Barnes & Noble Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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Michael Huseby
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  • The Employees discount on books and coffee (in 42 reviews)

  • Employee Discount; Cafe Discount (in 108 reviews)

  • You are expected to complete too many tasks for minimum wage (in 79 reviews)

  • Little possibility of moving from part time to full time - hours are being cut back to avoid paying healthcare (in 61 reviews)

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    Nice part-time job when you're in between things

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    Former Employee - Bookseller in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Bookseller in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Barnes & Noble part-time (More than a year)

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    Working with a medium that actually contributes to society - being able to see the customer light up when you've found the book that they're looking for is a treat. Especially with kids! They are awesome.


    Low pay, less hours. Management can be a little testy. Disconnected from the rest of the stores as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    At my particular store, the upper management didn't have the people skills necessary for the job. They were more about the numbers side of business, and you can't have just that when you're working with the public.

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