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Worst job I have ever had

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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 a year

Pros

Easy job to get if you need a job fast.

Cons

Poor management, poor pay, poor training, procedures poorly developed, worst boss I ever had.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your employees with more respect.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    You'll develop a thick skin, or quit.

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    Current Employee - Bridal Lead/CST  in  Greensboro, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Bridal Lead/CST in Greensboro, NC (US)

    I have been working at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -There is a great deal of autonomy to help customers.
    -Working with brides and new home owners to create registries was the best part of my day. I really enjoyed taking them on what was essentially a guided shopping spree!
    -In general my store was in a well to do part of an already lovely small city, so most of the customers were fun to work with, easy to sell to, and very polite.
    -Lots of opportunity to move into management since very few people can tolerate the culture of abuse.
    -If you're organized you can really shine during Back to School pack and ship season!

    Cons

    Corporate seems to be stuck in a culture of abuse. I could often hear our DM screaming profanities at our SM and OpsM from downstairs. In one year we saw 6 SMs in our district step down to less stressful dept. manager positions.
    Many dept managers were frighteningly lazy and left most of the closing duties to me - I was the CST. I can only pray other stores are better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some courses in anger management, communication, marketing, sales, and management. You'll probably see much less employee turn over. I was part of the team that set and opened my store, but by the time I moved away (and quit rather than transfer) I was the only person left from the original team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Right place, right time

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    Former Employee - Bridal Lead/CST  in  Great Falls, MT (US)
    Former Employee - Bridal Lead/CST in Great Falls, MT (US)

    I worked at Bed Bath & Beyond full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work with you for training in departments

    Cons

    Retail lifestyle, had to work after major holidays with lots of stress

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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