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Borders Reviews in Chicago, IL

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2.6 22 reviews

17% Approve of the CEO

Borders President and CEO Michael J. Edwards

Michael J. Edwards

(6 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    A good one

    Bookseller (Current Employee) Griffith, IN

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

    ConsNo pay raises. Pushing us to books for donations to locale charities. This went on for way too long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I miss it....

    Cafe Seller (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat team
    Great customers
    Pay was ok

    ConsLack of hours
    Lack of growth
    Snobby customers
    Store closing

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe 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!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    New to Borders, but enjoying it so far!

    General Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

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

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 Technology is seriously outdated. SOP's and synergies are outdated, old or non-existent.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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