is always first and most important, then you are left with a list that will only get accomplished on your own time. No personal/professional growth and development opportunities exist in this company. Anything of this nature you are interested in pursuing must be done outside of work. Numerous blackout periods when no vacations are allowed (and at the discretion of the store manager), which make it nearly impossible to get vacation time when you'd actually like to take it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more active in monitoring the store managers' control over the assistant managers and department managers work-life balance (or lack thereof).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    You get to face and deal with new challenges everyday.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond

    Pros

    The company has a lot to offer. You get to learn new things every day and have the ability to get promoted when being recognized. Everyone is so nice and always willing to help one another.

    Cons

    Not enough employees to do what is expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat each other the way you want to be treated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working at Bed Bath and Beyond

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time

    Pros

    - You get close with some of your coworkers
    - Fun environment

    Cons

    -The computer systems are from the 1990's
    -Very slim chances for promotion.
    -Slow working staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the yearly reviews, don't keep staff after hours, be more organized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    management is very understand of your needs

    Cons

    a lot of standing and lifting

  6.  

    This is an okay place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is very easy going and gives employees a lot of flexibility in their schedule.

    Cons

    You will be dealing with a lot of difficult customers. They will want to return things from many years ago that are clearly used. We always accept most any return and have to spend the time to track their UPCs down.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Friendly place with co workers and awsome customers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You help make business decisions on what products our customers need to make it our "Neighborhood Store"

    Cons

    Not enough hours given to make the store run effectively. Workload is non stop. It's physically , mentally and a challenge everyday. It's a hard retail job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know its not the first time Distric Level employees heard the "Con" comments made. It's time to help out the store level associates that make this a once great company again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Gurgling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay. The salaries are the main reason why an employee will stay with the company

    Cons

    Lack of team work and no support. This company is not a development organization. The processes are in place, but not execution due to time must be spend with tasks and customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop the associates and associates will take care of the customer with better service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Friendly and very Family based.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor  in  Elmsford, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Elmsford, NY (US)

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very hands on mentally, and physically.

    Cons

    POS, Inventory System needs updating ASAP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better well rounded leadership needed in some stores, but for the most management is pretty decent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It was okay..

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond

    Pros

    Great customers & staff besides management .

    Cons

    Poor management . The flexible scheduling was horrible ..

  11.  

    Excellent Job to have while in college

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

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management is flexible with scheduling, great work environment, opportunity to grow within the company, customer service skills are learned, sales experience and training are provided.

    Cons

    You are required to work late nights and hold many responsibilities with minimum pay as a part timer. A lot more physical work than expected, climbing and lifting heavy objects on ladders. turn-over rate high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay part-timers more than minimum wage or require less responsibility in order to keep a steady and longer lasting crew.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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