Sales Associate (Former Employee) – West Edmonton – 3 May 2012
If your a full time student looking to have a job that will bend around your school hours and exam times than look no further! Build a Bear is a great place to work with all of the happy and friendly co-workers! I mean that everyone that works there is friends! So if your looking for a great part time job and love children and have lots of energy than look no further this is the place for you!
A typical day at work is : min 3.5hours all the way up to 8 hours depending and the amount of energy that you show on floor. YOu switch stations a lot so that no one gets boatd and everyone interacts with the guests to develop a picuture in their minds of the store to make them want to come back. You usually get your brake at the 3 hour mark so that your do not burn out by going on a brake to early.
The Best part of the job: The people that not only work there but the guests and the children !
The hardest part of the job: doing at 80 kids party and having the daycare staff not telling us! But don't worry we can still handled it
Associate Manager (Former Employee) – Alberta – 22 February 2018
The customers are fantastic people generally go in wanting to have a great experience. The issue with Build-A-Bear though is the district manager/ head office has unrealistic high standards that nobody follows unless someone from head office is there. As soon as someone isn't really watching them all the standards go out the window. So I would say the hardest part about this job is dealing with head office. But overall your day today is going in greeting guests getting to know them up selling them as much as you can and then on to the next. The people that work in the stores, the bear Builders the management are fantastic they're like a family and as soon as you have a preposition you are welcome with open arms.