My typical day at work: I clock in and start all my responsibilities and tackle all task given to me. Once I'm done, I volunteer and assist in other areas needed. Management is great and communicate well. My Co-workers work well with everyone including myself. I enjoy working and staying busy.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Rochester, NY – October 19, 2014
While I love working with the people that I do, being in retail is not something that I want to do for the rest of my life. The hardest part for me about going to my job is knowing that I don't really enjoy it that much. I feel stressed out and irritated whenever I go in because I know that I can be better, do greater things. I feel as if I'm holding – more... myself back from being what I know I can be. – less
Sales Associate, backup cashier, (Current Employee), Overland Park, KS – October 16, 2014
Pros: thirty minutes for lunch break .
Cons: no healthcare benniffits
It.s very busy fast pace job , a typical day looks like helping customers find what they need to their satisfaction. As well as straightening the aisles in the store and the merchandise . taking pulls from the back of receiving also putting the back stock out. Helping with wedding registry's. Taking calls for back-up cashier . Helping customer service.
fun work environment, fair decisions, kind staff, stern management.
Customer Service/Sales Associate (Former Employee), City of Sunrise, FL – October 15, 2014
Pros: located close, schedule works around school hours, nice staff, decent pay.
Cons: rare breaks, and having to finish other peoples work
My job was to either open the store or close it. I didnt mind that at all. The only thing is that i would close at about 12:00a.m. and have to be back there at 6:00a.m. the next morning giving me very few hours to sleep and finish school work. Management was in complete control of this company so everything ran very smoothly. Being in charge of my own – more... department was the most enjoyable thing about this job. – less
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee), Wilson, NC – October 15, 2014
Take care of customers, wrap gifts. Sometimes put together displays. Everyone gets along, even with the management. Climbing the ladders are tough because we top stock heavy items, but we always have help from a coworker.
Very serious about customer service. Great place for people who genuinely care about people and making a visibly different shopping experience.
Operations Manager (Current Employee), Homewood, Il – October 14, 2014
Pros: discount, incentive items every month, healthcare
Cons: no short term disability, very physical, mostly manage yourself
Meeting new people and maintaining relationships with current customers a nice part of the job. Worst part of the job is becoming an overpaid cashier due to staffing restrictions and constantly cutting back on staffing. Not always a cohesive management team, making daily tasks and basic routines impossible to get to unless you want to stay past your – more... 10 hour shift or come in on your day off. It takes a very special and dedicated person to come on board as a sales associate and is not your typical part time job. Definitely have to be self starter to be successful in creating a good team and accomplishing unrealistic goals set forth by upper management. – less
If you plan on moving up in the company, this is not the job for you
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Gastonia, NC – October 13, 2014
Pros: friendly co-workers
Cons: no insurance, crazy schedule, low pay
I have been with Bed Bath and Beyond for two years now, and I can safely say that unless you plan on spending a good chunk of your life with the company, you probably won't move up unless you do a lot of brown nosing with the upper management (i.e. District Manager, Corporate Manager, etc.) or if you have a nice store manager who really REALLY likes – more... you and your work ethic. In my two years at the store, there has only been one person moving up from Sales Associate to a Customer Service Trainer position. She has been with the company for 8 years. They only promoted her because we were without a CST for roughly 3 months. Our former CST quit due to the new store manager harassing her. She complained to HR and Corporate office about her situation multiple times and no one took her seriously. So she quit. This is not the only case I've heard about.
If you want to start out with full time status, THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN. All associates start out as part time.
If you want to work in a retail environment for most of your life with a small change of moving up, this is the job for you. – less
Customer Service (Former Employee), Douglasville, GA – October 13, 2014
Pros: discounts on new household items
Cons: i worked part time
Bed, Bath and Beyond is a place that was full of life and so much to find. There was always something to do. I learned how to be apart of a team even just as a cashier where most tasks are handled individually. Always a fair and open work space between managers and employees. I also trained as a bridal consultant being able to walk around and get a – more... soon to be married couple registered for their new house is such a joy.
The hardest part about working at bed bath and beyond for me was climbing ladders to stock the shelves holding boxes up and climbing so high was definitely a fear breaker.
The most enjoyable part about my job was learning about different products and being able to solve customer problems when they didn't really know what they were looking for or had issues with a current item. – less
Department Manager (Current Employee), Rochester, NY – October 12, 2014
Pros: job security
Cons: not much room for advancement.
As a receiving manager my tasks include: unloading trucks, ensuring all merchandise is received correctly, all bills are filled out correctly. Maintaining a clean and safe work environment. I manage two people under me. I also held other positions throughout the company and worked at every rochester, ny location. 13+years of customer service, inventory – more... control and receiving experience. Hardest part of the job would be the physical tasks, lots of heavy lifting. The most enjoyable helping customers, and working with great people. – less
Cashier, Floor Clerk, Shipping and Receiving (Current Employee), Christiana, DE – October 10, 2014
I would come find what department I am working in and check what needs to be completed before the store closes. I have learned how to adapt to a busy work environment,different ways to provide customer service, and how to multitask productive an efficiently. My co-workers are great they never hesitated to help if they thought it was needed. the hardest – more... part of the job is multitasking between customer service and getting done what I need to do before the store closes.The most enjoyable part is helping a customers find what they came to buy. – less
Customer Service Training Manager (Current Employee), Montgomeryville, PA – October 10, 2014
Pros: awesome associates who are very knowledgable
Cons: short breaks
Creating a noticeably better shopping experience for all guests is priority for all associates. Co-workers become family, the hardest part of the job is the work life balance as managers are expected to work at 50+ hour work week, and some travel over an hour to and from work.