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Borders Reviews in Chicago, IL

436 Reviews
3.3
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Borders President and CEO Michael J. Edwards
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Pros
  • Coworkers were fabulous people, love of books and music (in 24 reviews)

  • They had a nice employee discount (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management didn't have a grasp on the stores as a whole (in 27 reviews)

  • Borders kept around 40 employees on Part-Time status to avoid giving their employees benefits (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    A good one

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    Current Employee - Bookseller  in  Griffith, IN
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Griffith, IN

    I have been working at Borders

    Pros

    The flexible schedule, the people, love of books and being appreciated.

    Cons

    No pay raises. Pushing us to books for donations to locale charities. This went on for way too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You needed to come down and do undercover boss and see exactly how things really were in the book selling trenches. But I guess your lack of concern in this area (our area), shows since you let the company go under.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I miss it....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cafe Seller  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cafe Seller in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Borders

    Pros

    Great team
    Great customers
    Pay was ok

    Cons

    Lack of hours
    Lack of growth
    Snobby customers
    Store closing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe yall should pay attention to more of the employee concerns if you are worried about numbers in the store. Most of our customers were returning customers so that whole Border Rewards percentage calculation was bs!

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    New to Borders, but enjoying it so far!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Borders

    Pros

    Getting back to core business. They are very people orientated. Good benefits, excellent compensation for what I do.

    Cons

    Company is in trouble finacially and that is scary. Technology is seriously outdated. SOP's and synergies are outdated, old or non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on being simple. Sell, books, movies, music. People are extremely loyal, hard-working and love Borders. Encourage and build on that!

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