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Borders Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
458 Reviews
3.2
458 Reviews
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Borders President and CEO Michael J. Edwards
Michael J. Edwards
144 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Coworkers were fabulous people, love of books and music (in 26 reviews)

  • They had a nice employee discount (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management seemed to be trying every method possible to save the company, but it was to late (in 32 reviews)

  • constant change, not much room for advancement, company went out of business (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    IPT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Borders

    Pros

    Great people who i work with. felt like i was part of the family

    Cons

    went out of bussinne

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Loved my job here. Still upset about losing it

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    Former Employee - Bookseller/Barista in Wyomissing, PA
    Former Employee - Bookseller/Barista in Wyomissing, PA

    I worked at Borders part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere. Made a lot of friends while working here, and honed my skills as a barista at Seattle's Best Cafe. Awesome co-workers, and management was great, overall. This was my favorite job, because I actually had fun at work.

    Cons

    The only con is that they closed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good employer despite faults

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Borders

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for moving around inside the organization.

    Cons

    They are no longer in business

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A nice experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eatontown, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eatontown, NJ

    I worked at Borders part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I worked stocking the shelves and being that I have a detail-oriented personality, I found great satisfaction in helping to make the retail location look its best.

    Cons

    Store closing at the end of the night could be very tedious as some employees took more time than others to finish their duties. To be delayed in leaving because someone else did not keep up as they were supposed to is one small con. What's a huge con is that some employees would stand and stare rather than help to get us all out of the store sooner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would take measures to make sure that all are held accountsable for their cooperation across departments at the end of each night.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Visual Merchandiser

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Borders

    Pros

    Benefits weren't bad, pay was ok to start and overall not a horrible place to work

    Cons

    It was a difficult transition for the interim person I took over for and they didn't want to let go over the job.

  7.  

    It was okay while it lasted

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Borders

    Pros

    Closed, but did enjoy working there

    Cons

    Closed, sad that is closed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shouldn't have teamed with Amazon.

  8.  

    Loved the work and people. Corporate did not keep up with the marketplace.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Borders

    Pros

    The workplace was fun, interesting and your customers were shared your interest in books.

    Cons

    As in all retail, the hours are tough on the family and a few customers are rude and demanding.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Meeting and knowing the customers wants and needs.

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    Former Employee - Cafe Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Cafe Supervisor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Borders

    Pros

    Fun and exciting place to work

    Cons

    Sorry that they went out of business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I worked for this company

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Watertown, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Watertown, NY

    I worked at Borders part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back atmosphere, staff made learning fun. Great retail experience. Unbiased management put quality staff as top priority.

    Cons

    No corporate promotions, store folded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would have personally enjoyed more training especially in the realm of chain-wide standards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Co-workers...corporate well you know

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Borders

    Pros

    BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean what else is there to say? You get to sell books for a living

    Cons

    Corporate tries to force you to sell certain titles even if they are no good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let us sell books!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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