Fun Place to Work, But Not Many Opportunities for Advancement
Baby Registry Consultant (Current Employee) – Terre Haute, IN – March 20, 2016
I have worked here for almost four years and know almost every position in the store. I am an expert in everything on the baby side and customers request me by name, but was passed over for a promotion due to the fact that the store manager chooses favorites. If you are not wanting to advance, and are fine with the non-competitive pay and low raises, then this is the perfect job for you. It is a fun way to learn more about toy and baby items and the guests are enjoyable to help, for the most part. The best part of the job is getting to know the expectant parents and then seeing the babies once they are born. It is a very high-paced atmosphere during Christmas season, but the days fly by. Most of the people that work there are very friendly, helpful people, but just like anywhere, there are a few bad apples.
Fun atmosphere, getting to know regular guests
Rare opportunities for advancement, management does not help on register even during busy periods
Guest Service Team Member (Former Employee) – Carle Place, NY – February 6, 2016
There are many mixed reviews on this place if one were to scour the internet looking for them. The locations are different therefore management is as well. Being a cashier is the easiest way to learn customer service skills. Management is overworked and underpaid. Everyone is overworked and underpaid for a less than living wage. The hardest part of the job is getting along with the employees you need to get a long with. Popularity matters in the location I worked in. I enjoyed seeing the kids and helping parents make the right choices based on experience.
Human Resource Supervisor Assistant (Current Employee) – Paramus, NJ – January 13, 2016
Working in a toy store is fun but, there are some downfalls to it as well. For example, the pay is not good and neither are the hours. They don't supply us with any hours and expect us to pay our bills. My store manager is very down to earth but he is strict as well. He tries to be fair but then he does have his favorites. I have learned patience and customer service. You can not be impatient working with people especially people that has children. My co-workers are fine some get along great while others don't. The hardest part of the job is not having hours. all of the full time people are supervisors that's it everyone else is part time and only get one maybe two days a week. We get paid bi-weekly and it does not help pay bills. The best part is working with the children. To see the smiles on their faces and talking to them is so rewarding. I love the guest that I get and they love me. My supervisors are very caring at times and that makes working with them worth while/
Working with children
Short breaks, Little pay, Healthcare, No Hours, And no raises
Customer Service/ Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – January 28, 2016
Full time jobs rarely come up, they start at minimum wage. When it comes to raises they get by cheaply as possible. Good work could earn you only ten cents, which isn't really worth it. Don't get sick, because even with doctors notes they will get rid of you. Management is difficult to deal with, don't really care about their employees. I wouldn't even waste my time applying here.
Cashiering/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Queensbury, NY – March 24, 2016
I enjoyed working for Toys R Us, it was a fast pace busy environment. I enjoyed working with the employees, I got along very well with the employees and the many managers. I enjoyed helping customers find what they were looking for. I enjoyed seeing the smiles on the kids faces when they came in to pick out their favorite toy. It was a wonderful experience.
Productivce workplace with good energy and customers always welcomed
Cashier and Salesperson (Former Employee) – Bay Shore, NY 11706 – March 28, 2016
I appreciated working with Toys R Us, handled any certain serious situation in the sincerest way possible. We would get rewarded bonus points if we were able to get people to sign up for rewards. They also worked around your schedule so my school hours weren't an issue.
Free snacks, 10% off
short breaks, no health benefits, unplanned overtime
Assembler (Current Employee) – Rego Park, NY – December 17, 2015
I can't stand working there, as an assembler I'm expected to build things at a timely rate. Yet, I am not given the proper tools and work area. A lot of the times I am improvising tools to get the job done. Also there are rarely an sapphires that work and walkies as well, which makes it very hard to help customers when they want to know the price of a bike or something in the wheels section. I also did not receive training and had to learn everything through other employees or on my own. The last thing is employees only receive a 10% discount on certain items, customers get better discounts than us.
I'm not a cashier
No working equipment, Broken ladders, Poor management, Benefits
Customer Service Desk/Cashier (Current Employee) – Council Bluffs, IA – December 29, 2015
Toys R Us has been a fun place to work and I love my co-workers. Every day is different but usually it is pretty slow and easy-going. During the holiday season, it is pretty busy and makes your shifts go fast. The most enjoyable part of working at Toys R Us for me is working with the customers and children. Although I love working at Toys R Us, management isn't the greatest and the hours are never the same. You could have 32 hours one week and 15 the next, so it definitely isn't stable by any means.
short breaks, non-stable hours, benefits, management
Loader/Unloader (Former Employee) – Lee's Summit, MO – April 4, 2016
this company was good to work for besides the compensation was not enough for the lifting and work that was being done. the company was also only offering seasonal work, as well as the management had no involvement with the employees.
Department Supervisor (Current Employee) – Rockford, IL 61108 – March 2, 2016
There is a general expectation to have fun working at a toy store. More often than not, this expectation is met or exceeded by the quality employees the company tends to employ. The benefits are extremely competitive, provided you are able to secure full time employment status.
Fun Perks, Employee convenience, Starbucks and Gym
Planner, Space Management (Current Employee) – Wayne, NJ – February 22, 2016
I am grateful to have the opportunity to work for Toys R Us. It has been an excellent learning experience for me and I have connected with some of the greatest people within the company. I am thankful for my co-workers and the many friendships that I have made during my time here. Although it has been enjoyable, it also has been challenging to work in the toy business as I wish to advance in the Fashion industry where I truly see myself thriving in. I am seeking to grow within corporate retail to take on more responsibilities and new challenges.
Work/Life Balance, Positive Company Culture, Beautiful Campus, Teamwork
Low employee moral, Not as fun of a workplace as expected, Very few advancement opportunities
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Moline, IL – February 18, 2016
I liked it and probably would have stayed if I wasn't a seasonal employee. The only thing that wasn't so great is the employee discount, I think it was like 10 percent off but that isn't a cheap store, at all. so it was basically nothing.
Store Receiving Specialist (Former Employee) – Thousand Oaks, CA – January 14, 2016
i enjoyed my time at Toys R Us i was able to advanced to several different position and succeed i enjoyed my with all the people that i meet and befriended great place to be when its in full swing during season