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Racist Sexists with a knack for nepotism

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Former Employee - Bookseller  in  New Haven, CT
Former Employee - Bookseller in New Haven, CT

I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores part-time for 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.

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I could not suggest anything other than early retirement.

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    I dreaded going into work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores

    Pros

    good group of co workers

    Cons

    Management is patronizing and very disorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't talk down to your employees

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    OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores

    Pros

    learn great skills
    learned how to lead

    Cons

    dealing with school administrators and politics of a college

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay employees more both part-time and full time

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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