Borders Reviews

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451 Reviews
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Borders President and CEO Michael J. Edwards
Michael J. Edwards
141 Ratings

    Meeting and knowing the customers wants and needs.

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    Former Employee - Cafe Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Cafe Supervisor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Borders


    Fun and exciting place to work


    Sorry that they went out of business

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Borders Interviews

Updated Sep 19, 2014
Updated Sep 19, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Cashier/Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Avondale, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Avondale, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Borders.

    Interview Details

    This was back in 2008 when applications were still in paper format with some being online, hence I filled out the form after inquiring as to any openings, returned same day; within a week was called to see if I was still interested which I was; two days later an in-person interview on one of their cafe tables surrounded by customers and employees, the questions of why would I want to work for Borders, what are my interests, where do I see myself half a decade hence, how long would I be willing to work for them-short/long term and if I was interested in moving up the corporate ladder. The lady conducting the interview was smiling, relaxed and very friendly-she was happy that I had questions of my own for her.

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Borders Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2008

Additional Info

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Headquarters Ann Arbor, MI
Size 5000+ Employees
Operated By Out of Business
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

If you want John Updike or Janet Jackson to go with your java, Borders is for you. The #2 bookstore operator in the US (after Barnes & Noble), Borders Group runs about 400 Borders superstores in about 45 states and Puerto Rico, as well as roughly 175 small-format shops under the Waldenbooks, Borders Express, and Borders Outlet banners. Borders superstores offer up to 170,000 book, music, and movie titles, and most feature Seattle's Best Coffee shops (thanks to a licensing agreement with owner Starbucks). The company also peddles products via its website. Faced with... More

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