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    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Madison, WI

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


    It was a family-like atmosphere with familiar, friendly faces. Great products, great team, great environment. It was my absolute favorite job and I wish I was still there. They really care about you there.


    Too much pressure for member cards and the pay was horrible.

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    Invest more in the employees that want to stay with you by making their wages higher.

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Barnes & Noble Interviews

Updated Mar 12, 2015
Updated Mar 12, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Barnes & Noble.

    Interview Details

    Relatively easy. Met with an assistant manager, she went over my qualifications and asked a few questions about my experience. Hired on the spot (contingent on passing background check).

    Told I would start on a temporary part-time basis and would switch over to regular part-time as long as "everything worked out" (i.e. did not find a higher paying position)

    After hire, was brought in, given employee handbook. Trained for one week, then relatively independent in role.

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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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