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    As good as retail will ever get - great business, good benefits, but concerning trends

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager in Orange, CA

    I worked at Barnes & Noble full-time (more than 3 years)


    As good as it will ever get for retail. Great community of people to work with. Full-timers get great benefits. Benefits extended to same-sex partnerships even where not legally required. Books are fun.


    People just get weird around bookstores. High sales expectations (memberships). Increasing trend towards bare minimum staffing of a store... frustrating when the main advantage over online shopping is customer service.

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    Allot more hours to store so they can staff to meet customer's expectations. Managers are doing what they can with what they have, which isn't much.

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Barnes & Noble Interviews

Updated Feb 15, 2015
Updated Feb 15, 2015

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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Bookseller Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Barnes & Noble.

    Interview Details

    Applied in person in the store and I included a nice looking resume with my application form. I got a phone call a few weeks later asking me to come in for an interview. The interviewer was nice and professional. I got an offer a few days later.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary. Just a review of my resume and making sure that I am professional and interested in the position.   Answer Question
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Barnes & Noble Awards & Accolades

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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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