Brookstone Reviews

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  • Fun -- sometimes stressful -- experience.

    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Brookstone part-time (Less than a year)

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    Pros

    -Cool Products are fairly easy to sell -Good management at this particular branch -A nice employee discount on store merchandise -Pay was above minimum wage

    Cons

    -Customers would often be rude or try to bully staff into breaking policies that they as the customer were fully aware of. -HR did not back up employees and enabled customers to consistently use antics to break company policy.

    Advice to Management

    Stay connected with what is going on at the store level; don't make assumptions.


Brookstone Interviews

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Brookstone.

    Interview

    Very friendly. Felt very comfortable talking to interviewer. Felt very respected when being asked questions. Mainly asked questions about your personality. They are trying to see if you are willing to talk about yourself and keep a conversation going.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation really. When applying online be sure to look at the average pay of employees at the workplace. I was getting paid below average.

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Additional Info

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Website www.brookstone.com
Headquarters Merrimack, NH
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2005
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Need a putting green for the office? How about an alarm clock that responds to your spoken commands? Then Brookstone is the place for you. It sells gifts, gadgets, and other doodads targeted primarily to men through about 300 stores in some 40 states; Washington, DC; and Puerto Rico. The company's products fall into categories such as electronics, travel, time and weather, outdoor living, fitness, and automotive. Brookstone also sells its wares online and through its eponymous catalog. Because gifts contribute to most of its sales, the company operates temporary ... More

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