Borders Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. Excellent work environment!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement. Supervisors encouraged employees to move up the ladder.

    Cons

    Unstable economy and saturated retail environment at the time.


  2. They closed

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Books, books, and more books

    Cons

    They closed, that was awful


  3. IPT

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    went out of bussinne


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  5. Great at the beginning, difficult at the end.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Borders full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Staff and co-workers were the best aspect of working for the company.

    Cons

    Poor leadership ultimately led to the company's demise.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Loved my job here. Still upset about losing it

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bookseller/Barista in Wyomissing, PA
    Former Employee - Bookseller/Barista in Wyomissing, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  7. Good employer despite faults

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for moving around inside the organization.

    Cons

    They are no longer in business


  8. A nice experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eatontown, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eatontown, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Visual Merchandiser

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.


  10. It was okay while it lasted

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Closed, but did enjoy working there

    Cons

    Closed, sad that is closed.

    Advice to Management

    Shouldn't have teamed with Amazon.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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.



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