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I have been working at Edward McKay Used Books
Pros – They pay more than any other bookstore I have worked in, and they give good bonuses. Plus, the discount is incredible.
Cons – This is a very disorganized place to work. There are too many managers and very poor communication between management and employees. Some employees are given preferential treatment.
Advice to Senior Management – The compensation and bonuses are good, but there needs to be more organization in the way managers communicate with employees on policies, job performance, etc.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2010-06-07 13:21 PDT
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I worked at Edward McKay Used Books full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Trade credit and other employees
Cons – Everything else. Weird set up, employees are greatly under appreciated and there are all of these random dramatic meetings that suck up time and money for no reason other than upper management like to pretend that they are in charge of some billion dollar corporation. Every week it seemed that there was a new, useless policy. Upper management would target one particular employee and wait for any excuse to fire them.
Advice to Senior Management – Get over yourselves. Its a used bookstore.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-07-15 18:07 PDT
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I worked at Edward McKay Used Books
Pros – Employees start off a fairly good salary, and get a raise within 3 months. One of the better perks of the job is the trade credit given to each employee. Because the store sells books, movies, cd´s, and video games, and this trade credit can be used on all of the above (and converted into cash at 40% the value), there is more money to spend on your bills and the like. You can also make bonuses and commission off of the sales in your section, which can actually makes the starting salary much higher.
Cons – The downside is the poor communication the managers have with the employees. Often, when the managers think an employee is doing something wrong, they won´t say anything until the problem is so big that someone needs to be let go. It´s also very hard to get time off. Edward McKay also hires a lot of people with management experience to take bookseller jobs, but then forget to utilize the experience that their employees have.
Advice to Senior Management – Positive feedback is key. Never feel like you have to wait for an evaluation to give feedback - feedback, good or bad, should be given all the time in order to help better your staff constantly.
2010-03-20 09:37 PDT
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