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Borders Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 432 reviews

23% Approve of the CEO

Borders President and CEO Michael J. Edwards

Michael J. Edwards

(134 ratings)

32% 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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    Loved working at Borders

    Inventory Manager (Former Employee) Muncy, PA

    ProsAtmosphere and customers were good.

    ConsAsking customers to buy books they weren't interested in.

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    Great!

    Bookseller (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsExcellent place to work if you like books

    ConsVery busy environment Great benefits Good hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I loved it

    Replenishment Analyst (Former Employee) Ann Arbor, MI

    ProsThere was always something to do, the people were great, the pay was perfect for the job title and we got free books from publishers.

    ConsThe only challenge was that the business didn't keep up with changing market and went out of business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Training Specialist (Former Employee) Ann Arbor, MI

    ProsWork life balance, middle management

    ConsPoor decision making by upper level management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Alright place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMost co-workers were awesome people.

    ConsThe management was often lacking.

     

    Bookseller

    Inventory Processing Team (Former Employee) Nashua, NH

    ProsSelling and recommending books is a fulfilling way to spend the day.
    You meet a wide variety of people with different interests.
    You are exposed to so many books and authors.

    ConsPushy rewards program.
    It's a retail position, there will always be disgruntled customers.
    Management is sometimes non-responsive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up to date with trends.

     

    Great place to work during college

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat corporate culture of individuality.

    ConsLike any retail job, nasty customers, long hours standing

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    General overview

    Operations Manager (Former Employee) Portland, OR

    ProsGreat coworkers, good discount, decent benefits

    ConsNo longer in business, several 'last ditch' efforts to make money

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great managers!

    Bookseller/Barista (Former Employee) Naples, FL

    ProsThe book and food discounts were really lovely.

    ConsTypical retail stuff such as annoying customers and poor scheduling flexibility.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good bookstore bad business model

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCool people/environment. Fun store to work in. Good cafe.

    ConsNot a lot of hours. Company went under

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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