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    I worked at Powell's Books full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, wonderful people, great location.

    Cons

    Not a ton of mobility, career-wise.

    Advice to Management

    Keep selling books!


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    Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
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    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Powell's Books (Portland, OR) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted shortly after the jobs closing date. The interview lasted about 45 mins. I wanted interviewed by two, friendly people. They asked generally straight forward interview questions, I didn't feel that there were any curve balls. They contacted me in the time frame they said they would to let me know I didn't get the job. While disappointing, it was nice to hear back in the stated time and not have to be left hanging or have the process drawn out.

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Website www.powells.com
Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1981
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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