Pros: flexible schedules, employee discounts for all bed bath & beyond owned companies
Cons: non-paid lunches, hours will be cut drastically after holiday season, upper management, no bonuses, almost no chances for advancement depending on store, pay is not adequate for amount of work done
I started working for this company back in early 2012 starting out as a floor associate. At that time, Bed Bath & Beyond had owned the company for about 2 years. Anyways, the training was minimum and I basically trained myself or sought help or ways to improve and be more efficient as time went on. For the most part, my co-workers are pretty easy to get along with and my managers are easy going and very competent at their jobs. Customers can be absolutely awful, but that is true for every retail establishment. Lunches are non-paid, but again it is the same thing for almost all retail companies. And the schedule can be very flexible depending on your position.
What really kills it for me is corporate and some of upper management. Starting early in 2014 after some of the new laws got passed in Congress, they cut all hours for part-time associates so that the most hours they are allowed to work each week is 23. Furthermore, prices on some of the better items we carry seemingly increased in price a bit. And the entire company has almost been transformed into a knock-off Bed Bath & Beyond when it comes to items and merchandising in my opinion. Continuing, corporate seemingly will not allow for more positions or new positions to be created in smaller stores. Even though after every time a quarterly report is posted or every time you get on the company website, the company is reporting more revenue or a new store is being opened somewhere. All in all, this has seemed to accomplish nothing but pushing veteran and more competent associates away. And allowing for new and far less experienced associates to take their place in some cases.