Pros: great work environment, super fun place to work
Cons: not enough hours, easily burnt out by all the parties i had to host
I loved how laid back Build a Bear could be. It could also be ruthlessly busy.
In the mornings I would enter the store, make sure all the merchandise bins were stocked, and if not I would stock them.
I would clean whatever needed to be cleaned and make sure the displays were up to date.
I would help customers choose their item, stuff it, sew it up and – more... ring them out. I loved all of my co-workers and everyone got along great.
The hardest part of the job was being a party hostess. On the weekends, we would be booked full with parties coming in every hour. It at least made the day go by fast.
The most enjoyable part of the job was having a good time in the company of my co-workers and personalizing the merchandise displays for season, or sports, or whatever else we felt needed to be represented in the store. – less