Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Benefits

3.2 out of 5 (37 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • Employee Discount

    "A 30% discount on books, magazines, calendars, candy, gift, and games; 20% discount on cds, dvds, and bluray" (14 comments)

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off

    "Two weeks standard. But paid holidays are much more limited than many other companies in publishing." (7 comments)

  • Sick Days

    "Three sick days a year? Not very realistic." (4 comments)

Benefits Summary

  • High % reporting
  • Medium % reporting
  • Low % / No reports
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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupation Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

Employee Comments

  • Jan 17, 2015
    Former Business Development Manager in Joliet, Illinois

    Good benefits all-around for full-time employees. Decent amount of PTO and matched 4% 401k from day 1 (100% vested). Medical plan through United Healthcare wasn't the best, but it was well-priced and they have two options for exclusive in-network and more flexible coverage. Short-term disability at 100% pay is incredible.

  • Jan 9, 2015
    Former Marketing Coordinator in New York, New York State

    Best: 401K 3% match, vacation days, benefit eligible almost immediately
    Worst: no overtime, 401K starts after 1 year of work

  • Jan 19, 2015
    Former Bookseller in Dallas, Texas

    Barnes & Noble employees are only eligible for benefits when they average 20 hours or more, and health insurance if you are averaging 30 hours. The problem with this is the company's refusal to schedule non management staff an average of 30 hours a week. My main issue is that I never got one paid vacation in my entire 9 year tenure with the company, which by that time I was eligible for a month of paid time off. Many of my coworkers took vacation each month. I was given a number with an incomplete menu when I asked about how to take time off, but it was never fully explained to me.

  • Jan 5, 2015
    Current Employee in Charleston, South Carolina

    Great discounts, health insurance and vacation pay. Down side no benefits for less than 25 hr employees

  • Jan 9, 2015
    Current Head Cashier in Detroit, Michigan

    Paid time off after 6 months. No benefits for part time employees (which is 90% of the employees).

  • Nov 24, 2014
    Current Merchandise Manager in Fayetteville, North Carolina

    Barnes &Noble is one of the few companies offering health insurance, 401k, vacation, and time off.

  • Nov 30, 2014
    Current Digital Content Specialist in New York, New York State

    Low yearly deductible and reasonable deductible.

  • Nov 21, 2014
    Current Merchandise Manager in Redwood City, California

    Decent employee discount. Medical and dental for full time employees, but it's pretty pricey. 401K offered with a 4% match.

  • Dec 2, 2014
    Current Book Seller in Baltimore, Maryland

    I have no benefits, I am a part time worker.

  • Nov 26, 2014
    Former Book Seller in West Melbourne, Florida

    No medical benefits for part timers

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