Cashier/Sales Associate-Cashier (Former Employee), dallas tx – March 5, 2014
Pros: work gave me life
a typical day at work was to attend work I learnt how to make ends meet my manger was sweet she knew my situation and was there for me and my co workers took me in knowing I lived in a shelter the hardest part about my job was keeping a small on my face knowing I had real life issues the best part about my job was being there getting out that shelter – more... for a few hours gave me hope – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Enfield, CT – March 5, 2014
Never had a lot to do. The only thing was to refill the walls with more product, make sure the customer was happy with what she picked out and floor-sets every couple of weeks. The team I worked with was awesome! Made some good friends from there, who I still talk to. The only hard part about the job was trying to remember the ingredients in the products.
Associate (Former Employee), Greenwood, SC – March 4, 2014
Pros: store smells great. great seasonal fragrances.
Cons: the store...smells. too much..it was hard to put up with for 4-8 hours at a time.
My experience with B&BW was mixed. Management seemed to have more problems than solutions and just couldn't seem to fluidly run the store. I loved the customers and the products, but my coworkers were less than favorable. The management was also shaky, very young. The most enjoyable part of the job was doing it. Simply put. I loved going into work, – more... putting on a manly pink apron, and doing my job. – less
Creating a personable, fun and knowledgeable time for each customer
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Cerritos, CA – March 3, 2014
Pros: meeting new people, team building, learning new ways to approach customers
Cons: inconsistent shifts
A typical day at work consists of welcoming customers to try on our products and see what it is that they or whom they are shopping for. This includes but is not limited to knowing about each and every product and the benefits of them. Team selling is also incorporated. Once and or twice a month we execute merchandise sets. This is where we recreate – more... a new floor plan that has new products and also tells a story, to attract new customers, and keep our dedicated and returning customers intrigued. Every year I have worked here, we have had a different manager. The co workers are a fun bunch who are dedicated to making the most out of their shift by creating an exciting and upbeat environment. The hardest part of the job would be the inconsistent shifts, and the most enjoyable part of the job would be seeing customers truly enjoying our products and returning to see whats new. – less
A typical day started in the stock room where I would clock, then I would place my bag in the locker.Following that I would look at the floor plan, and listen to the team message. Next I would place my apron and name tag on, then follow my directions to where I was directed to be in the store. My experience at Bath and Body Works helped me fine tune – more... my customer services skills, sales, ( incentives), when to approach a customer, how to engage with a customer, as well as how to know you have made a sale, before they have purchased. The hardest part of the job remembering all the fragrances, some were seasonal. It was a touch confusing at first. The Management was great they were a great bunch of women very kind, friendly, and I have nothing but good things to say about them. The same goes for my co workers, I loved working there. I never really worked with the same set of girls. The girls I did work with on a normal basis we exchanged numbers outside of work. Although due to work flow, areas we usually did not talk very much unless it involved teamwork or break. The most enjoyable part of my job was I meeting new people, as well as satisfying a customer. I always like to push my self to do the best, so I always wanted to increase sales. If we had a goal, or a competition I wanted us to win. I would do my best, so that we could get that accomplished. – less
Sales Associate/Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NY – March 2, 2014
I love being a sales associate my team was great and we always uplifted each other throughout the day. providing customer service was also fun because it was always a different approach to each person.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Garland, TX – March 1, 2014
Pros: relaxing scents throughout store, very kind customers & coworkers, organized & easy to find inventory
Cons: no breaks, no benefits, zero to low hours, no fixed work schedule
For the Bath & Body Works store located in the Firewheel Mall in Garland. A typical day at work is very enjoyable! The whole store smells fabulous & I feel no stress what-so-ever when working. I already a little about the art of perfume making but here you discover different scents that will compliment each other. Honestly the hardest part of the job – more... is just trying to get hours in since there's already three full-time managers there & the other employees are [unequally] given the remaining. My favorite part of the job is communicating with customers & helping them find the perfect item just for them! Not to mention all the customers are very nice! – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Fond du Lac, WI – February 27, 2014
Pros: free stuff at meetings
Cons: minimal hours
As a college student just looking for some extra money, this job was perfect! It was a very fun, fast paced place to work. Management was very involved and fun out on the sales floor right there with you. They made themselves available to each employee and customer. The people I worked with were very fun people. Dealing with customers who came into – more... the store to have fun was always the best. We were always dancing and singing around the store to keep an upbeat atmosphere. The hardest part was doing floor sets (advertising new products every two weeks). We would change the store around which took some time, usually late at night when the store was closed. – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Redmond, WA – February 26, 2014
Working for bath and body works was a great season job while I was home for college. The people were amazing and the mangers gave directions and tasks that would keep you busy but you would also be able to help customers when they come to the counter. I would love to keep working for them and would work for them again.
Sales Associate (Seasonal) (Former Employee), Concord, CA – February 26, 2014
I was hired as a seasonal sales associate, or "disposable employee" as they seem to think. My first shift was on Black Friday at 3am. I was thrown onto the sales floor with absolutely no training and no retail experience. Nobody even told me what promotions were going on (thankfully I had looked them up online before my shift). After 2 hours of my scheduled – more... 8 hour shift, I was told to take a 10, and when I came back I was told to go home because it wasn't busy. This happened consistently with almost every shift I was scheduled to work. In the 3 months that I was here, I probably worked a total of 10 "shifts", and stayed for maybe 2 full shifts. I was often notified that my shift was cancelled only a few hours before it was scheduled. The rest of my schedule consisted of call-in shifts that were never given to me. Every time that I actually worked, I was deemed the back-up cashier, and every time I would have to explain that I would love for someone to quickly show me how, but that I had not actually been trained as a cashier. Still, I was never trained. In the last month that I "worked" here I was scheduled for ONE call-in shift on my final day of employment. During that day, they tried to change my shift 3 times, each time incorporating hours outside of the range I was given. Call-in does not mean on-call. The only good part about this job was their failure to give me my final paycheck on time, forcing them to pay me for every hour that I had to wait for it. DO NOT work here. – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Sheboygan, WI – February 25, 2014
Pros: gratis products, benefits
Cons: limited hours
My typical day at work consisted of stocking merchandise when things were slow. When busy I would be helping customers find the product they were looking for, if not exact it was close. It was a real pleasant work environment to be in. I loved my co-workers, everyone was friendly and we all worked together as a team. What I enjoyed the most about my – more... job was the feeling of making a customers day, whether it was by helping them find what they were looking for or just by listening to them. The only thing that was hard was balancing this job along with my other 2 jobs. – less