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3.3 7 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

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Leonard S. Riggio

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A fast-paced, growing, fun company!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

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

    ConsMultiple buildings make it hard to track down others

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Senior Programmer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBarnesandnoble.com has a recognizable brand.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A fantastic overall company culture, a poor IT culture

    Software Developer (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPeople 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.

    ConsA 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 Senior ManagementWake 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid corporate environment...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood work life balance in their NYC office.

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

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    Lots of smart people and but bad senior management

    Product Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSmart 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!

    ConsA 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 Senior ManagementKnock it off with the politics and worry about real business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Prosgood company to work for

    Conswork life balance is important

    Advice to Senior Managementgood company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place for hardworking, enthusiastic individual to grow.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsSometimes things moved so fast that quality was sacrificed.

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