Love home furnishings and anything related to household items? Bed Bath and Beyond is the right place for you. This is kind of a smaller IKEA because, other than the major furniture, it has many of the same household items and knick knacks, but less variety and on a smaller level.
In 1971 Warren Eisenburg and Leonard Feinstien opened the first Bed Bath and Beyond store. They specialize in selling mid-range items for dining, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.
The store is an extremely popular place to find house wares. While they do specialize in mid-range items they do carry a few higher end items. Because of their selective range of items they have few real competitors in the industry. Bed Bath and Beyond has stores located Nationwide and in Canada.
The main area of Bed Bath and Beyond is of course their stores. Because they are located nationwide each store is responsible for the hiring of their employees.
If you work in one of their stores you will start out as an associate. You could work in a specific department such as fine china, bedding, or bathroom accessories. If you work in a specific department then you will be responsible for maintaining that department. You'll have to ensure that the shelves remain stocked, the area is clean and that customers receive the assistance that they need. You may have to help get items down off of high shelves, answer questions about specific items, and look up prices.
You will report to the department manager and may have specific tasks from him or her to do throughout the day.
Bed Bath and Beyond job benefits for its eligible associates include:
- Medical & Dental Benefits
- Personal Life Insurance
- Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
- Health Care Flexible Spending Account
- Paid Sick Days
- Paid Vacation
- Paid Personal Days
- 401(k) Savings Plan
- Associate Purchase Discounts
Their unswerving commitment to their promote-from-within policy is a great example of how they recognize, appreciate, and reward those who show exceptional performance. This could be a great career move for you if you're an awesome employee!
Another area that you might work is customer service. This area deals with assisting customers with their issues. You could be working the cash register or the service desk. You will be responsible for helping with exchanges and returns.
Your goal is to keep your customers happy while maintaining the high expectations of the Bed Bath and Beyond management. Bed Bath and Beyond prides themselves on promoting from within so there is a chance that all your hard work won't go unnoticed. Management positions include department manager, store manager, and district manager.