Barnes & Noble College Bookstores

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A good company to work for long term

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Store Manager
Current Employee - Store Manager

I have been working at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good people from booksellers to president, Great benefits at a reasonable price. Excellent philosophy of moving talented managers/booksellers up within the company. Company cultures and values are top notch.

Cons

Pay could be better outside NYC/NJ. Following the typical retail trend of "do more with less payroll".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Re-eval pay scales, Have decision makers spend a cycle in the stores- not a day, not a week, a full textbook cycle. Institute comp time for your salaried employees.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good company - old systems

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

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work for in Operational Finance group (Inventory Control, A/P, A/R, Sales Audit). Benefits are decent with 100% match in 401K up to 4% of your pay. Company isn't too top heavy with good organizationl structure. Culture is a little stiff but overall a good place to work.

    Cons

    Company uses an AS400 platform, Peoplesoft, Infor PM/Office Plus. AS400 is very antiquated and frustrating to use for data analysis. Company offers very little in way of tuition assistance (not even enough to pay for 1 class at a 4 year institution)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It started off great, but went downhill real quick.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores full-time

    Pros

    They cherish you as a employee. They give you an outline of expectations. Very well structured. They will not make you do anything that they do not believe in.

    Cons

    Excpect you to be good at everything that you do. There is no real structure for displanary actions. They will come and fire you without reason. You put in a request to transfer to another store, they will almost hire outside of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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