Better World Books Reviews

11 Reviews

3.4
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  1.  

    Poor experience that got worse with each managerial decision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Better World Books full-time

    Pros

    You are able to cash out excessive personal time off for eighty cents on the dollar. They also provide you donuts on payday.

    Cons

    Difficult to take time off because various managers do not frequently approve vacation requests, even months in advance. Lots of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin to thoroughly interview your prospective employees and inform them what type of atmosphere they will be joining.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not recommended

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Mishawaka, IN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mishawaka, IN

    I worked at Better World Books

    Pros

    Generous vacation; Independent work environment

    Cons

    Transparency is lacking; Little opportunity for growth; Little training for ambitious employees;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is young and inexperienced. They should be allowed to learn more management skills and techniques in a college setting. Promotional opportunites should be based on credentials. The most hard working and educated should have the opportnities to move up within the company. Management should be more truthful with employees. Deception and lying will be exposed. Reviews should be performed much more regularly. That is, at least, once every six months if not more frequently.

    Doesn't Recommend

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