Borders
2.9 of 5 414 reviews
www.bordersgroupinc.com Ann Arbor, MI 5000+ Employees

Borders Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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2.9 414 reviews

                             

23% Approve of the CEO

Borders President and CEO Michael J. Edwards

Michael J. Edwards

(131 ratings)

31% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Coworkers were fabulous people, love of books and music"
    in 24 reviews
  • "The only pros were the employee discount and the co-workers"
    in 26 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management didn't have a grasp on the stores as a whole"
    in 27 reviews
  • "constant change, not much room for advancement, company went out of business"
    in 7 reviews
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Corporate had too many unrealistic goals

Book Seller (Former Employee)

I worked at Borders part-time for more than a year

ProsAppointed GM and District Managers were easy to work with and did best to work will all books sellers and cashiers

ConsCorporate had unrealistic goals for upselling products, specifically the E-Readers. They didn't replace broken display products and expected the sales associates to sell them to customers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Environment was ever changing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Borders

ProsWas decent office set up

Consconstantly worried of losing job

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Yay! out of business

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Clovis, CA

I worked at Borders full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgreat customers and an awesome place top work for anyone who loves books

ConsMajor lay offs due to ceo spending billions on superstores that ended bankrupting the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great product selection and co workers

Sales Merchandiser (Former Employee)
Logan, UT

I worked at Borders full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat coworkers and products to sell

ConsManagement did not treat everyone fairly

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees equally

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Ever Changing Environment

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at Borders part-time for more than a year

ProsGreat Benefits, Great Support, Great Managers

ConsConstant Changes, Long Hours, Little Training

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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i miss it, what else is there to say

Book Seller (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

I have been working at Borders full-time for more than 5 years

Prossome of the funnest and most knowledgeable people to work along side.

Consdoes not exist anymore, one bankrupt corp.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Borders

ProsProvides very good Health Insurance

ConsStupidity rampant among customers and management

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Sorry it closed

CSC (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Borders full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat atmosphere, the people you worked with were wonderful

ConsUpper management didn't have a grasp on the stores as a whole

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Later, much...

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Wilmette, IL

I worked at Borders full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWorking at Borders was perfect and frustrating.

ConsGone. Broke. Extinct. Not to worry.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good bookstore bad business model

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Borders part-time

ProsCool people/environment. Fun store to work in. Good cafe.

ConsNot a lot of hours. Company went under

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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