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  1.  

    A fast-paced, growing, fun company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Barnesandnoble.com

    Pros

    Quickly growing
    Lots of opportunity for advancement
    Fun environment
    Located in downtown PA allows for many places to eat and get out for lunch

    Cons

    Multiple buildings make it hard to track down others

    Recommends
  2.  

    Loyalty to bn.com does not get returned. Employees are just a numbers.

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in New York, NY

    I worked at Barnesandnoble.com

    Pros

    Barnesandnoble.com has a recognizable brand.

    Cons

    Minimal promotional opportunities. No technical training is offered. Poor communication of standards. Evil management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A fantastic overall company culture, a poor IT culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barnesandnoble.com

    Pros

    People are genuinely friendly, come to work eager to do their best and willing to work hard. At a high level the company supports balancing work and personal life. There are many office celebrations throughout the year, and the atmosphere is generally positive. The office is in Chelsea which is a fantastic neighborhood for restaurants, shopping, etc.

    Cons

    A recent shift in the technology platform has been handled very capably from a technical standpoint, but extremely poorly from a change management standpoint. Many people, both recent hires in the new technology base, and employees that were there prior to it, are puzzled by the complete disinterest in some typically high management priorities such as team building, communication, skill growth and employee retention. There is a lot of talk about teams but the definition of 'team' seems to be a group of people that are all assigned to the same project -- the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and realize that the IT organization is not going to manage itself. Good teams and a positive and constructive environment don't happen spontaneously in a management vacuum. If things remain on their present course, you are relying on the culture outside of IT to keep people interested in remaining with the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid corporate environment...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Barnesandnoble.com

    Pros

    Good work life balance in their NYC office.

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to change and overpaying instead of doing some research and getting a fair price.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of smart people and but bad senior management

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Barnesandnoble.com

    Pros

    Smart people on many different teams, some interesting projects, lots of great benefits. Depending on which team you are on you could have a great boss and great colleagues.... if they last!

    Cons

    A lot of cronyism in senior management. Lots of decisions made for political rather than business reasons. High burnout/turnover rate. A lot of going back and forth between trying different styles of development without getting a whole lot done in some areas of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Knock it off with the politics and worry about real business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Barnesandnoble.com

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    work life balance is important

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good company

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A great place for hardworking, enthusiastic individual to grow.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barnesandnoble.com

    Pros

    Energetic atmosphere. Fast-moving. Exciting, fun work. Not too big.

    Cons

    Sometimes things moved so fast that quality was sacrificed.

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