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Whether you're inspired to create a silly, sassy, superhero, a motorcycle-riding princess, or any of the gazillion other ideas that flow when you stop, listen and let yourself play again, every Build-A-Bear made is one of a kind.

Choose from more than 30 animals to make. Select a heart, whisper a wish and seal it with a kiss! Whatever you imagine your furry friend to be, we'll help you choose outfits, accessories, even scents and sounds, to bring your fantasy to life. When you walk out hand-in-paw with your new best friend the real adventure is about to begin…and we can't wait to make friends with you over and over again!
At Build-A-Bear, we believe in adding a little more HEART to life and have a rich history of giving back to the communities where our guests and associates live, work and play. In partnership with our guests, Build-A-Bear has donated more than $47 million in grants and furry friends to organizations around the world!

Our heart ceremony lies at the center of the Build-A-Bear Workshop experience. It’s the moment when you bring your newest furry friend to life by adding a heart that holds your hopes and good wishes. Our Heart Ceremony, and its meaning, serves as the guiding principle of our charitable foundation and brand purpose.

Build-A-Bear and the Build-A-Bear Foundation add a little more HEART to life by inspiring kids to be Helpful, Empowered, Accepting, Respectful, and Team players.

We encourage kids to demonstrate H.E.A.R.T.:
•H – Help the community
•E – Empower yourself and others
•A – Accept what makes you and others unique
•R – Respect animals and the world around you
•T – Team up to do more

With your help, we will continue adding a little more HEART to life!
Best 100 Companies 2017 - 9 years in a row
Greatest Place To Work Certified 2016-2017

Build-A-Bear Workshop has been awarded:

Best Workplaces for Millennials 2017 (ranked 57)
Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2017 (ranked 76)
Best Workplaces for Flexibility 2016 (ranked 25)
Best Workplaces for Diversity 2016 (ranked 8)
Best Workplaces for Women 2016 (ranked 3)
Best Workplaces in Retail 2016 (ranked 3)
Best Workplaces for Millennials 2016 (ranked 33)
Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work for® 2016 (ranked 45)
Best Workplaces for Camaraderie 2015 (ranked 27)
Best Workplaces for Diversity 2015 (ranked 9)
Best Workplaces for Women 2015 (ranked 10)
Best Workplaces in Retail 2015 (ranked 1)
Best Workplaces for Millennials 2015 (ranked 45)
Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work for® 2015 (ranked 59)
Great Workplaces in Retail 2014 (ranked 2)
Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work for® 2014 (ranked 63)
Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work for® 2013 (ranked 78)
Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work for® 2012 (ranked 62)
Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work for® 2011 (ranked 48)
Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work for® 2010 (ranked 80)
Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work for® 2009 (ranked 94)

Future of Our Company
Whether it's in one of our stores, our distribution center in Columbus, Ohio or World Bearquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, being a bear is a rewarding experience. We offer a pawsome benefits package and a fun, fast-paced work environment.

Build-A-Bear brings the teddy bear to life, by bringing love, hugs, and smiles to people around the world! Each day we make a difference by embodying friendship, trust and comfort in the way we run our business. Our people are passionate about the work they do each and every day.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., is the leading and only global company that offers an interactive retail-entertainment experience. We take pride in helping our Guests mark special occasions, start new friendships, and create their own unique adventures. Since 1997, millions of people have found their own meaning in one of our bears. Build-A-Bear currently operates more than 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop® stores worldwide, including company-owned stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark and franchise stores in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and Mexico. For the ninth consecutive year, we have been named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies To Work For® list.

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Career Fair Info

Career Fair
Webster University Career & Internship Fair 2017
Days Attending / Booth
Webster University Career & Internship Fair 2017
Organization Name
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Positions Actively Recruiting
Full Time, Part Time
Majors Recruiting
All Majors

(Results as of: Jun 20, 2018: 7:50 am)