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This company sucked, even after 10+ years there

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Current Employee - Production Manager, Marketing  in  Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Production Manager, Marketing in Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Baker & Taylor full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Free advance copy books -- but only if you knew the right people to give you some. Sometimes, a free B movie (advance copy) if you were lucky.

Cons

No communications from top management. Employees learned about stuff through the newspaper. Even middle managers were kept clueless and couldn't answer questions from employees. Huge turnover in many departments and major unhappy employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate. communicate. communicate. communicate. In 10 years on same floor as top management, I think I saw one or two once or twice a year. MBWA (Management by Walking Around)? Epic fail.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Why bother?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ

    I have been working at Baker & Taylor

    Pros

    Low impact work- not too physically demanding
    Good coworkers and a congenial work environment
    Not a life or death job
    Good flexibility in certain departments and areas

    Cons

    Poor pay rate
    Employees expendable
    No motivation to succeed
    Raises do not exist
    Horrible benefits, getting cheaper by the year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in technology and in your employees, everyone will be happier for it. Right now, B&T's motto could be "Well, you went with the lowest bidder..."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Your are expected to dedicate your life to work not work to live.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Current Employee - Inside Sales

    I have been working at Baker & Taylor

    Pros

    Short commute with low traffic

    Cons

    Expected to work long hours, regardless of family responsibilities. Not being available 7x24x365 is considered poor performance. They walk the fine line when it comes to what are legal employment practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce management, reward emplyoyees for hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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