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Good job for college student.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Bookseller in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Bookseller in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

You get a discount on textbooks, which is nice because they are so expensive. You get to meet many of your classmates and learn about how they are doing in school so far. You learn a lot about the textbook industry.

Cons

The work is fairly demanding from a physical point of view. Your contributions, however useful or valuable, tend to go unnoticed. The pay isn't all that great considering the amount of work asked of you.

Advice to Management

Don't focus so much on sales. I understand that this is how the store is evaluated, but there are more important factors to consider then just increasing sales numbers.

Other Employee Reviews for Barnes & Noble College Bookstores

  1. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A good way to work on my Organizational, Communication and Social skills. A excellent opportunity to work in the Retail area.

    Cons

    I don't have any problems.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Racist Sexists with a knack for nepotism

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bookseller in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Bookseller in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I met some of the best people working at B&N College. Smart, friendly, intelligent people who I hope to keep in contact with. It was great to be selling a great product (books). Some management was great.

    Cons

    Some of the management had serious women hating and racist tendencies. I complained about this to the upper management (as a non-minority, non-female employee who was committed to keeping the workplace a safe environment). And because of my complaints, I was retaliated against. They effectively demoted me (a common tactic at this bookstore as it has happened to others), and constantly complained about my performance, which up until that point I was given stellar remarks. When HR in their home office was called, they failed at affecting any change. With 10 years of experience in a retail setting, I have never seen a store with such poor store management.

    Advice to Management

    I could not suggest anything other than early retirement.


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