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Build-A-Bear® Celebrates A Decade Of Being An Acclaimed Workplace With A Special Donation In Honor Of Associates
Build-A-Bear Workshop® has consistently ranked among the best companies to work for in a variety of categories and, last year, executives at the 21-year-old brand set out to create new ways to acknowledge Build-A-Bear's renowned culture while more closely aligning with its beloved corporate values. After applying for and being selected by a nationally-recognized organization as a "best place to work" for 10 consecutive years, Build-A-Bear made the strategic decision not to apply in 2019. Instead, the company chose to distribute an internally-developed "Company with Heart" survey to glean insights on ways Build-A-Bear can continue to serve as a sought-after employer with heart.
More than 1,000 responses were received from the company's associates, who help make Build-A-Bear and its service model so special. According to the survey, more than 90 percent of associates agree that "Build-A-Bear genuinely cares about its Guests," that "Build-A-Bear is a fun place to work," and that they are "proud to say [they] work at Build-A-Bear." When asked to share what they like best about working at Build-A-Bear, many respondents listed "working with fellow associates" and "working with our Guests."
As part of the survey, to commemorate more than 20 years of charitable giving, Build-A-Bear asked associates to rank a provided list of organizations they would prefer to support through Build-A-Bear charitable giving initiatives. Ninety-three percent of survey respondents ranked children's hospitals as
To honor the survey response and engagement within the company, Build-A-Bear is announcing that a one-time gift of
"As a company on a mission to 'add a little more heart to life,' it was not surprising to see that so many of our associates find the work they do each day meaningful," said
Build-A-Bear plans to continue to conduct internal surveys, as well as other engagement opportunities covering a variety of topics, in order to collect and consider ideas, inspiration and feedback on a regular basis.
Information about current Build-A-Bear career opportunities can be found at careers.buildabear.com.
Build-A-Bear® is a global brand kids love and parents trust that seeks to add a little more heart to life.
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