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Big company going through change...

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Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY

I worked at Barnes & Noble

Pros

Salary
Location
Beer Fridays
Big bathroom
Ability to get lost during the day

Cons

Too big
Inability to make a difference
Management = aloof

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize and promote good employees.
Empower your employees.

Approves of CEO
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  1. In the last few years the company has changed greatly.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY

    I worked at Barnes & Noble

    Pros

    Employee discount, flexible hours, good coworkers

    Cons

    Hours are very tight. Losing benefits for part time workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DM should spend more than 4 hours a month in the store and listen to entire staff not just a few select staff.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. She works hard for the money, so hard for the money

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA

    I worked at Barnes & Noble

    Pros

    Good camaraderie among booksellers and middle management, good benefits, regular raises. Customers are usually good, overall a fun retail environment with good perks. The corporation is good and wants great things for store-level employees.

    Cons

    Drama is very strong there, upper management not great at relating to floor workers or at holding themselves accountable. There is a disconnect between corporation and store-level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more cognizant of what's going on in your stores. You have some EXCELLENT employees who are hard-working and smart. Don't take for granted that your upper level managers are always doing what they should. District Manager involvement is the best way to curb store manager complacency. Miss you guys though!

    Approves of CEO
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