NOBODY SEES EDUCATION QUITE LIKE WE DO
Follett has been a trusted partner to Pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses for more than 140 years, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn.
Every day, we serve over half of the students in the United States, and work with 80,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. We're higher education's largest campus retailer and a hub for school spirit and community as we operate more than 940 local campus stores and over 1,300 virtual stores across the continent.
Our vantage point and presence in the market – from early childhood all the way through higher education – gives us a unique perspective to know what teachers are teaching and how students are learning; to know what professors are adopting; to know what college students are buying, and to know how they are acquiring content and interacting with new technologies and retail environments available to them.
We're more than just a book company, we're a gateway to knowledge—harnessing our insights to help improve student outcomes and shape the future of education as we know it.
Life at Follett
From our campus stores to our corporate offices, our more than 10,000 employees work to create positive experiences for our customers. At Follett, we recognize associates who exemplify our six core values with a monetary award and commemorative plaque, and acknowledge our associates' commitment with various service awards.
Join us at Follett and find yourself at a place where innovation thrives and incredible career and growth opportunities await. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment and be part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, employees, and the communities we all call home.
I have been working at Follett full-time
Fun working atmosphere, and good management from the individual store managers. Very good hours for a retail job and potential for promotion is there.
Pay is only so-so for the work, and the work can be very seasonal. Extremely busy at the beginning of school semesters with a lot of down time during the summer and winter breaks.
Advice to Management
Be a bit more flexible assigning hours to part time employees and remember your target consumer are college students on a tight budget.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took a week – interviewed at Follett.
I came in to the company to drop off my resume and got lucky that the OE Supervisor was available and was asked if I wanted to interview right away. Upon having a 45 minute interview, she asked me to meet with someone from the HR department. I received a call two days later and they offered me the position.
- Why I'm good for the position, computer experience Answer Question
Not all kids like to read, but (fortunately for Follett) by the time they reach college, they don't have a choice. Follett is the #1 operator of college bookstores, with more than 800 campus bookshops (vs. about 640 for Barnes & Noble) across the US, as well as Canada. The company's business groups, which reach about 120 countries, also provide books and audiovisual materials to grade school and public libraries, library automation and management software, textbook reconditioning, and other services. Follett acquired its smaller online rival Varsity Group in...