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I just didn't fit in at this company.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Baker & Taylor

Pros

Very little overtime, good pay, was able to work without a lot of micro-management, opportunity to learn the the book industry.

Cons

No room for advancement, no raises, if you are not apart of an existing clique you won't fit in there.

Other Reviews for Baker & Taylor

  1.  

    Horrible work environment and horribly cliched if you don't know very many people.

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    Former Employee - Assembly  in  Commerce, GA
    Former Employee - Assembly in Commerce, GA

    I worked at Baker & Taylor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and ok work hours.

    Cons

    Very Hostile environment, very Cliche group of people and no communication skills at all,lots of broken promises and none...I mean there is no job security At ALL!!!You can lose your job there simply from being sick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication and stop treating their employees more than just disposable trash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nepotism at its worst

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Baker & Taylor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great way to learn about the dwindling book industry.

    Cons

    Management lacks direction. People in key positions are there because they have a connection to the current CEO not because they are experts in their field. The environment is very hostile and unwelcoming for anyone outside of that inner circle. Far too much time is spent on office politics. Turnover is high except for the handful of people who have been there 20 years. The computer systems and IT department are 10 years behind but they believe they are cutting edge. The company has a history of being sold and works the numbers to look good on the market. Their book and video business is dying and this company is suffering from lack of leadership. I would not recommend this to anyone unless you are just counting the days to retirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    These managers would never accept advice. They believe everyone else is the problem as a revolving door of people come and go. They enjoy playing the blam game, they are not capable of improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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