Powell's Books

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Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Powell's may not be the big dog when it comes to books, but its dog-eared volumes keep it near the front of the pack. The book retailer maintains more than a handful of stores in the Portland, Oregon, area including its flagship City of Books store, which covers a city block and contains more than 1 million volumes. It sells new, used, out-of-print, and rare books; it even sells books that are returned to online bookseller Amazon.com. The company operates specialty stores for cookbooks and gardening, technical books, and travel books; it also features author readings and... More

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Employees say it's “OK”   19 ratings


53% Approve of the CEO   4 ratings

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Emily Powell


Awesome company, didn't love the corporate atmosphere

  Current Employee

Pros: The benefits are amazing, working in a union means your job requirements and discipline is very clear, slow pace in the corporate office. Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Portland, OR Dec 2010 – Reviewed May 10, 2014

Interview Details – I attempted to apply to numerous other positions in the company, all of which I was denied for, except for my initial hire. Things changed after management changed though. Now, they'll interview you on the phone first to see if you have a good phone voice. Then they'll bring you in, usually one…Full Interview

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