Baker & Taylor

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Horrible place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ

I have been working at Baker & Taylor full-time

Pros

Free books
Wonderful co-workers
Great work-life balance

Cons

Horrible pay and benefits
Disjointed management team
Absence communication
Business is tanking
No career growth

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better communication, reward employees

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    This company sucked, even after 10+ years there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Why bother?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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