Better World Books Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Mid-level

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Indiana in Mishawaka, IN
    Current Employee - Indiana in Mishawaka, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Better World Books full-time

    Pros

    Fun, friendly, busy, casual atmosphere with high energy. There is never a dull moment! There are many great opportunities for those that work hard & want to see the company and their team mates succeed. The company emphasizes promoting from within when they can which is great for morale and career development. Associates work hard as a team toward a GREAT mission. There is a lot of change as this company grows & while we are not perfect and ever changing it is exciting to be part of a company achieving great things with a purposeful mission. Ideas are encouraged, appreciated, shared, and often implemented. BWB has character.

    Cons

    Young in its lifecycle so still learning/growing and doesn't come without it's challenges. BWB has also demonstrated significant success & continues to head in a positive direction!!


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    Mostly a great place to work...but no company is perfect!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Better World Books has great values. It's a relaxed place to work but work always gets done Customers are very important to the company. There are some really good people to work with. Overall it is a great place to work

    Cons

    Apart from discount on the books there aren't really any benefits, there is a Stakeholder Pension but the company don't contribute so no incentive to join up. Some of the senior managers have no people skills and have very little management experience which reflects in their management styles and abilities. Pay is not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, i.e. constantly trying to be better. Invest in your staff, all the way from the top, down to the bottom.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Management need to be more competitive with the wages they are offering or they will lose key staff members

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UK Hardworking Team Member
    Current Employee - UK Hardworking Team Member

    Pros

    - Career Advancement opportunities - Friendly staff (mostly) /casual dress -A lively working environment -staff discount (the only benefits offered -passionate senior management -social, environmental stance brilliant

    Cons

    -wages and benefits are appalling - many hourly paid staff struggle to make ends meet or have 2nd jobs -hourly paid staff with many additional responsibilities getting the same rate as those without -some of the managers have *very* poor people and basic leadership skills -communicating change is very hit or miss

    Advice to Management

    1. Look after your staff - at least pay us the market rate , we'll be loyal and less likely to jump ship to amazon 2. Implement a staff grading scheme - e.g grade 1 for floors staff grade 2-3 for team leaders/those in specialist role 4 for mangers - it would stop rumors about salaries and give people something to aspire too 3. Recognition Recognition, Recogniton ! 4. Be more open and honest - american staff earn more, have greater benefits - why?



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