Kitchener a terrible location, other stores significantly better.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 6 December 2017
Kitchener management is very harsh, complete lack of employee recognition, incredibly unfriendly/rude managers and upper staff. Focus on negative comments and bring down the employees. Work is less customer service and more cleaning. Very vigilant. Others I worked in were very nice, had friendly staff/managers and good work environment.
Calmer than big city locations, easier to complete projects
recieving (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 August 2015
each day brings in new products to the store as well as many days where one can get a great exercise with all the walking, lifting and day to day training. Each day we learn more about common housewares products, curtains, bedding, bathroom accessories.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Whitby, ON – 21 May 2015
Developed a strong pattern of repeat sales and client loyalty, through accurate and honest product information and help in accessing client needs Managed and motivated staff, providing individual support and resolving communication problems Extremely sociable, able to put customers at ease and feel appreciated Able to resolve customer problems that arise or locating the appropriate personal to assist them, following through, so I will know the answer next time
Cashier, Replishment (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 30 April 2015
typical day at work includes: stocking the store, assisting customers, and going on cash when called. I learned to be more patient due to the management doesn't exactly care and simply boss you around like a piece of meat, however, all co-workers stick together. my job it self its easy, keeping on track of the stock room, not everyone keeps it together however i love being in charge of the stock room.
Receiver (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 April 2015
Worked for over a year and half at Bed Bath and Beyond as a receiver. Started off with a 12$/hr salary which was fine, but after most employees in the receiving area quit, I was left alone to manage shipments. They refused to give me a raise and I stayed at 12$/hr for the entire year and half until finally I quit.
It seems 70% of employees in one bed bath and beyond location are managers, for every small thing there's a manager, not surprised they didn't assign a manager to the restrooms.
They expect you to work more than you can handle at all times, which became quite stressful when being alone and expected to still maintain the same level of performance when there was 3 employees back in receiving.
My normal retail job which required a moderate amount of physical work turned to be a hard labor job and quite stressful when falling behind when huge shipments are dropped off.
I wouldn't recommended working at BBB, wish I could get back that year and half of my life.
Receiver (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 April 2015
This job required a lot of hard work and commitment. I believe I was able to meet both these requirements. Before this job my sense of teamwork was very weak and I did not have strong interpersonal skills, however after this job I realised how important strong communication skills were. I really enjoyed how well most of the co-workers got along with each other.
Sales Associate at Bed (Former Employee) – Cambridge, Ontario – 20 April 2015
Bed Bath and Beyond was a great company that offered me my first retail job placement. I was trained very well throughout my employment at this store. All of my managers were very friendly and helpful. Whenever I had a question they were there to help. It is unfortunate I had to leave this position due to personal reasons but Bed Bath and Beyond offered me a great experience and taught me a lot. I was responsible for customer service while I was on the sale floor. I was a "Soft Side Associate" meaning I was working with bedding, towels, and bathroom items. I was responsible for stocking, cleaning, helping customers, finding/locating merchandise, and calling other stores to check their inventories. My favourite part of this job was being able to interact with people. I was happy I was able to help them and connect with them on a personal level - I was overjoyed when I found out a few customers wrote positive comments about me and left them at the cash register for me to read later. The hardest part of the job was originally remembering all of the merchandise and where it all was located, but with the help of the other staff members and the awesome management this became easier for me each and every day.
Friendly co-workers, good management, reasonable hours
Sales/Receiving Associate (Former Employee) – Newmarket, ON – 31 March 2015
If you like to sell products, and are more comfortable with lots of customer interactions this job is suited towards you. The aim of the store is to become as close to the customers as possible and to have them leave with 100 % satisfaction every time.
Business Associate (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 25 February 2015
I have learned a lot about diverse culture and more. I like to keep myself updated and it was a great opportunity. my co workers are all very co -operative. I love working with teams and it was pleasure that I had an position in bed bath and beyond to prove so.
P/T Associate (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 28 January 2015
Being paid minimum wage to do way more work than was expected wasn't fun. I was the only associate in my section who was physically able to do ladder work, which there was a lot of. Initially I was told all the stock would be done in the morning before the store even opened, but that wasn't the case. Carrying large, awkward boxes up and down ladders can be really hard. And setting up displays with minimal space is exhausting.
Other than the less than stellar pay, the other staff was amazing, including the department managers. Everyone is super friendly and very willing to help if you have any problems.
Employee incentive programs run by product manufacturers
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Newmarket, ON – 11 August 2014
A typical day at work is approaching customers every two songs, asking if they need help, bringing products to the front of the shelf, filling empty spots and putting away the returns. A few of my managers are nice, the others are not and all of my co-workers are super nice. The hardest part of my job is walking around constantly, and lifting heavy products. The most enjoyable is being thanked when I can find the product for them
unplanned breaks, 75% of the didn't get days you book off