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    Good temporary job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bookseller
    Current Employee - Bookseller

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble (more than an year)


    Flexible, most of the customers are great, cafe discount 50% off purchases


    Some customers are really annoying and you have to guess what book they want since they have no idea.. and they expect you to know what book they are thinking in their head that they saw on tv or that their friend mentioned in a conversation one time... Or they'll demand a title of a book that doesn't exist since they are completely butchering the title! magazines! Customers will take a stack of magazines to the cafe of children's department and then flip through a couple of them & then leave them there. Customers hardly buy magazines, they don't need to since they can read them in the store for free! So at the end of the night we have stacks and stacks to put away!

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    Book master & the PDTs need to be updated/upgraded! Magazines should be pay before u read!

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Barnes & Noble Interviews

Updated Oct 27, 2014
Updated Oct 27, 2014

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    Part Time Book Seller Interview

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    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Barnes & Noble.

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    The interview was easy in my opinion. They first start off with a phone interview just getting to know you and then invite you for a face to face interview. It was a 1 on 1 interview and asked simple questions. Basically they ask about your work experience and ask what kind of books are you into and why you decided to apply for the position

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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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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, which... More

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