Brookstone Reviews

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    Varies upon location.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Manager, Sales Associate in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Stock Manager, Sales Associate in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Brookstone part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The upper management is very friendly and personal. They try to make trips into the store as much as they can to help keep the store up to par. The benefits of working for this company are good but not outstanding. They say there is room for growth but very seldom is that true. However, the pay is usually much higher than minimum wage. They are very flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    The staff can be friendly or mean. Every location is different. Products are not the easiest thing to sell because they are so different. The sales goals can be unruly at times. Very small staff so it is hard to find coverage if something comes up.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of personal sales goals and focus store goals only. The company discount should apply on all things the company sells, not just Brookstone products. Review some of the products because they do not sell very well at all and are returned numerous times for not having a needed purpose.

Brookstone Interviews

Updated Mar 5, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

70%
24%
6%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

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Interview Difficulty

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Brookstone.

    Interview

    The Process was very comfortable and laid back. I came in met another employee who was very welcoming and nice. The person who interviewed was excited to meet me and to hire new people. I was excited too because I had applied to so may places.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked if I was Apple product friendly, which was tricky because I never actually purchased an Apple product.   Answer Question

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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 kiosks... More

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