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    Current Employee - Cafe Server
    Current Employee - Cafe Server

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble part-time (More than a year)

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    Pros

    Excellent coworkers, fun atmosphere, shifts go quickly and always something to do.

    Cons

    Long shifts drag, especially closing shifts. Store hours need to change for Sundays.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Cloud, MN
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Barnes & Noble (Saint Cloud, MN).

    Interview

    The interview consisted of a total of 6 questions and I was offered the position on the spot. It was a very easy and relaxed interview. I answered a couple simple questions mostly regarding types of books I liked or why I would like to work there and that was the whole interview.

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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Website www.barnesandnoble.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1894
Type Company - Public (BKS)
Industry Retail
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Barnes & Noble does business -- big business -- by the book and the Nook. As the #1 bookseller in the US, it operates about 1,340 bookstores, including some 705 Barnes & Noble superstores and another 635 college bookstores (25% of sales), in all 50 states and Washington, DC. Stores range in size from 3,000 sq. ft. to 60,000 sq. ft. in size and stock between 60,000 and 200,000 book titles. Many locations contain Starbucks cafes, as well as music departments with more than 30,000 titles. In cyberspace, the firm conducts business through Barnesandnoble.com(BN.com), which... More

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