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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- Outdated computer/register system is difficult to work with and confusing to learn.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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Holds on to the money, can't hold onto the employees.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Aiea, HI (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Aiea, HI (US)

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Full time employees get benefits of dental, medical, 401K, vacation and sick pay. Full timers also get around 35 hours per week. Employees get moved around the store to learn every department.

    Cons

    Pay scale is very low, they are a tight company. Even full time is not paid well and several leave to find higher paying jobs just to make ends meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the pay scale and you will not lose so many good employees who have no other choice but to seek out higher pay elsewhere to make ends meet for themselves and their families.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very nice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Madison, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Madison, WI (US)

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, great training, Love the discount, and like that i am able to become very knowledgeable about the products so if someone asks i can give them appropriate information.

    Cons

    Isn't a specific set wage, so it's confusing wondering if hmm are people who work not as hard as me getting paid more. Knowing more information like having a specific choice every other weekend, and knowing more of when i will be scheduled before it comes out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Specific starting wage, with opportunity to advance with how job performance is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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