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Michael Huseby
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    Great summer job working in the cafe

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble for less than a year


    Great coworkers, and you're surrounded by people who enjoy books and coffee. Management recognizes and rewards effort. Very accommodating in terms of hours and scheduling. A great summer job.


    The discounts were marginal. Much of the day-to-day tasks were the same, but that comes with the territory I guess. Not sure what the promotional prospects would have been like had I stayed longer.

Barnes & Noble Interviews

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014

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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lincolnshire, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lincolnshire, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Barnes & Noble.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. I had a phone screening with one of the merch managers before setting up an in person with the assistant store manager. Interview went really well and we set up an interview with the store manager. In the mean time they ran a background check on me and contacted my references. By the time I had my final interview they said they were ready to hire me but had only been able to talk to one of my references. I gave them another name and within a half hour I was hired!

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    There wasn't one. They offered me the standard starting pay
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    Easy Interview

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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