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    I worked at Half Price Books

    Pros

    great co-workers, access to amazing merchandise, relaxed atmosphere, good discount, good health insurance

    Cons

    dismal wages, poor leadership, irregular schedule, physically stressful, unhappy customers

Half Price Books Interviews

Updated Nov 10, 2014
Updated Nov 10, 2014

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    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Half Price Books.

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    Applied online, and about a week later they called me back asking me if i wanted to interview. Questions were mostly focused on customer service and team work dynamics. They asked whether i preferred to work independently or if i worked better with people etc. asked a few basic percentage questions for bookselling/buying

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Website www.halfpricebooks.com
Headquarters Dallas, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1972
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Half Price Books tries to live up to its name and its hippie roots. The bookstore chain sells used and new books, magazines, videos, DVDs, and music. Only about half of the merchandise it sells is new. Its roughly 110 stores are located in more than 15 states, primarily Texas. Its wholesale catalog division, Texas Bookman, reprints classics and other public domain works. Half Price Books has grown slowly but steadily; its stores keep a small-company look with secondhand and employee-made furnishings. The company was started by Ken Gjemre and Pat Anderson (late mom of... More

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