Belltower Books

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Belltower Books Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    fun, work at your own pace job. Great way to enter into Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belltower Books

    Pros

    the job was not very demanding and offered a lot of flexibility

    Cons

    there are no leads. you have to go out and find your own clientelle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more incentives to students and employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Overall okay experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belltower Books

    Pros

    Potential to make decent money if you're really driven to sell. All commission based

    Cons

    Commission based. Poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a little more training/insight to new employees

  3.  

    Belltower Books

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    Former Employee - Campus Captain in Glassboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Campus Captain in Glassboro, NJ

    I worked at Belltower Books part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The amount of money you make is directly proportional to how hard you work.

    Cons

    You only get about 3 weeks to make money and it's during finals.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Okay

    Current Employee - Seasonal Book Sales in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Seasonal Book Sales in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Belltower Books as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work on your own schedule, work alone or with a team

    Cons

    You go around holding alot of money on you buying students books. If you get robbed or lose the money yo are still responsible for replacing it and you get back a small percentage in a check months afterwards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give students more money

  6.  

    It was an experience I recommend students to involve themselves with.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belltower Books

    Pros

    Close Interaction with students for hands on marketing and business opportunity

    Cons

    It was student run with little to no contact with the coordinator, pretty unorganized.

  7.  

    Laid-back, pay-for-performance

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    Current Employee - Regional Director in Sharon Hill, PA
    Current Employee - Regional Director in Sharon Hill, PA

    I have been working at Belltower Books full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    At Belltower Books you get to make your own schedule and you get an exceptional amount of control over a business right out of college. In addition, you get quite a lot of time off which allows you to do other things.

    Cons

    Belltower can be difficult due to the amount of travel. If you are hoping for stability, this is not the job for you. Belltower has a great business model, but it's difficult to know if it will adapt to the changing textbook market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Awful. A huge scam, takes advantage of college students.

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    Current Employee - Book Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Book Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Belltower Books as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    None. This company takes advantage of college students with promises of real money. Unless you want to sweat and break your back dragging books around campus for pennies, this job is a huge scam.

    Cons

    What a scam. I worked a whole week - and I worked HARD, all day. I made less that $100 total. Not worth your time.

    Also, what they pay for books is significantly less than other companies, so you'll go to an appointment and get turned down by the customer because they can get more money elsewhere, so your time and energy is wasted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie on your ads.

  9.  

    If you are willing to work you will get paid very well

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belltower Books as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fair commission
    Great incentives to be top buyer (ipad, kindle, $1000)
    Fair pricing compared to bookstore
    Honest business

    Cons

    During exam week
    Can be physically draining

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great Start Up Company with Great Potential

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Belltower Books full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work for an awesome start-up company with a team with great ideas and ambition to become the easiest textbook buyback on a college campus near you. Work with aspiring college students that are Buyer Reps for the company with the ability to work for a diverse grow of people. Growth is anticipated and the willingness to take on more work is welcomed. You will be able to travel around and carry larger sums of cash.

    Cons

    Traveling. Not the most competitive salary. Not that intellectually rewarding, may need to move into a new position for that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good and easy to accomplish tasks.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Redlands, CA

    I worked at Belltower Books as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy money and good balance between work and study

    Cons

    Hard to work with college students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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